On the ‘net anything can be anything. Or not. You might think http://www.learningobjects.com/ might be something related to learning objects, but in reality what they do is:
enhance the overall learning experience by addressing the needs of key stakeholders at each step in the learning lifecycle, from planning through to delivery, assessment and reporting.
Do you need a degree to write phlaff like that? Is that the random word generator gone off kilter? Buzzword bingo with no winner?
Actually they create Blackboard add-ons, those lego-like building blocks.
Since my big left toe is a learning object why not? “Everything, daaahling is a learning object.”