ERIC Number: ED477109
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
The Development of the Learning Object Standard Using a Pedagogic Approach: A Comparative Study.
Yahya, Yazrina; Jenkins, John; Yusoff, Mohammed
Education is moving towards revenue generation from such channels as electronic learning, distance learning and virtual education. Hence learning technology standards are critical to the sector's success. Existing learning technology standards have focused on various topics such as metadata, question and test interoperability and others. However, the metadata standards play an important role in the success of electronic learning. This is due to the fact that metadata is the standard for learning object, which is the main concept that allows interoperability and reusability to occur. Although bodies or consortia such as IEEE LTSC (Learning Technology Standards Committee), IMS (Instructional Management System) and others had developed the metadata standards, there is concern about the features embedded in these standards. To achieve a more meaningful learning process, a learning object needs to comprehend more than technical features. Features such as pedagogic, community and context are important, as they will provide a more far-reaching description of what the learning object is about. The objective of this research is to obtain the detail elements of the metadata standards and enhance it by inserting the necessary elements related to the above features. The learning theories such as Instructional Design Theory, Constructivism Instructional Design Theory and Design Potential Approach were used to derive the elements associated to the above features. The results of this study are in the form of elements that can be embedded into the existing standards. Includes two figures and three tables. (Contains 20 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Educational Development, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Instructional Development, Learning Theories, Metadata, Standards
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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.