Syntax and Semantics of Learning Object Meta-data

Jennie L. Mitchell, Nicholas Farha
InSITE 2005  •  Volume 5  •  2005
Initially, many repositories developed their own tools to facilitate the indexing of learning objects, adopting the standard that best fit their users at the time. Although metadata should be the common language of learning objects, without a common standard compliance system, one repository may not interact well with another. With the increased emphasis on sharing learning objects, metadata schemas are being asked to do more than just index a learning object at a local level. This chapter reviews some of the leading object repository software, the push for RSS services, federated search capability, a clear interpretation of the fields, and the need to count usage as well as the impact on learning.
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