Plug and play learning application integration using IMS Learning Tools Interoperability
Simon Booth, University of Stirling, United Kingdom ; Susi Peacock, Queen Margaret University, United Kingdom ; Stephen P. Vickers, The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference, Publisher: Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education
A key barrier to providing learners with engaging learning experiences is the deployment of new, innovative technology. This requires collaborative effort between teachers, system administrators and application developers. The shared goal is to make it as easy as possible for learning applications to be used by learners; the shared challenge is achieving this in a cost effective manner. The IMS Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) specification provides new opportunities for addressing this issue and provides significant benefits to all three parties. Using LTI can provide developers and system administrators with a standard mechanism for integrating learning applications with existing systems (such as a virtual learning environment) and allow teachers greater freedom to select applications which best meet their pedagogic needs.
Booth, S., Peacock, S. & Vickers, S.P. (2011). Plug and play learning application integration using IMS Learning Tools Interoperability. In Proceedings of ASCILITE - Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Annual Conference 2011 (pp. 143-147). Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education.