Common Educational WEB Space as a New Paradigm for International E-Learning.

Nikolai Scerbakov*, N. Andreeva, Alexander Schukin

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In this paper we present an innovative eLearning project being developed in collaboration by St.Petersburg Technical University and Graz University of Technology, Austria. The project aims to develop a common educational WEB space for distant teaching of different aspects of database technology. The method can be applied for teaching students which have different specialities and background knowledge. The method can be also easily adopted for so-called Life-Long-Learning (LLL), and can seriously amend a current practice of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC).
The common educational WEB space consists of a number of Learning Management Systems (LMS) used by partner universities, reusable educational content structured as so-called SCORM modules, and a shared online database laboratory.
The previously mentioned functional components are seamlessly syndicated into an integrated system by means of a number of WEB services. For example, the laboratory is actually an Internet server with a DataBase Management System (DBMS), and a number of WEB service entries for integrating the laboratory into other eLearning components such as WEB Exams, Project developing space, and so on. The presentation provides a detailed technical specification of WEB services, and a reproduceable description of usage scenarios. The paper will present practical results of the pilot application of the system, discuss problems that were found out, and offer possible solutions.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2016
EventNetwork Cooperation in Science, Industry and Education - Russia, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: 4 Jul 20166 Jul 2016


ConferenceNetwork Cooperation in Science, Industry and Education
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg


  • E-Learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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