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Wayne’s World: Visions of a Strategic Futurist

Es gibt zwei Fassungen dieses Interviews mit Wayne Hodgins, Direktor von Worldwide Learning Strategies at Autodesk Inc. (?), und ich empfehle unbedingt die Langfassung. In dem Gespräch geht es um me-learning, embedded learning und, da Wayne Hodgins als „the Father of Learning Objects“ gilt, natürlich vor allem um diesen Punkt.

Ich muss zugeben, dass ich das Prinzip von Learning Objects vor allem aus theoretischen Beschreibungen und nicht aus unmittelbaren Erfahrungen kenne. Und die Theorie begegnet mir zudem in vielen Fällen in einer schwer nachvollziehbaren Form. Immer wieder taucht die Frage auf, „how we might get both reusability and context into a realistic content model“ (Peter Baumgartner spricht an anderer Stelle vom ROI-Paradox, dem „Reusable Object and Instruction Paradox“). Wayne Hodgins zieht in diesem Interview eine schöne Parallele, um die Idee der Learning Objects zu verdeutlichen: Er vergleicht das Prinzip der Learning Objects mit dem Hausbau:

„On average, 85%-95% of all materials in every building built in the past ten years, commercial and residential, are pre-built components. Things like doors, windows, cupboards, sinks, ceiling tiles, and light fixtures are all manufactured to meet specific standard dimensions and attributes. This means that almost all of the material in any building is pre-manufactured and sitting in a warehouse awaiting delivery BEFORE the building is conceptualized, designed, or built. In many respects, creating a new building is really a very complex assembly project.

Although almost all the materials are pre-existing standard-based components, the process of conceptualizing and designing a structure offers tremendous opportunities for creativity and innovation, resulting in unique new buildings. These same component “building objects” can also create dull, uninspired, “cookie-cutter” housing or office buildings. This underscores the importance of architects, designers, engineers, plumbers, electricians, artists, craftspeople, and customers. Objects, like building components, enable enormous creativity. However, their effective use demands careful conceptualization, specification, selection, and assembly.“

Learning Objects sind immer noch Theorie für mich. Aber das Bild hat einige Konturen bekommen. By the way, Wayne Hodgins wird auf der Online Educa auftreten.
Werner Trotter, Global Learning, September 2004 (pdf)
[Kategorien: e-learning]