Object-ive Orientation:
The Use of Learning Objects
for Support Services
Karen K. Hein
University of Nebraska at Omaha (UN...
Distance Education
& Support Services
• Types of Support Services
– Each requires navigating networks and
systems of proce...
Overview of Support Service
Material Development
• Making Materials Available
• Designing from an Instructional
Perspectiv...
Learning Objects
• Instructional Units / Modules
• Focus Upon Fewer Learning Goals /
Objectives
• Flexibility and Reusabil...
Learning Processes /
Instructional Design
• Unified Learning Model (ULM)
• Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT)
• Mayer’s...
University of Nebraska System
• 4-Campus System:
– University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)
– University of Nebraska – Kearne...
Orientation Materials
• Campus Introduction
• Technology
Requirements & Support
• Blackboard
(Learning Management System)
...
Orientation Materials (cont’d)
• Design Recommendations
–Modular
–Web-Based
–Engaging / Interactive
–Assessable
Learning O...
Orientation Materials (cont’d)
• Student Readiness
– Skills / Dispositions to Succeed in Online /
Hybrid Environments
• Pe...
http://www.unomaha.edu/test_lode/
Future Developments
• Continued Refinement & Testing
• More Orientation Objects
• Further Assessment
• Sharing
Contact Information
Slides available at
http://www.slideshare.net/unokhein/objective
-orientation-the-use-of-learning-obje...
References
Bishop, J. (2005). Keys to success at the University of Nebraska at Omaha: First year
experience. Boston: Prent...
References
Shell, D. F., Brooks, D. W., Trainin, G., Wilson, K. M., Kauffman, D. F., & Herr, L. M.
(2010). The unified lea...
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Object-ive Orientation: The Use of Learning Objects for Support Services
Object-ive Orientation: The Use of Learning Objects for Support Services
Object-ive Orientation: The Use of Learning Objects for Support Services
Object-ive Orientation: The Use of Learning Objects for Support Services
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Presentation at the 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning: The Power of Online Learning: Stimulating New Possibilities
November 5, 2010

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Object-ive Orientation: The Use of Learning Objects for Support Services

  1. 1. Object-ive Orientation: The Use of Learning Objects for Support Services Karen K. Hein University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) 16th Annual Sloan-C International Conference on Online Learning The Power of Online Learning: Stimulating New Possibilities November 5, 2010
  2. 2. Distance Education & Support Services • Types of Support Services – Each requires navigating networks and systems of processes – Guidelines, tip sheets, tutorials, etc., to help simplify complex systems • Impact upon the Student (what the research says)
  3. 3. Overview of Support Service Material Development • Making Materials Available • Designing from an Instructional Perspective – Deeper Consideration of Learning Assessment • Modularization, Customization, and Accessibility
  4. 4. Learning Objects • Instructional Units / Modules • Focus Upon Fewer Learning Goals / Objectives • Flexibility and Reusability • Technical Standards for Designing, Describing, and Locating Objects • Parallels Open Educational Research (OER) Movement.
  5. 5. Learning Processes / Instructional Design • Unified Learning Model (ULM) • Sweller’s Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) • Mayer’s Multimedia Principles
  6. 6. University of Nebraska System • 4-Campus System: – University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) – University of Nebraska – Kearney (UNK) – University of Nebraska – Lincoln (UNL) – University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) • Online Worldwide – Student Support Services Community of Practice (SSCoP)
  7. 7. Orientation Materials • Campus Introduction • Technology Requirements & Support • Blackboard (Learning Management System) • Campus E-Mail Systems • Registration Processes • Course Materials (Bookstores, Supplemental Equipment, etc.) • ID Cards • Exams & Grades • Library Resources Services • Advising / Degree Planning • Student Resources (Writing Centers & Other Academic Support Services) • Tuition / Fees • Financial Aid • Student Conduct
  8. 8. Orientation Materials (cont’d) • Design Recommendations –Modular –Web-Based –Engaging / Interactive –Assessable Learning Objects!
  9. 9. Orientation Materials (cont’d) • Student Readiness – Skills / Dispositions to Succeed in Online / Hybrid Environments • Personality / Learning Preferences http://www.unomaha.edu/test_lode/
  10. 10. http://www.unomaha.edu/test_lode/
  11. 11. Future Developments • Continued Refinement & Testing • More Orientation Objects • Further Assessment • Sharing
  12. 12. Contact Information Slides available at http://www.slideshare.net/unokhein/objective -orientation-the-use-of-learning-objects- for-support-services Karen K. Hein Instructor, University of Nebraska at Omaha Library Media / Library Science Programs 6001 Dodge Street Omaha, NE 68182 khein@unomaha.edu
  13. 13. References Bishop, J. (2005). Keys to success at the University of Nebraska at Omaha: First year experience. Boston: Prentice Hall. Clark, R., Nguyen, F., & Sweller, J. (2006). Efficiency in learning: Evidence-based guidelines to manage cognitive load. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Carter, C., Bishop, J., & Bucher, R. D. (2005). Keys to effective learning: Developing powerful habits of mind (4th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. Mayer, R. (2001). Multimedia learning. New York: Cambridge University Press. Pattison, S. (2003-2004). The effect of an orientation on distance - program satisfaction. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 5(2), 205-233.
  14. 14. References Shell, D. F., Brooks, D. W., Trainin, G., Wilson, K. M., Kauffman, D. F., & Herr, L. M. (2010). The unified learning model: How motivational, cognitive, and neurobiological sciences inform best teaching practices. Dordrecht: Springer Science. Wozniak, H., Mahony, M. J., Lever, T., & Pizzica, J. (2009). Stepping through the orientation looking glass: A staged approach for postgraduate students. Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 25(2), 221-234. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet25/wozniak.html

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