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ERIC Number: EJ820159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0968-7769
Repurposing Learning Objects: A Sustainable Alternative?
Gunn, Cathy; Woodgate, Sheila; O'Grady, Winnie
ALT-J: Research in Learning Technology, v13 n3 p189-200 Oct 2005
Recent experience shows that reusable learning objects, like the computer assisted learning programmes of the early 1990s, have so far failed to achieve expected levels of integration into educational practice. This is despite technical interoperability, cataloguing systems, high quality standards, targeted dissemination and professional development initiatives. Analysis of this problem suggests that conceptualization of the problem may be limiting the scope of solutions. This paper proposes a sustainable and participative approach to reuse that involves repurposing learning objects for different discipline areas. For some time now there has been a growing awareness that even the most accessible resources have failed to be widely adopted by the educational community and as a result have also failed to fulfil their considerable educational potential. (Campbell, 2003, p. 35) (Contains 1 figure.)
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Language: English
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