Using Cloud Services in a Modern Learning Management System

Alexei Scerbakov, Martin Ebner, Nikolai Scerbakov

Abstract


LMS (Learning Management Systems) today are being widely used in almost every educational facility. In the last years all conceivable use cases that need to be carried out by such LMS have been defined and the features a modern LMS needs to offer are very clear. Rarely do we find something a teacher or student needs that an LMS cannot offer. So the task for LMS developers shifted from offering all tools a teacher or student needs to make these tools as convenient to use as possible. Our goal in this research work is to describe the web services we use in TeachCenter, an LMS that has been widely used for the past years at Graz University of Technology to simplify the use of certain components. It can be pointed out that cloud services have to be an integral part of a modern LMS.

Keywords


learning management systems, LMS, cloud services, teach center, web services

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.2498/cit.1002517

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