learning objects

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What are learning objects?

The broadest definition of learning objects seems to be, "any digital resource that can be reused to support learning."


Accoring to LOAZ, "There are many characteristics of learning objects, the common ones are: accessibility, interoperability, adaptability, reusability, durability, and granularity."


What role do learning objects play in Moodle? If we accept that any reusuable, digital resource can be a learning object, almost any resource or activity we use in Moodle qualifies. After all, you can import and export resources and activities between courses pretty easily.

Creating Learning Objects with Moodle

Consider the book module. Perhaps you have created a Moodle book about the fall of the Berlin Wall for a history course you are teaching. If you permit a German instructor at your school to import that book into one of his or her courses, then your book has met the criteria of a learning object. It is digital, portable and reusable.

The same can be said of resources created with a glossaary, a wiki, and other modules.

Uploading Simple Learning Objects to Moodle

Consider a Power Point presentation...

More Sophisticated Learning Objects

But what about metadata and SCORM and a host of other considerations?

See also