...wanting to develop learning technologies
The Learning Technology Team is happy to work with departments or lecturers who want to explore new or existing e-learning systems at Essex. It is advised that you read this page and contact us before you undertake any work which may have an impact on e-learning.
Please consult with the LTT before undertaking any e-learning projects. However, as a guide, see our requirements below.
We recommend against developing client-based e-learning tools, unless they developed to be cross-platform (eg. Java, or web-based).
We can only offer support for packages which use the following technologies:
There is the potential to support packages which rely upon other technologies, but only where we have the technical skills in-house. Please contact us for more information.
Note: It is important that the Learning Technology Team is consulted before any web-based work is undertaken.
QuestionMark Perception can be extended through the use of it's QMWISe Web Service API. This API allows developers to:
Note that this API only allows the interfacing with the above areas of Perception. Developers wishing to alter the client-side behaviour of Perception should look at the following articles (registration required):
Moodle can be extended through the development of plugins (written in PHP), and the use of Web Services. Please see the following for more details:
Please contact us if you wish to extend any other e-learning system.