Repositories for Learning and Instructional Apps

A content repository is where digital artifacts are stored. Most repositories accommodate documents (e.g., PDFs), and many allow storage of media (e.g., video, images, audio) along with self-contained instructional modules (i.e., learning objects). The sites typically include the capability to search and filter content, ranging from simple keyword search to sophisticated Boolean searches. Although the use of content repositories is widespread across every knowledge-based discipline including business, industry, and government, this entry addresses the use of content repositories in K–12 and higher education. The entry first provides background on digital content repositories and sources of digital content. The entry then gives examples of digital content repositories now in use and discusses factors affecting the production and use of media found in the repositories. A table ...

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