Basic paper that introduces the motivation behind learning objects, some thoughts on the classification of learning objects, and some considerations regarding their development and design. This paper will be review for many readers, but is a good introduction to the topic if it is new to you. You'll want to open the PDF version of the paper, since the website only posts the introduction in HTML (why? are they saving bits? browser space?). Posted as a FutureLab report - FutureLab is exactly the sort of site that would really benefit from an RSS feed, sinc eit publishes infrequently, but inexplicably does not have one.