Moreno, P., Burgos, D., Sierra, J., & Fernandes-Manjon, B. (2007). An eLearning specification meets a game: authoring and integration with IMS Learning Design and< e-Adventure>. In CD of Proceedings of the 38th Conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association.
IMS Learning Design (IMS LD) is a specification to realize adaptive and interoperable Units of Learning. However, the authoring process remains difficult, mainly due to the lack of high-level authoring IMS LD tools. In order to improve this process, more powerful external resources could be used. Furthermore, the main challenges are a) the authoring process, and b) the integration between these external resources developed with other technologies and the personalized learning experience of an IMS LD Unit of Learning. On the other hand, electronic games and simulations (eGames) are useful for adaptive learning, as they can adapt content, flow and other features based on the user ́s inputs. The <e-Adventure> Project provides a full framework to develop conversational games that could be used together with IMS LD Units of Learning to improve personalized learning. The main challenge of this setting is the communication model between both parts, the IMS LD specification and <e-Adventure>, that enables a mutual influence of the adaptive learning experience. In this paper, we describe IMS LD and <e-Adventure>, their integration and communication model, and the authoring process to make the example case of a fully operational IMS LD Unit of Learning with an integrated eGame developed with <e-Adventure>.