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ERIC Number: EJ785095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1042-1629
Towards a Useful Classification of Learning Objects
Churchill, Daniel
Educational Technology Research and Development, v55 n5 p479-497 Oct 2007
The learning object remains an ill-defined concept, despite numerous and extensive discussion in the literature. This paper attempts to address this problem by providing a classification that potentially brings together various perspectives of what a learning object may be. Six unique types of learning objects are proposed and discussed: presentation, practice, simulation, conceptual models, information and contextual representation objects. The common characteristics of each are synthesized in a proposal that a learning object is best described as a representation designed to afford uses in different educational contexts. The classification of learning objects proposed could be useful as a framework for designers of digital resources and for those engaged in use of these resources in educational contexts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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