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Reusable and Shareable Orchestration Packages

Parker, Nabeel, Morné Valentyn, Hussein Suleman, Christoph Meinel and Lighton Phiri (2018) Reusable and Shareable Orchestration Packages. Technical Report CS18-02-00, Department of Computer Science, University of Cape Town.

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Abstract

Orchestration of learning, a process that involves the real-time management of learning activities, is known to be challenging. While the orchestration processes and resources used during orchestration of learning activities can be reused, sharing them is a non trivial task. We propose an end-to-end
Reusable Virtual Orchestration Appliances (rVOA) workflow, based on organised orchestration of learning activities, for sharing and reusing these processes and resources as Open Education Resources (OERs). We show the feasibility of the rVOA workflow by implementing an offline authoring tool—used to create and playback the orchestration packages—and an online OER repository—used to store the packages and, additionally, to facilitate easy access. Studies conducted to assess the usability of the authoring tool and the repository yielded promising results, suggesting the potential usability of the workflow.

EPrint Type:Departmental Technical Report
Keywords:Authoring Tools, Orchestration, Open Education Resources, Packaging, Repositories
Subjects:H Information Systems: H.4 INFORMATION SYSTEMS APPLICATIONS
K Computing Milieux: K.3 COMPUTERS AND EDUCATION
H Information Systems: H.0 GENERAL
J Computer Applications: J.0 GENERAL
ID Code:1261
Deposited By:Phiri, Lighton
Deposited On:19 October 2018