Integration of ePortfolios in Learning Management Systems

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Author list: Moreira, F., Queirós, R., Oliveira, L., Leal, J. P.
Publisher: Springer
Publication year: 2011
Volume number: 6786
Start page: 500
End page: 510
Number of pages: 11
ISBN: 978-3-642-21933-7
Languages: English-Great Britain (EN-GB)


The LMS plays a decisive role in most eLearning environments. Although
they integrate many useful tools for managing eLearning activities, they
must also be effectively integrated with other specialized systems
typically found in an educational environment such as Repositories of
Learning Objects or ePortfolio Systems. Both types of systems evolved
separately but in recent years the trend is to combine them, allowing
the LMS to benefit from using the ePortfolio assessment features. This
paper details the most common strategies for integrating an ePortfolio
system into an LMS: the data, the API and the tool integration
strategies. It presents a comparative study of strategies based on the
technical skills, degree of coupling, security features, batch
integration, development effort, status and standardization. This study
is validated through the integration of two of the most representative
systems on each category - respectively Mahara and Moodle.


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