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ERIC Number: EJ771801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1049-4820
Using IMS Learning Design to Model Curricula
Tattersall, Colin; Janssen, Jose; van den Berg, Bert; Hummel, Hans; Koper, Rob
Interactive Learning Environments, v15 n2 p181-189 Aug 2007
The traditional notion of the curriculum as a fixed list of topics to be studied sequentially is under strain as the pressure for flexibility in education increases. However, curriculum flexibility can lead to curriculum complexity, so that guidance systems are needed to assist learners in their study choices. This article proposes the use of the open, technical specification IMS Learning Design as a formal model for the description of curricula used by guidance support systems for learners. The article compares the approach to other work in the area, and illustrates its application with a number of case studies. The article concludes by describing the type of advanced guidance services which are enabled through a standardized approach and examining the e-learning infrastructure required when implementing the approach.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United Kingdom