“It is a holy grail of eLearning that content, be it raw media assets, information or learning objects, learning activities, or learning designs, should be made once and used in learning many times, either unchanged or modified. Behind this aspiration lies a complex web of interdependent issues, which are the subject matter of this report.
The prime motivators are:
- the improvements in quality and consistency that can be achieved if many people with complementary expertise and experience are able to contribute;
- the efficient use and reuse of the public money that is spent to develop these sometimes very expensive collections, objects or artifacts;
- the subsequent freeing of staff effort to concentrate on pedagogical issues and the delivery of materials consistently within institutions (and then across institutions).” . . .