The database model and the system architecture of a national learning objects repository for Cyprus

Philippos Pouyioutas, Maria Poveda, Dmitri Apraksin

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Abstract

This paper presents the database model and the system architecture of a National Learning Objects Repository for Cyprus (NLORC). The NLORC will provide a web-based application allowing indexing, uploading and downloading of e-learning resources, creation and modification of Learning Objects (LOs) and querying. The proposed database model underpins the development of the NLORC. The model caters for the creation, storage and manipulation of LOs. After careful consideration and studying of the existing LOs Metadata Standards, it has been decided that the NLORC application should be developed using a database system supporting object-orientation and temporal database features. Thus, the proposed model suggests an object-oriented database structure as a basis for the application. This structure caters for the relation property of LOs (defined in most of the LOs Metadata Standards). The proposed structure caters for the storage of these objects, keeping a record of the relations between them and allowing their retrieval and manipulation. The proposed database structure has been designed based on existing LO Metadata Standards and a survey we carried out amongst academicians in Cyprus.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Web Based Learning
Subtitle of host publicationICWL 2006 - 5th International Conference. Revised Papers
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages114-122
Number of pages9
Volume4181 LNCS
ISBN (Print)3540490272, 9783540490272
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event5th International Conference on Web Based Learning, ICWL 2006 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: 19 Jul 200621 Jul 2006

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume4181 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other5th International Conference on Web Based Learning, ICWL 2006
CountryMalaysia
CityPenang
Period19/07/0621/07/06

Keywords

  • Databases
  • Learning objects repositories
  • System architecture

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    Pouyioutas, P., Poveda, M., & Apraksin, D. (2006). The database model and the system architecture of a national learning objects repository for Cyprus. In Advances in Web Based Learning: ICWL 2006 - 5th International Conference. Revised Papers (Vol. 4181 LNCS, pp. 114-122). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 4181 LNCS). Springer Verlag.