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Learning Design

A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training

Editors: Koper, Rob, Tattersall, Colin (Eds.)

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E-learning is still in its infancy. This can be seen both in the limited pedagogical quality and lack of portability of e-learning content, and in the lack of user-friendly tools to exploit the opportunities offered by current technologies. To be successful, e-learning must offer effective and attractive courses and programmes to learners, while at the same time providing a pleasant and effective work environment for staff members who have the task to develop course materials, plan the learning processes, provide tutoring, and assess performance.

To overcome these deficiencies, the IMS Global Learning Consortium Inc. released the Learning Design Specification in 2003. With Learning Design it is possible to develop and present advanced, interoperable e-learning courses embracing educational role and game playing methods, problem-based learning, learning community approaches, adaptivity and peer coaching and assessment methods.

In this handbook Koper and Tattersall have put together contributions from members of the "Valkenburg Group", consisting of 33 experts deeply involved in e-learning and more specifically learning design. The result is a rich and lasting source of information for both e-learning course and tool developers, providing information about the specification itself, how to implement it in practice, what tools to use, and what pitfalls to avoid. The book not only reports first experiences, but also goes beyond the current state of the art by looking at future prospects and emerging applications.

About the authors

Rob Koper is Director of R&D Learning Technologies and member of the Management Team of the Educational Technology Expertise Centre (OTEC) of the Open University of The Netherlands. Results: EML (Educational Modelling Language), IMS Learning Design, models for competency based learning, personalised instruction, web-based learning environments, XML based authoring environments (design, editing, content management), pedagogical meta-models and new generative models for building personalised curricula). Leader of new 5 year programme into Self-Organized Learning Networks.

Colin Tattersall studied Computational Science before working on his PhD at the Computer Based Learning Unit at Leeds University. He subsequently moved to The Netherlands to work for the R&D arm of one of the major Dutch telecommunications operators. There, he investigated new technologies in the area of sales and marketing support systems, publishing several articles and participating in technology dissemination and consultancy exercises. In the mid-nineties, he moved into the software industry, working as Product Manager for a company specializing in (XML-based) support systems for knowledge-intensive processes. In mid 2002 he joined The Open University of The Netherlands as an educational technologist, where his responsibilities cover work related to innovation in e-learning and learning technology standardisation.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • An Introduction to Learning Design

    Rob Koper

    Pages 3-20

  • A Reference Implementation of a Learning Design Engine

    Harrie Martens, Hubert Vogten

    Pages 91-108

  • Collaboration in Learning Design Using Peer-to-Peer Technologies

    Michael J. Halm, Bill Olivier, Umer Farooq, Christopher Hoadley

    Pages 203-213

  • Applying Learning Design to Self-Directed Learning

    Martin Morrey, Charles Duncan, Peter Douglas

    Pages 271-280

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-27360-8
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  • Download immediately after purchase
Hardcover $119.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-22814-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-06162-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Design
Book Subtitle
A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training
Editors
  • Rob Koper
  • Colin Tattersall
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-27360-8
DOI
10.1007/b138966
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-22814-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06162-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 412
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