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ERIC Number: EJ977241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1065-0741
Web-Based Learning Design Tool
Bruno, F. B.; Silva, T. L. K.; Silva, R. P.; Teixeira, F. G.
Campus-Wide Information Systems, v29 n4 p201-212 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to propose a web-based tool that enables the development and provision of learning designs and its reuse and re-contextualization as generative learning objects, aimed at developing educational materials. Design/methodology/approach: The use of learning objects can facilitate the process of production and delivering of educational material and their reuse and re-contextualization in different scenarios--such process is due to the current development stage of information and communication technologies (ICTs), which allow easy access to products and services related to them. ICTs combined with instructional design theories, lead to the emergence of new generations of distance learning, which add educational content to web-based services. From this combination rises a hybrid mode of education, which combines tools for face-to-face and distance learning (blended learning). Findings: The use of the web as a platform for production and management of learning objects comes as a solution for storage and sharing. The utilization of objects is justified when its reusability is facilitated. This gives rise to possibilities in a client-server environment, where information is centralized and available anywhere in the network. Research limitations/implications: The combination of ICT and instructional design theories has potential and could result in hybrids which are yet to be fully understood and explored. This can enhance blended learning provision. Originality/value: The paper presents a tool in which the learning designs work as structures built on XML, based on concept maps, which act as an interaction layer between the learning objects, organizing the content to be available. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Brazil