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  1. Dallas TeleLearning PresentsThe VALOR Project: Video Learning Resources TxDLA 2007 March 28, 2007 Presented by: Bob Crook Rachelle Howell Celebrating excellence in distance education since 1972

  2. Dallas TeleLearningWho We Are • Video-based courseware Producer/Developer since 1972 • Have produced more than 40 telecourses used nationwide in areas of: Accounting, Business, Earth Science, Economics, English, Government, Health, History, Humanities, Literature, Nutrition, & Sociology • More than 1,500 colleges and universities nationally have used our courses • More than 2,000,000 students nationally have enrolled in our courses

  3. Dallas TeleLearningInstructional Design/Course Development Process • 1-2 Year Process • 1.2 Million+ Investment • National and Local Faculty Advisory Team • Development Team: Content Specialist, Instructional Designer, Producer, Director, etc. • Interviews With Over 60 Experts Nationally • Yields typically 780 minutes of video per course

  4. Learning ObjectsWhat are they? Three Prominent Characterizations • "modular digital resources, uniquely identified and metatagged, that can be used to support learning" • National Learning Infrastructure Initiative • "any digital resource that can be reused to support learning"  • David A. Wiley, "Connecting Learning Objects to Instructional Design Theory"  • "The main idea of 'learning objects' is to break educational content down into small chunks that can be reused in various learning environments, in the spirit of object-oriented programming" • "[A]ny entity, digital or non-digital, that may be used for learning, education or training" • IEEE 1484.12.1-2002, 15 July 2002, Draft Standard for Learning Object Metadata, IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) • http://ltsc.ieee.org/wg12/files/LOM_1484_12_1_v1_Final_Draft.pdf

  5. Learning ObjectsWhy use them? • Helps faculty/ID create high-quality, media-rich courses that include video, audio, images, exercises, etc. (move beyond text) • Reduce time and money needed to develop high-quality, media-rich courses • Appeal to multiple learning styles • Faculty can easily customize course • Engage me or enrage me – Marc Prensky

  6. Video Learning ResourcesWhat are they? • Not prescriptive • Small instructional video components (2-7 min.) • Can be reused a number of times in different learning contexts • Deliverable over the Internet • Any number of people/institutions can access and use them simultaneously • Self-contained • Can be aggregated • Are tagged with metadata

  7. The VALOR ProjectExpected Results • 1300-1500 clips • Use in CMS, face-to-face, hybrid • Fully searchable repository • Available in-District fall - Bb module • Pilot nationwide beginning late summer - subscription service, prices to be determined – tiers for institutions and individual faculty

  8. The Valor Project Disciplines being Clipped • Microeconomics: Choices & Change • Macroeconomics: Choices & Change • U.S. History (to 1877): Shaping America • U.S. History (from 1877): Transforming America • Sociology: Exploring Society • Health: Journey to Health • Government: Voices in Democracy • Accounting: Principles I & II, Financial, Managerial • Nutrition: Nutrition Pathways • Business: It’s Strictly Business • English Composition I & II: The Writer’s Circle, The Writer’s Odyssey

  9. Questions Thank you! Rachelle Howell rhowell@dcccd.edu 972-669-6651