Title: Don't lose the learning from learning objects! A request for care in the adaptive content community

Authors: Andy Stone, David Livingstone

Addresses: Learning Technology Research Group, School of Computing and Information Systems, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE, UK. ' Network Communications Group, School of Computing and Information Systems, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2EE, UK

Abstract: Mobile learning (M-learning) encompasses a range of technologies, to the extent that m-learning and e-learning are now referred to as ||networked learning|| in some quarters. It is increasingly likely that this involves the deployment of reusable learning objects. There is a risk that as such objects are converted or modified for use in different delivery environments, some of the pedagogy may get ||lost|| in the process. Thus, we need to consider how to design and deliver effective m-learning in a scalable manner, to a multiplicity of technologies, by means of adaptive content architectures.

Keywords: learning objects; adaptive content frameworks; mobile learning; m-learning; e-learning; networked learning; adaptive learning; web-based learning; internet.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCEELL.2004.005724

International Journal of Continuing Engineering Education and Life-Long Learning, 2004 Vol.14 No.4/5, pp.318 - 330

Available online: 28 Nov 2004 *

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