Scott Wilson comments on Rory McGreal's typology of learning object repositories. "I would have liked some other categories, however: for example, which LORs support RSS feeds for new items (called "Alert" in the IMS Digital Repositories Interoperability reference model, which though not referenced actually describes the other functions used in the paper)" [and] "If "Learning Object" is really taken to mean any digital resource used for learning, then clearly they are wonderfully successful as the whole Internet is stuffed with them. On the other hand, if we take "Learning Object" to mean an IMS-packaged, modular, context-free, LOM-described chunk of learning lego, then the picture is very different." Me, I will continue to call RSS 'RSS' and not 'alert' (though I might countenance a new type of RSS feed (and new symbol)).
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