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Learning onjects and reusability

Posted on September 02 2003 by Graham Attwell in reponse to Learning Design and reuseability

Interesting enough.

I think the problem has been through a misunderstanding of learning objects. First though the name - pretty obviously objects cannot learn - eople learn - and that is at the heart of the problem. Learning object theory has subject and object screwed up or inverted. If you say the the (presently named object) is in fact the learning subject, and the output of that subject after the learner has interacted with it is the object - then you have a reusable system where learners are in the constant act as a community of refocusing and reproducing (and re-clasifying) objects. In other words a sustainable ecology.
But it requires faith in leaners as active partipants in the production of media and the management of the learning and the production of knowledge - something that has been lacking in teh standards movements and in eductaional software in general.

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