Mixing Content and Endless Collaboration – MashUps: Towards Future Personal Learning Environments

  • Andreas Auinger
  • Martin Ebner
  • Dietmar Nedbal
  • Andreas Holzinger
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5616)


The recent movement by major Web services towards making many application programming interfaces (APIs) available for public use has led to the development of the new MashUp technology, a method of merging content, services and applications from multiple web sites. The new technology is now being successfully applied in the academic community to enrich and improve learning and teaching applications. This paper examines its implementation and use, discusses methods and styles of usage and highlights the advantages and disadvantages of client and server application, based on related work and recent experiences gathered with a large university-wide open learning management system (WBT-Master/TeachCenter of Graz University of Technology), which allows lecturers to use diverse web resources.


mashups personal learning environments learning content collaboration 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andreas Auinger
    • 1
  • Martin Ebner
    • 2
  • Dietmar Nedbal
    • 1
  • Andreas Holzinger
    • 3
  1. 1.Upper Austria University of Applied SciencesDepartment for e-BusinessSteyrAustria
  2. 2.Social LearningGraz Technical UniversityAustria
  3. 3.Research Unit HCI4MED, Institute of Medical Informatics, Statistics and DocumentationMedical University GrazAustria

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