The L&T specialization was created with the reusable learning object, or RLO, approach to learning content in mind. This derived from work by learning content designers at Autodesk, Oracle, Cisco, and other companies. The idea is to create a collection of information objects that you can reuse and repurpose, depending on how you need to deliver your learning content.
A learning object is a “discrete reusable collection of content used to present and support a single learning objective” (OASIS, A learning objects approach to learning and training content).
The L&T specialization implements learningObjects with the <learningObject> element. The <learningObject> element inherits its behavior from the <topicref> element. It can contain references to the standard learning topics:
- Learning plan (only one per learning object)
- Learning overview topics
- Learning assessment topics (for pre- and post-testing)
- Learning content topics
- Learning summary topics