Because good research needs good data

Learning Object Metadata

Lorna Campbell, University of Strathclyde 

Published: August 2007

The primary aim of this chapter is to introduce the concept of learning object metadata and to explore its potential for the curation of digital objects used in the context of teaching and learning. The chapter will focus specifically on the IEEE Learning Object Metadata Standard.

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Key Points

  • Overview of learning objects
  • Structure of the LOM conceptual data schema
  • Introduction to application profiles and their role in implementing the LOM standard
  • Case study of the UK LOM Core application profile