Object lessons: a learning object approach to e-learning for social work education

Neil Ballantyne

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    Abstract

    Learning objects are bite-sized digital learning resources designed to tackle the e-learning adoption problem by virtue of their scale, adaptability, and interoperability. The learning object approach advocates the creation of small e-learning resources rather than whole courses: resources that can be mixed and matched; used in a traditional or online learning environment; and adapted for reuse in other discipline areas and in other countries. Storing learning objects within a subject specific digital repository to enable search, discovery, sharing and use adds considerable value to the model. This paper explores the rationale for a learning object approach to e-learning and reflects on early experiences in developing a national learning object repository for social work education in Scotland.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages1-16
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Technology in Human Services
    Volume25
    Issue number1-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2007

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    Object lessons : a learning object approach to e-learning for social work education. / Ballantyne, Neil.

    In: Journal of Technology in Human Services, Vol. 25, No. 1-2, 2007, p. 1-16.

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