ERIC Number: ED466198
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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The Implications of Well-Formedness on Web-Based Educational Resources.
Mohler, James L.
Within all institutions, Web developers are beginning to utilize technologies that make sites more than static information resources. Databases such as XML (Extensible Markup Language) and XSL (Extensible Stylesheet Language) are key technologies that promise to extend the Web beyond the "information storehouse" paradigm and provide additional functionalities. The purpose of this contribution is twofold. The paper begins by providing background information and an overview to the issues surrounding the transition from HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) to XML occurring on the Web today. It is noted that the implementation of these technologies is not limited to research and development arms of business and industry. Educators can use them to create knowledge warehouses where students can search, examine, and consume educational materials more quickly and easily. The second half of this paper examines a database-driven education resource used at Purdue University (Indiana) and the efforts to migrate it toward an XML and XSL-based implementation. (Contains 10 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Databases, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Information Technology, Programming Languages, Technological Advancement, World Wide Web
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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