ERIC Number: ED466228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Developing Modular and Adaptable Courseware Using TeachML.
Wehner, Frank; Lorz, Alexander
This paper presents the use of an XML grammar for two complementary projects--CHAMELEON (Cooperative Hypermedia Adaptive MultimEdia Learning Objects) and EIT (Enabling Informal Teamwork). Areas of applications are modular courseware documents and the collaborative authoring process of didactical units. A number of requirements for a suitable document format are identified. After comparing existing solutions, TeachML, an XML based document format for adaptable courseware documents and reusable didactical units, is introduced. The paper describes how courseware documents can be adapted to the learner's previous knowledge, aims, and infrastructure. Then the process of creating different output documents from a TeachML source is explained. Considerations about the development process of learning material within a professional publishing environment are outlined, leading to the necessity of a virtual repository for storing courseware documents and media assets. (Contains 17 references.) (AEF)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Software Development, Courseware, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, Hypermedia, Instructional Materials, Material Development, Multimedia Materials, Programming
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Germany