you may remember me forwarding a message about this in Novemeber. Here's a
last minute reminder and information about a deadline extension. Please
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Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 16:25:58 -0500
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Subject: LTSC-LOM: Special issue of the LTTF on LOM implementations
Posted on behalf of Katherine Sinitsa, International Research and Training
Center of Information Technology and Systems, Kiev, Ukraine.
Deadline has been extended to 18-19 Dec.
Subject: Call for articles: Learning Technology Newsletter (January 2003
We are seeking short articles, case studies, and project reports on the
theme devoted to the "implementation(s) of learning objects metadata
standard" (details below) for January 2003 issue of Learning Technology
newsletter (ISSN 1438-0625), published by IEEE Learning Technology Task
The newsletter is of non-refereed nature though the articles will be
selected and edited by the Guest Editor.
Preferred length of articles, project reports and case studies is about
700-1000 words. Please send your contributions in Word format. Any figures
used in the contributions would be required separately in a graphic format
(such as gif, jpeg or bmp) even if the figures are embedded in the text.
Theme is devoted to the "implementation(s) of learning objects metadata
Katherine Sinitsa, International Research and Training Center of
Information Technology and Systems, Kiev, Ukraine
Deadline: December 15th, 2002
Length of articles, project reports and case studies: 700-1000 words
Submission: By email to [log in to unmask]
Half a year ago, IEEE Learning Object Metadata standard, the first standard
for learning technologies, which was impatiently expected by the community,
was approved. In contrast to classical industry standards that bless most
appropriate and universal solutions based on existing implementations, this
document was created as a guide for future interoperable implementations. It
offers a model for description of a learning object - any entity that may be
used in educational process - and thus paves a way for easy search,
evaluation and exchange of products, components and learning content.
Learning Objects Metadata may be considered in a context of heterogeneous
repositories of learning resources, or in relation to the design, update or
dynamic construction of distance courses.
This standard is applicable in a wide range of situations - but is it
efficient for every one? What is its impact to organization, storage and
interchange of learning resources? How does it fit to a territory where
other metadata standards are already used? Can we expect that Web resources,
electronic libraries, knowledge portals and collections of distance courses
described by some metadata will become a knowledge universe for learning
process? Are suggested Metadata elements specific enough to provide
meaningful descriptions for end-users (teachers, students, or software
agents responsible for learning object selection)?
The January 2003 special issue of Learning Technology Newsletter is expected
to solicit some opinions related to the questions above as well as shed some
light on current status and perspectives of Metadata standard
implementations. It is expected that authors will share their experience,
discuss problems and offer solutions for further developments.
Phil Barker Learning Technology Advisor
ICBL, School of Mathematical and Computer Sciences
Mountbatten Building, Heriot-Watt University,
Edinburgh, EH14 4AS
Tel: 0131 451 3278 Fax: 0131 451 3327