The Specification

version 1.1

The official, citable version of the LRMI 1.1 specification has been moved to its new home on the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI) website at the following URL: A temporary, informative version of the 1.1 specification appears below.

Table 1. LRMI Additions to
Property Expected Type Description
educationalAlignment An alignment to an established educational framework.
educationalUse The purpose of the work in the context of education.

  • Ex: “assignment”
  • Ex: “group work”
timeRequired (ISO
Approximate or typical time it takes to work with or through this learning resource for the typical intended target audience.

  • Ex: “PT30M”
  • Ex: “PT1H25M”
typicalAgeRange The typical range of ages the content’s intended end user.

  • Ex: “7-9″
  • Ex: “18-”
interactivityType The predominant mode of learning supported by the learning resource. Acceptable values are active, expositive, or mixed.

  • Ex: “active”
  • Ex: “mixed”
learningResourceType The predominant type or kind characterizing the learning resource.

  • Ex: “presentation”
  • Ex: “handout”
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.

A note on useRightsUrl: this property was not adopted by Subsequently adopted a property called license which encompasses the same functions as useRightsUrl (see below). The license property is likely to be more widely understood by consumers of mark-up than the LRMI useRightsUrl property.

Table 2. Other important characteristics of learning resources that are covered by properties of CreativeWork
Property Expected Type Description
name The title of the resource.
about The subject of the content.
dateCreated The date on which the resource was created.
author The individual credited with the creation of the resource.
publisher The organization credited with publishing the resource.
inLanguage The primary language of the resource.
accessibilityAPI Text Indicates that the resource is compatible with the referenced accessibility API. (WebSchemas wiki lists possible values).
accessibilityControl Text Identifies input methods that are sufficient to fully control the described resource. (WebSchemas wiki lists possible values).
accessibilityFeature Text Content features of the resource, such as accessible media, alternatives and supported enhancements for accessibility. (WebSchemas wiki lists possible values).
accessibilityHazard Text A characteristic of the described resource that is physiologically dangerous to some users. Related to WCAG 2.0 guideline 2.3. (WebSchemas wiki lists possible values).
license Url or CreativeWork A license document that applies to this content, typically indicated by URL.


Alignment Object

An alignment object is an intangible item that describes an alignment between a learning resource and a node in an educational framework. AlignmentObject is a subtype of

Table 3. LRMI properties of AlignmentObject
Property Expected Type Description
alignmentType Text A category of alignment between the learning resource and the framework node. Recommended values include: ‘assesses’, ‘teaches’, ‘requires’, ‘textComplexity’, ‘readingLevel’, ‘educationalSubject’, and ‘educationLevel’.
educationalFramework Text The framework to which the resource being described is aligned.
targetDescription Text The description of a node in an established educational framework.
targetName Text The name of a node in an established educational framework.
targetUrl URL The URL of a node in an established educational framework.


Educational Audience

Educational Audience may be used with the audience property of a creative work. Note: is a subtype of

Table 4. LRMI properties of EducationalAudience
Property Expected Type Description
educationalRole The role that describes the target audience of the content.