Objectives at a Glance
The eCMS project aims to support asynchronous eLearning through an open, federated content management system that facilitates the publication, dissemination, and access to possibly distributed educational content through a single point on the web.
eCMS provides content discovery and retrieval services for learners, publication and editing services for content providers, development of structured courses and management services for course managers (course organizers), and repository management and statistics analysis services for administrators.
In addition, a basic on-line collaboration environment is available to facilitate the learning process through learner-learner and learner-instructor communication.
The core of the system is an open middleware architecture for the publication, discovery, retrieval, and integration of educational content. The system supports the publication of standalone educational modules and structured courses as well as the integration of organized external repositories.
The system is implemented as a 3-tier web-based JAVA database application.
The system implements a flexible hierarchical structure for course representation that allows reuse of modules aiming at the value adding integration of existing and newly created educational modules into larger entities.
Services and Customized Library Views
q Services for Learners
q Additional Services for Content Providers
q Additional Services for Course Managers
q Additional Services for Administrators
University of Thessaly
Sor Trondelag University College
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
Custom Library Views