Using shot of wiki (to highlight that they are available on the wiki). Explain the differences of the frameworks and highlight that we will be taking forward the last one in phase 2. Mention that some projects utilised the framework in their final reports – more of that later...
Focus areas covered in the framework which are then broken down into questions – what do we need to know, what do we need to learn... Pre activity slide. Leave slide up to allow them to think about questions to ask in various areas.. Keep an eye on the text chat here to see what questions emerge.
Show that oer infokit also has outputs and is organised using the same focus areas...
UK OER 2: synthesis and evaluation Allison Littlejohn, Helen Beetham, Lou McGill, Isobel Falconer, Claire Carroll Caledonian Academy Glasgow Caledonian University, UK www.academy.gcal.ac.uk
Vision Extending reputation Evaluation and Synthesis Team Allison Littlejohn Isobel Falconer Helen Beetham Lou McGill
Vision Extending reputation Aims of the session Introduce the evaluation & synthesis framework developed during the pilot phase Identify pertinent evaluation questions for this phase Consider how you will gather evidence to answer your questions How we will support you to do this... Prioritise issues for future elluminate sessions
Focus areas Approaches to OER release Developing, managing and sharing OERs Expertise Business cases and benefits realisation Cultural issues Roles, rewards and division of labour Legal issues Technical and hosting issues Quality issues Pedagogy and end-use issues Which areas do you need more support/information about? Which areas do you expect to enhance with new knowledge and evidence? 10 mins to think about this and comment in text chat box.
Vision Extending reputation Rationale for a Framework Structure to reflect key dimensions of the programme
provides a foundation and common language for collating data
offers a range of questions/issues to support evaluation and review
supports the collation of key messages, challenges, solutions and outputs
enables the identification of key areas of interest and highlights useful approaches
Vision Extending reputation What do we mean by 'issues'? Issues for JISC/HEA programme managers: questions that have an answer for this programme; problems that have a solution for this programme e.g. 'we're having problems getting our consortium agreement signed off – do you have any suggested wording?' Issues for programme support: problems that need expert advice from those working on OER e.g. 'we have a number of approaches to hosting that we're considering – can you advise us of the pros and cons?' Issues for evaluation: questions that don't have a clear answer (yet) but that the programme is investigating e.g....
Vision Evaluation example global issues = benefits, uses and impacts Extending reputation
What are sustainable business/benefit models, building on Pilot phase and Good intentions report?
What are the benefits of OER in the current financial climate? Do they offer economies of scale?
How can we ensure learners make the best use of OER? What are the opportunities for learners to share content?
How are OERs used by academics in their own teaching? What new skills and expertise are needed?
Will OER contribute to a growth in online/distance learning and new pedagogies (will the HEFCE Online Learning Task Force work enable this)?
Who are OERs showcased to and with what impact?
What kinds of communities benefit from OER sharing and/or have existing ‘open’ practices
Evaluation example Local issues = strand specific and contextual issues Extending reputation
What is the impact of cascade activities on capacity and organisational readiness
How are Web 2.0 tools best used to maximise discoverability and re-use?
How are repositories including JorumOpen, local and community repositories being used and how could they be used more effectively?
What is the impact of collection/collation on discovery and re-use?
What is the impact of OER release in specific topic areas to meet sector challenges?
What can case studies and tracking data teach us about uses, benefits and impacts?
Vision Extending reputation Activity
Which evaluation issues are you interested in?
Try to re-frame questions in a way that is specific to your project. Make the question tractable – ie. Something you can realistically find evidence to answer through the work of your project (NOT a separate research study!)
What evidence do you expect to be able to gather to help answer or enrich our understanding of this issue?
Make your proposals for evidence gathering realistic within the time and resources you have available See our handout on evidence for the kind of things we mean. https://oersynth.pbworks.com/Which-Evidence
Evaluate programme overall against original objectives:
Practices around OER reviewed/reformed/cascaded
Lessons learned about OER release, management, discovery and use
Benefits in terms of challenges & stakeholders
Report on findings e.g. alternative approachesto OER, approaches that are sustainable and usable, evidence of uptake and use, identified benefits to users Link with other members of support team and across strands – including with 'users' study Wiki - https://oersynth.pbworks.com/ Blog - http://oersynthesis.jiscinvolve.org/wp/
Vision Activity Extending reputation Re-visit the evaluation questions you listed earlier Are these already answered on our wiki? Go and find one Pilot Phase output that will help you? Do you need to refine your questions? Do we need to refine the framework? Have you already made connections with another project – would it be useful to pair up with them?
Vision Extending reputation Innovating e-Learning JISC online conference 23rd-26th November 2010 Bringing innovation to life: From adversity comes opportunity 25th November Sustaining OER innovation through collaboration and partnership Simon Thomson (Leeds Metropolitan University) and Andy Beggan (University of Nottingham) http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearningpedagogy/elpconference10/programme.aspx
Vision Extending reputation Priorities for Future Elluminate Session What should future Elluminate sessions focus on?