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Using Learning Objects to Enhance Students Learning Restiani Andriati (DMP) Beth Swart (LTO, FCS Nursing)
Agenda What is a Learning Object? Where to get learning objects? How to incorporate it into a course? –Examples Who can help?
Scenario Instructor teaches the same material year after year Each year, most students encounter the same difficult concepts: –Instructional bottleneck –Instruction challenge
What is Learning Object? Definition: Learning Objects are any digital entity designed to meet a specific learning outcome that can be re- used to support learning http://learnware.uwaterloo.ca/projects/CCCO/cloe_about.html Brief description: –Computer program (web-based, CD-ROM) –Interactive
Characteristics Reusable: easily modified with different development tools Accessible: searchable and available as needed for learners and content developers Interoperable: capable of operating across a range of hardware, operating systems and web browsers Durable: compatible with newer versions of system software
Where to Get Learning Objects? CLOE – Co-operative Learning Object Exchange http://cloe.on.ca/ MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching http://www.merlot.org/ Develop it – with the help of the DMP Technology & Teaching Projects: http://www.ryerson.ca/dmp/instructionaltech/ atRyerson/projects.html#teachtech Note: Learning Objects in the L.O. repositories CLOE and MERLOT, are peer-reviewed. 1. 3. 2.
Using Learning Objects in a Course Optional does not work Extra work not necessarily beneficial Must be integral to course design Ideally, it helps students achieve the learning outcome(s)
Drag and Drop http://de.ryerson.ca/lo/dragndrop/
Wisconsin Resource Centre http://www.wisc-online.com/released.asp
Who can Help? Digital Media Projects Office http://www.ryerson.ca/dmp/ Learning Technology Liaisons http://www.ryerson.ca/ltl
For more information … –Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology - Special edition Fall 2002 on Learning Objects http://www.cjlt.ca/content/vol28.3/ –Learning Objects Overview http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/AOP/learningobject s.htmlhttp://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/AOP/learningobject s.html –Use and Abuse of Learning Objects http://jodi.ecs.soton.ac.uk/Articles/v03/i04/Polsani/