Learning content and learning objects

A learning content is a set of learning objects which, in turn, explain one topic in one way. They can be text, images, hyperlinks, but also audio, video or animation with or without interaction.

Learning objects are ideally reusable (RLO – Reusable Learning Objects). They contain as little as possible explicit references to each other, so that on the basis of these small learning objects larger assemblages of learning paths for different purposes can be made.

You can develop learning objects yourself or use existing material. You can track learning objects in a CMS (Content Management System) and include metadata (relevant characteristics) in order to find and select them. All this is discussed in Module 3, Development.