Creating a Patchwork Quilt for Teaching and Learning: The Use of Learning Objects in Teacher Education

Creating a Patchwork Quilt for Teaching and Learning: The Use of Learning Objects in Teacher Education

Janette R. Hill (University of Georgia, USA), Michael J. Hannafin (University of Georgia, USA) and Arthur Recesso (University of Georgia, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 19
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-334-0.ch016
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Abstract

This chapter explores the use of learning objects within the context of teacher education. The authors argue that learning objects can be useful in teacher education if we both create and code learning objects appropriately to the needs of the teacher education community. The chapter begins with framing the teaching and learning issues associated with the use of learning objects in higher education. Next, the chapter introduces a method for generating and marking up learning objects; examples are described where learning objects are created and coded to address the teaching and learning needs of teacher educators and teachers. The authors conclude with a discussion of the issues and prospects for the use of learning objects in teacher education.

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