T.L. Leacock, G. Richards, and J.C. Nesbit (Canada)
learning object reviews, evaluation, repositories, eLera,
LORI, professional development
Teachers need to efficiently identify appropriate digital
learning resources (learning objects). The Learning
Object Review Instrument (LORI), available through
www.eLera.net, provides an effective tool for evaluating
learning objects. The reviews, in turn, facilitate teachers'
searches, and provide a means of developing best
practices in learning object development. However, work
with teachers has also highlighted the importance of
localized metadata mappable to standardized global
metadata that is meaningful to each community of users.