A standards-based approach to the design and delivery of adaptable learning objects. A case study
Stavroula Gkatzidou, Elaine Pearson, Teesside University, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lisbon, Portugal ISBN 978-1-880094-89-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The need to cater for the diverse needs and preferences of the individual learner presents significant challenges for learning designers. In order to bridge the gap between user’s needs and learning content authors’ efforts, this research suggests a solution that is based on the principle that learning content can be generated from adaptable aggregations of learning objects and media components. This paper describes the concept of an authoring tool (LOTTI) that employs a standards-based approach to create adaptable, reusable and pedagogically rich learning objects using proven learning patterns. It explores its potential within an accessibility service that maps the learners’ profiles requirements against the learning objects features. We examine the efficacy of our adaptation approach by matching different personas with a diverse range of access needs and preferences against learning objects composed of a variety of media components
Gkatzidou, S. & Pearson, E. (2011). A standards-based approach to the design and delivery of adaptable learning objects. A case study. In T. Bastiaens & M. Ebner (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2011--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1918-1927). Lisbon, Portugal: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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