The Language of Flexible Reuse: Reuse, Portability and Interoperability of Learning Content or Why an Educational Modelling Language
Author(s)Peter B. Sloep
Contributor(s)The Pennsylvania State University CiteSeerX Archives
Keywords1 Sharing educational materials
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AbstractThis paper discusses two approaches to the reuse of learning materials. The first approach is a familiar one, it uses chunks of content that are described through metadata. The metadata should afford their reuse by detailing the conditions of their deployment. This approach, I contend, is not satisfactory and will ultimately fail to elicit actual reuse. The second approach is relatively new, it builds on recently developed pedagogical meta-languages with which the pedagogical inner structure of learning objects may be described. Through the use of such languages, one of which is described in some detail, actual reuse may be brought about.