Metadata for describing learning scenarios under the European Higher Education Area paradigm

  • Ana-Elena Guerrero
  • Julià Minguillón
  • Lourdes Guàrdia
  • Albert Sangrà

n this paper we identify the requirements for creating formal descriptions of learning scenarios designed under the European Higher Education Area paradigm, using competences and learning activities as the basic pieces of the learning process, instead of contents and learning resources, pursuing personalization. Classical arrangements of content based courses are no longer enough to describe all the richness of this new learning process, where user profiles, competences and complex hierarchical itineraries need to be properly combined. We study the intersection with the current IMS Learning Design specification and the additional metadata required for describing such learning scenarios. This new approach involves the use of case based learning and collaborative learning in order to acquire and develop competences, following adaptive learning paths in two structured levels.


Teaching Plan Competence Development Personalization Issue Virtual Learning Environment Learning Scenario 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana-Elena Guerrero
  • Julià Minguillón
  • Lourdes Guàrdia
  • Albert Sangrà
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  1. 1.Psychology and Educational Science StudiesUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya

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