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Mandate stor is a learning object repository that aims to promote an atmosphere of sharing where learning objects can be searched, reused, repurposed and contributed. A learning object is a digital, open educational resource that is created to assist in a learning event. Developed by Memorial University’s Centre for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL), stor began as a repository to house forty years of multimedia objects and assets created by CITL and to make them available to the wider learning community. Since then, stor evolved into a comprehensive repository that will be available to Newfoundland and Labrador’s K-20 public education system so that expertise and resources can be shared. Digital rights will be acknowledged through the use of Creative Commons in a self-serve model where users access, use and contribute learning objects to the learning community’s repository. What's a stor? In the colourful history of Newfoundland and Labrador, a store occupies our cultural landscape as an outbuilding used for the storage and shelter of a range of goods. From farming and fishing equipment, to food, to actual livestock, the goods in the store were there to be used by members of the community, who would borrow and return them as needed. Memorial University hosts the provincial learning object repository, called stor, which is a place for rich learning objects to be discovered and used to augment a world of projects and curriculum. It’s a place where we keep a wide range of value-added interpretation on the past, a variety of media to use as tools for better education. They are housed in much the same way as tools in a ‘store’, where members of a learning community can search, reuse, repurpose, and even contribute learning objects to be used by the larger community. The spelling of stor is drawn from the ancient Irish tongue of Gaelic, which defines stor as a vessel or repository. It is, at once, an expression of Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich history and part of our heritage. From this past we look to the future as we harness the possibilities of our learning object repository.

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