Engaging or Enraging? Sharing Learning Objects
Susan E. Metros
Susan E. Metros is deputy chief information officer for Educational Technology and executive director for E-Learning at The Ohio State University. She also holds the faculty appointment of professor of Design Technology. Metros has served as principal visual designer on several award-winning interactive multimedia and Web-based projects. Her current research is focused on redefining the Web's graphical user interface to promote emotional and intellectual engagement, especially in the context of teaching and learning. This research has led her to explore the role of reusable learning objects as catalysts for interaction. Metros earned an M.F.A. from Michigan State University.More > >
Your host, Steve Worona, will be joined by Susan E. Metros, and the topic will be "Engaging or Enraging? Sharing Learning Objects."
Learning objects are the buzz in instructional technology and library circles. Yet within the ranks of the faculty and the traditional educational professional organizations, learning objects are barely a blip on the radar screen. If we are going to effect change, we must engage our learners, but not enrage our faculty by coercing them into using an ill-conceived technological and pedagogical model. Metros will provide a framework to begin meaningful discussion on what learning objects are, how they can advance learning, and how instructional technology professionals, alongside educators, can lead a cultural shift that might just transform education.
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