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I still believe the most under-rated Learning Object is the text of a course. It is just difficult to get the text concise, accurate, and to the point – you need to be a good writer. Of course, no content can roll out without some more engaging or at least interactive components as well. Below is my attempt at both.
Here is a Learning Object designed in SoftChalk, saved to their cloud as a LO I can reuse it in several times without recreating it. In this LO the end user will guess and check for points of the Water Cycle in an actual picture after studying models.
CK12 provides and allows you to build, customize your own “textbooks.” Many LMS allow the PDF upload shown as a readable document to the end user, also ePub and Mobi versions available.