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Flexible E-Content

, Alberta Online Consortium, Canada ; , University of Calgary, Canada ; , , University of Toronto, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


E-Content and learning objects promise reuse, accessibility, interoperability, scalability, and affordability. Issues such as intellectual property, decontextualization, technological barriers, standards and specifications not supporting reuse, and quality have prevented the realization of these principles. This paper argues that Flexible E-Content whereby intellectual property rights is articulated, and technical barriers removed through the use of tools, standards and specifications that support repurposing, can lead to reuse. Analyzing the results of several case studies the technical and intellectual property conditions for reuse are articulated and examples from industry are provided.


Doerksen, T., Huang, K., Harrison, L. & Cheetham, A. (2005). Flexible E-Content. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 6-13). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 24, 2019 from .



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