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CELEBRATE Report Summary

Project ID: IST-2001-35188
Funded under: FP5-IST
Country: United Kingdom


The evaluation showed LOs can be successfully distributed and selected by teachers in schools. The provision of a portal to access LOs allowed them to compile resources for students. Teachers wanted to be able to store LOs for use with particular groups of students and wanted them to be able to use LOs directly from the portal. Thus the portal was acting as a primitive virtual learning environment, shared with classroom activity. But there were some difficulties in their use in the classroom. Firstly teachers require ICT skills and experience in using them. Secondly, the ease of integration of LOs into a blended learning situation has problems. In particular teachers were able to use LOs for different purposes and in some cases in different ways from those designed, but they needed expertise to ensure they can match the affordances of the LO to the requirements of their teaching. Thirdly, to enable teachers to explore more advanced pedagogy in their teaching (associated with constructivist ideas), LOs need must facilitate this work. The development of such LOs will require a combination of the skills of all those involved, LO producers, teachers and pedagogic researchers.


Robert MCCORMICK, (Professor of Education)
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