Xpublisher for Learning Content simplifies the cross-media publishing and individualization of learning media and exercise materials.
Learning is becoming more and more individual, and so is learning content. In the production of learning media, it is becoming increasingly difficult for publishers to efficiently and flexibly meet the heterogeneous needs on different channels. Although there are technical solutions, these are often complex and require expensive implementation projects with a long time-to-market.The ability to distribute training material from print to the Learning Management System in all channels is a unique feature of Xpublisher's Learning Content Module. Dealing with exercise material is the key to successful cross-media production in the learning media sector.
(Andreas Zapfl, Product Owner)
With Xpublisher for Learning Content, learning media can be recorded in a structured way and managed sustainably with a data model specialized on didactic elements. Learning texts are entered directly in the web-based Xeditor as content units in XML and provided with metadata. The MS-Word-like editor provides the familiar toolbox such as titles, tables, lists and markup formats.
Various didactic elements such as Advance Organizer, examples, in-depths or simple question types are already predefined in the schema and can be intelligently controlled in output workflows. For example, all summaries can be summarized at the end of a book.
The learning texts are enriched with links to media assets from the integrated media database. Pictures, graphics, multimedia elements and other documents with extensive metadata and license information are stored there.
Another important addition to the content units are intelligent exercise materials: eight question types can be created directly via an editor and saved as XML units. Xpubli-sher for Learning Content uses QTI (Question and Testing Interoperability) as XML schema for this purpose, which is natively supported by various Learning Management Systems. Intelligent questions with solution and feedback logic can thus be imported directly into e-learning systems via QTI.
The SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) is a reference model for exchangeable electronic learning content from the Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative. SCORM comprises a (variable) collection of standards and specifications from different sources to enable easy interchangeability, common access and reusability in different environments of web-based learning content (e-learning).
IMS Question & Test Interoperability is a standardized data format defined by the IMS Global Learning Consortium and developed specifically for the design of online materials. Online questions and answers, quizzes, multiple-choice tests can be created and applied and varied in all standardized programs. An exchange of tests and quizzes between different applications is therefore possible. The data format is also suitable for storing test results.
The Darwin Information Typing Architecture (DITA) is a document format similar to the well-known DocBook. DITA is developed by IBM and OASIS as a free architecture and is available free of charge as a document type definition (DTD).