Utilizing students’ inputs to create and manage learning object metadata in educational system
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- Institutt for design 
Nowadays, Learning Objects have played an outsized role in the educational process. They are reusable pieces of the educational material which provides self-contained, usable and reusable unites for learning. One key issue of the learning object is the metadata. Learning objects must be tagged with metadata because it is helpful for searching and reusing. We are facing several challenges related to the creation and management of the learning object metadata. Folksonomy is a popular method used for generating metadata using user generated tags. This thesis explores the values of the student defined tags and lecturer provided keywords and find that student defined tags can be used to create some metadata for describing the learning resource. The thesis also illustrates that lecturer can regard students’ inputs as one kind of feedback which is useful for the lecturer to understand students’ feeling about the material. And lecturer also uses tags as the resource which is helpful for the lecturers to improve their productions. Moreover, this thesis discusses the similarity and the difference between student defined tags and lecturer provided keywords. For the students, tags also indicate their understanding and opinions about the learning object. And other students can understand the learning object from the tags which are one kind of the descriptions.