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Online Education Using Learning Objects

2nd Edition

Edited by Rory McGreal

Routledge – 2007 – 392 pages

Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series

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    Description

    'E-learning is integral to on-site education institutions worldwide, and the rapid explosion of interest in the subject means that this timely, cutting-edge book will be an instant and indispensable resource. Among educators, the development of reusable learning objects made accessible via the internet is ever more important to teaching and learning.

    This book provides a comprehensive look at a state-of-the-art online education, and presents advice on the creation, adaptation and implementation of learning objects and metadata. Including articles written by some of the leading innovators in the field, this book takes the reader through:

    • designing effective learning objects;
    • creating learning objects;
    • transforming existing content into reusable learning objects;
    • building a metadata management system.

    This book will be essential reference material for learning technologists, course developers at learning institutions, postgraduate students, teachers and learners in the field of e-learning.'

    Contents

    Part 1: Learning Objects and Metadata

    1. Learning Objects: Resources for Learning Worldwide S. Downes

    2. A First Step Towards a Theory of Learning Objects M. Sosteric and S. Hesemeier

    3. Modeling Units of Learning from a Pedagogical Perspective R. Koper & R. van Es

    4. Some Objections to Learning Objects N. Friesen

    5. Learning Objects Revisited E. Duval and W. Hodgins

    Part 2: Creating Learning Objects

    6. Designing Effective Learning Objects M. Ally

    7. Creating Learning Objects S. Downes

    8. Signs and Objects: Modeling Learning Objects on Peirce's Theory of Signs P. Polsani

    9. Transforming Existing Content into Resable Learning Objects M. Doorten, B Giesbers, J. Janssen, J. Daniels & R. Koper

    10. The Language of Flexible Reuse: Reuse, Portability and Interoperability of Learning Objects Or Why Learning Design P. Sloep

    11. Collaborative Evaluation of Learning Objects J. Nesbit, K. Belfer

    Part 3: Contextualization of Learning Objects

    12. Context and the Role of Standards in Increasing the Value Of Learning Objects R. Robson

    13. Context and Metadata for Learning, Education and Training J. Mason

    14. Contextualised Models and Metadata for Learning Repositories H. Allert, C. Richter, H. Dhraief and W. Nejdl

    15. Moving Further in E-Learning Standardization: Towards a Reference Architecture L. Anido

    16. Reusable Learning Resources: Building a Metadata Management System Supporting Interoperable Learning Object Repositories D. Sampson and P. Karampiperis

    Part 4: Learning Object Profiles, Applications and Models

    17. CanCore: Guidelines for Learning Object Metadata N. Friesen, S. Hesemeier and A. Roberts

    18. The Evolution of Learning Object Repository Technologies: Portals for On-Line Objects for Learning G. Richards, M. Hatala and R. McGreal

    19. The Edutella P2P Network: Supporting Democratic E-Learning and Communities of Practice M. Nilsson

    20. The Explor@2 Learning Object Manager G. Paquette, A. Miara, L. Guerette and K. Lundgren-Cayrol

    21. The MERLOT Model and the Scholarship of Teaching N. Kestner

    Part 5: The Semantic Web, Intelligent Agents and the Future

    22. The Semantic Web and Metadata Decentralization S. Palmer

    23. Beyond Educational Objects to Education Modeling Languages T. Anderson and A. Petrinjak

    24. Semantic Cobblestones: An Interoperability Mechanism for Learning Object Repositories G. Richards and M. Hatala

    25. Knowledge Modeling for Developing Course Design Agents F. Lin

    26. Educational Modeling Languages, from an Instructional Engineering Perspective G. Paquette

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