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Paper 241_elpub2006:
Modelling a Layer for Real-Time Management of Interactions in Web Based Distance Learning

id 241_elpub2006
authors Sousa Pinto, Carlos; Ramos, Fernando M.S.
year 2006
title Modelling a Layer for Real-Time Management of Interactions in Web Based Distance Learning
source ELPUB2006. Digital Spectrum: Integrating Technology and Culture - Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Electronic Publishing held in Bansko, Bulgaria 14-16 June 2006 / Edited by: Bob Martens, Milena Dobreva. ISBN 978-954-16-0040-5, 2006, pp. 71-80
summary In the last few years, the University of Aveiro, Portugal, has been offering several distance learning courses over the Web, using e learning platforms. Experience showed that different editions of a same course, using the same contents and structure, and having similar target learners, had different success rates. What would be the reason for that? A hypothesis was considered: The level of success could be directly related with the remote follow up of the learners' participation in the courses; the best results usually occur when the follow-up is closer. The existing e-learning platforms offer and the standardization works being developed by organizations and consortiums like IMS (IMS Global Learning Consortium, Inc), ADL SCORM (Advanced Distributed Learning Sherable Content Object Reference Model), IEEE LTSC LOM (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers Learning Technologies Standard Committee Learning Object Metadata), ARIADNE (ARIADNE Foundation for the European Knowledge Pool), AICC CMI (Aviation Industry CBT Committee Computer Managed Instruction), etc, don't cover the course monitorization concerns mentioned. Those projects were focused on aspects like contents and its delivery in the context of the execution of the courses' activities. This is even true in the SCORM project that doesn't include any reference to the management of the e-learning processes. Recently, in the context of the IMS Global Consortium, a new project designated IMS LD (Learning Design) is under development, providing a framework for the description of learning units under a three level model. In the most recently defined level, the C level, some functionalities related to notifications were proposed, expressing similar concerns to the ones that triggered our research. However, the extent at which IMS LD takes the functionalities is, from our point of view, not complete. This article describes a proposal of a reference model and functionalities towards a specification of a layer for real-time management of user interactions on LMSs, and its possible integration with the ADL SCORM standard proposal. The paper includes a discussion of the management metadata model for the LMS sub system and how the integration of the management module under SCORM may be achieved.
keywords e-learning; metadata; standards; SCORM; IMS; web based learning
series ELPUB:2006
type normal paper
email csp@dsi.uminho.pt
more http://info.tuwien.ac.at/elpub2006/presentations/241.pdf
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