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Repurposing with a purpose: A story with a happy ending
Greaves, Lyn · Roller, Sibel · Bradley, Claire

PublishedMarch 2010
JournalJournal of Interactive Media in Education
Volume 2010, Issue 1, Pages 16

The work reported here forms part of a UK Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) funded project (BL4ACE) ( This project built on previous work that evaluated the effectiveness of a learning design to underpin academic competence in a Business Studies degree. A significant concern of the blended learning design was to scaffold independent learning activities by incorporating and reusing interactive Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) within a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). This paper reports on improvements in learner experience and performance following the transfer of the established Business Studies learning design across subject domains to a Science module. It reports on the enhancement of both modules by reusing and repurposing existing RLOs from other Institutions, and evaluates the experiences of both Business and Science students using the support provided through the interactive learning materials.

Keywords blended learning · e-materials development · learning designs · learning objects · OER creation · repurpose · research · reusable learning objects · reuse · RLOs · scaffolding · situated learning

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