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Reuse, repurposing and learning design - lessons from the DART project

Bond, Stephen, Ingram, Caroline and Ryan, Steve (2008) Reuse, repurposing and learning design - lessons from the DART project. Computers and Education, 50 (2). pp. 601-612. ISSN 0360-1315

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Abstract

Digital Anthropological Resources for Teaching (DART) is a major project examining ways in which the use of online learning activities and repositories can enhance the teaching of anthropology and, by extension, other disciplines. This paper reports on one strand of DART activity, the development of customisable learning activities that can be repurposed for use in multiple contexts. Three examples of these activities are described and, based on their use and reuse, some key lessons for the learning technology community are identified. In particular, it is argued that repurposing is a route to successful reuse, and that engaging the teacher in a participative design process is an essential part of the repurposing process.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/compedu
Additional Information: © 2008 Elsevier
Library of Congress subject classification: T Technology > T Technology (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Research centres and groups > Learning Technology and Innovation (LTI)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2008 13:48
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/19449/

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