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Online Education Using Learning Objects

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E-learning is becoming integral to on-site education in universities 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 at university.
This book takes a studied look at the current state of online education, presenting advice on the ...

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Overview

E-learning is becoming integral to on-site education in universities 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 at university.
This book takes a studied look at the current state of online education, presenting advice on the creation, adaption 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 resuable learning objects
* building a metadata management system This book will be essential reference material for course developers at university, postgraduate students, teachers and learners in the field of e-learning.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415335126
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/1/2004
  • Series: Open and Flexible Learning Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 392
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rory McGreal is Associate Vice President at Athabasca University, Canada

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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Learning objects and metadata 17
1 Learning objects : resources for learning worldwide 21
2 A first step towards a theory of learning objects 32
3 Modelling units of learning from a pedagogical perspective 43
4 Three objections to learning objects 59
5 Learning objects revisited 71
Pt. 2 Constructing and creating learning objects 83
6 Designing effective learning objects 87
7 Learning objects : construction and creation 98
8 Signs and objects : modelling learning objects on Peirce's theory of signs 104
9 Transforming existing content into reusable learning objects 116
10 Reuse, portability and interoperability of learning content : or, why educational modelling languages? 128
11 Collaborative evaluation of learning objects 138
Pt. 3 Contextualization and standardization of learning objects 155
12 Context and the role of standards in increasing the value of learning objects 159
13 Context and metadata for learning, education, and training 168
14 Contextualized models and metadata for learning repositories 182
15 Moving further in e-learning standardization : towards a reference architecture 194
16 Reusable learning objects : designing metadata management systems supporting interoperable learning object repositories 207
Pt. 4 Learning object profiles, applications and models 223
17 CanCore : guidelines for learning object metadata 225
18 POOL, POND, and SPLASH : portals for online objects for learning 236
19 The Edutella P2P network : supporting democratic e-learning and communities of practice 244
20 The Explor@2 learning object manager 254
21 The MERLOT model and the scholarship of teaching 269
Pt. 5 From the semantic Web to EML and instructional engineering 277
22 The semantic Web and metadata decentralization 279
23 Beyond learning objects to educational modelling languages 288
24 Semantic cobblestones : an interoperability mechanism for learning object repositories 301
25 Knowledge modelling for designing learning objects 314
26 Educational modelling languages from an instructional engineering perspective 331
App International metadata standards 347
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