In this paper, the investigator attempts to create a comprehensive listing of learning object repositories (LORs) and address the following research questions:
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    What types of LORs are available on the Internet?

     
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    What are the principal features of these LORs?

     
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    What features are more or less universal and which are specific to certain types of repositories?

     
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    With the vast amounts of information available on the Internet, is there a need for LORs?

     

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. McGreal
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  1. 1.Athabasca UniversityAthabascaCanada

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