Integrating a Digital Learning Object Repository with Services that Promote its Use and Maintenance. An Experience
In the academic environment, integrating multiple platforms allows for an increase in the availability of resources and an improvement in the interaction among the multiple intervening actors. This article presents our experience extending the functionality of a digital repository that stores contents created by students and teachers, learning objects, institutional videos and other relevant material generated in the framework of the Computer Science School of the National University of La Plata, Argentina. The goal is to encourage growth and dissemination of the repository and the reuse of the stored objects through integration with multiple Internet services and tools that empower repository features. Integration with the Moodle virtual platform to publish semi-automatically the material generated by the students; interaction with cloud file management systems such as Dropbox and Google Drive, and reproduction of videos published in other servers within the same environment will allow for flexible manipulation and visualization of the content, favoring their reuse by end users.