Tag Archives: learning-objects

Open Access, Furl, and Course Packs

I just took a quick look at The Learner’s Library As far as I can tell, the service breaks down as follows: LL contains a collection of academic journal articles that have been pre-cleared for copyright. There’s a search interface … Continue reading

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Learning Objects Aren't Legos, Part II

In my last post, I agreed with Stephen Downes that we have to be careful not to take our analogies too literally and specifically pointed out flaws in the “learning-object-as-software-object” analogy. Sometimes the best way to make sure an analogy … Continue reading

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Learning Objects Aren't Legos, Part I

I’ve been looking forward to having the time and energy to respond to Stephen’s most recent response to the whole pattern language of educational experiences conversation. Stephen writes: Even so, [Michael] effectively finds the source of the tension: “I believe … Continue reading

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Re-usable Learning Content Objects or Re-usable Learning Experience Objects?

Yesterday, Stephen Downes replied to my most recent post on educational pattern languages: Michael Feldstein is on the right track, mostly, with his exploration of the applicability of pettern language to learning. In this brief item, he asks, “Can we … Continue reading

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Pattern Languages and Learning Objects

It took me a while to find it on my shelves, but I finally dug out Patterns of Software: Tales from the Software Community, which is a book on applying Christopher Alexander’s ideas to software engineering. For a good chunk … Continue reading

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