Commentary on Rob Koper, 'Combining re-usable learning, resources to pedagogical purposeful units of learning, Chapter 5 of: 'Reusing online resources: a sustainable approach to elearning'

Griffiths, David ORCID: 0000-0002-6863-2456 and García, Rocío (2003) Commentary on Rob Koper, 'Combining re-usable learning, resources to pedagogical purposeful units of learning, Chapter 5 of: 'Reusing online resources: a sustainable approach to elearning'. Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 1. ISSN 1365-893X

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Abstract

The first part of this review discusses the issues raised in general terms, focusing on a contradiction in educational practice identified by the author. It is proposed that this is disguised by the pervasive 'conduit' metaphor for communication, and in the face to face context partially resolved by the interventions of teachers. The specific approach described by the author is then discussed in the light of these comments. In particular the distinction between resources and Learning Objects is discussed. The need for a three level hierarchy of resources, Learning Objects and Units of Learning is identified as an issue for debate. This stimulating and authoritative chapter raises a number of major issues related to eLearning, Learning Objects, and reuse of resources. In order to place this debate in its context I would like to start by making some general remarks on the nature of the problem, and the metaphors which we use when trying to make sense of it.

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Additional Information: This article is a commentary on Rob Koper's 'Combining re-usable learning, resources to pedagogical purposeful units of learning, Chapter 5 of: 'Reusing online resources: a sustainable approach to elearning', ed. Allison Littlejohn. Kogan Page, London. ISBN0749439491, and was originally published in the Journal of Interactive Media in Education, 2003, vol. 1.
Divisions: University of Bolton Research Centres > Institute for Educational Cybernetics
Depositing User: Scott Wilson
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2013 12:50
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2018 11:20
URI: http://ubir.bolton.ac.uk/id/eprint/287

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