Investigating the suitability of pedagogical descriptors for digital learning resources

Shirley Agostinho, Sue Bennett, Lori Lockyer, Barry Harper

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This paper reports on the initial work conducted by a project focussed on exploring how learning objects could be used by university teachers and instructional designers to create learning experiences for their students. The project's aim is to devise a Smart Learning Design Framework to guide the development of quality learning experiences. The framework is based on the concept of a learning design within which learning objects can be integrated. The premise is that learning objects are reusable and if effectively described with metadata, they can be retrieved and incorporated into a learning design. Pedagogical descriptors within the IEEE Learning Object Metadata (LOM) standard were examined to determine their suitability for use in this project. The findings indicate that some enhancements to these descriptors are required.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationED-MEDIA 2004-world conference on educational multimedia, hypermedia & telecommunications
EditorsLorenzo Cantoni, Catherine McLoughlin
Place of PublicationLugano, Switzerland
PublisherAssociation for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781880094532
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes
EventWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2004) - Lugano, Switzerland
Duration: 21 Jun 200426 Jun 2004


ConferenceWorld Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications (2004)


  • learning object
  • learning object metadata
  • LOM
  • learning design

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