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The Potential of IMS Learning Design in E-Learning

The Potential of IMS Learning Design in E-Learning
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Author(s): Diana M. Ragbir (University of the West Indies, West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago) and Permanand Mohan (University of the West Indies, West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago)
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 14
Source title: Handbook of Research on Instructional Systems and Technology
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Terry T. Kidd (Texas A&M University, USA) and Holim Song (Texas Southern University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-865-9.ch006

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Abstract

This chapter presents the IMS Learning Design Specification and explains how it can be used to enhance the effectiveness of e-Learning scenarios. It shows how to assemble a learning design using elements of the learning process and chunks of content known as learning objects. The chapter proposes several learning design services that can potentially improve the pedagogical expressiveness of the current Learning Design Specification. It also discusses the possibility of storing learning designs in a repository and adapting and personalizing learning designs according to the instructional needs of individual learners. It is hoped that researchers and practitioners will understand how it is possible to go beyond learning objects and create learning designs that more accurately reflect the actual learning process of students and thus appreciate the value in extending the learning design specification to improve pedagogical effectiveness.

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