3.3 Ways of Reusing Learning Content

Reusability is an essential feature of online resources for users having the facility and flexibility for adopting and/or adapting them. Adopting can mean selecting the material or part of the material as it is. Adopting can also involve finding, accessing and making a resource available to be used. Adapting includes small or significant changes in the content. Thus, reusing educational econtent take many ways, for instance:

Reusing econtent Description
Assembling Integrate the content with other content in order to develop a module or new unit
Decomposing Separate content in different sections, break out  content down into parts
Contextualizing Change content or adding new information in order to assign meaning, make sense through examples and scenarios.
Personalising Aggregate tools to match individual progress and performance
Re-authoring Transform the content by adding your own interpretation,reflection, practice or knowledge
Redesigning Convert a content from one form to another, present pre-existing content into a different delivery format
Remixing Connect the content with new media, interactive interfaces or different components
Repurposing Reuse for a different purpose or  alter to make more suited for a different learning goals or outcome
Resequencing Change the order or sequence
Summarising Reduce the content by selecting the essential ideas
Translating Restate Content From One Language Into Another Language
Versioning Implement specific changes to update the resource or adapt it for different scenario

Table 1 - Reusing econtent - different ways to adopt and adapt learning content (Okada, 2010)


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