ERIC Number: ED479633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
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XML Based Course Websites.
XML, the extensible markup language, is a quickly evolving technology that presents a viable alternative to courseware products and promises to ease the burden of Web authors, who edit their course pages directly. XML uses tags to label kinds of contents, rather than format information. The use of XML enables faculty to focus on providing contents, leaving the task of rendering contents to experts, who provide a single stylesheet used for formatting purposes. This stylesheet has to be edited once, saving time and effort and ensuring consistent appearance of course pages that reference it. However, the major benefit of XML is the ability to provide pinpoint search engines. Additionally, Web-based editors can be provided to make editing pages easier. (Author)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Content, Courseware, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Programming Languages, Web Sites, World Wide Web
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), P.O. Box 3728, Norfolk, VA 23514. Tel: 757-623-7588; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aace.org/DL/.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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