The Campus Project, promoted by the Government of Catalonia’s Secretaría de Telecomunicacions i Societat de la Informació (STSI), was the initiative of several Catalan universities, which came together to create a virtual open source campus infrastructure. The Campus project had to bind in the same open source Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) up to 23 different educational existing applications developed by the project partners. The VLEs used in the campus project were Moodle and Sakai.
The general idea was to be able to launch external applications from the LMS providing external applications with the basic user authentication and authorization information. Besides the external application had to provide logging information (i.e students activity) to the LMS.
The campus project was designed as an integration platform of e-learning applications and was based on a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Part of the architecture consisted in the creation of a web service layer for Moodle so that Moodle could provide external applications with authorization and authentication information. The OKI (Open Knowledge Initiative) OSIDs, IMS AF(IMS Abstract Framework) and TI(IMS Tools Interoperability) were used as framework to integrate all these applications in the LMS.
For more information please contact CampusProject website