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Digital repositories enable the storage, discovery and retrieval of digital and electronic materials and their metadata at a local or distributed level. Metadata or data about the data is the descriptive information related to the learning material that is critical for its location, sharing and reuse. The repositories are systems that manage access to the reusable learning materials and content (Monge, Oveler, & Azpeitia, 2008). The materials offered are licensed to be used free of charge and include lesson plans, textbooks, games, software, learning objects, and other materials to support both teaching and learning. This trend toward open and flexible learning opportunities supports lifelong learning and access to quality educational opportunities across social boundaries.

Monge, S., Oveler, R., & Azpeitia, I. (2008). Repository 2.0: Social dynamics to support community building in learning object repositories. Interdisciplinary Journal of E-Learning and Learning Objects (IJELLO), 4, 191-204.

About Dr. Terrie Buckner

A native of Ohio, Terrie moved to Georgia in the mid-1970's. She studied Business Management at Shorter University, then earned a Master's degree in Adult Education and Occupational Studies and a doctorate in Adult Education and Human Resources and Organizational Development from The University of Georgia. Terrie's doctoral research, entitled "Engaging Moments: Adult Educators Reading and Responding to Emotion in the Classroom," was featured at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Student Research Conference in 2007. Terrie's practice has focused on workforce development in the fields of Early Care and Education and Social Services as well as the Training of Trainers and Educators who work in those fields, Instructional Design and Technology, and Human Performance Improvement. Terrie is a popular conference presenter and trainer in both fields, an approved Level III trainer, CDA, and Administration trainer in Georgia, a Certified Trainer in S.Carolina, and Certified Brain Compatible Learning trainer. She co-authored two certification programs currently in use nationwide and has authored numerous e-learning courses offered by private providers.

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