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So, what is a learning object?

Well, it may be called an “instructional object” or even a “knowledge object” or have a special designation like “NETg learning object.”  At any rate, it has as many definitions as it does names, so I am going to try to sort these out for the presentation. I was first introduced to learning objects in 2004 when I worked for the Department of Technical and Adult Education (DTAE). Learning objects were just coming into vogue as an instructional tool. Technical school instructors were using them as visual aids in their classrooms and I was asked to develop a number of them for various instructors. I had more or less forgotten about them until I saw them on the list as a topic. So I’m really interested in digging deeper to see how far they have come in ten years.  This is going to be exciting!

About Dr. Terrie Buckner

A native of Ohio, Terrie moved to Georgia in the mid-1970's. She studied Business Management at Shorter University, then earned a Master's degree in Adult Education and Occupational Studies and a doctorate in Adult Education and Human Resources and Organizational Development from The University of Georgia. Terrie's doctoral research, entitled "Engaging Moments: Adult Educators Reading and Responding to Emotion in the Classroom," was featured at the Harvard Graduate School of Education's Student Research Conference in 2007. Terrie's practice has focused on workforce development in the fields of Early Care and Education and Social Services as well as the Training of Trainers and Educators who work in those fields, Instructional Design and Technology, and Human Performance Improvement. Terrie is a popular conference presenter and trainer in both fields, an approved Level III trainer, CDA, and Administration trainer in Georgia, a Certified Trainer in S.Carolina, and Certified Brain Compatible Learning trainer. She co-authored two certification programs currently in use nationwide and has authored numerous e-learning courses offered by private providers.

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