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Phantom Tasks and Invisible Rubric: The Challenges of Remixing Learning Objects in the Wild

Phantom Tasks and Invisible Rubric: The Challenges of Remixing Learning Objects in the Wild
Phantom Tasks and Invisible Rubric: The Challenges of Remixing Learning Objects in the Wild
Learning Objects are atomic packages of learning content with associated activities that can be reused in different contexts. However traditional Learning Objects can be complex and expensive to produce, and as a result there are relatively few of these available. In this paper we describe our work to create a lightweight repository for the language-learning domain, called the Language Box, where teachers and students can share their everyday resources and remix and extend each others content using collections and activities to create new Learning Objects more easily. However, in our interactions with the community we have discovered that practitioners find it difficult to abstract their teaching materials from their teaching activities and experiences; this results in Phantom Tasks and Invisible Rubrics that can make it difficult for other practitioners to reuse their content and build new Learning Objects.
Millard, David
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Howard, Yvonne
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Arrebola, Miguel
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Borthwick, Kate
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Millard, David, Howard, Yvonne, McSweeney, Patrick, Arrebola, Miguel, Borthwick, Kate and Varella, Stavroula (2009) Phantom Tasks and Invisible Rubric: The Challenges of Remixing Learning Objects in the Wild. Proceedings of the 4th European Conference on Technology Enhanced Learning.

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Learning Objects are atomic packages of learning content with associated activities that can be reused in different contexts. However traditional Learning Objects can be complex and expensive to produce, and as a result there are relatively few of these available. In this paper we describe our work to create a lightweight repository for the language-learning domain, called the Language Box, where teachers and students can share their everyday resources and remix and extend each others content using collections and activities to create new Learning Objects more easily. However, in our interactions with the community we have discovered that practitioners find it difficult to abstract their teaching materials from their teaching activities and experiences; this results in Phantom Tasks and Invisible Rubrics that can make it difficult for other practitioners to reuse their content and build new Learning Objects.

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Published date: October 2009
Organisations: Web & Internet Science

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Local EPrints ID: 267561
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/267561
PURE UUID: 8e52aa27-3e17-44b6-aece-e5f6a4551c57
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710

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Date deposited: 12 Jun 2009 16:41
Last modified: 06 Jun 2018 12:56

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Author: David Millard ORCID iD
Author: Yvonne Howard
Author: Patrick McSweeney
Author: Miguel Arrebola
Author: Kate Borthwick
Author: Stavroula Varella

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