Contidos na e-learning (learning objects)

Documentos sobre contidos

Introduction aux banques d’objets d’apprentissage en français au Canada

Introduction aux banques d’objets d’apprentissage en français au Canada

Document préparé pour le Réseau d'enseignement francophone à distance
du Canada (REFAD ; par Andrée Robertson.

Le document est disponible à RapportObjetsapprentissage2006.pdf (Document .PDF)

Présentation des résultats lors du colloque du Sous-comité sur les TIC de la Conférence des recteurs et des principaux des universités du Québec (CREPUQ). Cet événement a eu lieu le 24 mars 2006 à l’Université de Sherbrooke : Rapport-Refad_crepuq-avr2006.ppt

Ce rapport permet un survol de ce qui se fait présentement au pays et a été rendu possible grâce à un financement du Secrétariat aux affaires intergouvernementales canadiennes du Québec (SAIC) ( et du Ministère du Patrimoine canadien (

Le REFAD tient à remercier Mme Robertson pour le travail accompli et PENSIVO Inc. pour la mise en ligne.

USC: Diseñan material didáctico común para toda Europa y accesible en red

USC: Diseñan material didáctico común para toda Europa y accesible en red

Profesores de seis países europeos inician hoy en la Universidade de Santiago (USC) y en el Centro de Supercomputación de Galicia (Cesga) los trabajos de investigación para comenzar el programa Efelcren. El objetivo es desarrollar una base de datos común a nivel europeo para proporcionar materiales didácticos flexibles para contornos de educación en red (e-learning).

UNITAR Courseware Repository

UNITAR Courseware Repository

1. Aduni

ArsDigita University

This site serves a dual purpose. It is here to tell the story of ArsDigita University (ADU) and it is here to carry on the school's mission of supplying free education. Toward this latter end, provides all course materials and lectures generated during the program to the general public for free use.

2. AESharenet


AEShareNet connects people who are looking for learning materials with those who own them. There are now two options available: Instant Licences, which are freely available, when you attach a relevant Mark; and Mediated licences, which are transacted online through the AEShareNet Service.

3. Apple Learning Exchange


Searchable database of "thousands of Internet resources that can be valuable for teaching and learning"

4. ARIADNE Repository


A European Association open to the World, for Knowledge Sharing and Reuse. The core of the ARIADNE infrastructure is a distributed network of learning repositories.

5. Artificial Intelligence topics

American Association for Artificial Intelligence

AI TOPICS is a special web site provided by the American Association for Artificial Intelligence [AAAI] for students, teachers, journalists, and everyone who would like to learn about what artificial intelligence is, and what AI scientists do .

6. Berklee Shares

U. Berklee

Here you will find free music lessons that you can download, share and trade with your friends and fellow musicians. Berklee Shares is: 1) Individual self-contained music lessons developed by Berklee faculty and alumni. 2) Free and open to the music community around the world. 3) A library of MP3 audio, QuickTime movie, and PDF files. 4) A glimpse into the educational opportunities provided by Berklee.

7. Blue Web'n

Blue Web'n is an online library of 2008 outstanding Internet sites categorized by subject, grade level, and format (tools, references, lessons, hotlists, resources, tutorials, activities, projects). You can also browse by broad subject area (Content Areas) or specific sub-categories (Subject Area). See "About this Site" for a scoring rubric and answers to other burning questions!

8. Careo

U. Calgary

CAREO is a project supported by Alberta Learning and CANARIE that has as its primary goal the creation of a searchable, Web-based collection of multidisciplinary teaching materials for educators across the province and beyond.


(Computing and Information Technology Interactive Digital Educational Library)

CITIDEL is a cooperative effort of Virginia Tech, Villanova, TCNJ, Hofstra, and PSU. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

A consortium led by Hofstra University , The College of New Jersey , The Pennsylvania State University , Villanova University , and Virginia Tech proposes to build CITIDEL as part of the Collections Track activities in the National SMETE (Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology Education) Digital Library ( NSDL ). In particular, we will establish, operate, and maintain a part of the NSDL that will serve the computing education community in all its diversity and at all levels.this will include computer science, information systems, information science, software engineering, computer engineering, and all other variations of title and substance in these and related fields.

10. Civicus


CUS aims to help civil society organisations to build their capacity and achieve their goals. Based on requests from members, CIVICUS has produced several toolkits to enable organisations to improve their capacity in a number of areas. From communications and planning skills to writing funding proposals, we hope that you will be able to get many useful tips, tools, and ideas to help strengthen your organisation. Toolkits are available in English, French, Spanish and Russian in MS Word and PDF formats.

11. CLOE

University of Waterloo

The Co-operative Learning Object Exchange (CLOE) is a collaboration between Ontario universities and colleges for the development, sharing, and reuse of multimedia-rich learning resources. This occurs through the CLOE Learning Object repository.

12. Connexions

Rice University

Connexions is a rapidly growing collection of free scholarly materials and a powerful set of free software tools to help authors publish and collaborate instructors rapidly build and share custom courses learners explore the links among concepts, courses, and disciplines. The Content of Commons contains small "knowledge chunks" we call modules that connect into courses. Thanks to a Creative Commons open license , anyone can take our materials, adapt them to meet their needs, and contribute them back to the Commons. And everyone is invited to participate!

13. Content Bank

The Children’s Partnership

Contentbank aims to spur the development of online content and tools for and by low-income and other underserved Americans.

14. CORE

China Open Resource for Education

CORE China Open Resource for Education--- is a non-profit organization. Her mission is to promote closer interaction and open sharing of educational resources between Chinese and international universities, which CORE envisions as the future of world education.

15. CSTC

National Science Foundation

The Computer Science Teaching Center (CSTC) is an internet-based repository of peer-reviewed teaching resources for computer science educators. The CSTC is designed to facilitate access to quality teaching materials developed worldwide. It is endorsed by the Association of Computing Machinery and funded by the National Science Foundation

16. DAREnet

SURF Foundation

DAREnet was launched in January 2004. Intentionally to demonstrate the network of the local collections of digital documentation held by all the Dutch universities and several related institutions, presenting them to the user in a consistent form. This also makes it possible to search one or more of the repositories concerned. DAREnet is unique. No other nation in the world offers such easy access to its complete academic research output in digital form.

17. Development Gateway (OER)

Development Gateway Foundation

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research. Their goal with this service is to support efforts to equalize access to education, and to improve life chances for people in developing countries. This site will serve as a freely accessible venue for the aggregation and dissemination of OERs worldwide.

18. Digital Divide Network

Center for Media & Community at the Education Development Center

The Digital Divide Network is the Internet's largest community for educators, activists, policy makers and concerned citizens working to bridge the digital divide. At DDN, you can build your own online community, publish a blog, share documents and discussions with colleagues, and post news, events and articles.

19. DLorn

Stephen Downes

One-stop source for learning object syndication.We retrieve learning object metadata from across the web and store it here.

20. Edna

Educational Network Australia

EdNA Online is a service that aims to support and promote the benefits of the Internet for learning, education and training in Australia . It is organised around Australian curriculum, its tools are free to Australian educators, and it is funded by the bodies responsible for education provision in Australia - all Australian governments.

21. Education Reform Portal

National Inst. for Community Innovat.

The National Institute for Community Innovations, in collaboration with a growing number of internationally recognized expert communities in educational reform, has developed national networks of leaders skilled in assisting schools, districts, preparation programs and large-scale educational systems to plan and undertake sustained educational reform efforts with regard to the reform dimensions below. Each of these networks has identified exemplary, free and inexpensive professional development materials about proven and promising reform strategies and resources in a given reform dimension.

22. EduResources Portal

Eastern Oregon University

A Gateway to Higher Education Instructional Resources.

23. Edutech Mauritius

Edutech Mauritius

24. eGranary Digital Library

The University of Iowa

The eGranary Digital Library provides millions of digital educational resources to institutions lacking adequate Internet access. Through a process of garnering permissions, copying Web sites, and delivering them to intranet Web servers INSIDE our partner institutions in developing countries, we deliver millions of multimedia documents that can be instantly accessed by patrons over their local area networks at no cost.

25. Eldis


Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research. Eldis aims to share the best in development, policy, practice and research.

26. e-Lee

e-LEE Association (e-learning tools for electrical engineering)

The association named "Association for promotion of e-Learning tools for Electrical Engineering", or, on short "e-LEE Association", has as aim the promotion and evaluation of the multimedia learning tools for the engineering teaching, more specifically for electrical engineering.  (English version)

27. EOE Java Applet

Library EOE Foundation

This EOE ( is a community of Educators, Developers and Businesses working together to use, create, and collaborate upon Educational Java objects on the web.

28. ESCOT Component Catalogue

National Science Foundation

Educational Software Components of Tomorrow (ESCOT) is a National Science Foundation research project (REC-9804930) at SRI International's Center for Technology in Learning. We are investigating how software innovations can accumulate, integrate, and scale up to meet the needs of systemic reform of K-12 mathematics and science education.

29. Ethiopian Teacher Education Portal

AED/BESO Project

30. EEVL

(Enhanced and Evaluated Virtual Library)

EEVL is the Internet Guide to Engineering, Mathematics and Computing. EEVL's mission is to provide access to quality networked engineering, mathematics and computing resources, and be the national focal point for online access to information in these subjects. It is an award-winning free service, created and run by a team of information specialists from a number of universities and institutions in the UK .

31. Fathom Archive

Fathom Knowledge Network

This archive, provided by Columbia University , offers access to the complete range of free content developed for Fathom by its member institutions. Columbia encourages you to browse this archive of online learning resources, including lectures, articles, interviews, exhibits and free seminars. You can find additional online resources from Columbia University at or and from the members of the Fathom consortium at their own websites.

32. Filamentality

A "fill-in-the-blank interactive Web site that guides you through picking a topic, searching the Web, gathering good Internet sites, and turning Web resources into learning activities."

33. Free-Ed

The mission of Free-Ed.Net is to provide quality distance education at no cost to the user. Free education is a dream whose time has come. Never in history has so much information and so many learning resources been so widely available at such a low cost.

34. GEM

Gateway to Educational Materials

The Gateway to Educational Materials SM is a Consortium effort to provide educators with quick and easy access to thousands of educational resources found on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.

35. GFC Global Learning

GCG Global Learning

Offering free, beginning computer courses and other learning opportunities world-wide in English and Spanish.

36. Gutenberg Project

Gutenberg Project

Project Gutenberg is the first and largest single collection of free electronic books, or eBooks. Michael Hart, founder of Project Gutenberg, invented eBooks in 1971 and continues to inspire the creation of eBooks and related technologies today.

37. Harvey Project

Harvey Project

An international collaboration of educators, researchers, physicians, students, programmers, instructional designers and graphic artists working together to build interactive, dynamic human physiology course materials on the Web. Materials produced by the Harvey Project will be made freely available to any educational institution.

38. Humbul Humanities Hub

University of Oxford

The Humbul Humanities Hub aims to be UK higher and further education's first choice for accessing online humanities resources.

39. IBM Academic Initiative


The IBM Academic Initiative helps faculty and researchers at higher education institutions worldwide use and implement the latest technology into curriculum and research. By joining, you will gain access to software, hardware, training, course materials, and more!


University of Hull


Dept. of Science and technology of Philippines and the IDRC of Canada

" Learning from Information and Communication Technology for Development (ICT4D) Research to Enhance Policymaking ( Philippines ) " is a project of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). It is supported by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada , through its program initiative, Pan Asia Networking (PAN). The project aims to identify the transformational impact of ICT on Philippine society and from the learnings distilled from the different ICT4D projects undertaken, transform these learnings into policies and actions. ICT4D includes digital and interactive technologies as well as technologies which provide for interfaces between traditional and new technologies. The use of those technologies should be development-oriented.

42. ICTdev Library

Commonwealth Telecom Organization

The CTO's ICT Development Digital Library (ICT DevLibrary) provides a unique collection of ICT-for-development reports and documents for policy-makers and practitioners in developing countries. It uniquely provides direct, “one-click” access to these documents, and makes these often bulky documents accessible to users on low bandwidth connections. Stocked with key reports published by the leading organisations in the field, the ICT Development Library supplements ICT Development Agenda, the CTO’s web-based newsletter which provides breaking, objective updates on the outcomes of decision-making meetings and summaries of important new reports.

43. ICTlogy

Ismael Peña

ICT4D Courses is a learning objects repository focused on development and cooperation for development, with a strong commitment on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D). All of them are licensed for free or under determinate licenses that allow you to use them almost freely - details on specific licenses will appear attached to respective learning materials.

44. IDEAS (Interactive Dialogue with Educators from Across the State)

University of Wisconsin

IDEAS provides Wisconsin educators access to high-quality, highly usable, teacher-reviewed web-based resources for curricula, content, lesson plans, professional development and other selected resources. These resources help Wisconsin educators use technology to meet the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards and create the foundation for a statewide knowledge management system.


(International Institute of Innovation & Knowledge Management)

A Joint project of Knowledge Management Society of Pakistan and
Free and Open Source Software Foundation of Pakistan

To Be an Enduring World-Class Institute of Emerging Disciplines Promoting Knowledge Capitalism for the betterment of Individuals, Organizations and Societies through Education & Research.

46. InfoDev

The infoDev Program

info Dev is an innovative global partnership of international development agencies focused on how information and communication technologies (ICT) can help to combat poverty and promote opportunity, empowerment and economic growth in developing countries. This partnership is coordinated and served by an expert Secretariat housed at the World Bank, one of info Dev's principal donors and founders.

47. Isoph Institute


The Isoph Institute is a resource center dedicated to the development of the organizational effectiveness of nonprofits through online education, training, and collaboration. By providing online courses, resources, and tools, we make it possible for people committed to the growth and development of nonprofits to access the information and skills they need.

48. ItrainOnline's Training Kit

Itrain Online

Supported by ItrainOnline partner UNESCO and others, the MMTK is a growing collection of "workshop kits" for face-to-face training. The materials use a standard set of templates, and offer building blocks for trainers to build their own courses.


The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's OpenCourseWare (OCW) project provides access to content of the School's most popular courses. It provides free, searchable, access to JHSPH's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.


Joint Information Systems Committee

JORUM is a free online repository service for teaching and support staff in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions, helping to build a community for the sharing, reuse and repurposing of learning and teaching materials.

51. Knowledge Mgmt for Dev.


KM for Development (KM4Dev) is a community of international development practitioners who are interested in knowledge management and knowledge sharing issues and approaches.

52. La Brecha Digital

El Portal de la Brecha Digital


Alberta Education/ Government of Alberta supports lifelong learning by providing quality online resources to the Kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) community in Alberta . Students, teachers, and parents can use the site to find multimedia learning resources that are correlated to the Alberta programs of study. provides a reliable and innovative repository of resources developed by Alberta Education in consultation with stakeholders; it is available for users at any time on the Internet.

54. Learning About Learning Objects

Learning About Learning Objects


Internet Scout Project and the University of Wisconsin
College of Letters and Sciences, with funding from the Claire Giannini Hoffman Fund. is a portal that brings together the best online foreign language resources for English-speaking K-12 students and teachers. The project was created, and is maintained and enhanced, by a team of staff and students at the Internet Scout Project at the University of Wisconsin-Madison .

56. LOLA Exchage

Wesleyan University

LoLa is an exchange for facilitating the sharing of high-quality learning objects. It contains materials for use across the curriculum, with a particular focus on modules for Information Literacy.

57. Lydia Global Repository


LydiaLearn starts with LydiaPower, a new way to bring publishers in need of educational content and those who could offer it, together. A simple proposition, yes, but with a solution that included algorithmic rating systems, dynamic repositories of ever-growing and improving content, and a means of tracking and securing payment that would be a win for all involved.

58. Managing the Digital Enterprise

Michael Rappa

An educational site created by Michael Rappa that surveys the many opportunities and challenges managers face in an increasingly digital world.

59. Maricopa Learn. Exchange


The Maricopa Learning eXchange (MLX) is an electronic warehouse of ideas, examples, and resources (represented as "packages") that support student learning at the Maricopa Community Colleges.

60. Math Forum

One of the oldest collections of learning materials on the Internet, The Math Forum is a leading center for mathematics and mathematics education on the Internet. The Math Forum is a learning repository for both interactive and text-based materials as well as a site for mathematics educators and learners to engage in person-to-person interactions, and discuss and exchange educational products and services. The Math Forum encourages the exchange of educational materials by facilitating dialog and connections among educators .

61. Merlot


MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.

62. MIT Dspace


MIT's online institutional repository — built to save, share, and search MIT's digital research materials.

63. MIT OpenCourseWare


A free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners around the world. OCW supports MIT's mission to advance knowledge and education, and serve the world in the 21st century. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.


(National Engineering Education Delivery System)

The National Engineering Education Delivery System is a digital library of learning resources for engineering education. NEEDS provides web-based access to a database of learning resources where the user (whether they be learners or instructors) can search for, locate, download, and comment on resources to aid their learning or teaching process. In addition NEEDS supports a multi-tier evaluation system from our national award competition with sponsors from industry to user-based reviews of individual learning resources.

65. NLN Learning Materials

National Learning Network / Becta

Since the NLN programme first began in 1999, the NLN Materials Team based at Becta has been responsible for commissioning and managing the development of over 800 hours of e-learning materials across a wide range of subjects, working in partnership with subject matter experts in FE colleges and commercial developers.

66. NSDL

National Science Digital Library

The National Science Digital Library (NSDL) was created by the National Science Foundation to provide organized access to high quality resources and tools that support innovations in teaching and learning at all levels of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.


University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service

OAIster is a project of the University of Michigan Digital Library Production Service . Our goal is to create a collection of freely available, previously difficult-to-access, academically-oriented digital resources (what are digital resources?) that are easily searchable by anyone.

68. Online Free Courses information

78 Degrees

69. OOPS

Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System

Opensource Opencourseware Prototype System (OOPS) is a grass roots effort to localize MIT's OCW into Chinese. (traditional Chinese) (simplified Chinese) (for Volunteers)

70. Open Courseware Laboratory

North Carolina State University

The Open Courseware Laboratory was founded at North Carolina State University in 1998 by Professor Michael Rappa. The mission of the Lab is to invent novel ways of using the Internet to promote the open exchange of knowledge within the academic community. This includes the provision of research and course materials that are made freely available on the World Wide Web for non-commercial use.

71. Open Content Alliance (OCA)

The Open Content Alliance (OCA) represents the collaborative efforts of a group of cultural, technology, nonprofit, and governmental organizations from around the world that will help build a permanent archive of multilingual digitized text and multimedia content. Content in the OCA archive will be accessible soon through this website and through Yahoo!

72. Peoi


PEOI's goal is to extend the benefit of on line education to those who have been deprived
of access to education because of location, time constraints and/or lack of income. In the
United States , PEOI will work with other institutions to diminish the information
technology divide. In developing countries, PEOI wants to play a role in diffusion of
management technology and become a tool of economic development policy.

73. Physics Textbooks

Benjamin Crowell

This site offers physics textbooks that you can download for free or buy in print. The books have been adopted at ten colleges and universities, and 14 high schools.

74. Resource Discovery Network

Resource Discovery Network

The Resource Discovery Network is the UK 's free national gateway to Internet resources for the learning, teaching and research community. The service currently links to more than 100,000 resources via a series of subject-based information gateways (or hubs). The RDN is primarily aimed at Internet users in UK further and higher education but is freely available to all.

75. Schoolnet Africa

Schoolnet Africa

The African Education Knowledge Warehouse (AEKW) is a pan-African education portal which services African SchoolNet practitioners, policymakers and school-based communities on ICTs in education across Africa .

76. SciQ


SciQ is a collaborative partnership project that fosters science learning for K-12 students in Alberta and Canada . Since its inception in 2001, SciQ has focused on combining engaging science-related content with innovative technology to provide learning resources for students, teachers and parents.

77. SMETE Repository directory Math/Science

SMETE Open Federation

The SMETE Digital Library is a dynamic online library and portal of services by the SMETE Open Federation for teachers and students. Here you can access a wealth of teaching and learning materials as well as join this expanding community of science, math, engineering and technology explorers of all ages. If you're a student, you'll have access to resources that can help you prepare for a class or exam. If you're a teacher or professor, you can find learning materials you can use in your classroom right away.

78. Sofia Project

Foothill - De Anza Community College District

The Sofia project is an open content initiative launched by the Foothill - De Anza Community College District, which promotes faculty and institutional sharing of online content. Modeled after MIT’s OpenCourseWare Initiative, Sofia encourages the free exchange of community college-level materials on the World Wide Web.

79. South African Curriculum


80. Stanford on iTunes

Stanford University

Stanford on iTunes provides access to a wide range of Stanford-related digital audio content via the iTunes Music Store, Apple’s popular music jukebox and online music store. The project includes two sites: 1) A public site, targeted primarily at alumni, which includes Stanford faculty lectures, learning materials, music, sports, and more. 2) An access-restricted site for students delivering course-based materials and advising content.

81. Techsoup


Powered by CompuMentor, one of the nation's oldest and largest nonprofit technology assistance agencies, offers nonprofits a one-stop resource for technology needs by providing free information, resources, and support. In addition to online information and resources, we offer a product philanthropy service called TechSoup Stock. Here, nonprofits can access donated and discounted technology products, generously provided by corporate and nonprofit technology partners.

82. The Commonwealth of Learning LOR

Commonwealth of e-Learning

An online database of learning content that provides software to Commonweath countries free of charge. Institutions or governments can establish a shared repository by accessing free open source software from COL 's LOR.

83. The Golden Swamp Subject Sampler


The Golden Swamp to which this website is dedicated is the open Internet. Here is why I call the Internet the Golden Swamp : The definition as a "swamp" applies because the open Internet contains a lot of junk that mingles with the content that is not junk.

84. TrainingPoint

CompassPoint Nonprofit Services

TrainingPoint is an experimental project with the goal of creating an online resource for the nonprofit sector that is supported and driven by its community of users. TrainingPoint is a free online service for nonprofit organizations and trainers that offers users the ability to upload and download freely distributable technology curriculum.

85. Tufts OpenCourseWare

Tufts University

Tufts OpenCourseWare is part of a new educational movement initiated by MIT where course content is accessible for free to everyone online.

86. University of Arizona - Searchable Video Library (SVL)

University of Arizona

This service has been designed to provide students and faculty access to video presentations and taped class lectures through a searchable interface. Videos are transcribed by state-of-the-art voice recognition or closed-captioning so that the spoken text of the presentation can be searched.

87. University of California eScholarship Repository

University of California

The repository is a service of the eScholarship initiative of the California Digital Library. Research and scholarly output included here has been selected and deposited by the individual University of California units.

88. University of Winnsconsin at Milwaukee

University of Winnsconsin at Milwaukee

89. UOC Cooperació

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

90. UT OCW

University of Tokyo

The OpenCourseWare of the University of Tokyo (UT OCW) is a free and open Web site on which is presented course calendar, syllabus, educational notes and texts of the University of Tokyo .


Utah State University

USU OCW is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout Utah and around the world. OCW supports USU's mission to serve the public through learning, discovery, and engagement. It is true to USU's guiding principle - "academics first.


University of Mauritius

LOR (Learning Objects Repository) is a project undertaken by VCILT - University of Mauritius . Here you can access a wealth of teaching and learning materials as well as help our LOR Community to grow.

93. Virtual Training Suite

Resource Discovery Network

Set of free online tutorials designed to help students, lecturers and researchers improve their Internet information literacy and IT skills. Work in your own time at your own pace - no one is monitoring you! There are quizzes and interactive exercises to lighten the learning experience.

94. W3Schools

At W3Schools you will find all the Web-building tutorials you need, from basic HTML and XHTML to advanced XML, Multimedia and WAP.

95. WebJunction

OCLC Online Computer Library Center

WebJunction is an online community where library staff meet to share ideas, solve problems, take online courses - and have fun.

96. Wikipedia

Wikimedia Foundation

The Wikimedia Foundation Inc. is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing free knowledge to every person in the world. Meeting this goal through the maintenance, development and distribution of free content, Wikimedia relies on public donations to run its wiki-based projects.

97. Wisc-Online


The digital library of objects has been developed primarily by faculty from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and produced by multimedia technicians who create the learning objects for the online environment. At present, 304 WTCS faculty members have authored learning objects. The Wisc-Online digital library contains 1,996 objects that are accessible to all WTCS faculty at no cost and with copyright clearance for use in any WTCS classroom or online application. Other colleges, universities, and consortia from throughout the United States and around the world use the library with permission.

98. World Lecture Hall

University of Texas at Austin

World Lecture Hall publishes links to pages created by faculty worldwide who are using the Web to deliver course materials in any language. Some courses are delivered entirely over the Internet. Others are designed for students in residence. Many fall somewhere in between. In all cases, they can be visited by anyone interested in courseware on the Internet — faculty, developers, and curious students alike.

Executing Learning Objects, Resurrecting Sharing and Reuse

Executing Learning Objects, Resurrecting Sharing and Reuse -

I was fortunate to instigate a workshop last week as part of the BC Educational Technology Users Group spring workshops in Merritt, B.C. The workshop was on "Practical Tips for Reusability and Interoperability." In keeping with themes I laid out earlier on this weblog, I began the session with a formal execution of the term "learning object" which you can see at the link above (feel free to reuse this - maybe if it's played enough times the term will finally die off). (more...)


Open Learning and Large Learning Objects (Courses)

Open Learning and Large Learning Objects (Courses) -

Reflections about by Spike Hall and Sebastian Fiedler about open learning and large learning objects. ____JH

"Open Learning" and "Large Learning Objects" (Courses).

Spike Hall picture: Summary: Formal, instructionally oriented knowledge offerings continue to expand. Now, if certification via passage through a "program" ,i.e., pay-for-learning sequence, is not of concern, you may work your way to learning "world class" knowledge without having to pay "world class" prices. From your home computer.

This is, among other things, a move in the direction of distributive justice, countering the tendency for the rich (in knowledge) to get richer and the poor (having little knowledge and little real access to it) to get poorer.

All we need now is for everyone to have online access and the ability to use it. (A computer in every hut?) ... [Spike Hall]

Sebastian Fiedler Icon: This is connected to what I tried to get across at the recent BlogTalk Downunder conference in Sydney, Australia. The current global trend to push more and more people into contract work or some sort of self-employment does not only force individuals to take responsibility for upgrading their own skill and knowledge base, it might also result in a growing independence from certification and accreditation on a personal level. After all, what's the point in getting certification if no HR guy or girl is looking at your CV anymore. It is more likely that you will have to show a record of clients, projects, artifacts etc. instead of Diplomas, Degrees, and so forth. Reputation is built differently in the part of a networked society that lives and operates outside of the big corporate business world.

Now, it is interesting to watch that big institutions like Utah State or MIT (see Spikes post for more details and links) support the Open Learning Support movement, but from my perspective we are still too focused on content. It is not only about learning objects, courses, and materials. What is lacking is a vision of how we can also establish and sustain conversational encounters (for learning) with people in a more targeted way. And yes, we must also think about economic models that could support such a development. Not all "experts", teachers or consultants are economically covered by large institutions and can give away most of their time for nothing. But if content becomes less and less of an issue we need to think about educational services that could operate in such an environment on a more decentralized, yet economically viable model.

This requires more than allowing people to access professionally developed materials. It would require affordable infrastructure to create, share, communicate ... or should we say directly interface with individuals, in synchronous an asynchronous ways. Weblogs, Webfeeds, Social Networking services, they mean a big leap forward, but we also need video/audio, application sharing, and so forth. All these pieces are coming together step by step... and they create a whole new infrastructure which "if certification via passage through a "program" ,i.e., pay-for-learning sequence, is not of concern" (to use Spikes's words here) will allow many people to establish new relationships for learning.

This is way I think educational research needs to pay more attention to what is happening outside of formal educational settings. Instead of tweaking open practices like Weblog authoring so that they fit the current formal education enterprise, we might as well explore what happens if you take out some of the assumptions that drive formally organized learning. [Sebastian Fiedler]

[Seblogging News]
[EduResources Weblog--Higher Education Resources Online]

Learning Objects

Learning Objects - What you need to know about learning objects can be found here. Learning Objects...From [Edu_RSS]

Some Objections to Learning Objects

Some Objections to Learning Objects - Prompted by increasing attention from government and industry initiatives worldwide, this article addresses problems associated with (i) attaching ill-defined labels to e-learning tools and methods, and (ii) attempts at standardizing e-learning in ways that do not account for the complexities... [Teaching an Developping Online]

Guía para empaquetar y publicar objetos de aprendizaje

Guía para empaquetar y publicar objetos de aprendizaje - Becta ha publicado el documento Packaging and Publishing Learning Objects: Best Practice Guidelines (PDF 2 MB). Estas directrices van destinadas a los proveedores de materiales educativos y «...representan una guía práctica para ayudarles a asegurarse de que su contenido es accesible e interoperable entre las plataformas de aprendizaje utilizadas en educación.»

El punto de partida de la guía son los estándares de contenidos estipulados por Becta para el sistema educativo del Reino Unido, es decir, el SCORM 2004 de ADL. Incluye una introducción a los elementos básicos de SCORM, así como recomendaciones de uso y consejos prácticos.

"Learning Objects and Instruction Components" - IFETS Formal Discussion Summary from February 2000

"Learning Objects and Instruction Components" - IFETS Formal Discussion Summary from February 2000 -

That's right, you read the title of the post right, from February 2000. So what am I doing posting this 5 year old discussion summary from the International Forum of Educational Technology & Society discussions. Have a read yourself and decide - depending on what frame of reference you choose, 5 years can be a very long time or the blink of an eye. So reading this may seem like proof of how far we've come, or how many times our wheels have spun round.

Must ... drink coffee ... smell flowers ... take medication ... and to think, Victoria\'s had one of its least rainy springs in years ;-) - SWL


A Learning Object Approach to Personalized Web-based Instruction

A Learning Object Approach to Personalized Web-based Instruction - A method is devised to select the most appropriate learning object from a pool of potential objects that exist in the repository and a first evaluation of the proposed algorithm is carried out and reported in the article.From [Edu_RSS]

Students' Use of Learning Objects

Students' Use of Learning Objects - This paper shows how learning objects have been designed and introduced into campus-based higher education modules, and describes the impact they have had on students. [eLearnopedia]

eportfolios and reusable learning objects

eportfolios and reusable learning objects - How's that for a combination? I had some thoughts about these areas and figured I might as well talk them out a bit in a podcast. Very freeform and somewhat rambling, but hey... [Edu_RSS]

IMEJ on review learning object project

IMEJ on review learning object project - An examination of a completed learning object project appears in a recent issue of the Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning (IMEJ) . The treatment is quite thorough, including a narrative of the project, a survey of student responses,...From [Edu_RSS]

Creating Flexible E-Learning Through the Use of Learning Objects

Creating Flexible E-Learning Through the Use of Learning Objects - Educause article from The University System of Georgia who deconstructs existing online courses to create separate files of reusable content [eLearnopedia]

SPC Reusable Learning Objects

SPC Reusable Learning Objects - St. Petersburg College educational technologies reusable learning object site. [eLearnopedia]
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