Learning Module Creation Tools

What are Learning Module Creation Tools

Learning modules are packages of educational content that can be deployed in courses to supplement instruction. They often consist of course material organized in a logical way such as by week or by unit with appealing graphic design. Learning module creation tools are used to create these modules.

What is the purpose of Learning Module Creation Tools

Learning modules can be used to offer multiple ways of instruction. For an online course, learning modules can be a primary form of engagement for students, as learning modules can contain high levels of interactivity, and they can also be made visually and aurally stimulating. For blended courses, learning modules may be used to offer review material to supplement in-class learning. Using learning modules can allow for high customization of the learning environment.

How to use Learning Module Creation Tools

Learning modules can be created by organizing resources in OWL using the Lessons tool. Learning modules can also be created in external software and then exported in a form that can be uploaded to OWL and embedded in the Lessons tool. The advantage to this approach is that the software used in the creation of modules allows for high levels of aesthetic customization and interactivity.

If you are interested in using learning objects or modules in your course, consider contacting the Instructional Technology Resource Centre for assistance in creating your modules. The ITRC has used multiple software programs in the creation of learning modules for professors across Western.

Comparison

Articulate Storyline H5P Centrally Supported Tool
Lessons Tool - OWL
Centrally Supported Tool
SCORM Player Tool - OWL
Functionality functionality rating for Articulate Storyline: 2 stars functionality rating for H5P: 2 stars functionality rating for Lessons Tool - OWL: 3 stars functionality rating for SCORM Player Tool - OWL: 2 stars
Accessibility accessibility rating for Articulate Storyline: 3 stars accessibility rating for H5P: 2 stars accessibility rating for Lessons Tool - OWL: 2 stars accessibility rating for SCORM Player Tool - OWL: 2 stars
Technical technical rating for Articulate Storyline: 1 stars technical rating for H5P: 3 stars technical rating for Lessons Tool - OWL: 2 stars technical rating for SCORM Player Tool - OWL: 2 stars
Mobile Design mobile-design rating for Articulate Storyline: 2 stars mobile-design rating for H5P: 1 stars mobile-design rating for Lessons Tool - OWL: 1 stars mobile-design rating for SCORM Player Tool - OWL: 1 stars
Usage & Account Set Up usage-account rating for Articulate Storyline: 1 stars usage-account rating for H5P: 2 stars usage-account rating for Lessons Tool - OWL: 3 stars usage-account rating for SCORM Player Tool - OWL: 2 stars
Social Presence social-presence rating for Articulate Storyline: 2 stars social-presence rating for H5P: 2 stars social-presence rating for Lessons Tool - OWL: 2 stars social-presence rating for SCORM Player Tool - OWL: 1 stars
Instructor Presence instructor-presence rating for Articulate Storyline: 1 stars instructor-presence rating for H5P: 1 stars instructor-presence rating for Lessons Tool - OWL: 2 stars instructor-presence rating for SCORM Player Tool - OWL: 2 stars
Cognitive Presence cognitive-presence rating for Articulate Storyline: 2 stars cognitive-presence rating for H5P: 2 stars cognitive-presence rating for Lessons Tool - OWL: 2 stars cognitive-presence rating for SCORM Player Tool - OWL: 3 stars

Additional Resources

 More information about some of the programs used can be found on their websites.