July 21, 2005
Creating and Using a Learning Object - Start to Finish (Kent State University)
A learning object is any grouping of materials that is structured in a meaningful way and is tied to an educational objective (Johnson, 2003). This session was a demonstration of a SCORM learning object for WWII history developed in Flash.
Details on this project are available at http://www.personal.kent.edu/~vkelly/lo.htm.
The application they developed was a rich media flash application that showed WWII from various viewpoints (soldier, person at home, etc.) Students were assigned the task of writing a report based on one of these perspectives.
They included this flash application in a Vista Learning Module (similar to WebCT 4 content modules). They then used the assignment feature in the learning module to assess the students.
They mentioned a few technical web sites on learning object standards:
The flash application was impressive, but the presentation missed a lot of things. They didn't talk about how they made the SCORM content. They didn't link it directly into the WebCT gradebook or do any other technically challenging tasks. There was also no discussion of using a Learning Object Repository to store the object. So it was basically just a flash program in a course. There were some good things listed to think about when developing a self-contained learning object however. I refer you to their site for information.
Posted by kvl014 at July 21, 2005 05:47 PM