💬 Between the Chapters #7 searching for learning objects with @brlamb, @realdlnorman, & @kavubob

Replied to 25 Years of Ed Tech | Between the Chapters #7 searching for learning objects with @brlamb, @realdlnorman, & @kavubob (share.transistor.fm)

In this Between the Chapters episode Laura talks with Brian Lamb, D’Arcy Norman, and John Robertson about Chapter 7: Learning Objects. We learn about Brian and D’Arcy’s “meet cute” over moveable objects requests for repositories, and how John and others see learning objects as OERs with an open license. And see how some of these early tools, platforms, and ideas from learning objects helped to evolve into other useful learning spaces (e.g. blogs and wikis), attribution + open licensing (Creative Commons), and more!

I really enjoyed this discussion of learning objects. It helped provide historical context about what the Victorian Government tried to achieve with the Ultranet and FUSE.

The initial idea proposed was that teachers would contribute to the resources available. It failed for a number of reasons, one of which was that there was an assumption of ‘build it and teachers will share’. From my experience, this was not the culture present across the board even if they were all being paid by the same entity. However, as you touch on with the rise of blogs and other means, it planted the seeds for ‘what if‘.

The one point I wondered from your conversation was the idea of ‘edtech refugee’. I think this is a really good way of capturing the feeling when all of the sudden people from different faculty were brought into the technology team. I was a lead user and I was used to joke that technology has a way of finding its own. Just wondering if anyone has elaborated on the refugee metaphor in the past?

3 responses on “💬 Between the Chapters #7 searching for learning objects with @brlamb, @realdlnorman, & @kavubob”

  1. That was a flip comment on my part, and probably unwise… not meant to diminish what real refugees experience. The experience did shape my attitudes from there though. Thank you for listening and offering the feedback.

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