Implications of COLIS for Course Development: The need for secondary usage meta-data

Robyn Philip, J DALZIEL

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference Paper published in Proceedings

    Abstract

    The second iteration of the Collaborative Online Learning and Information Systems consortium project (COLIS), called the Interaction of IT Systems and Repositories Project (IIS&R,) is an Australian Department of Education, Science and Training (DEST) funded initiative. During this new phase of the project, research is to be conducted into the useability of the COLIS Demonstrator as a testbed for a standards-based, e-learning environment of the future. Part of the research funding is to support investigation of teachers’ and learners’ evaluation of the system: its viability as, amongst other things, a means of improving interoperability between Learning Object Management Systems (LOMS) and information search gateways, between creators of learning objects and teachers wishing to purchase or exchange learning objects. Associated with learning objects will be digital rights (DR) and meta-data. In relating the COLIS Demonstrator to teaching experience in the real world, this paper raises some of the issues that educators now face when setting up the learning context, assembling learning resources and sequencing learning activities. Reflection on the contextual situation of staff raises issues which potentially affect the development of an integrated system such as COLIS.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publication16th ODLAA Biennial Forum Conference Proceedings 'Sustaining Quality Learning Environments'
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherOpen and Distant Learning Association of Australia (ODLAA)
    Pages1-8
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0975132601
    Publication statusPublished - 2003
    Event16th Open and Distant Learning Association of Australia: Sustaining Quality Learning Environments - Canberra
    Duration: 1 Oct 20034 Oct 2003

    Conference

    Conference16th Open and Distant Learning Association of Australia: Sustaining Quality Learning Environments
    Period1/10/034/10/03

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