The Integration of Learning Object Repositories and Learning Management Systems

Krešimir Fertalj, Nataša Hoić-Božić, Hrvoje Jerković

The systems aimed for manipulating large number of courses and students are called Learning Management Systems (LMS). A LMS can have excellent performance implemented through advanced Web technologies but it is often accompanied by a poor or rarely used repository of institution’s educational content. It has still remained. Still remains a problem how to allow users of a LMS to easily modify and integrate the content from federated e-learning repositories into their courses. This article presents an analysis of present repository frameworks and projects. FEDORA (Flexible Extensible Digital Repository Object Architecture) framework is explained as an alternative repository solution. A pilot application has been developed to demonstrate the interaction between a LMS and its repository.