CourseEditor: A course planning tool compatible with IMS-LD

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dc.contributor.author López Cuevas, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Muñoz-Merino, Pedro J.
dc.contributor.author Fernández Panadero, Mª Carmen
dc.contributor.author Delgado Kloos, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-30T11:39:34Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-30T11:39:34Z
dc.date.issued 2013-09
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Computer Applications in Engineering Education (2013). 21(3), 421-431.
dc.identifier.issn 1061-3773
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10016/19963
dc.description.abstract For the successful adoption of Computer Based Learning (CBL), it is necessary to provide teachers with user-friendly authoring tools that guide them in the process of planning a course. It is important that the documents generated by these tools are compliant with CBL standards to ensure that the instructional designs made by the teachers remain valid regardless of the Learning Management System (LMS) used to deliver the course. IMS-Learning Design (IMS-LD) is one of the most accepted specifications by the educational community for modeling of learning processes. There are some authoring-tools that allow export learning designs in IMS-LD but they are not course-planning oriented. In addition, a big challenge is how to improve the user interfaces of these tools in order to be easier to use for regular teachers. This paper presents CourseEditor, a course planning authoring tool that allows a teacher to describe the complete planning of a course (objectives, contents, methodology, and evaluation) and export the results in an IMS-LD compatible format. The paper provides a novel modeling of course planning that takes into account ideas from different instructional theories. CourseEditor combines power and flexibility, with the simplicity of an interface that can be used by teachers with no technical background. The paper illustrates the use of the tool creating a course on Telematic Services in the context of a Telecommunications Engineering degree. In addition, the relationships of course planning and IMS-LD are presented, showing which information of course planning can be represented in IMS-LD and which not. (c) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Comput Appl Eng Educ 21: 421-431, 2013
dc.description.sponsorship This research has been partially funded by the following projects: project "Learn3: Towards Learning of the Third Kind" funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation under grant No. TIN2008-05163/TSI and project E_MADRID: "Investigación y Desarrollo de Tecnologías para el e-Learning en la Comunidad de Madrid" funded by the Madrid Regional Government under grant No. S2009/TIC-1650.
dc.format.extent 28
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Wiley Periodicals
dc.rights © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
dc.subject.other Authoring tool
dc.subject.other Course planning
dc.subject.other Software tool
dc.subject.other Educational standards
dc.subject.other IMS-LD
dc.title CourseEditor: A course planning tool compatible with IMS-LD
dc.type article
dc.description.status Publicado
dc.relation.publisherversion http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cae.20486
dc.subject.eciencia Telecomunicaciones
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/cae.20486
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.relation.projectID Gobierno de España. TIN2008-05163/TSI
dc.relation.projectID Comunidad de Madrid. S2009/TIC-1650/E-MADRID
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 421
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 431
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Computer Applications in Engineering Education
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 21
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000013746
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