Idea Exchange
The Importance of Collaborative Multimedia Learning Objects for Learner Interaction and Success in Online Courses
In this presentation, we will demonstrate how to enrich the experience in online courses using collaborative learning objects. This includes promoting active learning via learner interaction, and using materials that allow multiple means of access.
Learning Objectives:
Explain what a collaborative learning object is and how it can promote active learning.
Explain how learning objects provide multiple means of access to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Develop their own collaborative multimedia learning object.
Intended Audience - Role:
Instructional Designers
Intended Audience - Knowledge Level:
New to QM
Experienced with QM
Hugo Walter, Professor of English and Humanities, Berkeley College
Hugo Walter has a B.A. from Princeton University, a Ph.D. in Literature from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in English and Humanities from Drew University. Dr. Walter has been teaching in the English Department at Berkeley College for twenty years. In 2006, he received the Faculty of the Year Award for Distinguished Teaching in the Online Program. He has also published several books on 19th and 20th century literature, including Sanctuaries in Washington Irving’s The Sketch Book.

Jarrod Cecere, Senior Instructional Designer, Berkeley College
Jarrod Cecere is the Sr. Instructional Designer with the Online Faculty Support Team at Berkeley College, where he works with faculty members from the School of Liberal Arts in developing pedagogy and content for online courses. In addition, Jarrod has designed and instructed Psychology classes for more than 15 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Experimental Psychology from St. Joseph’s University, and a graduate certificate in Instructional Design from the University of Wisconsin - STOUT.