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Many problems must be overcome before we can expect widespread reuse and sharing. Learning tends to be highly contextual, and context is not as easy to disseminate as data alone. The specialized nature of learning resources sometimes requires specialized formats and specialized software to interpret them. Interactive resources seem harder to break up into smaller components than those consisting solely of text and graphics, making them less convenient to reuse than a book. Validity and trustworthiness are important issues for educational material, militating against the emergence of peer-to-peer educational file sharing networks. The simple metadata (title and author) and full text searches that seem adequate for searching and discovering entertainment and news content may not suffice for... Show More


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