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.
Lessons Tool - OWL
SCORM Player Tool - OWL
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More information about some of the programs used can be found on their websites.