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Below you will find a list of annotated resources related to finding, designing, and using learning objects and case studies related to health care education.

Wisconsin Online Resource Center
The Wisconsin Online Resource Center project is a Web-based teaching, learning, and assessment resource center for instructors to use when designing or revising online courses. The goals of the project are to accelerate the development of quality online courses while, at the same time, minimizing the cost of course development by identifying and sharing best practices.

The Objects of Learning
This site provides clarification on many of the issues surrounding learning objects within academia. While each of the topical areas identified center around broad aspects of learning object design and use, they are not fixed. It's expected that as the field of learning objects progresses, additional topics will be added to provide an evolving resource around learning object issues.

Elusive vision: Challenges impeding the learning object economy
This white paper explores the drivers, enablers and mediators in the learning object economy. Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium, describes and analyzes a summit of international learning objects experts.

The Instructional Use of Learning Objects
Online version of the book, The Instructional Use of Learning Objects, by David Wiley

Design for Reusability
Use the menu along the left to explore the definition of learning objects, design factors, sources, standards, metadata, and links.

Learning About Learning Objects
This site is a repository and forum on learning objects, containing ePapers on various topics and object examples.

Learning object repositories

HEAL - Health Education Assets Library
The Health Education Assets Library (HEAL) is a digital library of freely accessible, web-based multimedia teaching materials that meet the needs of today's health sciences educators and learners.

MERLOT - Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
MERLOT is a free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.

Technical issues and standards

IMS Global Learning Consortium
The IMS Consortium develops and promotes the adoption of open technical specifications for interoperable learning technology.

Academic ADL Co-Lab
The Academic Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Co-Lab serves as the focal point for universities and colleges in promoting high quality, reusable content for distributed learning.

Reusable learning
This project received initial funding from the National Science Foundation, National STEM Education Digital Library Program (NSDL) in Fall 2003 to raise awareness and train NSDL project participants through a series of workshops in the value and impact of reusability of the digital learning resources in the collections and services available through NSDL program participants.

IEEE Learning Technology Standards Committee
The Learning Technology Standards Committee (LTSC) is chartered by the IEEE Computer Society Standards Activity Board to develop accredited technical standards, recommended practices, and guides for learning technology.

Faculty Support
Learning Objects
Virtual Teaching Guide

This Project is sponsored in part by:
The Fund for The Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE),
U.S. Department of Education.

This Project is made possible by support from:
UW - Madison School Of Nursing


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