Building e-Learning Content Repositories to Support Content Reusability

Jacek Marciniak

Abstract

The article presents the method and tools to build repositories of digitalized didactic materials to support their reusability. The method consists of a set of recommendations for the structuring of didactic materials and of a way to assign unambiguous didactic interpretation to sections of materials by means of UCTS. SCORM and dedicated software Content Repository are among tools used for this. SCORM is a popular specification which defines principles used to represent digitalized didactic content, which allows to create reusable materials. UCTS is a taxonomic system designed to situate contents in the didactic process. Using this system to mark portions of materials ensures that users will access materials that are cohesive and relevant without the risk of downloading incomplete contents. Content Repository is a dedicated software designed to create, store and process didactic content with the ability to reuse it. A repository of teaching materials on protection and management of archaeological heritage has been created based on the method and tools discussed (E-archaeology content repository). The repository contains approximately four thousand and five hundred Learning Objects in five languages and about eight hundred units of didactically useful knowledge, which have been described in the language UCTS.

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Marciniak J. (2013). Building e-Learning Content Repositories to Support Content Reusability . In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-53-2, pages 258-262. DOI: 10.5220/0004388502580262


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@conference{csedu13,
author={Jacek Marciniak},
title={Building e-Learning Content Repositories to Support Content Reusability },
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2013},
pages={258-262},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004388502580262},
isbn={978-989-8565-53-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Building e-Learning Content Repositories to Support Content Reusability
SN - 978-989-8565-53-2
AU - Marciniak J.
PY - 2013
SP - 258
EP - 262
DO - 10.5220/0004388502580262