An Implementation Model for a Learning Object Repository
Ken Abernethy, Furman University, United States ; George Piegari, Virginia Military Institute, United States ; Han Reichgelt, Georgia Southern University, United States ; Kevin Treu, Furman University, United States
E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-57-0 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA
In this paper, an implementation model is presented for creating a learning objects repository to support introductory computing courses. The primary implementation goals are: that a user be able to search the repository and retrieve collections of learning objects that address specific learning outcome requirements; that the objects have a granularity allowing flexibility in their packaging for various purposes; that the interface for the repository should enable users to enhance the existing material or to contribute new material. A framework, related to the Cisco reusable learning object model, is presented for a typical learning object, and methods are presented for management of the repository of objects. Once fully implemented, the repository will allow instructors to develop materials supporting a variety of introductory computing courses by browsing existing learning objects, modifying existing objects, contributing their own learning objects and components of objects, and constructing customized modules of objects.
Abernethy, K., Piegari, G., Reichgelt, H. & Treu, K. (2005). An Implementation Model for a Learning Object Repository. In G. Richards (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2005--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2-7). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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