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Learning Objects Shu Liu, Digital Content Librarian Colorado State University Libraries shu.liu@colostate.edu Computers in Libraries 2007 C205: Gaming & Learning April 17, 2007 Washington, DC

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Agenda Introduction to Learning Objects Examples of Learning Objects Learning Objects & Library Resources Current Developments Q & A

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Definition A learning article is an online apparatus that incorporates a learning objective , a learning procedure , and evaluation of learning , giving an intelligent ordeal , to help learners process a particular bit of information, or ace how to finish a particular assignment.

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Characteristics Learning Objects Digital Reusable Individual Interactive

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Exposition Wisc-Online, Faculty Builders Resources – The Teaching Granularity Scale http://www.wisc-online.com/individuals/assets/builders.asp , c2005.

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Academic Example 1 Wisc-Online (Wisconsin Online Resource Center) An advanced library of learning articles. Grown essentially by staff from the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Objects delivered by sight and sound professionals. Open to all WTCS personnel at no cost and with copyright freedom for use in any WTCS classroom or online application. Different organizations in the US and overall utilize the library with consent. Enrollment is simple and free!

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Object Example from Wisc-Online: The 12 Cranial Nerves Author : Barbara Liang Technician : TeeJay Spilman School : Fox Valley Technical College    Date : 2/5/2004 Description : In this intuitive and enlivened protest, learners read a portrayal of the number, name, and capacity of the cranial nerves. A coordinating test finishes the movement.

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Academic Example 2 MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) A consistently developing inventory of web based learning materials to help personnel upgrade guideline. A worldwide consortium that coordinates to change and enhance advanced education. A people group of individual individuals who share and advance instructing and learning encounters. An innovation activity with its own foundation and powerfully planned arrangement of instruments and programming advancement approaches. Anybody can utilize free!

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Object Example from MERLOT: Reframing America: Photography through the Eyes of Immigrants (MERLOT Record) – * MERLOT connect broken, utilize webpage: Educator's Guide Angle, Framing, and Light Author: Cass Fey, The Center for Creative Photography at The University of Arizona Submitter: Garry Forger Material Type: Tutorial Technical Format: HTML/Text Date Added: November 06, 2001 Date Modified: July 11, 2006

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Academic Example 3 (UTOPIA - University of Texas at Austin) A computerized door that gives access to the University of Texas at Austin's store of learning and social resources Launched in 2004 Spearheaded by the University of Texas Libraries Guidance from a national counseling board and extra help from K-12 teachers all around Texas Team is made out of substance administrators, visual originators, Web website developers, essayists, software engineers, data draftsmen, videographers and more Available to anybody, anyplace, at positively no cost!

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Object Example from UTOPIA (UT Austin): Site: Art Across the Curriculum Also look at this rendition: http://www.blantonmuseum.org/elearning/aac/educator/index.html Description: The Blanton Museum of Art puts a creative inclination on social studies with a gathering of history lesson arranges in view of show-stoppers Object: " Learning Empathy through Art: From That Day On" or "Conquering Censorship through Art: Zero Dollar"

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More Academic Examples: University System of Georgia: ALT Portland State University: Instructional Design Handbook

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Business Example 1 Microsoft Office Online Training Object Example: Link information to charts I: Getting started

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Business Example 2 Apple Learning Interchange 2007 likewise observe: Apple Education Products: iLife Object Example: Newspapers: A Connection to Our Past (Middle School Social Studies Lesson Idea)

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Library Resources & Learning Objects

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Current Developments In Australia: AICTEC Technical Standards Education Network Australia (edna) The Learning Federation HavestRoad Hive® In Canada: The BELLE Project In Europe: The ARIADNE Foundation Learning Technologies Workshop In Hong Kong: LEARNet In the United States: ADL IEEE LTSC IMS

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List of URLs Discussed Wisc-Online: http://www.wisc-online.com/MERLOT: http://www.merlot.org/UTOPIA (UT Austin): http://utopia.utexas.edu/Microsoft Office Online Training: http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/preparing/default.aspx Apple Learning Interchange 2007: http://edcommunity.apple.com/ali And attempt Google seek the cases!

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Further Resources "What are Learning Objects" at LEARNet: http://learnet.hku.hk/objects.htm "Learning Object" on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learning_object Chuck Barrit & F. Lee Alderman Jr. Making a Reusable Learning Objects Strategy: Leveraging Information and Learning in a Knowledge Economy . Pfeiffer, 2004. Tom Barron, "Learning Object Approach is Making Inroads," 2002. http://www.learningcircuits.org/2002/may2002/barron.html Reusable Learning: http://www.reusablelearning.org/Reusability.org: http://www.reusability.org/