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Developing learning content for reuse

Learning resources and facilities needed are insufficient to attend the needs of higher education which is expanding rapidly even in development countries. The estimated number of academic students around the world in 2025 is 160 million (See John Daniel, Mega Universities and Knowledge Media – Kogan Page 1996). Reusing online reources is one of the essential strategies for a sustainable approach to e-learning . For Koper (2001) many educational institutions are adopting new approaches to increase effectiveness due to several factors such as the need for:
– a more individualized and personalized approach to learning
– collaboration, discussion and product creation
– teaching complex skills
– lifelong learning
Koper, EJR (2001) Modeling Units of Study from a Pedagogical Perspective: The pedagoical metamodel behind EML, Open Universiteit Nederland http://eml.ou.nl/introduction/docs/ped-metamodel.pdf