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INTRODUCTION

GENERAL BACKGROUND

 History

 Definitions

ANALYSIS

 Reasons

 Strategies

 Categories

 Pros/Cons

 Best Practices

 Implementation

 Future

SYSTEMIC IMPACT

IMPLICATIONS

CONCLUSIONS

RECOMMENDATIONS

REFERENCES

APPENDICES

AUTHOR NOTES

TABLES

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Trends and Issues: The Impact of Learning Objects

Systemic Impact

Instructional designers and educators can build small chunks of instructional components that can be independently created and maintained, taken apart and reused in different learning contexts. It solves the problems such as maintaining content currency, distributing standards and updates, and replacing the “one size fits all” training with tailored content. Clark and Rossett quote the following people as saying (http://www.clomedia.com/content/templates/clo_feature.asp?articleid=24&zoneid=30, 2002):

  • Cisco’s Chuck Barritt said that learning objects “result in shortened development time when updating existing objects or modifying them for a new audience” and “give the ability to deliver dynamic, prescriptive learning.”
  • Joe Jurzyeck of LOBJ.org as saying “the primary benefit coming from different instructors using the same materials in several contexts.”

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