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ABOUT THE PROJECT

Introduction
THE PROJECT  |  REUSABILITY   |  WHAT, HOW AND BY WHOM  |  REUSABLE DESIGN   |  REUSABILITY FACTORS  |  GRANULARITY

THE REUSABLE LEARNING PROJECT

The Reusable Learning project received initial funding from the National Science Foundation in Fall 2003 as part of the National Science Digital Library initiative (NSF DUE-0333590). The project will conclude in Fall 2005. The objectives of the project are to:

  • Develop Reusable Design Guidelines intended for content authors and digital repository managers. They provide a set of specific actions that can be taken in five areas to improve the reusability of digital learning resources. These guidelines, and other resources developed by the project, synthesize the body of research and practice that has built up in this domain.

  • Developing recommendations on how collections can expose reusable content in searches.

  • Disseminate these guidelines and recommendations, and train NSDL project participants on their use, through a series of workshops, and through the development of this web site and other resources.

All resources produced by this project are applicable to the entire educational community.

The following topics provide an introduction to the concepts of reusability, and the factors affecting reusability:

The Case for Reusability

What, How and by Whom

Introduction to Reusable Design

Factors Affecting Reusability

Granularity (or aggregation level)

 

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