Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries (WAAL)
Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries (WAAL) Annual Conference, 2021
A 2012 survey focused on the sharing of information literacy teaching materials (PDF) found that current practice amongst many librarians creating digital resources is to find existing learning materials before developing their own.
In 2017 we conducted a survey to examine whether this continued to be true for librarians creating or reusing Digital Learning Objects (DLOs) and what best practices regarding design and development of DLOs were being used.
We adopted the New Media Consortium (NMC) definition for DLOs which describes them as “any grouping of materials that is structured in a meaningful way and is tied to an educational objective.”
Examples include: a video on YouTube, an interactive online module, or a stand-alone activity or website that includes a mix of videos, and interactive components.
Kowalik, Eric A., "Create or Curate: An Environmental Scan of Digital Learning Object Development" (2021). Library Faculty Research and Publications. 131.