Group Learning Uniform Environment
(GLUE! home page, retrieved April 2014)
Glue was developed mostly by Carlos Aliro Hoyos in a PHD thesis
- GLUE!-PS, a sister project
“The leftmost and rightmost GLUE! tiers make use of the well-known adapter pattern [Gam95] to respectively wrap VLEs and tools, also adapting their specific and heterogeneous contracts to two generic and homogeneous intermediate contracts: the GLUE! integration contract for tools, and the GLUE! integration contract for VLEs; these contracts are detailed in sections 3.4.2 and 3.4.3. These type of software adapters, which were also employed in some recent two-tier research integration works (e.g. IMS LTI or Basic LTI) to enable the integration of VLEs and tools without modifying their implementations, are called VLE adapters and tool adapters in the GLUE! architecture.” (Alario Hoyos 2012:75)
Picture of the reference implementation presented in Hoyas (2012)
- Carlos Alario-Hoyos, Miguel L. Bote-Lorenzo, Eduardo Gómez-Sánchez, Juan I. Asensio-Pérez, Guillermo Vega-Gorgojo, Adolfo Ruiz-Calleja, GLUE!: An architecture for the integration of external tools in Virtual Learning Environments, Computers & Education, Volume 60, Issue 1, January 2013, Pages 122-137, ISSN 0360-1315, 10.1016/j.compedu.2012.08.010.
- Carlos Alario Hoyos (2012). Dpto. de Teoría de la Señal, Comunicaciones e Ingeniería Telemática, Escuela Técnica Sup erior de Ingenieros de Telecomunicación, Universidad De Valladolid. GLUE!: An Architecture for the Integration of External Tools in Virtual Learning Environments. PHD thesis, PDF