Thursday, May 18, 2006

Learning objects

The conversation on the beginning of the end of the learning object is gathering momentum. Albert Ip (via Stephen Downes's OLDaily) and Michael Feldstein have both posted on it recently. As a learning designer, I'm still trying to decide how I would get by without them, but I'm willing to be taught. I can see that this is going to exercise me for a while.

4 comments:

Albert Ip said...

Hi Karyn,

Can you tell us an example how you have used any learning object?

Will be highly appreciated.

cheers
Albert

Karyn Romeis said...

Hi Albert-of-the-hard-hat

This post gives a bit of background here: http://karynromeis.blogspot.com/2006/04/moving-away-from-online-courses.html

Because I want to place more control in the learner's hands, I'm particularly keen that this searchable ("Google-able") aspect should really work.

So, having conducted a search, the learner needs to find the resultant material useful. The only way I can think of to achieve that is to create a series of discrete learning objects.

I have tried to design them in such a way that one learner can choose to string together a set of granules/objects to prepare for a recruitment interview, while another might string together an overlapping set to prepare for a disciplinary hearing.

I don't know if this helps!
K

Albert Ip said...

Thank Karyn for providing the example. Greatly appreciated. I'll post in my blog a response later .

cheers
Albert

Albert Ip said...

Hi,

I have posted my response in my blog.

cheers
Albert