IJCATR Volume 6 Issue 8

An SOA Framework for Web-based E-learning Systems – A case of Adult Learners

Eric Araka , Lawrence Muchemi
10.7753/IJCATR0608.1003
keywords : eLearning, SOA, LMS, Andragogy, Adult learners

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The existing e-learning design models for adult learners are mostly built on pedagogical principles and are more appropriate for younger learners. They may not support learning activities that may be suitable for adult learners. To make use of adult learners’ principles, a dedicated learning model based on SOA, and intended to make learning process collaborative while allowing learners to use their experiences and self-directedness was developed. The SOA framework was able to deliver a remote service into a web-based LMS; in this case Moodle-based LMS so that it can be internally utilized by the adult learners in accessing learning materials from other systems as services. Analysis from the evaluation process was adequate enough to give a clear effect of using the SOA framework when compared to the initial survey carried out on the current e-learning systems which the learners used in their learning.
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Title = "An SOA Framework for Web-based E-learning Systems – A case of Adult Learners",
Journal ="International Journal of Computer Applications Technology and Research(IJCATR)",
Volume = "6",
Issue ="8",
Pages ="349 - 416",
Year = "2017",
Authors ="Eric Araka , Lawrence Muchemi"}
  • The paper proposes an SOA Framework for Web-based E-learning Systems for Adult Learners
  • It is an andragogical-based e-learning framework that runs on an SOA model
  • The framework makes learning collaborative through use of their experiences
  • The SOA framework delivers a remote service into a web-based LMS.