ERIC Number: ED459816
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
A Component Repository for Learning Objects: A Progress Report.
Laleuf, Jean R.; Spalter, Anne Morgan
An important category of SMET digital library content will be highly interactive, explorable microworlds for teaching science, mathematics, and engineering concepts. Such environments have proved to be extraordinarily time-consuming and difficult to produce, while threatening the goals of widespread creation and use. One proposed solution for accelerating production has been the creation of repositories of reusable software components or learning objects. Programmers would use such components to rapidly assemble larger-scale environments. Although many agree on the value of this approach, few repositories of such components have been successfully created. This paper suggests some reasons for the lack of expected results and proposes two strategies for developing such repositories. A case study is reported that provides a proof of concept of these strategies. (Contains 20 references.) (Author/AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Graphics, Computer Software Development, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Electronic Libraries, Instructional Materials, Introductory Courses, Library Materials, Material Development, Programming
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE-CS Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (1st, Roanoke, Virginia, June 24-28, 2001). For entire proceedings, see IR 058 348. Sponsored by NSDL and STC grants, and Sun Microsystems. Figures may not reproduce well.