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Universitas 21 Learning Resource Catalogue using IMS Metadata and a New Classification of Learning Objects
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, , Univ. of New South Wales, Australia

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Norfolk, VA USA ISBN 978-1-880094-42-6 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Version 2 of the Universitas 21 (U21) Learning Resource Catalogue (LRC) has been completed. The catalogue is a repository of IMS metadata (records) of learning objects. The prototype of the catalogue had hundreds of records of vastly different type and size (granularity). This great range of objects came about because learning objects have been defined in very simple terms yet they can vary greatly in size and complexity. The learning objects were described in IMS terms, and characterised by metadata that can be lengthy and complex. It was recognised that a classification of learning objects at a high level (prior to assigning metadata) can convey much information to a user and simplify the process of determining the type and characteristics of a learning object. This classification system of learning objects is presented and demonstrated here. Examples of two of the five classes are: basic objects that have no inherent educational context; and objects that have a technological pedagogical model with embedded content. The classes enable a high-level search and identification of object descriptions (records) stored in the catalogue. The structure, function and utilisation of the online catalogue using learning object classes and metadata will be demonstrated.

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Koppi, T. & Hodgson, L. (2001). Universitas 21 Learning Resource Catalogue using IMS Metadata and a New Classification of Learning Objects. In C. Montgomerie & J. Viteli (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2001--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 998-1001). Norfolk, VA USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 16, 2021 from .

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