A LEARNING OBJECT SUCCESS STORY

Robin Mason, Chris Pegler, Martin Weller

Abstract


This paper outlines an approach to designing a course entirely in learning objects. It provides a theoretical basis for the design and then presents evaluation data from a master’s level course using this design. It also describes several re-uses of the learning objects on other courses and in different contexts. Each learning object is conceived as a whole learning experience, thus avoiding many of the problems associated with assembling components of disparate kinds.


Keywords


Learning objects,holistic learning experience,re-usability,ePortfolio

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24059/olj.v9i1.1805