LessonML: A markup language to facilitate the exchange and presentation of lesson plans

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Abstract

In the Hong Kong Institute of Education (abbr. HKIEd), a vast amount of lesson plans for primary and secondary teaching practices are prepared by our pre-service teachers. These valuable documents are being wasted each year. One reason for this is that there are lack of formal mechanism to keep them. The other reason is that the non-standardization of these electronic documents prevents an effective exchange and retrieval of their contents. In this paper, a formal markup language for lesson plans is proposed and developed using XML. The formalization for the various components of lesson plans helps to foster a non-ambiguous data model. Using XML technology, not only we can relevantly query the lesson plans, we can display their contents in a variety of formats and styles using web-based technologies such as XSL and XSLT. Copyright © 2002 AACE.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002
EditorsMargaret DRISCOLL, Thomas C. REEVES
Place of PublicationChesapeake
PublisherThe Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
Pages2199-2202
ISBN (Print)9781880094464
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Citation

So, S. (2002). LessonML: A markup language to facilitate the exchange and presentation of lesson plans. In M. Driscoll, T. C. Reeves (Eds.), Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2002 (pp. 2199-2202). Chesapeake, VA: The Association for Advancement of Computing in Education.

Keywords

  • Educational technology
  • Hong Kong
  • Lesson plans
  • Secondary education