Title: Developing a simple repository to support authoring Learning Objects

Authors: Zhenyu Cheryl Qian, Yingjie Victor Chen, Robert F. Woodbury

Addresses: School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. ' School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada. ' School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University, BC, Canada

Abstract: This paper reports our experience of designing a human centric repository to support Learning Object (LO) authoring. The users of DesignPatterns.ca are designers who want to explore, communicate and share parametric modelling knowledge and strategies. Aiming to support such a community, we provided succinct functions to meet their evident needs, kept the effort of packaging and publishing to a minimum, and left space for user innovation. We used agile methods and negotiated process and design with users regularly. The paper records and critically reviews the process we followed and lessons we learned in this repository development.

Keywords: learning objects; learning object repository; design patterns; agile methods; authoring; parametric modelling; negotiation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMC.2008.018505

International Journal of Advanced Media and Communication, 2008 Vol.2 No.2, pp.154 - 173

Available online: 26 May 2008 *

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