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Presentation for UKOER Phase 2 projects in Elluminate - October 2010

Presentation for UKOER Phase 2 projects in Elluminate - October 2010

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  • 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...
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    • 1. UK OER 2:
      synthesis and evaluation
      Allison Littlejohn, Helen Beetham, Lou McGill, Isobel Falconer, Claire Carroll
      Caledonian Academy
      Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
    • 2. Vision
      Extending reputation
      Evaluation and Synthesis Team
      Allison Littlejohn
      Isobel Falconer
      Helen Beetham
      Lou McGill
    • 3. 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
    • 4.
    • 5. Vision
      Extending reputation
    • 6. Focus areas
      Approaches to OER release
      Developing, managing and sharing OERs
      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.
    • 7.
    • 8. Vision
      Extending reputation
      Rationale for a Framework
      Structure to reflect key dimensions of the programme
      • provides a foundation and common language for collating data
      • 9. offers a range of questions/issues to support evaluation and review
      • 10. supports the collation of key messages, challenges, solutions and outputs
      • 11. 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
    • 12. 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?
      • 13. What are the benefits of OER in the current financial climate? Do they offer economies of scale?
      • 14. How can we ensure learners make the best use of OER? What are the opportunities for learners to share content?
      • 15. How are OERs used by academics in their own teaching? What new skills and expertise are needed?
      • 16. Will OER contribute to a growth in online/distance learning and new pedagogies (will the HEFCE Online Learning Task Force work enable this)?
      • 17. Who are OERs showcased to and with what impact?
      • 18. 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
      • 19. How are Web 2.0 tools best used to maximise discoverability and re-use?
      • 20. How are repositories including JorumOpen, local and community repositories being used and how could they be used more effectively?
      • 21. What is the impact of collection/collation on discovery and re-use?
      • 22. What is the impact of OER release in specific topic areas to meet sector challenges?
      • 23. What can case studies and tracking data teach us about uses, benefits and impacts?
    • Vision
      Extending reputation
      • 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.
    • 24. Vision
      Extending reputation
      Approaches – supporting evaluation activities
      • Projects will be paired-up
      • 25. to provide mutual support, sharing experience, light touch
      • 26. Each pair will be offered support from one of us
      Activity in task bar
      How could pairing up with a project help you? What activities would be useful?
      What support do you think you need?
    • 27. Vision
      Extending reputation
      Project pairing – possible activities
      • check evaluation plans are sensible, credible, valid, do-able, relevant to programme aims
      • 28. provide peer review of content, interfaces, and other practical outputs from the projects
      • 29. share ideas, experiences and interim outcomes of evaluation
      • 30. swap time and expertise, e.g. analyse data for one another (extra objectivity)
      • 31. share resources e.g. external consultants buddy up for e.g. workshops, critical moments (writing up etc)
    • Vision
      Extending reputation
      Role of the evaluation team
      Support projects in evaluation work
      • Wiki, blog, evaluation resources, one-to-one
      • 32. Collate evidence across projects
      Evaluate programme overall against original objectives:
      • OERs releasedandcollected
      • 33. Practices around OER reviewed/reformed/cascaded
      • 34. Lessons learned about OER release, management, discovery and use
      • 35. 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 -
      Blog -
    • 36. Vision
      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?
    • 37. 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)
    • 38. Vision
      Extending reputation
      Priorities for Future Elluminate Session
      What should future Elluminate sessions focus on?