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Using Learning Objects for Rapid Deployment to Mobile Learning Devices for the U.S. Coast Guard

Using Learning Objects for Rapid Deployment to Mobile Learning Devices for the U.S. Coast Guard
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Author(s): Pamela T. Northrup (University of West Florida, USA) and William T. Harrison Jr. (University of West Florida & U.S. Navy, USA)
Copyright: 2009
Pages: 15
Source title: Mobile Computing: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): David Taniar (Monash University, Australia)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-054-7.ch114

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the use of a learning objects content development tool, the eLearning Objects Navigator, (eLONTM) as a strategy for creating, classifying, and retrieving reusable learning objects and reusable information objects. The use of eLONTM provides a context for rapid deployment of these SCORM-conformant packages to mobile learning devices as well as to learning management systems for a beta test with the U.S. Coast Guard Institute. Presented in this chapter is the underlying theoretical framework for the development of eLONTM as well as the specific design decisions made regarding the deployment of PDA mobile learning devices to military personnel. Furthermore, initial results from the beta test yield positive results as well as a series of lessons learned.

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