For LT8000 Foundations in Instructional Design and Technology – I’ve been assigned the task of researching, presenting, and writing about the topic of “Learning Objects.” One of the concepts that has surfaced from my reading is the idea that learning objects are reusable. Following the trail of reusability, I’ve found that even though the instructional content of a given learning object is designed for a specific context, it can still be shared with other users, customized, or combined with other learning objects for another purpose. This characteristic provides a number of benefits. It allows knowledge to be sustained in the form of e-learning material that is available beyond the time-limits of a particular project or course. It avoids the development of redundant materials, saving time, financial, technical and human resources. It allows the information to be used in different disciplines including academia, military, government, business and industry. For instance a learning object on the basic description of water might be developed for a technical college course on water management. It might also be combined with a series of other learning objects for a college course in anatomy and physiology, used in a presentation on water budgets at a civic meeting, or rice production in an extension service program. The reusability aspect of learning objects offers many options for disseminating knowledge to a wide and diverse audience of learners in a global market.