Different E-learning Paradigms - a Survey
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At the beginning of this decade a new Learning Management System(LMS)was developed at Bergen University College as a continuation of its for-runners. This system has been a great commercial succcessw with the foundation of a company. Their learning system "it's learning" is now being used in many universities, high schools and primary schools in our country. New e-learning paradigms are ow introduced at our university. The "Dynamic Presentation Generator"(DPG) and "Dynamic Content Manager"(DCM)systems,are two such systems. One very important aspect of the DPG system is the decoupling from the formatting. This means for instance that in an educational context the system offers reuse of content and presentatio patterns for developing continuallyonline courses. The system uses the concept of a presentation pattern as a mechanism to capture the key aspects of a web presentation: layout, navigation and data structure. In the DMC project thes ideas are further developed. On focuses on removing the thight association between learning material to specific courses. In this system one defines aconceptual atomic unit of knowledge and builds up courses by the organization of these knowledge elements from the repository.The Systems allows the educator to create an arbitrary collection of knowldge elements, tag them with metainformation as a single unit and link the unit with previously saved and similar aggregations.The DCM systemuses the ides of Concept Maps to model the relationships between the knowledge elements thet can be created by the intructor or the author.
Presentation at the MIT LINC Conference, Amman, Jordan October 28-30 2007: Technology-Enabled Education : a Catalyst for Positive Change. http://linc.mit.edu