EN 15982:2011

Metadata for Learning Opportunities (MLO) - Advertising

Publication date:   Apr 19, 2012

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Mar 5, 2023


CEN/TC 353 Information and Communication Technologies for Learning, Education and Training

European Norm

35.240.90   IT applications in education



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This European Standard specifies the characteristics of electronic representation of Learning Opportunities in order to facilitate their advertising and subsequent discovery by prospective learners.
Key users of the standard will be:
- those who provide opportunities for learning and wish to advertise them;
- those who offer electronic search services that aggregate results from multiple Learning Opportunity providers;
- those who wish to compare Learning Opportunities that have been represented electronically.
This European Standard specifies an abstract model for representing Learning Opportunities. The model specifies three resources about which metadata can be stored to facilitate advertising of Learning Opportunities:
a) the Learning Opportunity Provider;
b) the Learning Opportunity Specification; and
c) the Learning Opportunity Instance.
This European Standard specifies the characteristics of relations between the three resources and recommends a core set of metadata for each.

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EN 15982:2011
90.93 Standard confirmed
Mar 5, 2023