The phrase “learning object” (LO) comes from the idea of objectoriented programming, where parts of computer code are reused for various software applications. This concept was transferred to re-purposing content for different learning situations. Traditionally, open and distance-learning (ODL) content is designed as a large course that does not lend itself to potential reuse. But with a LO approach, content is designed as smaller units of learning that support potential reuse, that can stand alone, and that can be made accessible to meet the “just enough” and “just-in-time” requirements of learners. Designing Learning Objects for Online Learning

Author(s): | Norman, Solvig | Porter, David |
Publication Date: 
2007