There's No Such Thing as a Learning Object
May 16, 2006
Commentary by Stephen Downes

Michael Feldstein succinctly captures the problem with learning objects: "I believe the term 'learning object' has become harmful. It hides the same old, bad lecture model behind a sexy buzz phrase.... We learn by doing. We consider. We compare. We measure, discuss, debate, critique, test, and explore. We try, fail, and try again. Learning is an activity. It's a process. Given this undeniable fact, the term 'learning object' can only be an oxymoron. An object is a thing. We don't learn from things. We learn from doing things." Total: 8
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