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ERIC Number: EJ817919
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7769
Accessibility and Adaptability of Learning Objects: Responding to Metadata, Learning Patterns and Profiles of Needs and Preferences
Green, Steve; Jones, Ray; Pearson, Elaine; Gkatzidou, Stavroula
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v14 n1 p117-129 Mar 2006
The case for learning patterns as a design method for accessible and adaptable learning objects is explored. Patterns and templates for the design of learning objects can be derived from successful existing learning resources. These patterns can then be reused in the design of new learning objects. We argue that by attending to criteria for reuse in the definition of these patterns and in the subsequent design of new learning objects, those new resources can be themselves reusable and also adaptable to different learning contexts. Finally, if the patterns identified can be implemented as templates for standard authoring tools, the design of effective, reusable and adaptable resources can be made available to those with limited skills in multimedia authoring and result in learning resources that are more widely accessible. (Contains 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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