Dear Colleagues (with apologies for cross posting)
in ACETS (our X4L project) we are looking at commissioning and
analysing exemplars of educational content being reused in a range of
real-world teaching/learning situations. The ACETS exemplar will
consist of three components:
- the software/code/materials
- a reflective diary and personal evaluation
- a formal description of the teaching/learning context and the
reused materials within it
In order to get the formal description we are looking at adopting the
principles of EML/IMS LD and presenting it in a simple way for
teachers to contribute to and view each others use of RLOs. Certainly
using full blown EML/IMS LD would be inappropriate as they are quite
opaque to your average academic (and most other humans). The attached
document is our first draft of this 'semi-structured learning design'
and is intended to be a natural language, intuitive way for
non-specialists to create a formal 'learning design'.
I'm sure there is expertise and ideas in the community that we could
link this to. So to help us work these ideas out and come up with
something of general utility, can I invite your comments,
contributions and general input to this approach?