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Creating Reusable Learning Objects


  • Includes an introduction to learning objects

  • Demonstrates the use of reusable learning objects across a number of fields

  • Outlines the essential events that occur throughout the lifespan of a learning object


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Joseph J. Frantiska Jr.
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  15. Back Matter
    Pages 61-64

About this book


This brief examines and explores the reuse of learning objects to enhance students' learning experiences. The author details the difficulties of reusing learning objects, or the Reusability Paradox, and how to create more flexible learning objects. The brief also proposes a methodology to minimize limitations and therefore maximize a learning object's utility across a number of fields.


Learning objects Educational technology Reusability and education Learning object design Loda object types Flexible learning objects Reusability paradox in education

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Contributing Faculty MemberWalden UniversityMinneapolisUSA

About the authors

Joseph J. Frantiska Jr. is a contributing faculty member at Walden University. He has undergraduate degrees in mathematics, business, software engineering and artificial intelligence along with graduate degrees in computer science and business administration. He possesses a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Prior to entering the field of instructional technology, he spent over 25 years in industry as a systems and software engineer with experience in all aspects of the software and system development lifecycles generating more than 20 technical publications. He has taught at the college level for over twenty five years in both educational technology and computer science in both online and face-to-face environments. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Creating Reusable Learning Objects
  • Authors Joseph Frantiska, Jr., Ed.D.
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Educational Communications and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Educat. Communicat., Technology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-32888-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-32889-8
  • Series ISSN 2196-498X
  • Series E-ISSN 2196-4998
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 64
  • Number of Illustrations 29 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Learning & Instruction
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