The project started in July 2010 and runs until the end of December 2011.
Distributing information and services from the Open University’s Moodle VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) into third-party platforms such as Google Apps.
There is an institutional need to move towards a distributed, service-oriented architecture with the ability to deliver services via browsers and other mechanisms (such as RSS) on a variety of platforms and devices. The OU infrastructure needs to migrate from a web-delivered model to become a consumer and provider of data services. This will enable users to interact with the VLE from external systems and platforms such as Google Apps for Education, widgets/gadgets and mobile applications.
This project will take place within a wide-range of developments; adding functionality, features and services to meet the need for a more distributed VLE.