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Learning Resources

Learning Resource Materials

Instructional Materials, also known as Teaching/Learning Materials are any collection of materials including animate and inanimate objects and human and non-human resources that a teacher may use in teaching and learning situations to help achieve desired learning objectives.

Few examples are:

  • Syllabus: Course Outlines would also be included in this.
  • Open Journal – Article: A journal or article in a journal that is free of cost from the end user and has a Creative Commons, public domain, or other acceptable use license agreement.
  • Learning Object Repository: A searchable database of at least 100 online resources that is available on the Internet and whose search result displays an ordered hit list of items with a minimum of title metadata. A webpage with a list of links is not a learning object repository.
  • Illustration/Graphic: Visual concepts, models, and/or processes (that are not photographic images) that visually present concepts, models, and/or processes that enable students to learn skills or knowledge. These can be diagrams, illustrations, graphics or infographics in any file format including Photoshop, Illustrator and other similar file types.
  • Tutorial: Users navigate through a set of scaffolded learning activities designed to meet stated learning objectives, structured to impart specific concepts or skills, and organized sequentially to integrate conceptual presentation, demonstration, practice and testing.  Feedback on learner performance is an essential component of a tutorial.
  • Case Study: A narrative resource describing a complex interaction of real life factors  to help illustrate the impact and/or interactions of concepts and factors in depth.
  • Collection: A meaningful organization of learning resources such as web sites, documents, apps, etc. that provides users an easier way to discover the materials.
  • Assessment Tool: Forms, templates, and technologies for measuring performance.
  • Assignment: Activities or lesson plans designed to enable students to learn skills and knowledge.
  • Video – Instructional: A recording of moving visual images that show real people, places and things that enable students to learn skills or knowledge.
Parents should aware of student’s activity while using this application so that they are not mislead into wrong direction or path other than studies.