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How To Embed A Wisc Online Learning Object
As a brand new school, we want to keep things fresh. As part of this process, we chose to take on the Wisc Online Learning Object (WOLO) Digital Learning Platform to inspire and foster connection with our students and professors. WOLO works with Wisc SoCon Faculty and staff to deliver better curriculum resources to the students. The WOLO Learning Object is a version of the WISOCON Courses that allows other organizations to embed WISC into their own learning programs.
To learn more about the WISOCON school of thought and the fun and exciting work that goes into that vision, check out this previous post: As A Brand New School, We’re Ready to Take on Wisc. Digital Learning Object (WOLO)
Onsite Learning Object – Purposeful Listening
The first difference that’s worth mentioning between the two operating modes of the WOSW digital learning objects is the purpose of the #WISC Onsite Learning Object. WOSW focuses on building a connection and providing opportunities for student learning. When we consider how we interact with our students, we know that it has to be about connection.
That’s why we partner with Curioset to provide a unique immersive & interactive Learning Object experience. We pair Curioset’s innovative learner engagement technology with University of Wisconsin’s world class educators. We find a way to make learning more vibrant through our #WISOCON SoCon Onsite Learning Object. We interact, connect, and evoke a connection through our #WISOCON Learning Object and engage our students in a meaningful way.
A WISC Onsite Learning Object presents the chance for students to connect with a real-life professor. They experience WISOCON courses in real-time. They feel as if they’re actively participating in a conversation about a topic they care about. They can follow the conversation online as well as at the institution. They can share their own discoveries and opinions on social media and #WISOCON’s website. They can continue conversations and provide feedback to the professors using online chat and surveys.
I’m also happy to report that our #WISOCON Onsite Learning Object is also a great resource for teaching. Students can share questions and comments through easy-to-consume “feedback loops”. They also have the opportunity to make comments anonymously as part of an online learning group. The last feature that allows students to interact with professors is the interactive component to the WISOCON Onsite Learning Object. With tools such as Voice2Learn, this really is a digital classroom.
How did you design and develop the WISOCON product?
We tested all different applications, protocols, UI and UX, and we decided that we would build the WISOCON onsite Learning Object around the WISC Online Learning Object. We purposefully chose not to build a branded UI.
We also chose to build it on an onsite learning object platform because it provided users with value and options to use interactive content. We selected the WISC Digital Learning Object for these reasons.
What factors play into how the #WISOCON Learning Object is created and delivered?
The process for developing a #WISOCON Learning Object product is really that simple: we set out to create a new learning object that would provide students with a unique learning experience. We developed a learning object that organizes content that fits the priority/purpose of the #WISOCON product. This can include content that goes into the open online course (ODU) and sometimes introduces context around content in an online course, or it can be content embedded into course materials, including books.
Once the purpose is established and a Learning Object is built, we create its class, invite learners to participate and provide opportunity for engaging in a conversation. We use an immersive, engaging, and interactive Learning Object model that is able to integrate a learning experience into the learning object creation and delivery process.
What data should individuals focus on using when developing the #WISOCON Learning Object?
Students are the center of all #WISOCON learning processes; we use students to facilitate connections, create experiences and give feedback.
This Q&A will conclude our series on harnessing data from @wisccooperast_ed. Learn more about the Brand New School & the #WISOCON Learning Object here.