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Extensible Data Model Declaration Language for Education Community Group

XDMDL is proposed as a high level schema language that will allow people to define, share, combine, reference and profile data models. The proposal has grown out of a requirement recognised within the education community working in the SCORM and xAPI traditions, and it is intended to pilot the specification by demonstrating how it can help improve data interoperability between software systems designed to manage and deliver learning activities.

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XDMDL is proposed as a high level schema language that will allow people to define, share, combine, reference and profile data models. The proposal has grown out of a requirement recognised within the education community working in the SCORM and xAPI traditions, and it is intended to pilot the specification by demonstrating how it can help improve data interoperability between software systems designed to manage and deliver learning activities.


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This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2015-03-06 by Crispin Weston. The following people supported its creation: Crispin Weston, Andrew Downes, Frank Polster, Jason Haag, Avron Barr. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.

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