ERIC Number: ED479431
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Architecture of an E-Learning System with Embedded Authoring Support.
Baudry, Andreas; Bungenstock, Michael; Mertsching, Barbel
This paper introduces an architecture for an e-learning system with an embedded authoring system. Based on the metaphor of a construction kit, this approach offers a general solution for specific content creation and publication. The learning resources are IMS "Content Packages" with a special structure to separate content and presentation. These packages are called "Template Content Objects" (TCO). They contain a template coded in XML and additional files for multimedia learning objects. TCOs are similar to the SCORM "Sharable Content Objects" (SCO) and can be simply translated to them. The authoring system consists of different authoring tools that handle TCOs. Every task in the process of learning object creation is done by experts which were modeled with the help of roles. The architecture is a result of the math-kit, a Web based e-learning system that provides instructors and students with multimedia support for central topics in undergraduate mathematics. (Contains 17 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programming), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Computer System Design, Distance Education, Educational Resources, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Multimedia Materials, Undergraduate Study
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Technology, Bonn (Germany).
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Note: In: E-Learn 2002 World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education. Proceedings (7th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, October 15-19, 2002); see IR 022 093.