A Conceptual Modelling Framework for Standards-Driven Web-Based Distance Learning

  • Luis Anido
  • Martín Llamas
  • Manuel J. Fernández
  • Judith Rodríguez
  • Juan Santos
  • Manuel Caeiro
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 2224)


Internet-based learning environments have proliferated over the last years. Many institutions, both public and private, benefit from them and offer on-line courses and training programs. In most cases, educational resources or software-supported learning services cannot be reused among heterogeneous systems. Additionally, although they share many common features, most e-learning systems are developed from the scratch. In this situation, a need for a standardized conceptual model becomes apparent.

Institutions like the IEEE, the US Department of Defense or the Aviation Industry are currently specifying standards to support information models used in e-learning environments. From these works we present a framework for e-learning. Our proposal includes the application of an OO methodology to derive a reference architecture and design model from those conceptual entities identified by the learning technology standardization process. We have used UML, the Unified Software Development process, object-oriented methodologies for the model defrinition, and eventually, CORBA technology to provide a final implementation.


Information Model Reference Architecture Learn Object Metadata Software Subsystem Metadata Repository 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Anido
    • 1
  • Martín Llamas
    • 1
  • Manuel J. Fernández
    • 1
  • Judith Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Juan Santos
    • 1
  • Manuel Caeiro
    • 1
  1. 1.ETSI TelecomunicacionesUniversidad de VigoVigoSpain

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