[publication] The World of Widgets – An Important Step towards a Personalised Learning Environment

Our publication at this year PLE Conference in Southampton about „The World of Widgets – An Important Step towards a Personalised Learning Environment“ is now online available. The slides have already been published here.
Abstract:

The learning environment of the future must be more individualised and personalised – for years this is one of the international demands in the field of Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and teaching. Since fall 2010 Graz University of Technology provides a Personal Learning Environment (PLE) based on mashup of widgets connecting various web applications. The publication aims to give a first demonstration of the way these PLE widgets can be converted to run on all common desktop Operating Systems (OS) to increase the range for individualisation of learning activities. After a short introduction we present an overview about the possibilities of the PLE-converter, discuss the working prototype and conclude with an answer to the question of an online framework for the widgets as well as desktop variants for usual operating systems.

The World of Widgets – An Important Step towards a Personalised Learning Environment

Reference: Taraghi, Behnam and Ebner, Martin and Altmann, Thomas (2011) The World of Widgets – An Important Step towards a Personalised Learning Environment. pp. 1-8. In: Proceedings of the The PLE Conference 2011, 12-14 July, University of Southampton. https://journal.webscience.org/650/