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CEN/ISSS Survey of EMLs – invitation to participate
June 06, 2002

The CEN/ISSS Workshop on Learning Technologies has commissioned a survey of current Educational Modelling Languages (EMLs).

EMLs are being developed and used around the world. They tend to be based around XML and are used to create highly-structured course material. An EML-based course might offer features such as: re-useable course material, personalised interaction for individual students, media independence, etc.

The CEN/ISSS Workshop on Learning Technologies (WSLT) is working on a preparatory agreement that may ultimately lead to an official European standard. Through standardization, it would be possible, for example, for course material to be re-used between compliant EML platforms from different vendors. This study of existing EMLs has been commissioned in order to inform the WSLT in its work.

If you have developed, or are developing, an educational modelling language, we would like to hear from you. Specifically, the survey would like to receive any information you might care to send, such as the EML’s information model, DTD and practices. Your information should be sent to Dr. Nikolaus Kovacs ( The closing date for submitting information to be included in the survey is 28th September, 2001.

A workshop will take place at the University of Turin on 3rd October, to which you are invited. This will be an opportunity to demonstrate your EML.

Please look at the attached file for further details.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Adrian Rawlings

Co-ordinator, CEN/ISSS WSLT EML Study

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