Developed by: University of Oxford TALL
This project extends the capability of Reload, an open source content packaging tool developed with JISC funding. The ability to make standards compliant content packages from course materials is important for interoperability, and thus for broadening the range of re-usable digital resources. However, it is possible to make a compliant content package with badly organised and badly written materials. In addition to this the current flexibility of the Reload tool can be a challenge for the average non-technical user, who initially requires more guidance. There is a need for a simple interface for Reload which guides the author in a step-by-step manner through the process of building a coherently structured content package. This type of interface will encourage non-technical authors to engage with the production of standards compliant e-learning materials. These materials can then be uploaded into the content repository component of the e-learning framework.