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Sharing and Re-use of Digital Learning Materials in Japanese Higher Education: A NIME New Project
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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

In Japanese higher education, accumulation and utilization of high-quality digital learning materials is one of the essential requirements for further progress of educational reform using IT. Some infrastructure and social agreements for exchanging and sharing digital learning materials are indispensable for their sustainable development and utilization. The concept of gLearning Object (LO) h is one of the possible solutions. LO gave materials several new important characteristics. To share and re-use, they had a meta-data system and were based on various international standards, such as XML, SCORM and LOM. In FY 2001, NIME launched a new project, and is constructing an experimental site for sharing and re-use of digital learning materials, in order to analyze various issues, such as granularity, copyright and intellectual property issues, meta-data system, compatibility in the medium/platform transfer, quality assurance, and standardization and localization in Japan.

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Yamada, T., Miwa, M., Aoki, S., Kato, H., Kawafuchi, A., Kodama, H., Kondo, T., Ohta, Y., Shibasaki, J., Yaginuma, Y. & Inaba, R. (2004). Sharing and Re-use of Digital Learning Materials in Japanese Higher Education: A NIME New Project. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2323-2330). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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