ERIC Number: ED505110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Guidelines for Authors of Learning Objects
Smith, Rachel S.
New Media Consortium
This guide provides practical suggestions and tips for authors of learning objects (defined as any grouping of materials that is structured in a meaningful way and is tied to an educational objective), offering advice for design, usability, and reusability; for keeping learning objects learner-centered and learner-driven; for aligning with current metadata standards; and for making objects accessible. It includes tips for "marketing" finished work and resources for follow-up information. Criteria for eight guidelines are presented: (1) Design to Enable Learning; (2) Graphic Design Guidelines; (3) Usability; (4) Accessibility; (5) Accessibility; (6) Interoperability/Metadata; (7) Choosing a Technology and Development Tools; and (8) Maintenance.
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Objectives, Guidelines, Metadata, Marketing, Models, Graphic Arts, College Faculty, Technology Uses in Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: McGraw-Hill Education
Authoring Institution: New Media Consortium