LRMI/Specification v0.5

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LRMI Draft Specification

This is the 0.5 version of the Learning Resources Metadata Initiative specification as created by the LRMI Technical Working Group (TWG). This is a pre-release draft.


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LRMI Specification version 0.5

Property Expected Type Description LOM approximate DC approx. approx.
Education Specific
intendedEndUserRole The individual or group for which the work in question was produced.
  • Ex: "student"
  • Ex: "teacher"
intendedEndUserRole audience
teachesCompetencies The competency, learning standard, and/or skill that the work teaches. conformsTo
requiresCompetencies The competency, learning standard, and/or skill that the work requires the user to already have.
assessesCompetencies The competency, learning standard, and/or skill that the work assesses.
educationalUse The purpose of the work in the context of education.
  • Ex: "assignment"
  • Ex: “group work”

(ISO 8601)

Approximate or typical time it takes to work with or through this learning resource for the typical intended target audience.
  • Ex: "P30M"
  • Ex: "P1H25M"
typicalLearningTime (5.9)
typicalAgeRange The typical range of ages the content's intendedEndUser.
  • Ex: "7-9"
  • Ex: "18-"
typicalAgeRange educationLevel
interactivityType The predominate mode of learning supported by the learning resource. Acceptable values are active, expositive, or mixed.
  • Ex: "active"
  • Ex: "mixed"
Interactivity Type
learningResourceType The predominate type or kind characterizing the learning resource.
  • Ex: "presentation"
  • Ex: "handout"
Learning Resource Type
General Terms
  These terms are important for terms used with learning resources but are also useful beyond just learning resources. They have no equivalent.
useRightsURL The URL where the owner specifies permissions for using the resource. rights:Copyright and Other Restrictions (6.2) license
isBasedOnURL A resource that was used in the creation of this resource. This term can be repeated for multiple sources. isBasedOn source
Accessibility-related terms -- Examples
  This list of terms was created in partnership with CAST
wcagVersion The URL of the version of the WCAG that is being verified against.
wcagCriteria A list of compliant WCAG criteria for the resource.
wcagVerificationDate Date The date the WCAG verification was made.
wcagVerificationBy or The person or organization that made the WCAG verification.
technologiesRequired A list of technologies required for use the resource.
technologiesRecommended A list of technologies recommend for use of the resource in addition to the required technologies.
Already adequately expressed in
  These terms are important terms used with learning resources that are currently well covered by
title The title of the resource. Title title Thing:name
topic The subject of the content. subject CreativeWork:About
created The date on which the resource was created. Created created CreativeWork:dateCreated
creator The individual credited with the creation of the resource. Contribute creator CreativeWork:author
publisher The organization credited with publishing the resource. publisher CreativeWork:publisher
language The primary language of the resource. Language language CreativeWork:inLanguage
mediaType The type of media which is being described. type CreativeWork:genre