Relating Course Competencies to Program Outcomes
By Alex Birkholz, Ann Jadin
Users read about how course competencies relate to program outcomes. They listen to the testimonies of three students who describe learning activities that prepared them for the world of work. In a matching exercise, learners distinguish between course competencies and program outcomes.
The Good, the Bad, and What Is a Competency?
By Karen Barr, Beth Dailey, Barbara Buckel, Kristi Thoreson
Learners distinguish between competencies that are effective and robust, and those that are ineffective and weak. The learning object is designed for faculty who are writing or revising courses. It contains audio.
What Is a Wiki?
By Dean Lodes
Learners read about the strengths and weaknesses of this Web communication tool.
Reading Across the Curriculum
By Leanne Healy
In this learning object designed for educators, users review strategies for teaching reading in all classrooms, not just in the reading or language arts classroom. Two pages contain audio.
Window and Desktop Elements
By Dawn Matott
In this interactive object, learners identify the elements of the Windows platform in a drag-and-drop exercise.
Phonics and Whole Language
By Leanne Healy, Dawn Matott
In this interactive object, learners examine terminology dealing with phonics and whole language and identify the different types of activities that would be seen in a phonics-based or whole language classroom. Part of this activity has audio.
Students and the Online Learning Environment
By Terri Langan
Users of this learning object evaluate the early online experiences of four hypothetical students and record the lessons that can be learned about what to do and what not to do to create effective online learning environments.
The Multimedia Principle
Explore how using words and pictures in eLearning produces better results than just using words alone.
Design Principles Introduction
Explore the history behind today's eLearning best practices in this introduction to our design principles series.
Blogs In Education
Learners examine the benefits of using blogs in a school setting and then test their knowledge in two exercises.
Technology in the ITV Classroom
Instructors who will be teaching in an Interactive Television classroom can use this activity to familiarize themselves with the various equipment options available in these rooms. A matching activity is used as a self-assessment.
What Is a Blog?
By Dean Lodes, Becky Kinser
This learning activity describes the definition, the uses, and the terms associated with a blog.
Blog Etiquette in the Educational System
Learners examine the do's and don'ts of blogging in a school setting. They compare the features of a student blog with those of a classroom community blog. This learning object is particularly designed for instructors.
Searching the Internet
In this interactive object, learners answer questions about doing research on the Internet.
Bulletin Board Essentials
In this interactive object, learners examine the characteristics of effective visual displays. This activity is designed primarily for instructional assistants.
In this object designed for instructional assistants, learners read about the laws that pertain to student school records. Three case studies are presented and learners write about how they would respond in these situations.
Reading Comprehension Assessment Example
By Marie Hechimovich
Learners read a passage and answer two questions based on the information found it that passage. Immediate feedback is provided.
The Adjunct Instructor Game
By Jeffrey McDonald, Ann Hope
In this activity, faculty members answer questions about topics and information they learned during their online orientation. This game was designed for Wisconsin’s Northcentral Technical College. It can be customized for other colleges and organizations.
Assessment: Teacher-centered or Learner-centered?
Users complete a self-inventory to determine if their approach to assessment is teacher-centered or learner-centered.
Building Core Abilities During Student Learning Through Formative and Summative Assessment
This learning object gives instructors an opportunity to review the definitions of formative and summative assessment and list examples of the evaluations they use. In a drag and drop exercise, they classify a variety of assessment tools as either formative or summative.
What's for Supper?
By Tracy Craker
The learner sorts a variety of foods based on personal preferences. Those personal choices are then classified by food group. The learner views the charts and reads information about the major food groups.
My Online Experience: Case Study - Dana
Users of this learning object review a case study of an online student and her experience with her instructor. They determine the principles of good practice for teaching online.
Abstract Reasoning Assessment Examples
Learners solve two sample problems for an abstract reasoning assessment.
Numerical Reasoning Assessment Examples
Learners solve two sample problems for a numerical reasoning assessment.
How Well Do I Listen?
By Barbara Liang
Learners reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and reactions toward such listening behaviors as interrupting, selective listening, and unresponsive listening.