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Online learning objects

This page will help you decide which type of online learning object to choose for your needs.

We define an online learning object broadly: "a piece (or group of pieces) of web content that are intended to achieve specific learning outcomes in the viewer".

Learning curve Learning outcomes
Webpage Low
  • Comprehension/Understanding: Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Application/Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation
  • Screenshot with text Low
  • Knowledge/Remembering: Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory
  • Comprehension/Understanding: Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Application/Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation
  • Screencast (Informal) Low
  • Knowledge/Remembering: Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory
  • FAQ Low
  • Comprehension/Understanding: Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Application/Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation
  • Research guide Medium
  • Knowledge/Remembering: Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory
  • Comprehension/Understanding: Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Interactive web tutorial Medium
  • Knowledge/Remembering: Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory
  • Comprehension/Understanding: Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Application/Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation
  • Guide on the Side Medium
  • Knowledge/Remembering: Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory
  • Comprehension/Understanding: Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Application/Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation
  • Video High
  • Knowledge/Remembering: Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory
  • Comprehension/Understanding: Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Application/Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation
  • Screencast (Formal) High
  • Knowledge/Remembering: Retrieving relevant knowledge from long-term memory
  • Comprehension/Understanding: Determining the meaning of instructional messages, including oral, written, and graphic communication
  • Application/Applying: Carrying out or using a procedure in a given situation