The Benefits and Future of Standards: Metadata and Beyond

  • Christian M. Stracke
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-16552-8_32

Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 108)
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Stracke C.M. (2010) The Benefits and Future of Standards: Metadata and Beyond. In: Sánchez-Alonso S., Athanasiadis I.N. (eds) Metadata and Semantic Research. MTSR 2010. Communications in Computer and Information Science, vol 108. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

This article discusses the benefits and future of standards and presents the generic multi-dimensional Reference Model. First the importance and the tasks of interoperability as well as quality development and their relationship are analyzed. Especially in e-Learning their connection and interdependence is evident: Interoperability is one basic requirement for quality development. In this paper, it is shown how standards and specifications are supporting these crucial issues. The upcoming ISO metadata standard MLR (Metadata for Learning Resource) will be introduced and used as example for identifying the requirements and needs for future standardization. In conclusion a vision of the challenges and potentials for e-Learning standardization is outlined.

Keywords

e-Learning standards and specifications interoperability quality development standardization committees and initiatives Generic Reference Model for e-Learning standards ISO/IEC JTC1 SC36 CEN TC 353 Metadata for Learning Resources (MLR) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian M. Stracke
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  1. 1.Information Systems for Production and Operations Management, Institute for Computer Science and Business Information SystemsUniversity of Duisburg-EssenEssenGermany

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