Using ICT to Share the Tools of the Teaching Trade


This report details the development, use and implications ofKaleidoscope, a learning object repository (LOR).The LOR was established in December 2001 and was designed to promote the benefits of applying online reusable learning objects (LO) to support the delivery of key skills to a specific network of schools in the south east of England.The pilot was later extended to a number of FE colleges, and continues to be trialled cross-sectorally. The LOs were derived from a consortium of producers, including the schools and colleges themselves, and housed in an LOR, later named Kaleidoscope.The portal tothe repository can be viewed at [].Throughout the report we refer to the LOR as Kaleidoscope, and to the project as the Kaleidoscope field trial.

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