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ERIC Number: EJ836841
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1436-4522
From Research Resources to Learning Objects: Process Model and Virtualization Experiences
Sierra, Jose Luis; Fernandez-Valmayor, Alfredo; Guinea, Mercedes; Hernanz, Hector
Educational Technology & Society, v9 n3 p56-68 2006
Typically, most research and academic institutions own and archive a great amount of objects and research related resources that have been produced, used and maintained over long periods of time by different types of "domain experts" (e.g. lecturers and researchers). Although the potential educational value of these resources is very high, this potential may largely be underused due to severe accessibility and manipulability constraints. The "virtualization" of these resources, i.e. their representation as reusable digital "learning objects" that can be integrated in an e-learning environment, would allow the full exploitation of all their educational potential. In this paper we describe the process model that we have followed during the virtualization of the objects and research resources owned by two academic museums at the "Complutense" University of Madrid (Spain). In the context of this model we also summarize the main aspects of these experiences in virtualization. (Contains 8 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Spain; Spain (Madrid)