On-line Trading of Rights-Enabled Learning Objects

Renato Iannella
International Journal of Electronic Commerce,
Volume 8, Number 4, Summer 2004, pp. 99.

Abstract: The trading of learning objects, with a specific focus on using rights information for e-commerce, is destined to provide the much-promised return-on-investment needs of the e-learning community. This paper proposes a rights-expression language for use in the e-commerce trading of learning materials and demonstrates it in a national project. The paper highlights the need for technology standards for learning object description, packaging, commerce, and digital rights management to enable the open and interoperable commerce of learning objects.

Key Words and Phrases: Digital rights management, learning objects, open digital rights language, rights-based trading.