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Use and usability of learning objects within the COLIS demonstrator framework

Phillips, R., Rai, S., Sudweeks, F., Gururajan, R., Jones, M., Shiers, D. and O'Neil, R. (2005) Use and usability of learning objects within the COLIS demonstrator framework. In: Dalziel, J., Philip, R. and Clare, J., (eds.) The COLIS Project. Macquarie University E-Learning Centre Of Excellence (MELCOE), Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 139-162.

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Abstract

Murdoch University was one of several institutions and consortia funded to investigate the educational use of the Collaborative Online Learning and Information Services (COLIS) system developed in 2002 by a consortium based at Macquarie University. This project set out to investigate the use and usability of learning objects across three aspects of the COLIS system. The major focus of this research was on the experience of the teacher in using learning objects within the COLIS framework.

Several activities took place. Librarians catalogued learning objects into the intraLibrary Learning Object Repository. Academic teaching staff searched for learning objects in intraLibrary and inserted them into WebCT. We investigated how easy it was for these stakeholders to use the suite of systems and identified ways in which both the systems and the processes around the systems might be improved.

Publication Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Information Technology
Teaching and Learning Centre
Murdoch University Library
Publisher: Macquarie University E-Learning Centre Of Excellence (MELCOE)
Copyright: This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution: Noncommercial—No Derivative Works Licence.
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/1057
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