ERIC Number: ED459815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Linked Active Content: A Service for Digital Libraries for Education.
Yaron, David; Milton, D. Jeff; Freeland, Rebecca
A service is described to help enable digital libraries for education, such as the NSDL (National Science Mathematics Engineering and Technology Education Digital Library), to serve as collaboration spaces for the creation, modification and use of active learning experiences. The goal is to redefine the line between those activities that fall within the domain of computer programming and those that fall within the domain of content authoring. The current location of this line, as defined by Web technologies, is such that far too much of the design and development process is in the domain of software creation. This paper explores the definition and use of "linked active content," which builds on the hypertext paradigm by extending it to support active content. This concept has community development advantages, since it provides an authoring paradigm that supports contributions from a more diverse audience, including especially those who have substantial classroom and pedagogical expertise but lack programming expertise. It also promotes the extraction of content from software so that collections may be better organized and more easily re-purposed to meet the needs of a diverse audience of educators and students. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Education, Electronic Libraries, Information Services, Learning Activities, Programming
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
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Note: In: Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (1st, Roanoke, Virginia, June 24-28, 2001). For entire proceedings, see IR 058 348. Funded as part of the National Science Mathematics Engineering and Technology Education Digital Library (NSDL) program. Figures may not reproduce well.