Trends and Issues: The Impact of Learning Objects
Advances in the field of technology have brought a paradigm shift in the way
people learn. The traditional classroom environment is transforming to a blended
learning format with the advancement of eLearning or Distance Learning. Schools
and businesses are developing online curriculum due to the increase in population,
cost, and a bigger geographic scope. Technology is changing how learning is
taught. The need to take classroom-based instruction, materials, and information
to create a low-cost, high quality instruction in a web-based format has given
way to the concept of Learning Objects (LOs).
Wiley states that LOs are invading the field of instructional design and technology
as the new design and development paradigm of choice (2002). This paper will
first discuss the background of LOs, which includes the history and definitions
of LOs. Next, we will discuss the impact of LOs on the Instructional Designer
and learner. Finally, the paper will discuss the implications of LOs on the
present and future of learning. The conclusion will include a personal opinion
and recommendations for Instructional Designers who may want to implement LOs
in their development plan.
Documents and Activities for Class Presentation:
- Trends and Issues: The Impact of Learning Objects (pdf)
Point Presentation (pdf)
Adaptive Learning Objects
Objects Handout (pdf)
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