Towards A Comprehensive Learning Object Metadata: Incorporation of Context to Stipulate Meaningful Learning and Enhance Learning Object Reusability
Yazrina Yahya, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia ; Mohammed Yusoff, Open University of Malaysia, Malaysia
IJELLO Volume 4, Number 1, ISSN 1552-2237 Publisher: Informing Science Institute
In recent years, the learning object (LO) concept has been introduced to allow sharing of smaller and portable learning materials on the Internet. Its features, concept, components, and other related matters have been fairly debated among researchers and practitioners. Attempts have been made to derive definition, model, and its working application. However, the failure to embed learning context and pedagogical instructional role within metadata has contributed to the significance of LO educational values. Despite the efforts taken by various research groups and researchers to propose metadata that exhibit the LO pedagogical role, the accomplishment of these works is geared towards specific education environments or institutions. Therefore, it is desirable to attain new metadata elements that will capture the LO context and pedagogical aspects and increase the reusability features applicable to any education setting or environment. It is the intention of this paper to describe the work done in providing a new metadata element based on theoretical analysis.
Yahya, Y. & Yusoff, M. (2008). Towards A Comprehensive Learning Object Metadata: Incorporation of Context to Stipulate Meaningful Learning and Enhance Learning Object Reusability. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects, 4(1), 13-48. Informing Science Institute.