The development of Learning Object (LO) for online learning in higher education that has been done need to be optimized on its utilization. Based on the literature review, analyzing the needs on students’ perspective as the end-users of the online course is necessary. The objective of this research is to obtain the innovation needs in improving the LO from students’ perspective. The research was using the Kavita Gupta (2007) needs analysis model through knowledge and skill assessment approach. The phases include: initial data collecting, planning, analyzing the needs, analyzing data, and reporting. The data were collected by using questionnaire, Focus Group Discussion (FGD), product testing, and LO observation. The subject of the research was students that had taken the Teaching and Learning Theory course. Meanwhile the research object was the course-site of the course in www.fip.web-bali.net. The result of this research found that:
LO that had been developed had too many texts, the students faced difficulties in studying theoretical courses without lecturer’s guidance;
The innovation on the teaching materials that had high cognitive was needed, such as adding visuals and real examples on the theory/concept/principle implementation; and
The developed LO should be integrated with face-toface learning.
Keywords : Need Analysis, Learning Innovation, Learning Objects, Students’ Perspective.