Learning Objects for Web-Based and Web-Enhanced Instruction. Mike Cipriani. First, Some Background…. What’s the difference between web-based and web-enhanced instruction?.
What’s the difference between web-based and web-enhanced instruction?
Web-based instruction involves educational activities that take place exclusively via computerized course delivery, generally through the internet.
Web-enhanced instruction is when classroom activities use computers, again generally the internet, to augment the learning process.
Web sites deliver information, instruction and learning by using learning objects
The Learning Technology Standards Committee says:
"[A]ny entity, digital or non-digital, that may be used for learning, education or training”
For our purposes, this definition is too…
We need something more specific….
We will use Wiley’s definition:
“Any digital resource that can be reused to support learning”
Key Words in Wiley’s Definition:
Digital = available in electronic form; readable and manipulable by computer.
Reused = use again after processing
Thus, we are narrowing our working definition of Learning Objects to those used in web-based & web-enhanced instruction.