Incorporating Educational Vocabulary in Learning Object Metadata Schemas

Qin, Jian, and Carol Jean Godby. 2003. "Incorporating Educational Vocabulary in Learning Object Metadata Schemas." Short paper presented at ECDL 2003, the 7th European Conference on Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries, August 17-22, Trondheim, Norway. Forthcoming in Research and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries: Proceedings of the 7th European conference, ECDL 2003, Trondheim, Norway, August 17-22, 2003, ed. Traugott Koch and Ingeborg T. Sølvberg. Berlin & New York: Springer.


Educational metadata schemas are obligated to provide learning-related attributes in learning objects. The examination of current educational metadata standards found that few of them have places for incorporating educational vocabulary. Even within the educational category of metadata standards there is a lack of learning-related vocabulary for characterizing attributes that can help users identify the type of learning, objective, or context. The paper discusses the problems with examples from a learning object taxonomy compiled by the authors.

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