Instructional design based on reusable learning objects: Applying lessons of object-oriented software engineering to learning systems design

Ian Douglas

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Abstract

There is currently a lot of interest in the concept of learning objects. Learning objects are discrete units of learning resources based on agreed standards. The idea behind learning objects is to promote greater reuse of resources within new instructional systems development. The main work in learning objects has primarily focussed on defining the technical requirements and standards for computer based learning objects. The technology itself is not likely to bring the benefits promised by reusable objects without a change in methods used by practicing instructional designers. The instructional design implications of the learning object approach is examined to determine the adaptation required in instructional design methodologies. Object-oriented software engineering is proposed as a useful basis for new thinking in instructional design methodology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
Volume3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes
Event31st Annual Frontiers in Education Conference- Impact on Engineering and Science Education- - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Oct 10 2001Oct 13 2001

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Learning systems
Software engineering
Systems analysis
engineering
learning
methodology
system development
software
resources

Keywords

  • Instructional design
  • Learning objects
  • Methodology
  • Reuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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