The Michigan Education through Learning Objects (MELO 3D Blog) is a collaborative team approach in the construction of online learning objects (LO), that complements pedagogy, training, and project implementation.
The learner goals include:
• Enhance student engagement in online learning
• Integrate the use of online learning objects to complement curriculum delivery
• Assess understanding through interdisciplinary approach for projects, data collection, or training
Target Student Population:
High School, Undergraduate, Graduate levels or professional development.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
The learner would view resources for training, pedagogy, and course development. Specific links to integrated modules can be easily accessed.
Type of Material:
Covers a variety of content from arts, humanities, medical, engineering and science to social sciences. The material can be used for in-class instruction, team work, project development or review sessions.
Any device with Internet access
Evaluation and Observation
Online collection of curriculum based materials for training, assessments, authentic learning activities, and support for coursework; Ongoing discipline development for different content areas and training. Materials are up-to-date and in a variety of modes.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
•Supports knowledge building modules through visual learning objects in several disciplines.
•Provides online learning and training modules for teachers, students, and professionals
•Organizes modules that have objectives, summary, assignment, and assessment.
•Creates ongoing reference modules, using Creative Commons.
The material allows for student interaction with instructional material. Materials can be set up to allow students to work independently, at their own pace.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
It’s easy to access materials in order to incorporate aspects into lessons. Teachers could utilize access to materials to supplement lessons. The site is a collection of practical online learning resources, using a variety of digital technologies to engage learners. The high quality learning objects are easily accessible.
Other Issues and Comments:
A great resource to help with integration of technology into all subjects.