To integrate traditional teaching & learning with online teaching & learning, it is necessary to have a vast archive of granularised, didactic material that is accessible, adaptable, durable, portable, interoperable and reusable. Producing a large archive of quality LOs will exceed the capacity of most schools and universities, not to mention individual teachers.

The FLOSS model suggests a possible answer: a collaboration of schools, universities and individual teachers to improve and expand a repository of free LOs. In such a repository the quality of the LOs comes from sharing and the collaboration of communities of practice.

This hypothesis is the point of departure of the SLOOP project: to transfer the Free/Libre Open Source Software model to the didactic content of training.