[etoys-dev] educational content mapping

Timothy Falconer timothy at squeakland.org
Tue Sep 1 05:35:25 EDT 2009

On Aug 31, 2009, at 2:36 PM, antonio wrote:

> Hello,
> The Public Education Departments are complaints from teachers about  
> how to find digital educational materials that may concern them, so  
> they try to unify criteria and establish standards for storage ...
> As far as I know there are two widely used standards: SCORM,  
> cataloging more oriented to test-type material, yes/no exercises  
> etc., and IMS (http://www.imsglobal.org/), much less "behaviorist".
> IMS Common Cartridge is basically a standard digital learning  
> content that defines a usage profile of four existing specifications:

> 1 .- IEEE LOM (metadata)
> 2 .- IMS Content Packaging v1.2
> 3 .- IMS Question & Test Interoperability
> 4 .- IMS Web Authorization Service v1.0

> We're not talking about fun subjects at all, but in my opinion, to  
> facilitate the integration of projects done in Squeak in these  
> public servers is very important.
> European Community is trying this:
> http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/econtentplus/index_en.htm
> A little more:
> http://www2.sims.berkeley.edu/research/projects/how-much-info-2003/execsum.htm
> Of course, nor teacher neither children can fill a big questionnaire  
> with dificult questions at save project moment, but this two  
> materials (metadata packaging by code at save moment and the  
> information introduced by the project's creator) could approach to  
> IMS standard.

We have a page on our wiki called "curriculum mapping" here:


Can someone volunteer to extract outlines from IMS and others sources  
and summarize on that page?  Feel free to restructure the page in any  
way you like.

This would be a useful starting point for discussion.  I also know of  
IB (International Baccalaureate).  I'm sure there are many others,  
probably the UN, etc.

Take care,
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