19 October 2012
Over the course of PublishOER, RIDLR and SupOERGlue projects we have been busy adding several new features to Dynamic Learning Maps. The past couple of weeks have been spent pulling together the new development work in order to deploy an updated version of the DLMs public demo website.
Integration with OER bookmarking resources
Dynamic learning maps has now been successfully integrated with the FavOERites OER bookmarking tool. The integration has two main functions and allows:
The Search function within DLMs has now been enhanced to include external resources as part of the results. This has been by combining API calls to SupOERGlue partner Open Tapestry and FavOERites. The combined resources are given a relevance score, ordered and displayed as part of the search results (see below).
Social authentication has now been added to DLMs, allowing you to access the demo website via your Twitter, Facebook, Google and Yahoo accounts.
OAI-PMH harvesting of Learning Registry resources
The new OAI-PMH functionality has also enabled an alternate method of submitting resources to a learning registry node as part of the RIDLR project. Based on the learning registry OAI documentation, a python script has been created which uses DLMs OAI feed to submit resources to a node.
Upgraded DLMs to django 1.4
Dynamic Learning Maps uses the django framework for python as its main development tool. The version of django, which Dynamic Learning Maps runs on, has been upgraded from 1.1 to 1.4, allowing us access to many functionality updates and infrastructure benefits.
Related tags: dynamic learning maps, OER, oer phase 3, rapid innovation, RIDLR, supoerglue
Posted by: James Outterside