The Instructional Use of Learning Objects

Written by: David Wiley (Brigham Young University)

Online textbook with contributions from a variety of educators including editor David Wiley, PhD Associate Director of the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling at Brigham Young University.

The textbook is available as a series of downloadable MSWord files. It begins with a discussion of instructional design theory. It strives to link the learning objects approach with existing instructional design theory.

Table of Contents

1.0. Learning objects explained
1.1. Connecting learning objects to instructional design theory: A definition, a metaphor, and a taxonomy
1.2. The nature and origin of instructional objects
2.0. Learning objects and constructivist thought
2.1. Learning object systems as constructivist learning environments: Related assumptions, theories and applications
2.2. Designing resource-based learning and performance support systems
2.3. Learning objects to support inquiry-based online learning
3.0. Learning objects and people
3.1. Designing learning objects to mass customize and personalize learning
3.2. Evaluation of learning objects and instruction using learning objects
4.0. Learning objects implementation war stories
4.1. Battle stories from the field: Wisconsin online resource center learning objects project
4.2. A university-wide system for creating, capturing and delivering learning objects
5.0. Learning objects and the future
5.1. Collaboratively filtering learning objects
5.2. Knowledge objects and mental models
5.3. The future of learning objects

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