ERIC Number: ED477098
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Debunking the Buzz Words Or Can Hermeneutic Analysis Be Used To Evaluate Pedagogically Based Learning Objects Designed from Constructivist Epistemological Ontologies Defined in XML Metadata?
Stuckey, Bronwyn; Hensman, Jim; Hofmann, Tobias; Dewey, Barbara; Brown, Helen; Cameron, Sonja
Arguably the biggest "buzz word" of the current year has been "learning or knowledge object". To understand the learning object and why it should be such a highly desirable commodity, it is necessary to unpack not only this concept but more importantly revisit some contributing concepts and constructs (more buzz words) that support the building of truly pedagogically informed reusable objects (Boyle & Cook 2001). The words and relationships explored in this paper are: learning or knowledge objects--the desirable construct in today's E-learning environment; ontologies and ways of expressing them through topic maps as they allow users to define and describe the components of an entity; metadata and XML used to create categorize, label and communicate the value of these objects; and hermeneutics and phenomenology as they refer to the interpretation of experience and events and evaluation of learning events. (Contains 23 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Constructivism (Learning), Data Analysis, Epistemology, Hermeneutics, Knowledge Representation, Metadata, Phenomenology, Programming Languages
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Note: In: ED-MEDIA 2002 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Proceedings (14th, Denver, Colorado, June 24-29, 2002); see IR 021 687.