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INFORMATICS IN EDUCATION, 2010, Vol. 9, No. 2, 217-228
© Institute of Mathematics and Informatics,

ISSN 1648-5831

Technology-Based Lesson Plans: Preparation and Description

Svetlana KUBILINSKIENE, Valentina DAGIENE

Institute of Mathematics and Informatics Akademijos 4, LT-08663 Vilnius, Lithuania E-mail: svetlana.kubilinskiene@itc.smm.lt; dagiene@ktl.mii.lt

Abstract

A lesson plan is an important methodological component of the learning process. The key purpose of the article is to analyse the current situation and suggest how the information technologies can assist in the development of lesson plans, their accumulation and retrieval, thus ensuring their effective application. The authors disclose the problems of lesson plan creation and their description as well as make comparative analysis of information and lesson plan templates provided at learning objects storages. The authors identified the main components of lesson plans and their description, based on application of learning objects metadata standard model and the principles for improving the model elements as well as on the results of the analysis made, and proposed the templates for creating the technology-based lesson plans and their description. The development of lesson plans and descriptions will allow educators reuse didactic resources (lesson plans) as an effective learning tool. The storage of didactic resources will allow teachers to use the best practices, and the same learning objects in different learning scenarios.

Keywords:

technology enhanced learning, lesson plan, lesson plans template, learning object, metadata


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