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ERIC Number: ED463012
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 23
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The Learning Object Economy: Will Your College Be Ready?
Sullivan, Leila Gonzalez
This paper addresses the issue of future educational technology and where community colleges will position themselves in this new world of learning. In December of 2000, the U.S. Department of Education's Web-Based Education Commission issued its final report, "The Power of the Internet for Learning: Moving from Promise to Practice." The report called on the new Congress and the incoming Bush administration to "embrace an 'e-learning' agenda as the centerpiece of our nation's federal education policy." Online courses at colleges and universities have, however, given rise to questions about quality control, transferability, territorial imperatives, and similar issues. This leads to the issue of establishing standards in computer-based instruction. The author, in addressing this concern, discusses learning objects, which can take the place of text materials in the form of text, audio, visual, graphics, or any combination of the above. Ideally, the learning objects are accessible, adaptable, interoperable, reliable, reusable, durable, and affordable. The learning object must also have a metadata tag that supplies information for classifying and locating the item. In addition, learning objects must be created in such a way that they interact appropriately with any Learner Management System. (NB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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