Constraints on reusability of learning objects: Didactic aspects of modular e-Learning in engineering education

Michael May, Peter Munkebo Hussmann, Anne Skov Jensen, Helle Rootzen, Steen Markvorsen, Karsten Schmidt, Kasper Skårhøj, Søren Enemark

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Abstract

It is the aim of this paper to discuss some didactic constraints on the use and reuse of digital modular learning objects. Engineering education is used as the specific context of use with examples from courses in introductory electronics and mathematics. Digital multimedia and modular learning objects have been proclaimed as important elements in e-learning for a long time, and there are good reasons to believe in the benefits of interactive multimedia as well as flexible and modular learning objects. Nevertheless the use and reuse of learning objects on a large scale seems to be a slow success. Constraints on reuse arise from the nature of conceptual understanding in higher education and the functionality of learning objects within present technologies. We will need didactic as well as technical perspectives on learning objects in designing for understanding.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCSEDU 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Proceedings
Volume2
Publication date2010
Pages325-332
ISBN (Print)9789896740238
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2010) - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 7 Apr 201010 Apr 2010
Conference number: 2
http://www.csedu.org/CSEDU2010/

Conference

Conference2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education (CSEDU 2010)
Number2
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period07/04/201010/04/2010
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Keywords

  • E-learning
  • Interactive computer systems
  • Metadata
  • Multimedia systems
  • Reusability
  • Engineering education

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May, M., Hussmann, P. M., Jensen, A. S., Rootzen, H., Markvorsen, S., Schmidt, K., Skårhøj, K., & Enemark, S. (2010). Constraints on reusability of learning objects: Didactic aspects of modular e-Learning in engineering education. In CSEDU 2010 - 2nd International Conference on Computer Supported Education, Proceedings (Vol. 2, pp. 325-332)