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DigiCULT
I
NTRODUCTION
This is a summary of the main challenges or issues
facing the European cultural and scientific heritage
sector in the use of learning objects. It is based on
discussions held at the DigiCULT Forum expert
round table on Learning Objects.The issues are in
no particular order of importance and only highlight
the main areas considered. Notes are added to expand
on some of the points.
Some assumptions are that:
| learning objects can be almost anything used to
support learning;
| archivists and others do not need to provide the
links to curricula - these may be provided by
educators;
| some information, metadata, will be associated with
each object and this may exist separately from the
object;
| there may be many metadata records, from multiple
sources, associated with a single object.
C
HALLENGES
F
ACING THE
H
ERITAGE
S
ECTOR
By Mike Collett
schemeta, UK
R
ECOMMENDATIONS AND
A
CTIONS
Some general recommendations for decision-makers
| Select open standards and specifications
| Understand the creation of application profiles and
interoperability
| Identify where they have interactions
| Develop models for a channel strategy,
partnerships, scope, value chains, competencies
| Identify key performance indicators and impact
| Change management
Some actions
| Provide some models and use cases
| Clarify how others (educators) can add metadata
(educational value) to resources
| Provide free tagging tools
| Produce a Learning Object Metadata profile for
cultural heritage
| Establish a community of practice
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