LRMI Interactivity Type Vocabulary

Title LRMI Interactivity Type Vocabulary
Creator: LRMI Task Group (DC-Education Community)
Editors: Phil Barker
Stuart Sutton
Date Issued 2017-12-20
Scheme Identifier
RDF/ttl encoding
Status: DCMI Community Specification
Description: The LRMI Interactivity Type Vocabulary defines some possible values for the type of interactivity of a learning resource. It is designed to provide values for the lrmi interactivityType property.
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC:BY 4.0).

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  1. Introduction and Definitions
  2. Namespaces and Scheme Identifiers
  3. Interactivity Type Vocabulary

1. Introduction and Definitions

LRMI Interactivity Type Vocabulary is a small vocabulary intended to provide values for the LRMI interactivityType property in learning resource description and web markup. It is one of several such vocabularies from LRMI. For a general description of the approach common to all LRMI concept schemes see the LRMI Concept Schemes page. As with all LRMI concept schemes, the intention is to provide a small number of broad, top-level concepts. Users who need to classify against more specific concepts are encouraged to declare these concepts using SKOS and to map them to the appropriate LRMI concept using skos:broadMatch.

The vocabulary is defined as a Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) Concept Scheme. A subset of terms from the table shown on the LRMI Concept Schemes page is used in defining the concept scheme and its associated concepts. These terms are drawn from the SKOS and other namespaces identified in Section 2.

2. Namespaces and Scheme Identifiers

The namespaces in the table below are referenced in the definitions of the concept schemes and their component concepts:

Prefix IRI
dc DCMI Metadata Element Set
dct DCMI Metadata Terms
rdf RDF 1.1 Concepts vocabulary
rdfs The RDF Schema vocabulary
skos Simple Knowledge Organization System
xsd XML Schema (datatypes)

The IRI for the LRMI Interactivity Type Concept Scheme,, is abbreviated as the prefix interact. Thus interact:active stands for

3. Interactivity Type

Type: SKOS:ConceptScheme
Description: A concept scheme that defines the predominant interact mode of the learning resource being described.
Date Created: 2017-03-01
Date Modified: 2017-12-20
Source: Based on the IEEE Learning Object Metadata standard (IEEE/LOM - IEEE 1484.12.1-202).


Label: active
Definition: Learning that engages and challenges the learner's thinking using real-life and/or imaginary situations taking advantage of the opportunities for learning presented by investigating, exploring, events, and life experiences.
Source: Based on the IEEE Learning Object Metadata standard (IEEE 1484.12.1-202 (LOMv1.0)).


Label: expositive
Definition: Use of a subject-matter expert to explain a concept or give clear and concise information in a purposeful way to the passive learner.
Source: Based on the IEEE Learning Object Metadata standard (IEEE 1484.12.1-202 (LOMv1.0)).


Label: mixed
Definition: Instructional interactions comprised of a mix of active learning and expositive approaches.
Source: Based on IEEE Learning Object Metadata standard (IEEE 1484.12.1-202 (LOMv1.0)).

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