Supporting the Authoring Process of Hierarchical Structured Learning Material
Dirk Reiss, Torsten Reiners, Technical University Braunschweig, Germany
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Lugano, Switzerland ISBN 978-1-880094-53-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
The quality of virtual learning environments is mainly depending on the quality of the presented learning material. This encompasses the scientific quality of the content as well as the surplus the learner experiences when using the virtual learning environment in contrast to conservative learning methods. As our virtual learning environment offers a highly configurable platform for online learning content and the option to present the most adequate learning element according to a specific learners' profile, the authoring process, including the generation of the content itself as well as the description of each learning object with meta-data, is way more complex than the generation of static HTML-pages. To be able to provide this service without lacking the quality and quantity of the content, we assist the author by developing a set of authoring tools for generating the content in an integrated environment which will be described in this paper. The authoring tool is integrated in the virtual learning environment SMARTFRAME.
Reiss, D. & Reiners, T. (2004). Supporting the Authoring Process of Hierarchical Structured Learning Material. In L. Cantoni & C. McLoughlin (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2004--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 917-924). Lugano, Switzerland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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