Increasing Student Learning with Reusable Learning Objects

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Increasingly, as higher education develops online degree programs, campuses need to create library and informational literacy tools available for the student who never comes to campus in person. This session addresses the need to provide the same level of library support to online students as is provided to on-campus students.


1. Student Learning with Reusable Learning ObjectsDamon N. GatenbyInstructional TechnologistTracey A. RussoInstructional Technology ManagerUniversity of Massachusetts Dartmouth 2. What are Reusable Learning Objects?Learning objects Web-basedReusableSelf-contained learning unitsObjective oriented2 3. Uses of RLOs in Higher EducationTeach content i.e. a lecture in audio format that can be reused each semesterEnable self-assessment mastery of content through simulations and practice drillsEnable repeated viewing or listening for self-mastery of course contentProvide technical training in an interactive format that engages 21st century student learners3 4. Benefits of RLOsProvide anytime access to students for learning experienceShare content in departments to avoid duplicating workProvide information via audio and/or video to personalize learning experience4 5. Library Tutorials to Build Informational Literacy SkillsProject goal:Increase student library research skills across the disciplinesBegan with Liberal Arts majorFunded by Sloan-C grantLibrary staff stipendsStudent worker for RLO productionInvestment of ID team skills and management of projectStrategic 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.5 6. The Building ProcessPlanning StageLibrarian generated list of possible tutorialsLiberal Arts faculty input of typical assignmentsSelection and prioritizing of tutorial developmentDevelopment StageLibrarian generated contentProduction timelineFaculty, ID Team & librarian review6 7. Tutorials CompletedPrimary 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 ResourcesWhat is Plagiarism?Citing Sources: Why and When**Includes self-assessment module7 8. Tutorial & Assessment DemonstrationUsing Boolean TermsTutorialPrimary & Secondary SourcesSelf-AssessmentReading Citations in an Online DatabaseSelf-Assessment8 9. Branching Assessment Questions9Q1aQ2aQ3aQ1Q2Q3EndCorrect PathIncorrect PathDefault Path 10. Intergration to Classes: WMS 10110 11. Individual Learning Object Usefulness Evidence of Student LearningStudent Survey Results:11 12. Average Learning Object Usefulness Evidence of Student LearningStudent Survey Results:12 13. Evidence of Student LearningStudent Survey Results:Did the tutorials help you complete your research assignment more effectively? 13 14. What Weve LearnedFaculty need guidance and support on how to best integrate the tutorialsStress coordination with librarian affiliateCreate faculty support notesAccess to tutorials in multiple places LMS repositoryLibrary repositoryDigital repositoryIn development14 15. What Weve LearnedIssues encounteredDevelopment can be time consuming and expensiveProcess model createdFuture RLO developmentEngage faculty in learningobject development15 16. Learning Object Examples on CampusFaculty GeneratedWhat is History?Gail Mohanty, Liberal ArtsNarrated PowerPointSetting up a Sterile FieldKristen Sethares, NursingVideoWhat it means to be a Writer Catherine Houser, Liberal ArtsAudio Interview16 17. Learning Object Examples on CampusStaff GeneratedUsing the Browser Check in myCourses Katelyn Huynh, ID TeamTutorial Writing ResourcesJeannette Riley, ID TeammyCourses Learning Module17 18. Writing Resources18 19. Writing Resources: Table of Contents19 20. Student Learning with Reusable Learning ObjectsQuestions?Resources can be found here:Sloan SlideshareLibrary tutorials 508 999-8501 or you!20


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