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The Learning Objects' Approach: Challenges and Opportunities
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, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad And Tobago ; , University of Saskatchewan, Canada

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

Over the last five years, there has been tremendous interest worldwide in online learning materials known as "learning objects", coupled with several large-scale international developments such as e-learning standards and specifications for packaging and describing learning objects. In addition, numerous research projects have been undertaken both in academia and corporate settings. Nonetheless, after five years, a number of core problems surrounding the practical aspects of the learning objects' approach remain open to research. In this paper we illustrate these problems within the context of the developments that have taken place over this period. Further, we take a holistic approach in identifying common problems inherent in the design, development, and deployment of learning objects. We also propose different ways to tackle some of these problems. We conclude the paper by observing that the design, development, and deployment of learning objects is a complex activity requiring a tremendous amount of resources, and is one which benefits little from simple solutions.

Citation

Mohan, P. & Daniel, B. (2004). The Learning Objects' Approach: Challenges and Opportunities. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2512-2520). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 18, 2019 from .

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