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Student Learning with Reusable Learning Objects

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  • 1. Student Learning with Reusable Learning Objects Damon N. Gatenby Instructional Technologist Tracey A. Russo Instructional Technology Manager Jeannette E. Riley Faculty Instructional Technology Coordinator University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • 2. What are Reusable Learning Objects? • Learning objects – Web-based – Reusable – Self-contained learning units – Objective oriented 2
  • 3. Uses of RLOs in Higher Education • Teach content – i.e. a lecture in audio format that can be reused each semester • Enable self-assessment mastery of content through simulations and practice drills • Enable repeated viewing or listening for self-mastery of course content • Provide technical training in an interactive format that engages 21st century student learners 3
  • 4. Benefits of RLOs • Provide anytime access to students for learning experience • Stress self-mastery of content • Share content in departments to avoid duplicating work • Provide information via audio and/or video to personalize learning experience 4
  • 5. Library Tutorials to Build Informational Literacy Skills Project goal: Increase student library research skills across the disciplines Strategic Plan Goal 5.2.d3: “…continue to support the university community in developing the information literacy of students, faculty, and staff by pursuing greater engagement, reflective institutional assessment, and appropriate support services.” Began with Liberal Arts major Funded by Sloan-C grant – Library staff stipends – Student worker for RLO production – Investment of ID team skills and management of project – 5
  • 6. The Building Process • Planning Stage • Librarian generated list of possible tutorials • Liberal Arts faculty input of typical assignments • Selection and prioritizing of tutorial development • Development Stage • Librarian generated content • Production timeline • Faculty, ID Team & librarian review 6
  • 7. Tutorials Completed • Primary and Secondary Sources: Recognizing the Difference* • Reading Citations in an Online Database* • Popular Magazines and Scholarly Journals* • Using Truncations* • Using Boolean Terms: AND, OR, NOT* • Evaluating Internet Resources • What is Plagiarism? • Citing Sources: Why and When* (under development) * Includes self-assessment module 7
  • 8. Tutorial & Assessment Demonstration • Using Boolean Terms – Tutorial • Primary & Secondary Sources – Self-Assessment • Reading Citations in an Online Database – Self-Assessment 8
  • 9. Branching Assessment Questions Q1a Q2a Q3a Q1 Q2 Q3 End Correct Path Incorrect Path Default Path 9
  • 10. Intergration to Classes: WMS 101 10
  • 11. Evidence of Student Learning Student Survey Results: Individual Learning Object Usefulness 70% Primary and Secondary Sources Reading Citations in an Online Database 63% Popular Magazines and Scholarly Journals 60% 56% Using Boolean Terms Using Truncations 49% 50% 46% 42% 40% 36% 36% 29% 29% 30% 26% 26% 23% 20% 10% 8% 8% 10% 5% 5% 3% 0% 0% 0% Very Useful Useful Somewhat Useful Not Useful 11
  • 12. Evidence of Student Learning Student Survey Results: Average Learning Object Usefulness 70% 60% 51% 50% 40% 31% 30% 20% 16% 10% 3% 0% Very Useful Useful Somewhat Useful Not Useful 12
  • 13. Evidence of Student Learning Student Survey Results: Did the tutorials help you complete your research assignment more effectively? No, 10% Yes, 50% Somewhat, 40% 13
  • 14. Evidence of Student Learning Qualitative Evidence: Student projects increased use of scholarly sources and more effective presentations based on current information 14
  • 15. What We’ve Learned • Faculty need guidance and support on how to best integrate the tutorials – Stress coordination with librarian affiliate – Create faculty support notes – Access to tutorials in multiple places • LMS repository • Library repository • Digital repository – In development 15
  • 16. What We’ve Learned • Issues encountered – Development can be time consuming and expensive – Process model created • Future RLO development – Engage faculty in learning object development 16
  • 17. Learning Object Examples on Campus • Faculty Generated – “What is History?” • Gail Mohanty, Liberal Arts – Narrated PowerPoint – “Setting up a Sterile Field” • Kristen Sethares, Nursing – Video – “What it means to be a Writer” • Catherine Houser, Liberal Arts – Audio Interview 17
  • 18. Learning Object Examples on Campus • Staff Generated – “Using the Browser Check in myCourses” • Katelyn Huynh, ID Team – Tutorial – “Writing Resources” • Jeannette Riley, ID Team – myCourses Learning Module 18
  • 19. Writing Resources 19
  • 20. Writing Resources: Table of Contents 20
  • 21. Significance of Project “Although institutions of higher education are far from disassembling their long-established discipline silos, they are showing a renewed interest in multi-, inter-, and cross-disciplinary studies. Unlike textbooks, learning objects—with their ability to be navigated nonlinearly, to incorporate multimedia, and to be interactive and customizable—exist in a virtual world that can be accessed within and across disciplines, both vertically and horizontally.” Susan Metros, “Learning Objects: A Rose by Any Other Name” (Educause Review, 2005) 21
  • 22. Student Learning with Reusable Learning Objects • Questions? • Resources can be found here: – http://instructionaldev.wikispaces.com • Contact Us – idteam@umassd.edu – 508 999-8501 or – http://www.umassd.edu/cits/instructional/development • Thank you! 22

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