Time: Approximately 3 hours. One hour
presentation followed by group/individual exploration of the RWLO
library by discipline, discussion, development of an Implementation
Plan and plenary session.
Materials: Student directions.
Access to the Internet in a lab.
Prerequisites: Experience using the Web
Implementation: This lesson should be used in a computer
lab setting. The instructor will use a PowerPoint presentation
that will provide an overview to Real World Learning Objects (why
and what), followed by a guided exploration of a RWLO.
Participants will then separate into discipline groups for
individual exploration of the RWLO library within his or her
discipline. This session will be followed by a
discussion of RWLOs including usage and issues with implementation.
Participants will then select one RWLO to use as they develop an
Implementation Plan that will be submitted as a Comment in the
RWLO Blog under a Posting
that is set up for
An Implementation Plan worksheet
should be provided as a handout for planning purposes only.
A plenary session will enable participants to share their ideas.
Implementation Plans will include:
Category: (example - Astronomy, Biology,
Address (http:// )
Your Course: (In what course will use the RWLO)
Rationale: (What need or requirement does this RWLO
Setting/Delivery: (How will you implement
this RWLO - ex. Online? Lab? Presentation? Group work?, etc.)
Why did you choose this RWLO?
The RWLO Blog, set up for Implementation Plans, (http://rwlo.blogspot.com
) is open for comments and does not require a user logon
The topics are listed below with suggested time frames.
1. Welcome - Introductions, agenda and objectives - 5 minutes
2. Connecting the
Dots in Teacher Preparation- 15 minutes
3. RWLO Overview
- 15 minutes
• What is a RWLO?
• Why are RWLOs “Unique and
• Why should we use RWLOs to teach future teachers?
• What is the impact of RWLOs in our courses?
4. RWLO Demonstration - 30 minutes
How Safe is My Town? Math RWLO
5. Access RWLO Library - 50 minutes
Guided Exploration of the
• Searching the RWLO Library
-- Would RWLOs be useful in your course? Please
-- What obstacles might you face in
RWLOs - 50 minutes
• How can RWLOs be used?
• Choosing a
RWLO for Implementation
• Completing your Implementation Plan
7. Plenary Session -15 minutes
Implementation Plans in Discipline Group
-- Pick one to share to full group
-- Based on your experience
today, do you think you'll share this workshop with other
faculty on your campus
-- Questions/ Reactions