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A Condensation and Review of Various "Learning Object" Activities and Efforts
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, MIT and the Center for Information, Technology & Society, United States ; , Educational Products Information Exchange (EPIE), United States

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The phrase "learning objects" appears to have replaced the phrase "learning resources." A keynote speech at E-learn 2002 described a major effort in Canada under the direction of Canarie. At E-learn 2000, several professors from Acadia University presented learning object-like materials, and were not aware that in the same day, a brief paper was presented on the IEEE P1484 standards efforts which focuses on Learning Object Metadata. And, none of these presentations made reference to the further work of Berners-Lee in W3C (the MIT-based effort to extend web functionality to enhance information retrieval and learning). What do all these efforts have in common? Our paper provides a framework which distinguishes between "elemental learning objects" and learning objects capable of full web-wide usage via "methods," "properties," and "inheritance." We suggest that a coherent framework will greatly increase the generation of learning tools by eliminating overlapping efforts.

Citation

Priest, W.C. & Komoski, P.K. (2004). A Condensation and Review of Various "Learning Object" Activities and Efforts. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (p. 1442). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 29, 2020 from .

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