Demonstrations Jeffrey Merriman,  [email_address]   Brandon Muramatsu,  [email_address] May 2010 Unless otherwise specifie...
Goals <ul><li>Show 3 examples of “open” tools for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Openly available or openly l...
3 Demos <ul><li>VUE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept maps for curriculum development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plan a...
About VUE <ul><li>Visual Understanding Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tufts University, vue.tufts.edu </li></ul></ul><u...
The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) will… “create India’s first independent National Innovation University f...
VUE-Contemporary India
VUE-Search for content Select Sources Search Possible Resources
Look at content
VUE-Add Content
VUE-Content added
VUE Manet Map with Playback
VUE: What might it mean for you? <ul><li>Curriculum Demo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed separately a comprehensive map (v...
About Folksemantic.com <ul><li>Folksemantic.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained by Tatemae,  Folksemantic.com </li></ul><...
Folksemantic.com: What does it do? <ul><li>Database of resources (metadata) that it knows about </li></ul><ul><li>Relates ...
Folksemantic.com
Look for recommender resources
Folksemantic.com: What might it mean for you? <ul><li>User (teacher, student) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Firefox extens...
About STAR BioChem <ul><li>STAR BioChem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT OEIT,  web.mit.edu/star/biochem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>G...
Thank You! Jeffrey Merriman,  [email_address]   Brandon Muramatsu,  [email_address] ° Unless otherwise specified this work...
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Highlights of VUE, Folksemantic.com and STAR BioChem tools used with Open Educational Resources. Presented by Jeffrey Merriman and Brandon Muramatsu at LINC 2010, Cambridge, MA, May 23, 2010.

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  • Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License ( creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ )
  • About IIHS By 2050, 500 million people are expected to move to India’s cities (that’s half a BILLION more people)
  • IIHS developed this curriculum map for a course with input from MIT, University College London, University of the Western Cape, and global design firms
  • Zoom in on Inclusion and Exclusion Use VUE to link content to the map (Windows:Content) •  Select sources • Search query • Possible resources recommended
  • http://www.nepalnews.com/contents/2009/englishweekly/spotlight/nov/nov27/national7.php
  • Drag and drop search result to the concept
  • Drag and drop search result to the concept
  • http://vue.tufts.edu/gallery/content/Manet-overview.zip
  • Folksemantic.com • Can search as if it was a collection •  Can add OER Recommender widget or Firefox browser extension
  • MIT OCW courses recommended for: http://www.nepalnews.com/contents/2009/englishweekly/spotlight/nov/nov27/national7.php Uses the Firefox browser extension (and Greasemonkey)
  • Demonstrations of OEIT's OER-supporting Software

    1. 1. Demonstrations Jeffrey Merriman, [email_address] Brandon Muramatsu, [email_address] May 2010 Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License ( creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ )
    2. 2. Goals <ul><li>Show 3 examples of “open” tools for teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Openly available or openly licensed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools you can use TODAY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcase one or a handful of many possible uses for each tool </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. 3 Demos <ul><li>VUE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept maps for curriculum development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plan and lecture presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Folksemantic.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommender service (find me content similar to what I’m looking at) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STAR: BioChem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simulation and visualization </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. About VUE <ul><li>Visual Understanding Environment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tufts University, vue.tufts.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Started as slide (photo) presentation tool, linked to content repositories (libraries and databases)…much more now! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Many possible uses…we’re just going to show two of them… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Linking content and curriculum: curriculum, lesson plan </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) will… “create India’s first independent National Innovation University focused on the challenges and opportunities of its urbanisation.” – Indian Institute for Human Settlements: Curriculum Framework Version 3.0 January 2010
    6. 6. VUE-Contemporary India
    7. 7. VUE-Search for content Select Sources Search Possible Resources
    8. 8. Look at content
    9. 9. VUE-Add Content
    10. 10. VUE-Content added
    11. 11. VUE Manet Map with Playback
    12. 12. VUE: What might it mean for you? <ul><li>Curriculum Demo </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Developed separately a comprehensive map (view) of curriculum, displayed in VUE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Linking curriculum with activities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Using curriculum (or lesson plan/activity) as the starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Finding resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple users, shared map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content repositories </li></ul></ul>vue.tufts.edu
    13. 13. About Folksemantic.com <ul><li>Folksemantic.com </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintained by Tatemae, Folksemantic.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Previously called OER Recommender </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Going to demo one or two ways of interacting with it… </li></ul>
    14. 14. Folksemantic.com: What does it do? <ul><li>Database of resources (metadata) that it knows about </li></ul><ul><li>Relates the web page you’re looking at to the resources it knows about </li></ul>
    15. 15. Folksemantic.com
    16. 16. Look for recommender resources
    17. 17. Folksemantic.com: What might it mean for you? <ul><li>User (teacher, student) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the Firefox extension to get recommendations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LMS/VLE/Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Embed the recommendation widget with your tool </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All or nothing (with browser extension) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is it providing resource links that are valuable </li></ul></ul>Folksemantic.com
    18. 18. About STAR BioChem <ul><li>STAR BioChem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT OEIT, web.mit.edu/star/biochem </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Going to demo it in the context of an exercise… </li></ul>Take it away, Jeff…
    19. 19. Thank You! Jeffrey Merriman, [email_address] Brandon Muramatsu, [email_address] ° Unless otherwise specified this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License ( creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ )

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