A tool for the auto-management of Units of Learning: The link tool

Mar Pérez-Sanagustín, Roy Cherian, Davinia Hernández-Leo, Dai Griffiths, Josep Blat

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    Prior to learning with an IMS LD Unit of Learning it is necessary that a run is created, learners added, and a link to the run provided. In the context of LifeLong Learning or Open Learning Resources there may be no designated administrator available to control the number of users that are going to participate in a UoL at any given time, or to provide links to the appropriate active run. In this case the user has to take responsibility for this process before they can start on the learning activities. There is therefore a need for new tools supporting the auto-management of UoLs conforming to the IMS LD specification. This paper presents a list of requirements arising from using Units of Learning in a pilot performed in the context of La Verneda School for adults in the Agora association. We also present the first version of the tool developed according to the requirements and a summary of the results of using it in a second pilot in the same school.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRethinking Learning and Employment at a Time of Economic Uncertainty
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 6th TENCompetence Open Workshop
    EditorsDavid Griffiths, Rob Koper
    Place of PublicationManchester
    Publisher The Institute for Educational Cybernetics, University of Bolton
    ISBN (Print) 978-0-907311-30-0
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event6th TENCompetence Open Workshop: Rethinking Learning and Employment at a Time of Economic Uncertainty - University of Bolton, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Duration: 19 Nov 200920 Nov 2009
    Conference number: 6


    Conference6th TENCompetence Open Workshop
    Abbreviated titleTENCompetence Open Workshop
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


    • IMS LD
    • Administration
    • Link tool
    • run
    • Lifelong learning


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