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Learner Support &

Checklists
By Tina Indalecio
IST626
7-16-15

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Objectives:

What is learning
support?

Why is learning support
important?

Benefits of Checklists

Resources

What is learning support?

“‘Learning support’ is
defined as any activity
beyond a college
program’s prescribed
content that contributes
to individual students’
attendance, retention,
learning, and
achievement.”

Why is it important?

Helps address various needs
of learners

Helps promote successful
learning outcomes

Helps with program
completion and retention

Helps reduce unnecessary
stress on the learner

Benefits of Checklists

Helps guide the students
through the material

Provides a visual sense of
accomplishment /
progression

Allows the student and
instructor to see where
improvement is needed

Great way to track and
provide assessments

Learner Support
References

teachonline.ca
Contact North (2015) <
http://teachonline.ca/tips-tools/how-build-effective-online-learner-s
upport-services
> [7/15/15]
This is a resource website for online educators and covers a
variety of topics including a section on how to build effective
online learner support services.
 

Learner Support
References

tonybates.ca
Tony Bates (2014) <
http://www.tonybates.ca/2014/08/26/why-learner-support-is-an-imp
ortant-component-in-the-design-of-teaching-and-learning/
> [7/15/15]
This is a site created by an elearning and distance education
consultancy. It has several resources and links to journals, videos,
articles and more that cover elearning topics. In addition there is a
section on why learner support is an important part of course
design.

Learner Support
References

lsche.net
Learning Support Centers in Higher Education (2015) <
http://www.lsche.net/?page_id=83> [7/15/15]
This is a site that contains over 500 pages of resources, articles,
presentations, history, research and best practices for the industry.
It is endorsed by the Council for Learning Assistance and
Developmental Education Association.

Checklist References

OCPS.net
Dr. Linda Karges-Bone (2000) <
https://www.ocps.net/cs/ese/support/curriculum/Documents/A%2
0Checklist%20for%20Everything%20Book.pdf
> [7/15/15]
This site contains learner checklists for students and teachers. It is
very comprehensive and covers several subjects for elementary
level students.

Checklist References

tereomaori.tki.org.nz
New Zealand Ministry of
Education (2010) <
http://tereomaori.tki.org.nz/Tea
cher-tools/Te-Whakaipurangi-Raue
mi/Learner-and-teacher-assessmen
t-checklists/Learner-checklists
> [7/15/15]
This site provides a great
example of learner checklists to
use as a reference guide in
creating your own checklists.

General References
elearningindustry.com
Christopher Pappas (2013) <
http://elearningindustry.com/a-compact-instructional-design
-review-checklist
> [7/15/15]
This site has many resources related to the elearning
industry. This particular link has access to an article that
provides 12 Instructional Design and eLearning Review
Checklists.
 
elearningexamples.com
ELearning Examples (2015) <http://elearningexamples.com
> [7/14/15]
This is a website filled with multi-media learning examples,
covering many different topics. There are no shortage of
ideas here. This site is great of you are stuck and need
ideas on how to create more impactful learning projects.
 
aect.org
The Association for Educational Communications and
Technology (AECT) (2015) <http://www.aect.org> [7/14/15]
This is an organization for educators in university, college,
military, hospital, museum and other educational
environments where technology is used to improve

General References

elearningguild.com
DevLearn Conference & Expo (2015) <
http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/conten
t/3900/devlearn-2015-conference--expo--home/?
gclid=Cj0KEQjwrJ2tBRD13N7T5u7k9I8BEiQA5APAAGr
llLmrowmZmSisQdPOwWAitflXoAe4zmFq9wr8CMgaAinr
8P8HAQ
> [7/15/15]
This is the main conference in the US that is
focused on learning technologies. This conference
would be great to attend to keep current with
emerging learning technologies and best practices,
network with peers, and hear view points from
industry experts.
 
edtechwomen.com
EdTech Women (2015) <http://edtechwomen.com>
[7/15/15]
This is a networking organization for women
working in the Education Technology industry. They
have chapters nationwide. 

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