Using the IMS LD Standard to Describe Learning Designs

Rob Koper, Yongwu Miao

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    IMS Learning Design (IMS LD 2003) is an open standard that can be used to specify a wide range of pedagogical strategies as formal models. Such formal models then can be interpreted and executed by IMS LD compatible players to support online learning. This chapter introduces the basic knowledge required to effectively use IMS LD. First of all, we present fundamental principles behind IMS LD. Then, we briefly introduce IMS LD including the conceptual model, the information model and XML binding. Finally, how to model learning designs using IMS LD is explained through demonstrating the whole procedure to model a use case in the form of XML. Through this tutorial, we expect that the readers of this chapter can apply IMS LD to create simple learning designs and understand learning designs with sophisticated features.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Learning Design and Learning Objects
    Subtitle of host publicationIssues, Applications, and Technologies
    EditorsLori Lockyer, Sue Bennett, Shirley Agostinho, Barry Harper
    Place of PublicationHershey, New York
    PublisherIGI Global
    Number of pages46
    ISBN (Electronic)9781599048628
    ISBN (Print)1599048612, 9781599048611
    Publication statusPublished - 2009


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