Learning Object Repository in Taiwan
The Learning Object Repository in Taiwan (LORT) was established in response to the international trend for sharing learning resources. Based on SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) and TW-LOM (Taiwan-Learning Object Metadata) standards, the repository integrates governmental organizations in Taiwan (Industrial Development Bureau of the MOEA, Ministry of Education, Council for Cultural Affairs of the Executive Yuan, Overseas Compatriot Affairs Commission, and Council of Labor Affairs of the Executive Yuan), leading e-learning companies (Taiwan Knowledge Bank, Gjun Information Co., Ltd., Hebron Soft Limited, Hikids Inc., National Education Union, Over-Paradigm Technology Inc., and IQ Technology Inc.), and national universities pioneering in the sharing of e-learning courses and offers queries, learning, editing and production for e-learning courses and teaching materials. LORT is interlinked with domestic and international teaching material repositories including Union Catalog of Digital Archives, and Edshare (Taiwan), and Education Network Australia, making global learning resources available and added value applications possible.
This repository serves to share educational resources. The repository currently holds materials and courses related to art and culture, health care, professional skills, entrance exams, on-the-job training, language learning, information technologies and Chinese language resources numbering in the tens of thousands. The LORT website provides access to a national learning repository for the general public. LORT makes resource sharing possible and promotes education as well as determination and action which will help to nurture talent, with the aim of bringing about large-scale integration of digital resources and creating digital resource which can be shared by all the people of Taiwan.