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The LRMI Task Group (TG) will supplant the current LRMI Technical Working Group (although current members may express interest in serving). It is anticipated that this TG will be permanent within the DC-Education Community and assigned discrete, clearly stated work packages that define the scope and timeline of work at any point in time. Particular work packages may require shifts in TG personnel including both chairs and contributing members depending on the mix of needed expertise and interests given work package content and context. Future TG work is dependent on expressed needs through community input on the education community forums and is subject to: (a) a clear demonstration of interest, expertise and commitment by volunteer members of the community sufficient to execute the proposed work; (b) transparent, consensus-driven decision processes; and (d) open public review and comment of pending outcomes.

AEP Press Release on transfer of stewardship of LRMI to DCMI

LRMI Version 1.0

Title: LRMI Specification Version 1.0
Creator: Association of Educational Publishers & Creative Commons
Identifier (1.0 version):
Date Issued/AEP-CC:
Latest Version:
Document Status: Pre-DCMI; no DCMI Status
Description: The LRMI specification is a collection of classes and properties for markup and description of educational resources. The specification builds on the extensive vocabulary provided by and other standards.

The Specification

LRMI Specification version 1.0

Property Expected Type Description
Education Specific
educationalAlignment The competency, learning standard, skill and/or text complexity that the work is aligned to.
intendedEndUserRole The individual or group for which the work in question was produced.
  • Ex: “student”
  • Ex: “teacher”
educationalUse The purpose of the work in the context of education.
  • Ex: “assignment”
  • Ex: “group work”
Duration(ISO 8601)
Approximate or typical time it takes to work with or through this learning resource for the typical intended target audience.
  • Ex: “P30M”
  • Ex: “P1H25M”
typicalAgeRange The typical range of ages the content’s intendedEndUser.
  • Ex: “7-9″
  • Ex: “18-”
interactivityType The predominate mode of learning supported by the learning resource. Acceptable values are active, expositive, or mixed.
  • Ex: “active”
  • Ex: “mixed”
learningResourceType The predominate type or kind characterizing the learning resource.
  • Ex: “presentation”
  • Ex: “handout”
General Terms
These terms are important for terms used with learning resources but are also useful beyond just learning resources. They have no equivalent.
useRightsUrl The URL where the owner specifies permissions for using the resource.
isBasedOnUrl A resource that was used in the creation of this resource. This term can be repeated for multiple sources.
Already adequately expressed in
These terms are important terms used with learning resources that are currently well covered by
name The title of the resource.
About The subject of the content.
dateCreated The date on which the resource was created.
The individual credited with the creation of the resource.
The organization credited with publishing the resource.
The primary language of the resource.
genre The type of media which is being described.