oa South African Journal of Information Management - The Morgan Project : technological solution building with regard to personalized content management and storage
The Morgan Project (TMP), a personal content manager, uses Web services to store, edit and share media. TMP aims to develop a space on the Web where learners can create virtual study and research environments. Various communicative tools, e-mail, instant messaging and text messaging (SMS) enable users to interact and share resources. Such environments permit users to develop or find content, upload and share it within a group. TMP has begun an attempt to understand the complexities related to building on-line communities. It lays the technical foundation for an e-learning portal that is more closely aligned to constructivist learning theories. An integral part of TMP is its open source platform. PHP, selected as a server side HTML-enabled scripting language, is an open source and powerful tool that easily integrates with the MySQL database system. It is intended that users select their own look and feel to all components, which is achieved with cascading style sheets. This approach makes it easer for users to create a workspace that they find aesthetically and cognitively friendly. The project aims at developing a system that is easy to manage and that can provide learners with tools that match their own style and individuality.
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