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JSW 2016 Vol.11(9): 870-882 ISSN: 1796-217X
doi: 10.17706/jsw.11.9.870-882

Developing a Collaborative Learning Environment Using Web Services Techniques

Amal Al-Abri1*, Zuhoor Al-Khanjari1, Yassine Jamoussi1,2, and Naoufel Kraiem1,2
1Department of Computer Science, College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University, PO Box 36, Al-Khoudh 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.
2RIADI Lab, ENSI, Campus of Manouba, Tunisia.

Abstract—Collaborative e-learning has a set of characteristics which requires interaction and negotiation among learners and teachers. It also needs support to achieve high-level requirements for learning content and systems such as accessibility, reusability, interoperability and adaptability. The focus of this paper is to investigate three commonly used standards in e-learning which are: SCORM, IMS-LD, IEEE and LOM to enhance the characteristics of collaborative e-learning in relation to the features of these standards. Due the lack of collaboration features in these standards, this paper highlights Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) features to fulfill the collaborative e-learning requirements.

Index Terms—Collaborative e-learning characteristics, e-learning standards, SOA.

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Cite: Amal Al-Abri, Zuhoor Al-Khanjari, Yassine Jamoussi, and Naoufel Kraiem, "Developing a Collaborative Learning Environment Using Web Services Techniques," Journal of Software vol. 11, no. 9, pp. 870-882, 2016.

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ISSN: 1796-217X (Online)
Frequency: Monthly
Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Antanas Verikas
Executive Editor: Ms. Yoyo Y. Zhou
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