Repurposing Teaching Materials for Self-Directed Learners in Online Courses
Time: Please visit the current Events Calendar for the workshop schedule or inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: IRC 210
Guideline and Resources for Repurposing Teaching Materials as Digital Learning Objects
Keep it short and strategic. The outcomes of learning objects should be single-minded so that they could be
- flexible when integrating with other objects and
- meaningful when students' interaction with the objects need to be assessed.
- Use software that you are familiar with to get started.
- Save your learning objects in file formats that allow convenient play back on different computing devices and platforms, i.e. html, pdf, mov, mp4, mp3, etc.
- Use materials that you can share the copyrights (i.e. Creative Commons) or create your own.
- Repurpose or share learning objects with other authors (i.e. MERLOT).
- Use cost effective online reading resources over a text book
- Practice universal for learning (UDL). Consider using a variety of media or technologies to present your information or activities to motivate participation and expression from all students.
- Comply with accessibility. Provide alternatives or supplements to your learning objects so that they will support a variety of learning styles and specific learning abilities.
Examples of practice of accessibility:
- Provide text file (and/o audio file) versions for your learning objects such as speaker notes, script or captions for your narrated video clips.
- Create alternative texts for your images, including charts and diagrams, that are not decorative.
- Use heading styles to prioritize your information in the contents
- Convert files to a file format that would enable text-to-speech easily such as html, pdf, etc.