Implementation of a Learning Design Run-Time Environment for the .LRN Learning Management System

Journal of Interactive Media in Education. 2007;2007(1) DOI 10.5334/2007-7

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Interactive Media in Education

ISSN: 1365-893X (Online)

Publisher: Ubiquity Press

LCC Subject Category: Education: Theory and practice of education

Country of publisher: United Kingdom

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

José Pablo Escobedo del Cid (Telematics Engineering Department, Carlos III University of Madrid. Av. Universidad, 30 E-28911 Leganés, Madrid)
Luis de la Fuente Valentí­n (Telematics Engineering Department, Carlos III University of Madrid. Av. Universidad, 30 E-28911 Leganés, Madrid)
Sergio Gutiérrez (Telematics Engineering Department, Carlos III University of Madrid. Av. Universidad, 30 E-28911 Leganés, Madrid)
Abelardo Pardo (Telematics Engineering Department, Carlos III University of Madrid. Av. Universidad, 30 E-28911 Leganés, Madrid)
Carlos Delgado Kloos (Telematics Engineering Department, Carlos III University of Madrid. Av. Universidad, 30 E-28911 Leganés, Madrid)

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 16 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The IMS Learning Design specification aims at capturing the complete learning flow of courses, without being restricted to a particular pedagogical model. Such flow description for a course, called a Unit of Learning, must be able to be reproduced in different systems using a so called run-time environment. In the last few years there has been several tools implementing such functionality, but most of them are standalone and do not benefit from the integration with a Learning Management System. This paper describes GRAIL, an IMS Learning Design run-time environment supporting all three levels of the specification and fully integrated with the .LRN Learning Management System. The paper describes its functionality, explains how each level is implemented, shows the differences with other CopperCore based environments, and analyzes its integration with the rest of .LRN services and other specifications such as QTI and SCORM.Editors: Daniel Burgos.