Welcome to the RELOAD web site. Things are changing. The web-site is undergoing an overhaul and a clean-up. If you wish to access the old web-site you can do so here. In the meantime we have provided the important links to the RELOAD tools below.
What is RELOAD?
RELOAD is a project funded under the JISC Exchange for Learning Programme (X4L). The project focuses on the development of tools that are based on emerging learning technology interoperability specifications. It is managed by the University of Bolton with staff located at the University of Bolton and the University of Strathclyde.
The primary aims of this project are to:
These aims will be achieved through the production of a suite of software tools for authoring and delivery of standard-compliant learning objects incorporating comprehensive user guides and exemplar resources. The tools will be of significant value to the JISC and wider community, since they provide the crucial "missing link" which allows users to author and transfer learning objects, in specification compliant format, between authoring and design tools, local and distributed digital repositories, and VLEs.
The following are the tools created by the RELOAD project:
This editor provides support for IMS Metadata, IEEE LOM, IMS Content Packaging 1.1.4, SCORM 1.2, and SCORM 2004. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is Java Swing-based.
This later release of the Reload Editor is based on the Eclipse Rich Client Platform and supports IMS MD (versions 1.1, 1.2.1 and 1.2.4), IEEE LOM, IMS CP (versions 1.1.1, 1.1.2 and 1.1.4) as well as SCORM 1.2 and SCORM 2004 (3rd edition) specifications. There are versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
This editor provides support for IMS Learning Design version 1.0. It is Eclipse-based and there are versions for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is Java Swing-based.
The SCORM Player is a cross-platform desktop application that lets you "play" your SCORM 1.2 package.
The Learning Design Player is a cross-platform desktop application that lets you "play" your LD Unit of Learning.