Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to E-Learning

Reusing Online Resources: A Sustainable Approach to E-Learning

by Allison Littlejohn
     
 

To improve the cost effectiveness and sustainability of e-learning, many national and international initiatives are pioneering new ways in which educators can share their curricula with teachers and learners around the world. To enable this global sharing, educators must learn to design, manage and implement reusable electronic educational resources. This unique

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Overview

To improve the cost effectiveness and sustainability of e-learning, many national and international initiatives are pioneering new ways in which educators can share their curricula with teachers and learners around the world. To enable this global sharing, educators must learn to design, manage and implement reusable electronic educational resources. This unique book outlines approaches to sharing and reusing resources for e-learning.
Drawing upon research by 30 prominent scholars from seven countries, the authors offer multiple perspectives from school, continuing and higher education as well as industry. It is essential reading for those implementing e-learning in education and corporate training, including teachers, trainers, academics, educational developers and support staff as well as senior managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780749439491
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1903
Series:
Advancing Technology Enhanced Learning Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Series editor's foreword
Foreword
Commonly used terms and abbreviations
Acknowledgements
1Issues in reusing online resources1
Pt. 1Vision and theoretical perspectives
Introduction9
2Granularization12
3Keeping the learning in learning objects20
4Engaging with the learning object economy35
5Combining reusable learning resources and services with pedagogical purposeful units of learning46
6Models for open learning60
Pt. 2Design perspectives
Introduction77
7Reusable educational software: a basis for generic learning activities81
8Pedagogical designs for scalable and sustainable online learning94
9Designing for reuse and versioning106
10Developing and reusing accessible content and applications119
Pt. 3Resource perspectives
Introduction131
11Digital libraries and repositories135
12Learning content interoperability standards146
13Use and reuse of digital images in teaching and learning156
14Assessing question banks171
15Sharing and reuse of learning resources across a transnational network182
Pt. 4Strategic perspectives
Introduction197
16Identifying the complexity of factors in the sharing and reuse of resources199
17A comparison of issues in the reuse of resources in schools and colleges212
18An incremental approach to staff development in the reuse of learning resources221
19Reuse of resources within communities of practice234
Index248

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