I just finished a faculty workshop on finding and reusing digital learning resources, as part of a seminar series held by UBC’s Centre for Teaching and Academic Growth. For this workshop I tried to dispense with learning object talk, and concentrated on the collections of resources out there… I wanted to get some sense of whether these collections have indeed matured to the point where they are of use to the typical university instructor.
I am still buzzing a bit, and haven’t combed through the participants’ wiki pages yet for feedback, but the evaluation forms I received back look OK… and most people said they had found at least one or two useful resources. (There also seemed to be genuine interest in RSS, weblogs, and wikis.)
The next time I do this workshop it will be much better, the first time is always a bit of a struggle. But I offer thanks to the participants — they were great!