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1 A Library of Learning Objects Teaching Tools to Quickly Tailor Instruction and Meet Class Needs

2 Presenters Northwest Missouri State University B.D. Owens Library Maryville, MO Lori Mardis & Connie Ury

3 LO Definition Learning objects (LOs) consist of digitally reusable succinct portions of self-contained information. These units of information can be combined into larger modules of information like building blocks to meet an individual’s needs in a variety of learning contexts.

4 Benefits Introduce content Gauge prior knowledge and reinforce understanding Assess learning through application of skills Save time Personalize curriculum

5 Potluck Activity On handout: Identify learning tasks typically covered in one-shot sessions

6 Potluck Activity In a group: Select educational task you have in common – identify potential LO

7 Potluck Activity Development Process Worksheet

8 Share What will your group’s LO do? How could the LO be represented visually? What are the educational objectives (purpose, audience, learning outcomes)? What activities will be performed by the learner? What resources are needed? How will the learning outcomes be assessed?

9 LO Showcase: Information Cycle Timeline

10 LO Showcase: Boolean Searching

11 LO Showcase: Truncation

12 LO Showcase: Brainstorming for Synonyms

13 LO Showcase: Constructing a Search Strategy

14 LO Showcase: Xtreme Plagiarism

15 Feedback How LO could be used? How could LO fit into larger learning experience? Where could LO fit into your program? Adaptations or modifications?

16 Incorporation Web-based courses Search Generator Search Generator | CQ Researcher TutorialCQ Researcher Tutorial

17 Incorporation Web-supplemented courses Library4U TutorialLibrary4U Tutorial | Discovering VideosDiscovering Videos

18 Incorporation Web-supplemented courses

19 Incorporation On-ground instructional sessions

20 Incorporation Online reference

21 Incorporation Marketing interactions Play a drop-puzzle game to discover the many resources that are available in the library catalog (books, eBooks, videos, books on tape, electronic resources, music scores, maps, etc.)

22 LO Development Process Cmap Microsoft Office Visio Microsoft Office OneNote

23 Assessment Proficiency Knowledge Application Connections

24 Practice Academic Honesty

25 Proficiency

26 Knowledge

27 Knowledge

28 Application

29 Application

30 Connections April 2008-Students surveyed about general education tutorials & recommended reuse of LOs –256 Fundamentals of Oral Communication students w/ 10% response rate –133 English Composition students w/ 8% response rate Trial survey during finals week Results will be used to fine-tune the survey for Fall 2008

31 Survey Results 80% of the Fundamentals of Oral Comm. Students rate the LO movies as valuable resources for other classes & assignments

32 Survey Results Fundamentals of Oral Comm. students suggested classes in which would benefit from using the movies Ury & Mardis analyzed the reference question database for queries from students in those classes which could have been answered using the content from the movies

33 Survey Implications Class# of Questions English Composition69 General Biology104 General Psychology37 Lit. for Elementary School16 Reference Questions Impacted by Using Fundamentals of Oral Communication RLOs

34 Survey Results 70% of the English Composition Students recommended that search tip LOs be reused for other classes or assignments. 60% suggested that keyword and phrase searching LOs be used with other classes.

35 Survey Implications Reference questions impacted by using English Comp RLOs Class# of Questions Economics5 General Psychology37 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 50

36 Roles of LOs within Tutorials Satisfy specific info needs Reinforce learning Confirm/ trigger prior knowledge None of the above Eng. Comp. Tutorial 40% 30% Fund. of Oral Comm. Tutorial 64%52% 16%

37 Ease of Use-Fundamentals On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the hardest, how easy was the tutorial for you to use?  1. easiest  2.  3.  4.  5. hardestN=25 submitted answers Choice # Indicating This Choice % Indicating This Choice 1. easiest832% 2.936% 3.728% 4.14%

38 Ease of Use-English Comp. On a scale of 1-5, with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the hardest, how easy was the tutorial for you to use?  1. easiest  2.  3.  4.  5. hardestN=10 submitted answers Choice # Indicating This Choice % Indicating This Choice 1. easiest110% 2.220% 3.660% 4.110%

39 Questions? Lori Mardis Librarian Connie Ury Assistant Professor Northwest Missouri State University B.D. Owens Library


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