Title: Web services model for mobile, distance and distributed learning using service-oriented architecture

Authors: Sushil K. Sharma, Fred L. Kitchens, Queen Esther Booker, Huinan Xu

Addresses: Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Ball State University, 2000 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306, USA. ' Department of Information Systems and Operations Management, Ball State University, 2000 University Ave., Muncie, IN 47306, USA. ' Department of Management, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 150 Morris Hall, Mankato, MN 56001, USA. ' Department of Information Systems and Computing, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK

Abstract: This paper describes web services and service-oriented architecture and how these new technologies could be exploited to develop integrated software for mobile, distance and distributed learning. The paper also provides details of a prototype translator web service that authors have developed in order to demonstrate the concept.

Keywords: web services; web-based education; online education; distance learning; distributed learning; virtual learning environments; VLE; mobile learning; m-learning; mobile communications; service-oriented architecture; online learning; interoperability.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMC.2006.008608

International Journal of Mobile Communications, 2006 Vol.4 No.2, pp.178 - 192

Published online: 10 Jan 2006 *

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