Urinal as a Learning Object

Teemu Leinonen, FLOSSE Posse, Dec 12, 2005
Commentary by Stephen Downes

My own definition of a 'learning object' is very similar to this - actually, it is exactly this, with a slightly different emphasis: "Learning object is any entity, digital or non digital, that is used for learning, education or teaching." As I have argued before (via my infamous reused tissue example), what makes something a learning object is that it it is used to support learning, and the evidence of this is the educational metadata it acquires through use (as opposed to, say, the speculative metadata about possible uses generated by the object's original author (or publicist)).
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