A learning object repository in support of introductory IT courses.
The recently proposed IT model curriculum identifies a set of knowledge areas appropriate for undergraduate IT programs, each consisting of knowledge units, which in turn consist of topics and learning outcomes indicating the depth to which the topics are to be covered. Because the discipline is so new, and also because of the flexibility in particular curricular design that is allowed by the learning outcomes approach adopted in the curriculum standards, textbooks supporting some of the knowledge areas in the body of knowledge may be slow to appear. Further, as textbooks often codify a particular way to teach a particular course, the absence of textbooks may actually complicate the design of IT programs. One way to alleviate these potential problems may be through the provision of online learning objects. The focus of this paper is the creation of one set of such materials, particularly a learning object repository to support components of the first year of an IT program.
Association for Computing Machinery
Abernethy, K., Treu, K, Piegari, G., Reichgelt, H. (2005). A learning object repository in support of introductory IT courses. SIGITE '05 Proceedings of the 6th conference on Information technology education. (pp: 223-227). New York: Association for Computing Machinery. doi: 10.1145/1095714.1095766
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