Instructional Repositories and Referatories


The number and size of online instructional collections is rapidly expanding. This research bulletin examines the world of online repositories and referatories and explores their impact on faculty, students, IT support, and institutional policies and procedures. It defines the specific terminology surrounding learning objects; presents examples of repository and referatory sites; demonstrates what these sites offer; discusses the potential impacts these resources have for faculty and students; and considers the benefits, challenges, and opportunities of these resources for institutions and IT staff.

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