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ERIC Number: EJ855716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
From Reload to ReCourse: Learning from IMS Learning Design Implementations
Griffiths, David; Beauvoir, Phillip; Liber, Oleg; Barrett-Baxendale, Mark
Distance Education, v30 n2 p201-222 Aug 2009
The use of the Web to deliver open, distance, and flexible learning has opened up the potential for social interaction and adaptive learning, but the usability, expressivity, and interoperability of the available tools leave much to be desired. This article explores these issues as they relate to teachers and learning designers through the case of the Reload Learning Design Editor and its successor, ReCourse. The applications are introduced and the results of evaluation are summarized. The principal challenges overcome in the development process are identified. By reflecting on the development process, the applications produced, evaluation, and user feedback, the conclusions regarding IMS Learning Design (IMS LD) and its potential use are identified. The principal areas discussed are programming frameworks, terminology, graphical interfaces, the relative salience of IMS LD elements, integration with authors' workflow, the authoring of services, and the authoring of IMS LD level B. (Contains 3 tables, 3 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom