Health OER tech Africa 2012 Workshop - Draft Program


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Health OER tech Africa 2012 Workshop - Draft Program

  1. 1. Health Open Educational Resources (OER) Technology Africa Regional Workshop October 3 - 5, 2012 Accra, Ghana Coordinator: Kathleen Ludewig Omollo, University of MichiganOverviewThe Health Open Educational Resources (OER) Technology Africa Regional Workshop willbring together 20-25 technologists, multimedia specialists, and instructional designers from 8-12health science institutions across Africa. The event is being coordinated through the AfricanHealth OER Network ( in 2008, the mission of the African Health OER Network is to advance healtheducation in Africa by creating and promoting free, publicly available, and openly licensedteaching materials created by Africans to share knowledge, address curriculum gaps, andsupport health education communities. Founding members of the African Health OER Networkinclude the University of Michigan, the South African Institute for Distance Education, KwameNkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Ghana, University of Cape Town,and University of the Western Cape. We continue to draw in more African participants with thegoal of building a continent-wide network.The objective of this 3-day “train the trainer” workshop is to build institutional capacity in policy,instructional design, multimedia, and other technology expertise necessary to support thedevelopment and distribution of media-rich OER for health. Target participants includeindividuals who currently support or are planning to support production, distribution, discovery,and adaptation of OER, such as: multimedia support specialists, technology specialists,software developers, system administrators, instructional designers, and librarians.The workshop will be loosely structured and highly participatory, with staff members from thevarious institutions alternating as presenters and facilitators of the large and small groupsessions. The workshop will enable hands-on experimentation with software and audiovisualequipment, facilitate dialogue around policy issues, and strengthen the community of healthOER professionals located across sub-Saharan Africa. Individuals should bring a laptop thatthey can use for the hands-on exercises. Version: August 22, 2012 1
  2. 2. The end product of this workshop will be a collection of Creative Commons-licensed1instructional guides and recordings of the workshop presentations that can be used andadapted for further training and a plan for the next set of collaborative activities among OERsupport staff at the member institutions of the African Health OER Network( African Health OER Network (“the Network”) aims to advance health education in Africa bycreating and promoting free, publicly available, and openly licensed teaching materials createdby Africans to share knowledge, address curriculum gaps, and support health educationcommunities. Founding members of the Network in 2008 include the University of Michigan,2 theSouth African Institute for Distance Education (Saide),3 Kwame Nkrumah University of Scienceand Technology,4 University of Ghana, University of Cape Town,5 and University of the WesternCape.6 The Network continues to draw in more African participants with the goal of expandingparticipation across the Continent.This workshop is one of several multi-institutional workshops convened through the Networksince 2008. To date, there have been three workshops that brought together senior leadershipand educators from the partner institutions (Accra in 2008, Cape Town in 2009,7 and Nairobi in20118). In October 2011, the Network convened the first cross-institutional workshop for OERtechnical support staff, which included 13 multimedia and technologists from 3 Ghanaianinstitutions.9Workshop Objectives ● To provide an opportunity for show-and-tell presentations by institutions on OER produced and methods used; ● To present a walk-through, start-to-finish, of the OER production process; ● To discuss instructional design and interactive design principles for educational content; ● To demonstrate how to search for and locate OER and other Creative Commons or public content that may be adapted for content development; ● To teach participants how to record sound and video; ● To provide participants with the basic skills to edit HTML, sound, and video; ● To instruct participants on open source and proprietary content authoring tools; ● To provide a basic overview of important OER policy areas, including copyright, privacy, and endorsement; ● To teach participants how to identify, classify and clear third-party content contained within educational materials; ● To explore software platforms for hosting OER, including metadata standards and export functionality;1 http://open.umich.edu3 http://www.oerafrica.org4 Version: August 22, 2012 2
  3. 3. ● To discuss distribution methods (e.g. online, offline, mobile) for sharing OER on campus and worldwide; and ● To examine analytics and other systematic methods to track usage of OER.ApproachThe workshop will be highly participatory, with individuals from each institution training eachother and alternating as presenters, facilitators of the technical sessions, and moderators for thelarge and small group discussions.The workshop will adopt many principles of the Unconference model.10 The agenda below isonly a guide. Participants will revisit the agenda during the conference and adapt as workshopprogresses. The agenda will be participant-driven, with feedback collected mid-day and at theend of each day in order to respond to participants’ requests and comments on presentations,hands-on experimentation.Agenda (to be discussed and updated as necessary during the workshop)Day 1 - Wednesday, October 3 ● Welcome ● Introductions ● Demo: Show and Tell Part 1 ○ 10-12 minutes per institution: At participant’s institution, what types of open activities are there (OER? Open Access?) Who is involved? What has been created? How? Future Plans? ● Overview of Phases of OER Production (creating new materials) and Phases of Open OER Use and Adaptation (building on existing materials) ○ Creation: 1. Recruit authors; 2. Identify Content; 3. Design Content; 4. Develop Content; 5. Edit Content; 6. Package Content; 7. Quality Review; 8. Publish; 9. Distribute; 10. Evaluate and Monitor Use ○ Use and Adaptation: 1. Recruit subject experts to determine content priorities; 2. Identify and prioritize learning objectives for intended modules; 3. Looking for existing OER that can be adapted; 4. Reviewing existing OER (is it relevant? Is it accurate? What changes need to be made to fit local context?); 5. Make any necessary adaptations to content; 6. If adaptation, do quality review; 7. If adaptation, publish; 8. Distribute to students and instructors; 9. Evaluate and Monitor Use ● Discuss: Tactics to Recruit Authors and to Identify Content ● Presentation: Instructional Design Principles ● Demo: Audio and Video Recording ● Hands-On: Audio and Video Recording ● Hands-On: Audio and Video Editing ● Fill out evals for Day 1, make suggestions for days 2 & 3 ● Group Dinner at NotovelDay 2 - Thursday, October 4 ● Summary of feedback from day 1 evals; Plan for day 2 ● Show and Tell Part 2 ● Discuss: Informed Consent for Students and Patients10 Version: August 22, 2012 3
  4. 4. ● Presentation: Edit Content: Addressing legal issues before releasing publicly ● Hands-On: dScribe Process ● Demo: Content Management Systems ● Demo: Google Analytics, Dashboards ● Hands-On: Export usage data from Google Analytics, Content Management Systems ● Fill out evals for Day 2, make suggestions for day 3 ● Group Dinner - Venue to be DeterminedDay 3 - Friday, October 5 ● Summary of feedback from day 2 evals; Plan for day 3 ● Hands-On: Analysis of Open Data (metrics from African Health OER Network content) ● Presentation and Discussion: Beyond Open Content: Integrating Open Practices into Campus Culture ● Closing Remarks and Feedback Version: August 22, 2012 4