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ERIC Number: ED467925
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec
Pages: 10
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Towards a Pedagogically Sound Basis for Learning Object Portability and Re-Use.
Boyle, Tom; Cook, John
The issues of portability and re-use are key challenges for learning technology. A major effort has been directed toward the development of standards that will enable interoperability and the re-use of learning objects. This paper provides a critique of this work from a pedagogical perspective. It argues that true portability and re-use cannot be achieved based solely on a technically inspired drive towards standardization. A theoretical framework is required that will guide the process of analysis and synthesis. The paper proposes the basis for such a theoretical approach based on the concepts of layering and learning contexts. A formal approach to capturing the essential features of these learning contexts is outlined, based on the idea of design action potential networks. The choice pathways in these networks represent a formal description that may be fed into the standardization process. The ensuing descriptive data, attached as metadata to learning objects, would provide a pedagogically informed basis for interoperability and re-use. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/MES)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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