are they, how do I use them, how do I create them, where can I find them?
Learning objects are the core concept in an approach to learning content in which
content is broken down into "bite size" chunks. These chunks can be reused, independently
created and maintained, and pulled apart and stuck together like so many legos.
- EduWorks Corp.
Learning Object Repositories
Learning object repositories exist to assist educators and students with the learning process. They are created and managed by educators and institutions that support learning. Repository sites provide finding tools such as advanced search engines and browse-by-subject links. Repositories may serve as the main developer and clearinghouse for learning objects, while others, such as MERLOT and the UNC TLT PDP (Univ. of North Carolina Professional Development Portal) review and link to the learning objects they recommend.
Here is a sample what is available for your use from the selected list below, and then visit MERLOT to search for other fine learning objects.
* Ojala que llueva cafe (Tutorial)
A guided-reading selection in Spanish based on a song by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra
* Art Collector (Simulation)
Search for objects in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Walker Art Center to create your own exhibition. Must create free user account.
[art; art education]
* Managing the Digital Enterprise (Collection)
Open courseware for teaching a university-level course in e-commerce
* Visual Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) (Simulation)
Interactive demonstration of how variability between and within experimental groups contributes to the F ratio in the Analysis of Variance
* Manipulate Math - Geometry I (Simulation)
Interactive Java applets which demonstrate basic geometry
* The eSkeletons Project (Simulation)
Interactive site allows viewing and comparing skeletal bones from humans to the mouse lemur
* History Matters:The U.S. Survey Course on the Web (Collection)
Curriculum materials designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. history courses
[history; history education]
* Molecular Models for Biochemistry at CMU (Collection)
Interactive 3-dimensional models of biological molecules