Learning Development in the Open
Moving from Course Design to
Development using FOSS
Brenda Mallinson
Greig Krull
28 May 2...
Outline
Welcome & Introduction
Categories and Purposes of FOSS
Current Status at your Institution
Effective use of your Vi...
Motivation
Following the ‘Learning Design1 in the Open’ pre-conference
workshop at eLearning Africa 2013, the next step is...
Workshop Outcomes
• Gain an understanding of the role of FOSS in supporting
education
• Maximise the available functionali...
Starting Point
Participants should have a specific course
or course component in mind that they
want to move from design t...
Where are you from?
Indicate your country on the maps of
Africa provided on your group’s table –
adding a link with your n...
Categories & Purposes of using
FOSS Educational Software
What is FOSS?
Definitions: Free = price AND liberty
nearly all fr...
Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2013
© 2013 Centre
for Learning &
Performance
Technologies
http://c4lpt.co.uk/
top100tools/
Categories - Educational Software
• Learning Management Systems e.g. Moodle, Sakai
• Offline solutions e.g. Poodle, Fast t...
Demonstration
• Virtual Learning Environment
– Moodle (& Mahara integration)
• Content authoring
– Screencast-o-matic & Yo...
Activity 1 – Current status at your HEI
• Aim: Identify any additional open source / free educational
software you are awa...
Tea Break
Outline
Welcome, Introduction & Icebreaker
Categories and Purposes of FOSS
Current Status at your Institution
Effective us...
Practical Session A:
Effective Use of your VLE
• Aim: Explore the functionality of an example VLE
• Resources: (Flash Driv...
Lunch Break
Outline
Welcome, Introduction & Icebreaker
Categories and Purposes of FOSS
Current Status at your Institution
Effective us...
Practical Session B:
Landing page & Layering
• Aim: Explore the layout of an example course
• Resources: (Flash Drive)
– S...
Tea Break
Outline
Welcome, Introduction & Icebreaker
Categories and Purposes of FOSS
Current Status at your Institution
Effective us...
Practical Session C: Develop an Activity
• Aim: Develop an activity using a FOSS tool
• What to do:
1. Get into pairs, and...
Outline
Welcome & Introduction
Categories and Purposes of FOSS
Current Status at your Institution
Effective use of your Vi...
Reflection Activity
• Aim: Identify capacity building and support mechanisms to
ensure sustainability
• Questions:
1. What...
Supporting Principles:
• Purpose - Support the Opening of Education
• Attitude - Adaptive to Change; Mindful of Context
• ...
In conclusion..
Embrace the opportunities
while
holding onto the key principles
of quality pedagogical practices
and conce...
Thank you
Brenda Mallinson and Greig Krull
brendam@saide.org.za / greigk@saide.org.za
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  • FD 1
  • But they should not be concerned if they did not attend the previous workshop – this can be stand alone as well.
    Like the previous LD workshop, any templates used are available as OERs.
    Or even any readily available software!
    Leicester U - LD templates available at: http://tinyurl.com/uol-7Cs-oer
    Or http://www2.le.ac.uk/projects/oer/oers/beyond-distance-research-alliance/7Cs-toolkit/
  • This full-day, hands-on workshop follows on from the eLA 2013 ‘Learning Design in the Open’ workshop, moving the focus from design to development of blended and online courses. It comprises a series of activities to be carried out individually or in small groups that will enable participants to make technology decisions regarding the implementation of their learning design using appropriate Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). The workshop will guide participants in selecting appropriate tools to match pedagogical purpose, followed by the development of a balanced variety of teaching and learning activities in a blended or online project.
  • Give them a few minutes to think about this if necessary.
    Possibly just a component of a course …
  • Use icebreaker to form groups
    Resource – paper maps of Africa
    If outside Africa – add your country or continent to the map at the edges if possible.
  • To be pragmatic, extend to readily available …
    Schedule: 9:20 – 9:50
  • 7th Annual Survey of Learning Tools, compiled from the Top 10 Tools lists of 531 learning professionals worldwide
    Implications – number of web applications, few education applications: http://c4lpt.co.uk/top100tools/
    BUT – mostly they are free to use, and some are OSS.
  • Just an indication – many more available.
    Resource: spreadsheet of tools with links on Flash Drive & Google Drive
    Demo selected tools:
    VLE - Moodle & Mahara (BM)
    Content authoring – screencast-o-matic & Youtube videos; audacity (GK)
    Assessment – Doodle & Google Forms (GK)
    Social software – GK digital story
  • Won’t necessarily get time for all of this
    Poodle later
  • Schedule – 9:50 – 11am
  • Start again at 11.30 am.
  • BM to provide guidance on access to Poodle – run from Portable apps
    Password: admin, admin
    Take a look at the COE course (find updated course)
    Make a ‘Sandpit’ Course – for practice
    Resource: Categories of VLE functions doc (Edutools - http://wcet.wiche.edu/learn/edutools)
    And Moodle Tool Guide for Teachers
    Schedule: 11:30 – 12.:30
  • 12:30 to resume at 1.30 pm
  • Resources:
    Guidelines & Quality Review Instrument available at http://www.saide.org.za/phea-eti/quality
    Schedule: 13.30 – 14.30
  • 14.30 to resume at 3pm
  • Schedule: 15:00 – 16:00
  • Summary and wrap-up followed by eLA in house evaluation
  • 16:30 – 17:00
  • Learning Development in the Open using FOSS - eLA 2014

    1. 1. Learning Development in the Open Moving from Course Design to Development using FOSS Brenda Mallinson Greig Krull 28 May 2014
    2. 2. Outline Welcome & Introduction Categories and Purposes of FOSS Current Status at your Institution Effective use of your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Design and Develop VLE landing page and layering Develop a course activity using a FOSS tool Wrap-up and reflections
    3. 3. Motivation Following the ‘Learning Design1 in the Open’ pre-conference workshop at eLearning Africa 2013, the next step is to continuing the logical flow with a follow on workshop: Learning Development2 in the Open moving the focus from design to development in your virtual learning environment / learning management system using Free and Open Source Software 1 http://tinyurl.com/uol-7Cs-oer 2 http://goo.gl/bHxayc
    4. 4. Workshop Outcomes • Gain an understanding of the role of FOSS in supporting education • Maximise the available functionality of your virtual learning environment. • Adopt a systematic approach to moving from design to development of an online course. • Gain insight to facilitate decision making on personal and institutional educational software needs
    5. 5. Starting Point Participants should have a specific course or course component in mind that they want to move from design to development in terms of effective, technology-enhanced learner interaction and engagement
    6. 6. Where are you from? Indicate your country on the maps of Africa provided on your group’s table – adding a link with your name or institution and/or flag. Brenda & Greig Johannesburg, South Africa
    7. 7. Categories & Purposes of using FOSS Educational Software What is FOSS? Definitions: Free = price AND liberty nearly all free software is open source, and nearly all open source software is free. https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html Extend concept to: Readily available software
    8. 8. Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2013 © 2013 Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies http://c4lpt.co.uk/ top100tools/
    9. 9. Categories - Educational Software • Learning Management Systems e.g. Moodle, Sakai • Offline solutions e.g. Poodle, Fast track • ePortfolio Systems e.g. Mahara • Web Conferencing e.g. WebHuddle, Google Hangout Virtual Learning Environments • Media Rich Content e.g. eXe, CourseLab • Productivity / Presentation e.g. OpenOffice, Prezi • Video recording/editing e.g. MovieMasher, • Screen Capture e.g. Camstudio, Screencast-o-matic • Audio Recording / Podcasting e.g. Audacity, Juice • Image Editing e.g. Jing, Dia, Gimp Content Authoring • Stand alone Assessment Tools e.g. Hot Potatoes • Embedded facilities within VLE e.g. Quiz, Choice, Survey • Web survey tools e.g. Survey Monkey, Doodle, Google Forms Assessment / Evaluation / Survey • Blogging e.g. WordPress, Blogger, Twitter • Social Networking e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn • Wikis e.g. MediaWiki • Educational e.g. Elgg, LAMS Social Media
    10. 10. Demonstration • Virtual Learning Environment – Moodle (& Mahara integration) • Content authoring – Screencast-o-matic & Youtube – Audacity • Scheduling/Evaluation – Doodle – Google Forms • Social software – Using MS Photo Story
    11. 11. Activity 1 – Current status at your HEI • Aim: Identify any additional open source / free educational software you are aware of and currently use or would like to use • To Do: – On your own, write down any educational FOSS (one per card) (10 mins): • You are currently using, purpose & impact (Green card) • On your wish list & proposed purpose (Blue card) – Review the cards in your groups and try to categorise them on a flipchart (20 mins) – Discuss in your group what works well and what does not work well (10 mins) • Feedback: – Each group will present their flipcharts for comparison (10 mins) – We will discuss the similarities and differences (10 mins)
    12. 12. Tea Break
    13. 13. Outline Welcome, Introduction & Icebreaker Categories and Purposes of FOSS Current Status at your Institution Effective use of your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Design and Develop VLE landing page and layering Develop a course activity using a FOSS tool Wrap-up and reflections
    14. 14. Practical Session A: Effective Use of your VLE • Aim: Explore the functionality of an example VLE • Resources: (Flash Drive) – Poodle – Prac A folder documents • To do: – Access Poodle – Look through Categories doc in conjunction with the COE demo course – Practice developing the VLE features in your Sandpit course • Feedback: – Share your progress with your table group – Share achievements with wider group
    15. 15. Lunch Break
    16. 16. Outline Welcome, Introduction & Icebreaker Categories and Purposes of FOSS Current Status at your Institution Effective use of your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Design and Develop VLE landing page and layering Develop a course activity using a FOSS tool Wrap-up and reflections
    17. 17. Practical Session B: Landing page & Layering • Aim: Explore the layout of an example course • Resources: (Flash Drive) – SOL course on Poodle – Guidelines doc • To do: (30 mins) – Access Poodle and SOL course – Examine SOL course with respect to landing page and layering guidelines provided • Feedback: (30 mins) – Discuss the layout elements within your small group – Share issues within wider group
    18. 18. Tea Break
    19. 19. Outline Welcome, Introduction & Icebreaker Categories and Purposes of FOSS Current Status at your Institution Effective use of your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Design and Develop VLE landing page and layering Develop a course activity using a FOSS tool Wrap-up and reflections
    20. 20. Practical Session C: Develop an Activity • Aim: Develop an activity using a FOSS tool • What to do: 1. Get into pairs, and in your pairs, select a tool to develop an activity (5 mins) 2. Brainstorm an activity to develop using this tool and fill in the Activity Development Template (10 mins) 3. Create the activity using the tool (25 mins) • How to respond: Prepare to share your activity with larger group (5 mins) • Feedback (from the group / facilitators): share and discuss the pair activities (15 mins)
    21. 21. Outline Welcome & Introduction Categories and Purposes of FOSS Current Status at your Institution Effective use of your Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Design and Develop VLE landing page and layering Develop a course activity using a FOSS tool Wrap-up and reflections
    22. 22. Reflection Activity • Aim: Identify capacity building and support mechanisms to ensure sustainability • Questions: 1. What mechanisms do you have in place for Systems Administration, Support and Training? 2. What support mechanisms can you make use of? 3. How can you build capacity in using the technology? • What to do: Discuss the above questions in your small groups (15 mins) • How to respond: Collate these responses onto a 1 sheet of flipchart paper (5 mins) • Feedback (from the group / facilitators): share and discuss the group responses (10 mins)
    23. 23. Supporting Principles: • Purpose - Support the Opening of Education • Attitude - Adaptive to Change; Mindful of Context • Approach - Add Value; Build Capacity; Collaborate • Overarching – Strive for High Quality
    24. 24. In conclusion.. Embrace the opportunities while holding onto the key principles of quality pedagogical practices and concentrating on creating an enabling learning environment using the technologies
    25. 25. Thank you Brenda Mallinson and Greig Krull brendam@saide.org.za / greigk@saide.org.za SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.com/brenda6 Resources on Google Drive: http://goo.gl/bHxayc This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
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