A couple of times a year I update this page with longer pieces written as peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, or presentations. Enjoy!

2004

Scalability and Sociability in Online Learning Environments HTML
Supporting Student Autonomy Online HTML
Commentary on Downes’ Resource Profiles PDF
IMS/SSP Comes So Close HTML

2003

A beginner's guide to blogs. HTML
OSOSS - Crisis / Response.HTML
Learning objects: difficulties and opportunities. PDF
A brief history of the blog. In A. Kovalchick & K. Dawson (Eds.) Educational Technology: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. PDF
Keeping the Baby and the Bath Water. HTML

2002
Online self-organizing social systems: The decentralized future of online learning. Quarterly Review of Distance Education. (With Erin Brewer). PDF
A proposed measure of discussion activity in threaded discussion spaces. Working Draft PDF
Learning objects need instructional design theory. In A. Rossett (Ed.) The 2001/2002 ASTD Distance Learning Yearbook. New York: McGraw-Hill. PDF
Learning objects—a definition. In A. Kovalchick & K. Dawson (Eds.) Educational Technology: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. PDF
CAREER Grant – A mediated action study of learning object use in online learning communities. PDF
The coming collision between the automated instruction and learning communities camps of online learning research. Working Draft DOC
Component Display Theory. In A. Kovalchick & K. Dawson (Eds.) Educational Technology: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. PDF
OpenCourseWare. In A. Kovalchick & K. Dawson (Eds.) Educational Technology: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. PDF
A unified design framework for learning objects and educational discourse. PDF

2001

EduCommons. (With Mimi Recker and Andy Gibbons).PDF
An empirical estimate of student growth in beginning music theory: Results and pedagogical implications. (With Leo Welch). PDF
About the RLO strategy white paper. HTML
Connecting learning objects to instructional design theory: A definition a metaphor, and a taxonomy. In D. A. Wiley (Ed.), The Instructional Use of Learning Objects. Bloomington, IN: Association for Educational Communications and Technology. DOC
"Web-based instruction" should never have happened (oh, never mind – it’s dead anyway). Tech Trends PDF
What is the Internet ran like the U.S. public education system. Tech Trends PDF
The teacher’s outrageous claim to intellectual property. Tech Trends HTML
Collaboratively filtering learning objects. In D. A. Wiley (Ed.), The Instructional Use of Learning Objects. Bloomington, IN: Association for Educational Communications and Technology. (With Mimi Recker and Andy Walker). DOC
A non-authoritative educational metadata ontology for filtering and recommending learning objects. Journal of Interactive Learning Environments. The Netherlands: Swets & Zeitlinger. (With Mimi Recker). ./non-authoritative.pdf

2000

In defense of the by-hand assembly of learning objects. (With Mimi Recker and Andy Gibbons).PDF
A reformulation of learning object granularity. (With Mimi Recker and Andy Gibbons).PDF
An exploratory study of the statistical and educational implications of violations of the assumptions of parametric analysis techniques. (With Vic Bunderson and Jim Olsen).PDF
When worlds collide. PDF
Learning object design and sequencing theory. Dissertation PDF
Getting students interested: An integrated approach to Keller’s ARCS model of motivational design. Instructional Design Project PDF
Structured metadata spaces. Journal of Internet Cataloging. 3(2/3), pp. 263 – 277. Binghamton, NY: Haworth. (With Tom Wason). PDF

1999

Three common properties of efficient online instructional support systems. ALN Magazine. (With Joe South, Julene Bassett, Laurie Nelson, Larry Seawright, Trent Peterson, and David Monson). HTML
The post-LEGO learning object. PDF
So what do I do with a learning object?. PDF
Metadata mall. HTML
Dynamic directory structures. PDF
An intelligent method for searching metadata spaces. Epistemology Course Final Paper PDF
My, what an intelligent tool you have!. IMS White Paper HTML
Why semantic structures?. IMS White Paper HTML

1998

Iterative formation of learning environments based on self-similar primedial objects (for dummies). (With Laurie Nelson, David Monson, and Joe South).HTML
Towards a definition of fundamentality. HTML
It’s… fundamentality 2.0!. HTML