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Learning Objects Help Adult Learners Recall Knowledge

December 28, 2009

Computer-based ‘learning objects’ show promise in helping adult (re)learners recover and re-connect their previously disconnected knowledge. Learning objects offer a realistic alternative to a full course of study. They are small units that take 2 to 15 minutes to complete. Examples include instructional content, quizzes and assessments. Learning objects usually occur in digital form, are self-contained, and reusable. To help adult learners adult learners (in this case, teachers) recall mathematical skills and concepts they had previously forgotten, Richard Halverson’s team designed learning objects to provide different modes of access to math concepts. Halverson says teachers who are effective in other areas of instruction can be helped to once again engage students in mathematical instruction..