The learning-resource-type is dead, long live the learning- resource-type!

Carsten Ullrich

In: Learning Objects and Learning Designs 1 1 Seiten 7-15 2005.


Re-use is a major instructional and economic motivation for the wide propagation of the learning objects paradigm. Re-use, especially automatic re-use, requires metadata, and although IEEE LOM and similar standards provide an abundance of properties, they fail to represent relevant information about learning object, namely the instructional purpose of the object. The property learning-resource-type partly tackles the problem, but mixes several kinds of purposes and omits others. In this paper, I will describe an ontology of instructional objects that synthesizes a number of pedagogical theories and knowledge representations and provides an exhaustive description of the purpose of a learning object thanks to which instructional re-use becomes easier possible.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence