In this Between the Chapters episode Laura talks with Brian Lamb, D’Arcy Norman, and John Robertson about Chapter 7: Learning Objects. We learn about Brian and D’Arcy’s “meet cute” over moveable objects requests for repositories, and how John and others see learning objects as OERs with an open license. And see how some of these early tools, platforms, and ideas from learning objects helped to evolve into other useful learning spaces (e.g. blogs and wikis), attribution + open licensing (Creative Commons), and more!
- What exactly are Learning Objects?
- The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
- Semantic Modelling ofLearning Objects and Instruction [PDF] (Pahl & Melia)
- Planning to Share versus Just Sharing by Scott Leslie
- Shout out to Josie Fraser
- Learning object standard
- Learning object repository and a list of a few LO favs
- Preservation of Learning Objects in Digital Repositories [PDF] (Boté & Minguillón, 2010)
- eduSource Canada http://www.edusource.ca/
- Dublin Core™ Metadata Initiative
- CanCore http://cancore.athabascau.ca/en/
- CanCore: Metadata for Learning Objects
- Search MERLOT!
- Learning Objects [NMC archive now at Educause]
- A Traveler’s Guide to the Learning Object Landscape. April 2003
- Elusive Vision: Challenges Impeding the Learning Object Economy. June 2003
- Metadata hat tip to Stephen Downes
- The Revisability Paradox [with Learning Objects] from David Wiley
- Creative Commons
- Still A Thing: UBC Blogs & UBC Wikis
- Are OERs just Re-usable Learning Objects with an open license?
“What do people do with all this stuff?… And, what do you actually do with all these things?” D’Arcy Norman, digital hoarding and reusability of the Learning Objects
Questions for Martin & Friends:
- Do you think that, in terms of the time, money, and effort spent on repositories and learning objects, we are having better conversations about our teaching and learning?
- How would we approach a similar type of project now with cross-institutional sharing?
- What would have we learned from learning objects from the past that can apply to a project like this in the future?
Connect and learn with these lads at:
Brian Lamb: https://abject.ca/
D’Arcy Norman: https://darcynorman.net/
John Robertson: http://kavubob.com/