Handbook of Research on E-Learning Standards and Interoperability: Frameworks and Issues

Handbook of Research on E-Learning Standards and Interoperability: Frameworks and Issues

Fotis Lazarinis (University of Teesside, UK), Steve Green (University of Teesside, UK) and Elaine Pearson (University of Teesside, UK)
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Release Date: August, 2010|Copyright: © 2011 |Pages: 632
ISBN13: 9781616927899|ISBN10: 1616927895|EISBN13: 9781616927905|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-789-9


As the e-learning industry continues to expand and the methods and tools necessary to create and maintain content and infrastructure applications become more complicated, there is an inherent need for these applications to interoperate and exchange data in order to better support the needs of learners and educators.

Handbook of Research on E-Learning Standards and Interoperability: Frameworks and Issues promotes the discussion of specific solutions for increasing the interoperability of standalone and Web-based educational tools. This book investigates issues arising from the deployment of learning standards and provides relevant theoretical frameworks and leading empirical research findings. Chapters presented in this work are suitable for practitioners and researchers in the area of educational technology with a focus on content reusability and interoperability.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Adaptable and inclusive e-learning support
  • Adaptive assessment
  • E-learning standards
  • Interoperability of Web-based education systems
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Modeling aligned teaching, learning, and assessment
  • Satisfaction measurement in education
  • Semantic Mapping
  • Sequencing in e-learning
  • Supporting personalization and adaptation in inclusive learning

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Fotis Lazarinis holds a PhD in Educational Technology with an emphasis on adaptive testing tools and on the use of e-learning standards for representing and managing testing data. He is a visiting lecturer in the Department of Cultural Heritage and New Technologies at the University of Western Greece. He has authored over 50 refereed papers in international or national conferences, journals and research handbooks. He has also published several Computer Science educational books in Greek and served as a review member for conferences and workshops.
Steve Green is currently Director of Undergraduate Programmes in the School of Computing at Teesside University, UK. He is a founder-member of both ARC (the Accessibility Research Centre) and DFI (the Digital Futures Institute) at Teesside and has considerable research and commercial expertise in e-learning, accessibility, open systems architectures and open publishing. He has been a project manager and technical director of a number of research and enterprise projects in the areas of learning technologies and digital media. He has published extensively on adaptability, inclusion, personal or distributed learning environments and e-learning standards.
Elaine Pearson is Director of the Accessibility Research Centre and a member of the Digital Futures Institute at Teesside University, UK. Her research and consultancy expertise lies in the use of digital media design and technology to support the needs and preferences of disabled people. This research has been supported by grants from British and European funding bodies including the Leverhulme Trust, Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE), and European Social Fund (ESF) EQUAL initiative. She has published extensively on accessibility and adaptability issues and been invited to present in the UK, Ireland, Spain and Australia. Dr Pearson is also Director of Post Graduate Programmes in the School of Computing. Her teaching interests as a Principal Lecturer lie in aspects of web and mobile design for accessibility and adaptability.