Learning Design

A Handbook on Modelling and Delivering Networked Education and Training

  • Rob Koper
  • Colin Tattersall

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. The Specification, Architectures and Tools

    1. Rob Koper
      Pages 3-20
    2. Bill Olivier, Colin Tattersall
      Pages 21-40
    3. Colin Tattersall, Hubert Vogten, Rob Koper
      Pages 63-73
    4. Hubert Vogten, Rob Koper, Harrie Martens, Colin Tattersall
      Pages 75-90
    5. Harrie Martens, Hubert Vogten
      Pages 91-108
    6. David Griffiths, Josep Blat, Rocío Garcia, Hubert Vogten, K L Kwong
      Pages 109-135
  3. Designing E-Learning Courses

    1. Peter Sloep, Hans Hummel, Jocelyn Manderveld
      Pages 139-160
    2. Gilbert Paquette, Ileana de la Teja, Michel Léonard, Karin Lundgren-Cayrol, Olga Marino
      Pages 161-184
    3. Desirée Joosten-ten Brinke, Pierre Gorissen, Ignace Latour
      Pages 185-202
    4. Michael J. Halm, Bill Olivier, Umer Farooq, Christopher Hoadley
      Pages 203-213
    5. Brendon Towle, Michael Halm
      Pages 215-226
    6. Griff Richards
      Pages 227-237
    7. José Janssen, Henry Hermans
      Pages 253-267
  4. Experience

    1. Martin Morrey, Charles Duncan, Peter Douglas
      Pages 271-280
    2. Patrick McAndrew, Martin Weller
      Pages 281-290
    3. Peter van Rosmalen, Jesús Boticario
      Pages 291-301
    4. Colin Tattersall, Hubert Vogten, Henry Hermans
      Pages 303-310
    5. Gilbert Paquette, Olga Marino, Ileana de la Teja, Michel Léonard, Karin Lundgren-Cayrol
      Pages 311-325
    6. David Griffiths, Josep Blat, Francisco Casado, Rocio Garcia, Juanjo Martinez, Sergio Sayago
      Pages 327-339
    7. Pierre Gorissen, Colin Tattersall
      Pages 341-365
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 367-412

About this book


E-learning is still in its infancy. This can be seen both in the limited pedagogical quality and lack of portability of e-learning content, and in the lack of user-friendly tools to exploit the opportunities offered by current technologies. To be successful, e-learning must offer effective and attractive courses and programmes to learners, while at the same time providing a pleasant and effective work environment for staff members who have the task to develop course materials, plan the learning processes, provide tutoring, and assess performance.

To overcome these deficiencies, the IMS Global Learning Consortium Inc. released the Learning Design Specification in 2003. With Learning Design it is possible to develop and present advanced, interoperable e-learning courses embracing educational role and game playing methods, problem-based learning, learning community approaches, adaptivity and peer coaching and assessment methods.

In this handbook Koper and Tattersall have put together contributions from members of the "Valkenburg Group", consisting of 33 experts deeply involved in e-learning and more specifically learning design. The result is a rich and lasting source of information for both e-learning course and tool developers, providing information about the specification itself, how to implement it in practice, what tools to use, and what pitfalls to avoid. The book not only reports first experiences, but also goes beyond the current state of the art by looking at future prospects and emerging applications.


Adaptive Learning Environments E-Learning EML Educational Games Educational Modelling Language IMS Global Learning Consortium IMS Learning Design Networked Learning Self-Directed Learning Valkenburg Group architecture learning modeling

Editors and affiliations

  • Rob Koper
    • 1
  • Colin Tattersall
    • 1
  1. 1.Educational Technology Expertise CentreOpen University of the NetherlandsAT HeerlenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Computer Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-22814-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27360-8
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