Learning Objects at University Libraries Ali Green, Fellow University Libraries March 31, 2010
What is on Tap for this Presentation? Definition of a Learning Object How can we use Learning Objects in practice? Example of Learning Objects
What is a Learning Object? Learning Objects are self-contained, reusable, and repurposable. A single object can be used in multiple contexts for multiple purposes; multiple learning objects can be grouped into larger collections of content. Learning Objects also contain metadata. Metadata tagging allows for learning objects to be easily found. www.wisc-online.com
Types of Learning Objects Static Used for Simple – Straightforward instruction. Content will change. Dynamic Appeals to several different learning methods and styles. Engage the learner to achieve the knowledge disseminated. Can be changed across platforms.
Reinforce, Complement and Supplement the current classroom classes. Designed for Learning Actively Engage All Learners Reusable Mission of the Learning Object Project
Reinforce, Complement and Supplement University Libraries teach over 700 library instruction classes and reach over 11,000 students. Learning Objects will help reinforce what is presented in the classroom. Learning Objects can be used after the classroom session is over. “Just in Time” learning.
Designed for Learning Sound learning theory and principles of instructional design. Blooms Taxonomy is used.