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Learning Objects, Collaborative Learning Designs and Knowledge Representation
Gilbert Paquette and Olga Marino

Learning object metadats and other standardized specifications aim to provide a basis for the reusability of learning materials and tools and the interoperability of learning units between Web-based delivery platforms. We present here a comprehensive concept of learning objects including learning designs at the heart of course modules. The IMS-LD specification is discussed to evaluate its capability and limits for collaborative scenario designs. Some improvements are proposed to add vocabulary to distinguish between different forms of collaboration and to add a structured representation of knowledge and competencies.

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