Wednesday, December 14, 2005

In search of Learning Object Metadata Editors

I was alerted to this resource from Stephen's Web for highlighting Norm Friesen's page on LOM Editors .

This resource provides an overview of a range of LOM editing/creation tools which "support the creation of high-quality learning object metadata" necessary for successful implementation of the IEEE LOM standard. It provides brief descriptors and links to a list of tools (updated post 2004 and readily available) which users can test and evaluate.

"CanCore suggests that tools for metadata editing and management should generally expose their users to as little of the complexity of LOM element names and structures as possible... (as the) ... significance and complexity of many of these names and structures are likley to be challenging except for very specialized users."

Tools include the popular Reload v 2.0. Alas, some of the other links were dead when I tried to access them tonight.

Also interested in exploring the potential of the New Zealand open source eXe tool (off-line authoring environment to assist teachers and academics in the publishing of web content without the need to become proficient in HTML or XML markup).
Anyone else trialling eXe?

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