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ERIC Number: EJ860441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
Competence-Related Metadata for Educational Resources that Support Lifelong Competence Development Programmes
Sampson, Demetrios G.
Educational Technology & Society, v12 n4 p149-159 2009
In the context of the emerging paradigm of Lifelong Learning, competence-based learning is gradually attracting the attention of the Technology-Enhanced Learning community, since it appears to meet the 21st Century learning and training expectations of both individuals and organisations. On the other hand, the paradigm of Learning Objects--as a way to organize, manage, offer and use digital learning resources--retains, to a large extent, its initial anticipations and, supported by Educational Metadata, it is still influencing Technology-Enhanced Learning system design. However, there not exist yet, a commonly accepted proposal for metadata that could describe competence-related characteristics of educational resources that support Lifelong Competence Development Programmes. In this paper we target addressing this issue, that is, we identify and study the main issues related to the competence-relevant characteristics of educational resources, taking into critical consideration the current state-of-the-art information models for competence descriptions (such as IEEE RCD and HR-XML) and we propose an IEEE LOM Competence-based Application Profile that can be used for tagging educational resources in a competence-meaningful manner. (Contains 4 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Greece