el 16(9): e2

Research Article

A Service-oriented Architecture for the Provision and Ranking of Student-Oriented Courses

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.10-3-2016.151119,
        author={Naseem Ibrahim},
        title={A Service-oriented Architecture for the Provision and Ranking of Student-Oriented Courses},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on e-Learning},
        volume={3},
        number={9},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={EL},
        year={2016},
        month={3},
        keywords={Student-oriented, SOA, Context, Service Model},
        doi={10.4108/eai.10-3-2016.151119}
    }
    
  • Naseem Ibrahim
    Year: 2016
    A Service-oriented Architecture for the Provision and Ranking of Student-Oriented Courses
    EL
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.10-3-2016.151119
Naseem Ibrahim1,*
  • 1: Penn State Behrend, Erie PA, USA
*Contact email: nii1@psu.edu

Abstract

Research has long proved that student learn in different styles. Different students have different capabilities and needs. On the other hands, in the last few years the popularity of online degrees has dramatically increased. In current online learning model the school specifies the courses required to obtain a degree. For each course the instructor specifies the course elements including teaching method and assessments. But this contradicts the fact that different students have different capabilities and constraints. Most institutions provide the same courses. A student should be able to select the course that best matches his capabilities and constraints as long as it satisfies the required course outcomes. To achieve this goal, this paper proposes the use of Service-oriented Architecture (SOA). This paper introduces an extended service oriented architecture and an extended service definition, which will enable the specification and provision of student-oriented courses. This paper also proposes a student-oriented course composition approach and a student oriented course ranking approach.