ReCourse is a tool to create IMS Learning Design compliant Units of Learning. It is free, open source, cross-platform and extensible. It was developed as part of the European-funded TENCompetence project.

IMS Learning Design is extensive and complex, and there are very few effective and easy to use tools available which teachers can use to produce Units of Learning which are compliant with the specification. TENCompetence has developed ReCourse to provide learning designers with a solution.

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Downloads

The latest version is 2.0.3 released 1st February 2010.

Windows

 

Windows version without Java. Install this version if you already have Java installed.
Windows version with Java. Install this version if you don't already have Java installed, don't know or don't care.

Mac

 

Mac version runs on OS X 10.5.x and above.

Linux

 

Linux 32-bit version.
Linux 64-bit version.

 

Documentation and User Guide

We have provided a User Guide here.

For information about the IMS Learning Design specification we suggest that you examine the documentation provided by IMS here.

The release history of the editor is here.

 

Developer

ReCourse is written in Java using the Eclipse Rich Client Platform framework and is open sourced under a BSD-type licence. It is a modular system and can be easily extended by means of Eclipse-based plug-ins.

The source code is in a CVS repository at SourceForge:

Host: tencompetence.cvs.sourceforge.net
Repository path: /cvsroot/tencompetence
Connection type: pserver
User: anonymous

The modules required to run ReCourse are:

org.tencompetence.jdom
wp6/org.eclipse.epf.richtext
wp6/org.tencompetence.imsldmodel
wp6/org.tencompetence.ldauthor
wp6/org.tencompetence.ldauthor.fedora
wp6/org.tencompetence.ldauthor.opendock
wp6/org.tencompetence.ldpublisher
wp6/org.tencompetence.ldvisualiser
wp6/org.tencompetence.qtieditor
wp6/org.tencompetence.widgetadvert

It requires Eclipse 3.5.x and some Eclipse plug-ins:

GEF 3.5.x
Zest 1.2.x