I would like to point people to an eLearning Collaborative Development funded (ECDF) project where we are developing reusable Information literacy modules – a New Zealand Ministry of Education funded project. The University of Otago is leading the project and the Dunedin College of Education and Otago Polytechnic are also involved in the project – Dunedin, New Zealand.
See http://oil.otago.ac.nz/ and click on the link to essay writing to see the first module which is currently being piloted.
We have set the modules up as authentic tasks and have funding until 2007 to construct 10 modules. The project has been a very interesting collaborative venture and the team is learning a lot from the experience.
We are conducting usability testing on the raw prototypes and conducting a research evaluation project with piloted modules. All the completed modules will be made freely available across the tertiary sector in New Zealand.
Some of the issues which are arising include aspects such as SCORM compliance and packaging and reusability. All modules will be transferable between different LMS and will also be able to be viewed using a scorm player. We have successfully managed to upload the module in to Moodle. However I was unable to upload it into Blackboard.
We are hoping lots of people will visit the site, and give us feedback on the module.