Resolution: Won't Do
Querying and Retrieving data (resources) or links to data from repositories holding LOM - Learning Objects (Metadata)
in various standards should be properly integrated in the system's document management framework. (i think)
to some degree, it already is implemented.
IMS CP 1.2.2 , LRM 1.3 (spec : http://www.imsglobal.org/content/packaging/index.html)
LOM (IEEE 1484.12) (spec: http://projects.ischool.washington.edu/sasutton/IEEE1484.html)
SCORM 1.2 , 2004 (specs: http://www.adlnet.gov/scorm/index.aspx)
Dublin Core and all other "...Core"s.
Several large repositories of LOM exist and some of them listed here : http://www.globe-info.org/en/aboutglobe
Moodle should be able to query them and retrieve links to the actual data and integrate it a into course as resource.
There is already a existing implementation that comes as default with Moodle (1.9+) regarding adding IMS and SCORM resources.
3rd party modules and resources like DOOR(1) can GLOBE(2) resource that can search and integrate LOM objects from external repositories.
(1) DOOR - http://door.sourceforge.net/index.html
(2) GLOBE - http://www.ariadne-eu.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=50&Itemid=80
I'd like to open this feature request to a discussion since i feel there are many standards
and repositories out there that i am probably missing
and maybe even enable Courses and Resources in courses to be "harvested" by external LOM repositories using the
OAI-PMH (Open Archives Initiative Protocol for Metadata Harvesting) is a protocol ?