UDC 004.451.9, DOI:10.2298/CSIS081127001F

The Integration of Learning Object Repositories and Learning Management Systems

Krešimir Fertalj1, Nataša Hoić-Božić2 and Hrvoje Jerković3

  1. Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing, University of Zagreb
    Unska 3, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
  2. Department of Informatics, University of Rijeka
    Omladinska 14, HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia
  3. Zagreb School of Economics and Management
    Jordanovac 110, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia


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.

Key words

learning object repositories, learning management systems, learning objects

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Publication information

Volume 7, Issue 3 (Jun 2010)
Year of Publication: 2010
ISSN: 1820-0214 (Print) 2406-1018 (Online)
Publisher: ComSIS Consortium

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Fertalj, K., Hoić-Božić, N., Jerković, H.: The Integration of Learning Object Repositories and Learning Management Systems. Computer Science and Information Systems, Vol. 7, No. 3, 387-407. (2010), https://doi.org/10.2298/CSIS081127001F