The iTEC technical artefacts, architecture and educational cloud
UNIVERSAL IDENTIFIER: http://hdl.handle.net/11093/3283
EDITED VERSION: http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-319-19366-3_4
UNESCO SUBJECT: 5899 Otras Especialidades Pedagógicas ; 1203.17 Informática ; 1203.04 Inteligencia Artificial
DOCUMENT TYPE: bookPart
This chapter introduces the technical artefacts of the iTEC project in the context of a cloud architecture. The rationale for the technology developed in the iTEC project follows from its overall aim to re-engineer the uptake of ICT in schools. To that end, iTEC focused (a) on some important barriers for the uptake of ICT such the effort that teachers must make in redesigning their teaching and finding the right resources for that, and (b) on enablers for the uptake of ICT, such as providing engaging experiences both for the learner and teacher. The technical innovations are centred around three themes: innovations in the support of learning design, innovations by using a-typical resources, and innovations in the integration and management of learning services and resources. Next this chapter presents the cloud architecture adopted by all technology providers, including a shared user management and control system, the shared data models and interoperability solutions. The technical artefacts and then further elaborated in the ensuing chapters.
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