Evaluating a Learning Object Repository
A Pilot Study
This article describes a pilot study performed in the Fall of2004
in order to evaluate the functional aspect of FLORE, a new
learning object repository for French teaching and learning.
The study seeks to elaborate a standard and iterative evaluation
process in order to better analyse the educational value of
learning object repositories. Developped as a prototype, FLORE
is a web portal similar to MERLOT or CAREO that aggregates
a collection of objects and sites for the community of educators
and learners of the French language. The author here describes
its specificities and draws initial conclusions based on the
participants' evaluations and contributions towards the further
development of the repository.