IsraCoreMAOR operates under the IsraCore standard and serves as a model and example for use of the Israeli standard. IsraCore is an Israeli standard for learning object meta-data established in order to create a common standard and language for all the institutions involving in digital learning content in Israel, which will also match international standards. Incorporation of the IsraCore standard makes possible establish a common national repository for learning objects, as well as facilitates information management and sharing, content creation and development and efficiency in searching for learning materials. The IsraCore is based on the LOM – Learning Object Metadata – standard, used in Europe. The standard defines information on objects according to several parameters, such as: search fields, object thesaurus, the possibility of editing an uploaded object, etc. The standard was created by a workgroup including representatives from IUCC, Israeli Academia and education, the Israeli Internet Organization and various content provides. Adoption of the IsraCore standard by different institutions involve of the development of learning materials aids in the creation of a common language between repositories in Israel and abroad, thus increasing the number of materials available to users. In addition, use of the standard enables users in different sectors to find learning materials suited to their needs with greater ease, and to use resources developed by peers.
Standard fieldsIsraCore defines sixteen mandatory core elements and thirteen recommended elements. Some of the information is automatically provided by the system.
Core elementsLearning object title; identification number; language(s); contributor; contributor's role; affiliation; meta-data contributor; date of contribution; location (URL); format; object type (simulation, exercise, lecture); cost of use; copyright and other restrictions; thesaurus by which the object is indexed; and keywords.
The IsraCore standard
LOM translation project
The IsraCore charter