As web 2.0 allows learners to create, modify, remix, and share the contents through open source and free software such as podcasts, weblogs, and videos, same diversity would be occur in this function. The instructional development tool could create customized instruction. Reigeluth further mentions that to obtain an efficient application of learning object standards will be beneficial and vital for education in order to better share and evaluate their suitability (p.36). I suppose nowadays the chunks of contents are widely shared through open course software and other free website and they are powerful learning tool. If instructors and parents side will be able to manage the instruction as sharing and modifying, possibly those learning contents would be more effective learning sources; additionally, the learner could stop and think and leading to obtain meta-cognition thorough LMS which has management function that provides self-pacing learning.
- Reigeluth, C. M., & Watson, W. R. & Dutta, P. & Chen, Z. & Powell, N. D. P. (2008). Roles for Technology in the Information-Age Paradigm of Education: Learning Management Systems. Pre-publication draft.
- Watson, W. R., & Lee, S., & Reigeluth, C. M (2007). Learning Management Systems: An Overview and Roadmap of the Systemic Application of Computers to Education. Hershey: Information Science Publishing.