The Instructional Use of Learning Objects – Online Version

This is the online version of The Instructional Use of Learning Objects, a new book that tries to go beyond the technological hype and connect learning objects to instruction and learning. You can read the full text of the book here for free. The chapters presented here are © their respective authors and are licensed under the Open Publication License, meaning that you are free to copy and redistribute them in any electronic or non-commercial print form. For-profit print rights are held by AIT/AECT. The book was edited by David Wiley, and printed versions of the book are published by the Association for Instructional Technology and the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. If you find the online book useful, please consider purchasing a printed copy.

http://www.reusability.org/read/

How interactive are your distance courses?

Here’s a link to a paper that addresses assessing interaction in distance learning.

http://www.westga.edu/~distance/roblyer32.html

Mobile Learning Project

This is the official “Mobile Learning” project site for in-depth research of mobile web technologies used to enhance learning domains for academic and corporate training.

Research is currently underway to benchmark technologies, applications, and environments that are using handheld devices for education and training. Such devices under study include cell phones, PDA’s, hand held PC’s, and other proprietary portable devices.

The goal of the Mobile Learning project is to discover how mobile devices can deliver ehancements to already employed media and various technology applications that are used in face-to-face classroom instruction, as well as virtual learning domains

http://mobile.thetraininglab.net/

IBSTPI Competencies for Instructional Design

The International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction has developed a set of standard competencies for those involved in instructional design at:

http://www.ibstpi.org/id_competencies.htm