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Title: Representing the learning design of units of learning
Authors: Koper, Rob
Olivier, Bill
Keywords: Learning Design
Learning Objects
Educational Modelling
Open specifications
Issue Date: 27-Nov-2003
Abstract: This article describes a solution to the problem of how to represent units of learning (e.g. courses, lessons, collaborative events) independently of learning management systems (LMSs). This permits true portability of units of learning (UOLs) between different LMSs. Current approaches are quite limited, because UOLs are only partly represented in the interoperability coding. We present a formal, interoperable representation of UOLs that provides a complete abstract description of the learning content and teaching-learning processes, can express the pedagogical approach taken in the UOL, supports personalization of learning routes and supports re-usability. The representation takes the form of a specification (a standard developed and agreed upon by domain and industry experts) and was developed in the context of IMS, one of the major bodies involved in the development of interoperability specifications in the field of eLearning. The IMS Learning Design specification is discussed in this article in the context of its current status, its limitations and its future development.
Description: Please use the original journal source at <a href=""></a> This article is provided here for archiving purposes. Refer to this article in publications as follows: Koper, R., & Olivier, B. (2004). Representing the Learning Design of Units of Learning. Educational Technology & Society, 7 (3), 97-111. Retrieved [date] from <a href=""></a>
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