Sharing and reusing learning designs : contextualising enablers and barriers
Philip, R & Cameron, L 2008, 'Sharing and reusing learning designs : contextualising enablers and barriers', in J Luca & E Weippl (eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2008 World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications, Vienna, Austria, 30 June, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education, Waynesville, USA, pp. 453-462. ISBN 9781880094655
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Reusing learning designs created by successful teachers is a means of sharing innovation and best practice whilst at the same time conserving resources. It would seem beneficial therefore to encourage and promote this practice. Repositories exist to support reuse and the sharing of exemplary learning objects and learning designs, however, there is little evidence of widespread adoption by teachers and pre-service teachers. This paper discusses the development of an environment conducive to sharing and reuse created in a pre-service teacher education course over a two-year period. Issues of pedagogy and the perspective of staff and students in this context are discussed.