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ContentNet: A Framework for the Interoperability of Educational Content Using Standard IMS

Torres, V.; Lucena, C.J.P.; Fuks, H. ContentNet: A Framework for the Interoperability of Educational Content Using Standard IMS. Computers and Education Journal , Volume 37(3/4), pp. 273-295. Elsevier Science Press: 2001. ISSN 0360-1315.
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Temas: CSCL, Aprendizagem Colaborativa, Desenvolvimento de Sistemas, Web

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Abstract: The World Wide Web arises as a means to facilitate communication and provide an easier user interface to obtain distributed data. The WWW was organized to allow information contained within it to be read by machines, without them needing to be concerned about interpreting the content. With the increase in the volume of information on the Web, finding, accessing and obtaining information from it became extremely difficult. Seeking a solution to this problem, the IMS project, a consortium of academic, commercial and governmental organizations, has been developing and proposing specifications to facilitate the growth and viability of online activities in the area of education. One of the most important activities of the project is the learning process on the Internet, with the possibility of interoperability between different environments to give support to Web-based education. Based on this project and on the need to re-use the contents already present in the Web-based education servers, this work presents an object oriented framework that facilitates the description, localization and use of educational content available in servers compatible with the IMS project.