Creating a Reusable Learning Objects Strategy: Leveraging Information and Learning in a Knowledge Economy
January 2004, Pfeiffer
Introduction: Getting the Most from This Resource.
1 Introducing Reusable Learning Objects.
What Are Learning Objects and Reusable Learning Objects?
Why Do I Need a Strategy?
Why Focus on Reuse?
What Are the Myths?
What Are the Benefits?
What Are the Delivery Options?
Are There Industry Standards?
RLOs in Action: How One Company Got Started.
2 Creating Your Strategy.
How Will Authors and Learners Use the System?
How Will You Break Down Content to Build RLOs?
Who Will Create and Own the RLOs?
How Will the RLOs Be Delivered?
Will the RLOs Be Static or Dynamic?
Will the RLOs Be Customized for Learners?
Will You Use Format-Free Objects?
Will You Use Templates?
What Business Rules Will You Need?
How Much Metadata Will You Need?
How Will You Evaluate Your Success?
What Are Your RLO Tool Options?
What System Architecture Will You Need?
RLOs in Action: Kicking Off the RLO Strategy Project.
RLO Strategy Worksheet.
3 Changing Your Design Process to Accommodate RLOs.
What Is the Traditional ISD Model?
What Is the Impact of Linking and Reuse?
How Will RLOs Affect Evaluation?
How Will RLOs Affect Analysis?
How Will RLOs Affect Design?
How Will RLOs Affect Development?
How Will RLOs Affect Delivery?
What Is the Maintain and Retire Stage?
How Will RLOs Affect Learning Activities?
RLOs in Action:What Changes Are Needed?
Changing Your Design Process Worksheet.
4 Creating Your Learning Objects.
How Flexible Is Your RLO Strategy?
How Do You Analyze RLO Solutions?
How Do You Design RLO Solutions?
How Do You Develop RLO Solutions?
How Do You Deliver RLOs?
How Do You Evaluate RLOs?
How Do You Maintain and Retire RLOs?
RLOs in Action: Building RLO Prototypes.
5 Applying Metadata.
What Are Metadata?
How Are They Used?
What Are the Standards?
How Do You Use the Standards?
Where Are Metadata Used?
What Tools Will Be Needed to Use Metadata?
What Will the Impact Be on Your Process?
Is It Worth the Cost?
Implementation Case Study.
RLOs in Action: Setting Up Metadata.
Applying Metadata Worksheet.
6 Creating Your Transition Plan.
Have You Defined Your Hierarchy and Granularity?
Do You Have Management Support?
Will Your Organization Embrace Change?
Do You Currently Use Templates?
Have You Updated Your Development Process?
Have You Identified Your Authoring Tools?
Have You Identified Your Delivery Tools?
What Is the Expected Return on Investment?
Are You Ready to Implement Your Strategy?
RLOs in Action: Adopting the Strategy.
7 Preparing Your RLO Strategy for the Future.
Changing Business Demands.
Critical Mass and Acceptance.
Merging of Knowledge and Learning.
Accepted Industry Standards.
New RLO-Based Tools.
New Vendors and Partners.
RLOs in Action:What Comes Next?
About the Authors.
Chuck Barritt. For the past two years, Chuck's responsibilities have included the creation of the Learning Object strategy for Cisco Systems, providing authors training, support, templates, standards and instructional methodologies to design and implement learning objects. Chuck is also tasked with the growth and improvement of the strategy through research, implementation data and evaluation results. Prior to Cisco Systems, Inc., Chuck worked a similar project at Oracle, Corp called the Oracle Learning Architecture.