1st Edition

Online Education Using Learning Objects

Edited By

Rory McGreal

ISBN 9780415416603
Published June 15, 2007 by Routledge
388 Pages

USD $54.95

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Book 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.'

Table of 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 [email protected] 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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Rory McGreal is Associate Vice President Research at Athabasca University, Canada.