An increasing number of initiatives have been started in order to digitise cultural heritage. The growing amount of digital data gave way for new possibilities in using those. This paper contributes to this topic and involves the preparation of cultural heritage objects in order to make them applicable for computer-aided teaching and learning environments. The seal collection provided by the Institute of History of the University of Graz, which had been digitised in the context of the EuroMACHS-project “Virtual museum of the University of Graz”, forms the basis of this investigation. The theoretical part includes the depiction and discourse of the information modelling process, methods and standards in the cultural heritage sector as well as the analysis of the editing process of educational data. The empirical part deepens this investigation by presenting a possible data model for ‘heritage learning objects, based on two seal objects. After the content analysis and the preparation of the educational-specific information, the seal objects, which were marked up using the metadata standard of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI), have been mapped into the Learning Object Metadata (LOM) schema. Through the TEI-LOM mapping key points which are important or even essential for a ‘holistic editing of ‘heritage learning objects could be identified. Furthermore, based on this alignment, suggestions for a possible ‘heritage learning object application profile were discussed and organisational and technical measures for the add-on implementation and embedding of the created objects were given. The created learning objects (LO) present the basis for more complex LOs and can already be harvested, searched and integrated into diverse platforms dealing with online learning material. Memory institutions are in possession of valuable resources for the learning and teaching context and should engage in the development and provision of digital learning material.