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Welcome to Exploring Networks of
        Communities Case Study Sessions

         The Learn Together Collaboratory
      ...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009




 Supporting a Network of Communities
            A Learn To...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



BCcampus

System-wide service provider for BC public post se...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Communities & Academic Growth

 In the beginning …
         ...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Communities & Academic Growth

 Community growth …
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Post Secondary Pro-D Survey




 Three themes …
 •    Collab...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Survey Results

Five major topics (22 recommendations)
  •  ...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



BCcampus

System-wide service provider for BC public post se...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009




Curriculum Development & Delivery

BCcampus Online Program ...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Professional Learning Response

Three Pro-D groups emerged t...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Learn Together

Create shared Learn Together Collaboratory f...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Networks of Communities

Challenges
                        ...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009




 Learn Together Collaboratory



               1.       Wh...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



What it is


  • The Learn Together Collaboratory is a Web 2...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



How it was built


  • The site was built using the latest s...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Challenges


  • Diverse needs of communities
  • Constantly...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Opportunities


  • Lots of interest in and outside of BC
  ...
SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009



Goals


  • Cater to needs of diverse groups while continuin...
The discussion continues…

     July 6 - 24, 2009

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This presentation by Paul Stacey and Andrew Marchand outlines the design and development of the Learn Together Collaboratory. It includes a history of BCcampus Online Communities -- in particular the events leading to the development of a network of communities, how they are supported, and some of the challenges moving forward. This case study if part of a series in the SCoPE seminar: Exploring Networks of Communities: http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/view.php?id=2311

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  1. 1. Welcome to Exploring Networks of Communities Case Study Sessions The Learn Together Collaboratory Paul Stacey and Andrew Marchand We’ll start at 17:00 GMT, 10:00 PDT. Meanwhile, post a note in the chat area to let everyone know where you’re from!
  2. 2. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Supporting a Network of Communities A Learn Together Collaboratory Case Study Paul Stacey pstacey@bccampus.ca
  3. 3. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 BCcampus System-wide service provider for BC public post secondary 1. Student Services & Data Exchange 2. Curriculum Development & Delivery 3. ICT Infrastructure & Services 4. Communities & Academic Growth
  4. 4. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Communities & Academic Growth In the beginning … • Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) • Spring/Fall annual workshops • Innovation Awards • Online Communities – Discussion – File sharing – News – …
  5. 5. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Communities & Academic Growth Community growth …
  6. 6. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Post Secondary Pro-D Survey Three themes … • Collaboration, communication and consultation • Recognizing, sharing and learning from existing BC expertise • Increase desired professional development opportunities for all without duplicating existing efforts Jan Johnson
  7. 7. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Survey Results Five major topics (22 recommendations) • Plan, initiate, manage & promote this program as one collaboratively developed by & for the participants, building on what currently exists, with the support & leadership of BCcampus • Use Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to Encourage Collaboration and ‘Buy-in’ • Collaboratively incorporate existing professional development opportunities & resources, & develop additional ones, based on stakeholder requests and needs • Establish feedback & quality assurance cycles for all aspects of the program • Ensure clear, detailed and timely information about existing and future professional development resources & opportunities is provided to all stakeholders across the province
  8. 8. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 BCcampus System-wide service provider for BC public post secondary 1. Student Services & Data Exchange 2. Curriculum Development & Delivery 3. ICT Infrastructure & Services 4. Communities & Academic Growth
  9. 9. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Curriculum Development & Delivery BCcampus Online Program Development Fund (OPDF) – annually since 2003 – 2009 is 7th round – public post secondary – inter-institutional partnerships – 2003-2008 117 grants made – $8.25 million to date – all for development of Open Educational Resources Specifically targeted professional learning starting with 2007 OPDF http://www.bccampus.ca/Assets/2009+-+BCcampus+website+redesign/OPDF-MAP.pdf
  10. 10. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Professional Learning Response Three Pro-D groups emerged through call for proposals • University College Institute Professional Developers (UCIPD) • Northern Educator Developers Network (NEDNet) • Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG) • 15 proposals - 2 funded TOGETHER • host a follow-on session bringing 3 groups together to share current activities, discuss plans, and work toward a single collaborative initiative to be funded using remaining 2007 OPDF funds.
  11. 11. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Learn Together Create shared Learn Together Collaboratory for: 1. Communication and dissemination 2. Shared resources 3. Expertise inventory 4. Learning Paths 5. Research (scholarship) 6. Leadership, Advocacy, & Celebration (showcase)
  12. 12. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Networks of Communities Challenges • Different technologies - Drupal, Community Zero, Moodle • Integration, federation & authentication • Activities & doing - less resource more discourse • Decision making on when to create a new community • Open vs. closed spaces (public/private) • Community mayors & activists • Metrics of success
  13. 13. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Learn Together Collaboratory 1. What it is 2. How it was built 3. Challenges, opportunities and goals
  14. 14. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 What it is • The Learn Together Collaboratory is a Web 2 site that was built to support professional development communities in BC higher education. • http://www.ltcollaboratory.org
  15. 15. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 How it was built • The site was built using the latest stable version of Drupal (version 6). • Drupal is a Content Management System that specializes in community sites. • Drupal is highly configurable and adaptable.* • http://www.drupal.org
  16. 16. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Challenges • Diverse needs of communities • Constantly changing code (Drupal) • Developing the right “site recipe” to get buy-in from the most amount of users • Getting users to be producers of information rather than consumers (posters instead of viewers)
  17. 17. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Opportunities • Lots of interest in and outside of BC • Because Drupal is supported by a thriving community: – Many different ways to improve/enhance the site – Lots of support
  18. 18. SCOPE - Exploring Networks of Communities: July 6-24, 2009 Goals • Cater to needs of diverse groups while continuing to share information: • http://www.ucipd.org, http://www.vieda.ca • Maintain simplicity in design while enhancing functionality (community building/interaction) • Increase site users and encourage posting
  19. 19. The discussion continues… July 6 - 24, 2009 http://scope.bccampus.ca
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