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ERIC Number: EJ854037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Creating Flexible E-Learning through the Use of Learning Objects
Lasseter, Marie; Rogers, Michael
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n4 p72-74 2004
For five years, Advanced Learning Technologies (ALT), a unit within the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG), has worked with faculty and staff to develop the eCore, an electronically delivered core curriculum for the University System of Georgia. The eCore contains courses leading to the completion of the first two years of an undergraduate degree. The ALT unit is also charged with assisting faculty and staff in using technology successfully, creating meaningful learning experiences, and expanding access to educational opportunities and resources. ALT leveraged eCore to meet these challenges by making the eCore courses available for faculty to reuse in developing their own face-to-face and online courses. In 2000, the authors began making these courses available on a Web site called SCOUT (Sharing Content Online for University Teaching). While faculty response to SCOUT was encouraging, feedback indicated that what they really needed was a quick way to find specific pieces of learning content so that courses could be custom designed. In addition, faculty wanted to use course content across disciplines. In this article, the authors describe how the University System of Georgia addresses these needs by deconstructing the eCore courses and reassembling them into smaller, more modular components of instruction (specifically, learning objects). Lessons learned from this project are provided. (Contains 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: DLK 09-11-09
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia