Learning Content Network as internetworking solution for e-Learning
Valery Naumov, Svetlana Kolesnikova, Dmitry Kolesnikov, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The internetworking of e-Learning environments is achieved by the extension of existed network with content-based layer called the Learning Content Network (LCN). LCN allows different environments to share learning resources, to provide larger scale and/or reach to each participant than they could otherwise achieve. LCN architecture has hierarchical structure with three level of hierarchy called models: Service, Functional and Physical. The Service model depicts high-level features that must be provided by the network to enable the e-Learning internetworking. The Functional model enumerates functional entities and interactions, which are building blocks for service construction. The Physical model specifies mapping of functional entities to physical such as hardware, software and protocols required to implement the LCN.
Naumov, V., Kolesnikova, S. & Kolesnikov, D. (2004). Learning Content Network as internetworking solution for e-Learning. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 613-619). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).