Coming back from eLBa 2009

yjlin's picture

eLBa 2009 provided a platform for practitioners and scientists to exhange ideas on development on elearning technologies. It also created a very nice atmosphere for free communication and discussion. It had both science workshops and business workshops parallel, and participants could change between as they like on condition that he/she understand German well.

I was impressed by the keynote speech from the Fronter,  a elearning platform which is applying Web 2.0 technology. The platform here is similar to the concept of operating system, all other functionalities are treated as applications. For example, it supports learning content blog publication only providing a blog interface instead of blog system. After the first version implementation of idSpace, I will look at how can I  borrow the web 2.0 idea to idspace.

Another impression is the virtual realitiy applying for learning. It was amazing to see every detail of a system process or every small component of a artifact.

IWIS contribution to eLBa 2009

IWIS group has presented a paper to eLBa 2009 from the project idSpace. As a tool to support collaborative creativity for geographically distributed group,  we integrated statement-based creativity techniques with the synchronization platform, and on the other hand the statements, together with the ideas, are saved according to the topic map data model, so that it provides the potential for inference on ideas.I also met a guy from University of Kaiserslautern who was also involved in a synchronous information sharing tool with user management functionalities.

In summary, it was a nice experence to attend such both reseach and application oriented conference, although it was a long and a tired jouney to travel from Allborg to Rostock.

 

Peter Dolog's picture

idSpace and Web2.0

idSpace platform is actually build already in line with Web2.0