Opportunities, achievements, and prospects for use of IMS LD

Griffiths, David ORCID: 0000-0002-6863-2456 and Liber, Oleg (2008) Opportunities, achievements, and prospects for use of IMS LD. In: Lockyer, Lori, Bennett, Sue, Agostinho, Shirley and Harper, Barry, (eds.) Handbook of research on learning design and learning objects: issues, applications, and technologies. IGI Global, pp. 87-112. ISBN 9781599048611

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Abstract

The IMS LD specification is internally complex and has been used in a number of different ways. As a result users who have a basic understanding of the role of the specification in interoperability may nevertheless find it difficult to get an overview of the potential of the specification, or to assess what has been achieved through its use. This chapter seeks to make the task simpler by articulating the modes of use of the specification and analysing the work carried out in each. The IMS LD specification is briefly introduced. Four aspects of the IMS Learning Design specification are identified and described: modeling language, interoperability specification, modeling and methodology, and infrastructure. The different opportunities provided by each mode of use are explored and the achievements of work so far carried out are assessed. A number of valuable contributions are identified, but the practical and widespread use of the specification to exchange learning activities has not so far been achieved. The changing technological and organisational environment in which IMS LD operates is discussed, and its implications are explored. Conclusions are offered which summarise achievements with IMS LD to date, with comments on prospects for the future.

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Additional Information: Full text of this chapter is not available in this repository. This chapter was originally published in Handbook of research on learning design and learning objects: issues, applications, and technologies, published by and copyright IGI Global.
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:52
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 11:27
Identification Number: 10.4018/978-1-59904-861-1.ch004
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/507

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