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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

Tables

Table 1. Preliminary Taxonomy of Learning Object Types.

Learning Object
Characteristic
Fundamental Learning Object
Combined-closed Learning Object
Combined-open
Learning Object
Generative-presentation
Learning Object
Generative-instructional Learning Object
Number of elements combined
One
Few
Many
Few - Many
Few - Many
Type of objects contained
Single
Single, Combined-closed
All
Single, Combined-closed
Single, Combined-closed, Generative-presentation
Reusable component objects
(Not applicable)
No
Yes
Yes / No
Yes / No
Common function
Exhibit, display
Pre-designed instruction or practice
Pre-designed instruction and / or practice
Exhibit, display
Computer-generated instruction and / or practice
Extra-object dependence
No
No
Yes
Yes / No
Yes
Type of logic contained in object
(Not applicable)
None, or answer sheet-based item scoring
None, or domain-specific instructional and assessment strategies
Domain-specific presentation strategies
Domain-independent
presentation, instructional, and assessment strategies
Potential for
inter-contextual reuse
High
Medium
Low
High
High
This table came from the Instructional Use of Learning Objects: Online Version. http://reusability.org/read/chapters/wiley.doc (pg. 24, 2000).

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