Developing re-usable and re-purposable tools to enhance student learning: some lessons from the DART project
Steve Bond, Steve Ryan, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
DART (Digital Anthropological Resources for Teaching) is a major project examining ways in which the use of online tools and repositories can enhance the teaching of anthropology and by extension other social science disciplines particularly within the context of research led teaching. This paper reports on one strand of DART activity, namely the development of re-usable and re-purposable tools designed to enhance student learning. The development of the tools is situated within the context of the overall project aims and a model for their development is outlined. Based on the re-use and re-purposing of these examples, some key lessons for the learning technology community are identified. These include issues relating to the use of interactive tools in research led teaching, the modification of learning designs when re-purposing, team working and the role of repositories and learning objects. There will be a demonstration of the tools in the linked session "Re-usable tools from the DART project"
Bond, S. & Ryan, S. (2007). Developing re-usable and re-purposable tools to enhance student learning: some lessons from the DART project. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 3446-3453). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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