Learning objects: difficulties and opportunities

“Learning objects: difficulties and opportunities”: is an eight page piece cataloging what I believe to be some of the largest obstacles to the successful use of learning object and some of the biggest opportunities for educational innovation using learning objects.

LO-blog community meeting

Let’s pretend that a major foundation that is interested in the intersection of learning objects and online community had approached me about sponsoring a meeting of people with said interest, and I had funding to bring 12 or so people…

H2O everywhere, but wither FLE3?

“H2O”: is a new discussion system out of Harvard that provides scaffolding that overcomes many of the traditional complaints about threaded discussion activities in formal courses. Now if only they supported scaffolds for arbitrary discourse grammars like “FLE3”: we could…

LOs, Libraries, and CPAN

It occured to me today that learning objects, and the “EduCommons”: project in particular, could learn some interesting lessons from libraries and CPAN.

A Modest Manifesto, 0.5

It is high time for instructional technologists to get serious about extending free, high quality educational opportunities to everyone. Literally. This modest manifesto lays out a context, rationale, and initial roadmap from here to there.