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ERIC Number: EJ1123570
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1533-290X
Instructional Learning Objects in the Digital Classroom: Effectively Measuring Impact on Student Success
Contrino, Jacline L.
Journal of Library & Information Services In Distance Learning, v10 n3-4 p186-198 2016
Demonstrating library impact on student success is critical for all academic libraries today. This article discusses how the library of a large online university serving non-traditional students evaluated how customized point-of-need learning objects (LOs) embedded in the learning management system impacted student learning. Using a comprehensive mixed-methods approach utilizing Google analytics, reference statistics, and citation analysis via rubrics, the author investigated the extent to which LOs contributed to students' ability to conduct research independently and ability to create quality bibliographies. Results indicated high usage of LOs, that student research independence increased in all courses analyzed, and bibliographies improved for students in an anthropology course after LO integration. This initiative provided substantial evidence that the LOs positively affected student learning and allowed the library to communicate this impact to key stakeholders.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California (San Diego)
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