Opportunities and Challenges of Formal Instructional Modeling for Web-Based Learning

  • Michael Derntl
  • Susanne Neumann
  • Petra Oberhuemer
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7048)


In digital repositories around the globe there is an abundance of available resources like learning objects, learning designs, teaching methods, and assessments. Building web-based learning opportunities by exploiting these resources is a complex endeavor with controversial motivational underpinnings. It requires provision of support for accessing, using and packaging the resources with interoperable, usable and user-friendly tools and within a trustworthy environment. In this paper, we address the interoperability issue by implementing tool support for the process of designing learning opportunities based on existing educational resources in a tool called OpenGLM. We conducted a qualitative end-user evaluation based on an instructional design task. Addressing the motivational underpinnings, we identify a number of challenges and opportunities to adoption of formal instructional modeling: on the individual level the main challenge is the lack of motivation to share good-practice examples; on the institutional level the key to harness the opportunities lies in the provision of support measures and quality control.


Teaching Method Instructional Design Instructional Modeling Learn Design Bologna Declaration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Derntl
    • 1
  • Susanne Neumann
    • 2
  • Petra Oberhuemer
    • 2
  1. 1.Information Systems & DatabasesRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  2. 2.Center for Teaching and LearningUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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