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Repurposing learning objects: a sustainable alternative?

By Winnie O’Grady, Sheila Woodgate and Cathy Gunn


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

Topics: LB Theory and practice of education, LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Publisher: Routledge
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1080/09687760500376413
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