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Cultural issues in the sharing and reuse of resources for learning

Littlejohn, Allison and Margaryan, Anoush (2006). Cultural issues in the sharing and reuse of resources for learning. Research and Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(3) pp. 269–284.

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It has been argued that the reuse of educational resources will contribute to the development of economies of scale in which users, both learners and teachers, can create, source, and share knowledge and information. Central to this objective are Learning Object Repositories (LORs) that can support resource reuse within and across learning communities. The uptake and use of LORs by communities will be influenced by a number of sociocultural factors that are difficult to distinguish and solve, since they involve a number of interrelated, tacit variables. In this article, we discuss three case studies outlining a range of actual and potential cultural issues affecting the implementation of LORs. We present a framework that can support systematic identification of these issues in the design and development stage and guide future implementations.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2006 World Scientific Publishing Company & Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
ISSN: 1793-7078
Keywords: digital repositories; reuse of resources; learning resources; Learning Object Repositories; learning communities; sociocultural factors
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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Item ID: 42294
Depositing User: Allison Littlejohn
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2015 13:31
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 09:08
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