Interoperability, learning designs and virtual worlds: issues and strategies

Farley, Helen (2010) Interoperability, learning designs and virtual worlds: issues and strategies. In: Handbook of research on e-learning standards and interoperability: frameworks and issues. Information Science Reference (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 193-206. ISBN 978-161692789-9

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Given the relatively high costs associated with designing and implementing learning designs in virtual worlds, a strategy for the re-use of designs becomes imperative. IMS LD has emerged as the standard for the description and expression of learning designs. This chapter explores some of the issues associated with using the IMS LD specification for learning designs in virtual worlds such as Second Life and multi-player online role playing games such as World of Warcraft. The main issues relate to the inadequate description of collaborative activities and the inability to alter the design 'on-the-fly' in response to learner inputs. Some possible solutions to these problems are considered.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: © 2011 IGI Global. Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Australian Digital Futures Institute
Date Deposited: 21 May 2011 06:38
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2016 03:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: interoperability; IMS LD; learning designs; virtual worlds; games; MUVE; MMORPG
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080305 Multimedia Programming
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61692-789-9.ch009

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