Issues Regarding Learning Objects. This article was recommended by Vicky York, "an interesting article 'When is a Learning Object Not an Object: a First Step Towards a Theory of Learning Objects' appeared in the latest issue of International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning." The authors, Mike Sosteric and Susan Hesemeier of Athabasca University, use this definition of learning objects, "A learning object is a digital file (image, movie, etc.,) intended to be used for pedagogical purposes, which includes, either internally or via association, suggestions on the appropriate context within which to utilize the object." [EduResources--Higher Education Resources Online]
Its the trouble with the education world - 6 years down the line and they are still coming up with definitions. I wonder if the BBC will spend £60m on implementation (but heck, theres loads around already anyway) or arguing pedagogical niceties.