ERIC Number: ED485267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Principles of Effective Learning Objects. Guidelines for Development and Use of Learning Objects for the SCORE Initiative of the Southern Regional Education Board
Southern Regional Education Board
Learning objects are digital content that can be used and reused for teaching and learning. They are modular, flexible, portable, transferable (interoperable) and accessible. Learning objects may be used to teach a particular skill or concept, or to provide stimulating thinking and learning experiences for the teacher or student. A learning object, as defined by SCORE, includes digital content, practice activities and assessment tools that are linked to one or more educational objectives and classified in a plan that allows information about the content to be stored and retrieved (metadata schema). For teaching and learning purposes, effective learning objects use documents, interactivity, graphics, simulations, video, sound and other media tools that go beyond static textbook presentations to engage students in real-world content.The purpose of the Principles of Effective Learning Objects is to define learning objects in the context of the SCORE (Sharable Content Objects Repository for Education) initiative, identify expectations for SCORE participants? use of learning objects and provide evaluation criteria of effective learning objects. Each school, college, university or state education agency that seeks to provide digital resources to SCORE will be asked to ensure that they comply with these principles.
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Metadata, Educational Media, Instructional Materials, Course Content, Educational Technology
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. N.W. Atlanta, GA 30318. Tele: 404-875-9211; Web site: www.sreb.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.