Over the last week, I've been completely blown away by the level of interest people are showing in LORs, and CAREO specifically. Wow. Really.
It's been odd, because for the past couple of years, it's seemed like nobody knew or cared about learning objects, never mind learning object repositories, and now people all over the place are looking at CAREO to help them play around with LOs and LORs.
That's just plain cool, for a few reasons:
1. We weren't wasting our time in building CAREO and ALOHA (even if it felt that way sometimes).
2. We appear to be on the right track, or at least quite close to it.
3. We're about to hit a critical mass of deployed repositories, which will make inter-repository communication (part of the EduSource project) have something to chew on.
I'm really looking forward to seeing what other groups come up with when they start kicking the tires. CAREO is just our current best guess, and it meets OUR immediate needs, but I know we're going to have folks come up with completely new and innovative uses/purposes for the repository. This can only benefit CAREO, and now that we're trying to set up a "Club CAREO", everybody who's playing with it will benefit.