ERIC Number: ED466181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Learning Objects Metadata and Tools in the Area of Operations Research.
Kassanke, Stephan; El-Saddik, Abdulmotaleb; Steinacker, Achim
Information technology and the Internet are making inroads into almost all areas of society. The requirements of students and professionals are fast changing, and the information society requires lifelong learning in practically all areas, especially those related to information technologies. The educational sector can profit in particular from the benefits information technology adds to the ways of learning. The core techniques exist, and still the integration into the curricula and the integration of learning environments and traditional knowledge management systems and libraries cannot keep up with the pace of technology development. This paper focuses on the use of so called "learning objects" in the field of Operations Research and Management Science (OR/MS). Learning objects refer to pieces of information of different granularity that can be combined, linked, and reused. This paper demonstrates some of the above concepts by the LOM (Learning Object Metadata) editor of the Technical University of Darmstadt (Germany) and prototype systems developed in the project OR-World of the University of Paderborn (Germany), and gives an outlook into future development. (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Uses in Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Information Technology, Metadata, Operations Research, Technology Integration
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Germany