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.
- A simplified authoring interface. Authors can create the main structure of the Unit of Learning from a single learning flow grid.
- Support for authors’ workflow.
- A plug-in architecture has been provided which can link the authoring activity with other tasks.
- UOLs can now be published and populated with learners directly from the ReCourse editor. A single click launches the published UOL in a browser. Users can also register themselves on UOLs, if they have permission.
- Access to repositories has been integrated, so that authors can find and store the UOLs that they are working on.
- Further integration with the Personal Competence Manager 2.0 is currently underway, enabling authors to align UOLs with a competence framework Integration with the runtime system enables users to author services
The latest version is 2.0.3 released 1st February 2010.
|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 version runs on OS X 10.5.x and above.|
|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.
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:
Repository path: /cvsroot/tencompetence
Connection type: pserver
The modules required to run ReCourse are:
It requires Eclipse 3.5.x and some Eclipse plug-ins: