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Michael Derntl: OpenGLM: The Open Graphical Learning Modeller

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Yishay Mor
5 October 2011

In this paper I present the Open Graphical Learning Modeller (OpenGLM), an open-source learning design authoring tool which supports IMS Learning Design at levels A and B. The tool was conceived to facilitate non-IMS LD experts in creating, sharing and reusing units of learning. To achieve this, OpenGLM focuses on two features that differentiate it from most other IMS LD authoring tools. First, it adopts a visual modelling metaphor that conceals the complex and unintuitive elements and structures of IMS LD from the graphical user interface. Second, it provides built-in search, import and export access to an open repository which hosts more than 80,000 educational resources ranging from single learning objects to full online courses.

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Installation Instructions

  1. Get the OpenGLM 1.1.106 package for Windows, Mac OSX, or Linux from http://sourceforge.net/projects/openglm
  2. Extract the package contents to any directory
  3. Make sure you have the newest version of the Java runtime (JRE 1.6) installed on your machine (e.g. by downloading it from http://www.java.com/download)
  4. Run oglm.exe (Windows) or oglm.app (Mac), or oglm (Linux)

Yishay Mor
14:23 on 7 October 2011 (Edited 22:44 on 9 October 2011)

Find more details on using OpenGLM on the ICOPER Training Infrastructure.

Michael Derntl
18:23 on 9 October 2011

Get started with OpenGLM using the demo scenario in the OpenGLM Demo Task Handout

Michael Derntl
08:21 on 11 October 2011

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