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ERIC Number: ED513361
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 74
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1092-6909-3
Patterns of Learning Object Reuse in the Connexions Repository
Duncan, S. M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Utah State University
Since the term "learning object" was first published, there has been either an explicit or implicit expectation of reuse. There has also been a lot of speculation about why learning objects are, or are not, reused. This study quantitatively examined the actual amount and type of learning object use, to include reuse, modification, and translation, within a single open educational resource repository-Connexions. The results indicate that about a quarter of used objects are subsequently reused, modified, or translated. While these results are repository specific, they represent an important first step in providing an empirical evaluation of the frequency and some reasons for reuse, as well as establishing metrics and terminology for future studies. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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