ERIC Number: ED466189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Course Material Model in A&O Learning Environment.
Levasma, Jarkko; Nykanen, Ossi
One of the problematic issues in the content development for learning environments is the process of importing various types of course material into the environment. This paper describes a method for importing material into the A&O open learning environment by introducing a material model for metadata recognized by the environment. The first section discusses different ways of creating learning material for Web-based learning environments, and defines the content on which the A&O material model design was based. Then the paper introduces the concept of structured documents and XML (Extensible Markup Language), as well as the notion of metadata, which constitutes a big part of the A&O material model. The paper also looks at some learning-related standards that can have a great effect on the evolution of learning material production. The A&O material model is described with some examples and a table of terms defining the structure of the model. Finally, conclusions are drawn about producing learning material and an example of using the material model as the A&O learning environment is provided. (AEF)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Models, Programming Languages, Standards, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Finland