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1 Using Learning Objects to Enhance Students Learning Restiani Andriati (DMP) Beth Swart (LTO, FCS Nursing)

2 Agenda What is a Learning Object? Where to get learning objects? How to incorporate it into a course? –Examples Who can help?

3 Scenario Instructor teaches the same material year after year Each year, most students encounter the same difficult concepts: –Instructional bottleneck –Instruction challenge

4 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 Brief description: –Computer program (web-based, CD-ROM) –Interactive

5 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

6 Where to Get Learning Objects? CLOE – Co-operative Learning Object Exchange MERLOT – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Develop it – with the help of the DMP Technology & Teaching Projects: atRyerson/projects.html#teachtech Note: Learning Objects in the L.O. repositories CLOE and MERLOT, are peer-reviewed

7 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)

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9 EXAMPLE: Critical Thinking /PharmReview/critthink_situationtom.htmhttp://www.contracosta.edu/courses/Nursing210 /PharmReview/critthink_situationtom.htm

10 Animated Example ontent/ch19/ch19xe04.htm

11 Conflict Situation phttp://de.ryerson.ca/lo/nurses/animation.as p

12 Example: Instructional hill.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::5 35::535::/sites/dl/free/ / /bio01.swf::Lysosomeshttp://highered.mcgraw- hill.com/olcweb/cgi/pluginpop.cgi?it=swf::5 35::535::/sites/dl/free/ / /bio01.swf::Lysosomes

13 Drag and Drop

14 Wisconsin Resource Centre

15 Who can Help? Digital Media Projects Office Learning Technology Liaisons

16 For more information … –Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology - Special edition Fall 2002 on Learning Objects –Learning Objects Overview s.htmlhttp://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CIE/AOP/learningobject s.html –Use and Abuse of Learning Objects


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