Learning Objects cannot be free of context; proposal for an alternative format to achieve reusability
Paul Gobée, Dept. of Anatomy & Embryology, Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
Generally, Learning Objects (LOs) are assumed to have to be free of context and of small granularity. These requirements however appear to be troublesome when trying to develop LOs in practice, as they oppose with pedagogical ideals or demand much efforts without direct returns. It is argued that these concepts, that originate in computer programming, are not as well transferable to learning materials as generally thought. Therefore, other methods to enhance reusability are examined. These lead to a proposal for a format for Learning Objects (as an extension to the SCORM/IMS Content Aggregation Model) that we think will be practically feasible and live up to the promise of reusability of LOs.
Gobée, P. (2005). Learning Objects cannot be free of context; proposal for an alternative format to achieve reusability. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1376-1379). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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