Usable and Interoperable E-Learning Resources Repositories

Usable and Interoperable E-Learning Resources Repositories

S. Retalis (University of Piraeus, Greece)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-393-7.ch012
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Abstract

The Web puts a huge number of learning resources within reach of anyone with Internet access. In many cases, these valuable resources are difficult for most users to find in an efficient and effective manner. What makes an e-learning resources repository much more than a portal is the ability to discover a learning object and put it to a new use. The purpose of an e-learning resources repository is not simply safe storage and delivery but the ability of their administration, in terms of updating, identifying, utilizing, sharing and re-using them, which remains a great challenge. Moreover, the various repositories are either closed systems or systems that allow user access only through proprietary interfaces and data formats. In brief, there is lack of interoperability. The aim of this chapter is to present the requirements of an ideal e-learning resources repository that will provide services for covering the aforementioned critical issues. We will also describe such an ideal system could be non-centralized, which is the main difference from all the system that exists today in the WWW. Peer to Peer (P2P) based approaches are more flexible than centralized approaches with several advantages.

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Acknowledgments
Sanjaya Mishra
Chapter 1
Patrick J. Fahy
Multimedia tools, applied with awareness of the realities of organizational culture, structures and finances, have been shown to enhance the... Sample PDF
Planning for Multimedia Learning
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Geraldine Torrisi-Steele
While multimedia technologies are being used in educational contexts, the effective use of multimedia in these contexts remains problematic.  In an... Sample PDF
Toward Effective Use of Multimedia Technologies in Education
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Ashok Banerji, Glenda R. Scales
Developments in information and communication technologies (ICT) are rapidly transforming our work environments and methods. Amongst these changes... Sample PDF
Interactive Multimedia for Learning and Performance
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Chapter 4
Loreen M. Butcher-Powell
“We must not forget that almost all teaching is Multimedia” (Schramm, p.37). Today, the magnetism of multimedia is clearly oblivious via the use of... Sample PDF
Teaching, Learning and Multimedia
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Rika Yoshii, Alfred Bork, Alastair Milne, Fusa Katada, Felicia Zhang
To address the global problems of learning, we must make our development strategies ready to support the many different languages and cultures in... Sample PDF
Reaching Students of Many Languages and Cultures: Strategies for Developing Computer-Based Learning Units
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Lisa Gjedde
Narrative is fundamental for learning and the construction of meaning. In the design of interactive learning programs, the need for narrative is... Sample PDF
Designing for Learning in Narrative Multimedia Environments
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Chapter 7
Vassilios Dagdilelis
Despite the generalized use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching, their educational applications have not yet been... Sample PDF
Principles of Educational Software Design
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Michael Sankey
The movement toward utilising multimedia learning environments in teaching has increased dramatically in recent years.  This chapter reports on... Sample PDF
Multiple Representations in Multimedia Materials: An Issue of Literacy
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Paul Kawachi
A multimedia construct for learning based on the Theory of Transactional Distance has been developed consisting of four stages of decreasing... Sample PDF
Empirical Representations in Multimedia Materials: An Issue of Literacy
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Peter E. Doolittle, Andrea L. McNeill, Krista P. Terry, Stephanie B. Scheer
The current emphasis, in education and training, on the use of instructional technology has fostered a shift in focus and renewed interest in... Sample PDF
Multimedia, Cognitive Load and Pedagogy
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Elspeth McKay
This chapter represents a discussion on the interactivity of how people think and react to instructional materials in general, in the light of how... Sample PDF
Cognitive Skill Compatibilities in Web-Based Educational Systems
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Chapter 12
S. Retalis
The Web puts a huge number of learning resources within reach of anyone with Internet access. In many cases, these valuable resources are difficult... Sample PDF
Usable and Interoperable E-Learning Resources Repositories
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Chapter 13
José L.R. Illera
Using multimedia applications to inform or to train is very different than using them for changing attitudes. The documented and discussed project... Sample PDF
Interactive Multimedia and AIDS Prevention: A Case Study
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Katia Tannous
In the process of teaching and learning, computers as a tool help the students to develop their reasoning and intelligence. In engineering... Sample PDF
Interactive Learning in Engineering Education
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Shivanand Balram, Suzana Dragicevic
Information and communication technologies (ICT) have created many new opportunities for teaching, learning and administration. This study... Sample PDF
An Embedded Collaborative Systems Model for Implementing ICT-based Multimedia Cartography Teaching and Learning
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Leo T.W. Hin, R. Subramaniam, Sharlene Anthony
A multimedia system based on the Cave Automated Virtual Environment is shown to be useful for learning science in the informal setting of a science... Sample PDF
Cave Automated Virtual Environment: A Supercomputer-based Multimedia System for Learning Science in a Science Center
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Mike Keppell, Jane Gunn, Kelsey Hegarty, Vivienne O’Conner, Ngaire Kerse, Karen Kan, Louise B. Messer
This chapter describes the learning design of two multimedia modules which complement a problem-based learning health sciences curriculum. The use... Sample PDF
Multimedia Learning Designs: Using Authentic Learning Interactions in Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
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Felicia Zhang
This chapter focuses on the effect of a learning environment in which biological, physical and technological ways of perceiving Mandarin Chinese... Sample PDF
Using an Interactive Feedback Tool to Enhance Pronunciation in Language Learning
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