Learning Design Specification
The IMS Learning Design specification supports the use of a wide range of pedagogies in online learning. Rather than attempting to capture the specifics of many pedagogies, it does this by providing a generic and flexible language. This language is designed to enable many different pedagogies to be expressed. The approach has the advantage over alternatives in that only one set of learning design and runtime tools then need to be implemented in order to support the desired wide range of pedagogies. The language was originally developed at the Open University of the Netherlands (OUNL), after extensive examination and comparison of a wide range of pedagogical approaches and their associated learning activities, and several iterations of the developing language to obtain a good balance between generality and pedagogic expressiveness.
Version 1 Final Specification was approved by the IMS Technical Advisory Board in February 2003.
- IMS Learning Design Best Practice Guide
- IMS Learning Design Information Binding
- IMS Learning Design Information Model
Version 1 - Final Specification - PDF
Version 1 -IMS XML Examples and XSDs
- Download the Examples and XSD (zip file)