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ERIC Number: EJ940467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
New Trends in Web-Based Learning: Objects, Repositories and Learner Engagement
MacLaren, Iain
European Journal of Engineering Education, v29 n1 p65-71 2004
Traditional approaches to computer-aided learning have tended to minimize the role of the local teacher, despite their experience and close knowledge of their students' learning needs. A new approach to producing educational materials focuses on the construction of "learning objects", storing these in "digital repositories" and allowing for reuse in a variety of contexts. This paper reviews these basic concepts and provides information on their current state of development. It is also argued that whilst these new technologies offer tremendous potential benefits, more regard must now be paid to underlying pedagogical structures. This requires more explicit consideration of the types of learner activity and the social context within which the learning is situated. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom