The Principles of Building Portable Learning Objects quest highlights what makes learning objects meaningful and discusses how general principles of design play a role in Learning Object Offering.
What makes a learning object meaningful? How do general principles of design play a role in Learning Object Authoring?
A Learning Object that boasts high quality, re-usability and portability also will have a higher return on investment (ROI). ROI is one benefit of a highly portable learning object. Planning, before construction of the object, is paramount. Instructors must consider the overall instructional design when planning to build a learning object.
At its very basic level, a learning object should include the following traits:
Examine the following examples of stand-alone learning objects:
Understanding and applying what makes a learning object high-quality, meaningful and well-designed.
Learners have diverse backgrounds and knowledge. Incorporating learning objects into e-learning can provide interactive instruction and remediation that will activate prior knowledge, teach new material, and provide immediate feedback to the learner. If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine the value of a well planned learning object.
Based upon your specific content area, build two high quality, reusable learning objects. After completing the project, post links to the created objects in your blog and explain their intended use.
After completing a blog post that meets the requirements of this quest, submit the link to your post in the Submission Form at the bottom of this page.
Next, as a courtesy to fellow TOOL participants, join the Create 4.1.2 Principles of Building Portable Learning Objects Forum and share the link to your post. Upon sharing the link with fellow TOOL participants, consider providing helpful feedback to others regarding this topic.
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