Implementing Learning Design to support web-based learning

Patrick McAndrew, W.I.S. Woods, Alex Little, Martin Weller, Rob Koper, Hubert Vogten

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    In this paper we consider an initial implementation of a system for managing and using IMS Learning Design (LD) to represent online learning activities. LD has been suggested (Koper & Olivier, 2004) as a flexible way to represent and encode learning materials, especially suited to online and web-based learning while neutral to the pedagogy that is being applied. As such it offers a chance to address a gap in the preparation of learning materials and their eventual use by students by providing a formal description of the approach, roles and services needed for a particular unit of learning. The potential in learning design that most interests us is its scope for the exchange of validated and formalised designs and so encouraging reuse. Until full implementations exist this potential cannot be explored and it is hard to predict if learning design will provide value in describing either full courses or in describing isolated activities. The initial work is therefore to implement a system for managing, validating and inspecting learning design building on collaboration between the Institute of Educational Technology at the Open University UK (OUUK) and the Educational Technology Expertise Centre (OTEC) at the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL), who produced a Learning Design Engine CopperCore ( released under Open Source.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAusweb04 : the Tenth Australian World Wide Web Conference, "AusWeb X : the challenge of integration as the web moves into its second decade"
    Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of AusWeb04
    EditorsAllan Ellis, Andrew Treloar
    Place of PublicationLismore, N.S.W.
    PublisherSouthern Cross University
    ISBN (Print)0975164422
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2004
    EventAusweb04 : the Tenth Australian World Wide Web Conference: the challenge of integration"AusWeb X : as the web moves into its second decade" : proceedings of AusWeb04 - Gold Coast, Australia
    Duration: 3 Jul 20047 Jul 2004


    ConferenceAusweb04 : the Tenth Australian World Wide Web Conference
    CityGold Coast
    Internet address


    • Learning Design
    • CopperCore


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