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RETHINKING CONTENT<br />DEVELOPMENT<br />(All that glitters is not gold)<br />Michael Coghlan<br />December 2010<br />
			THIAGI<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/297337761/<br />
WHAT <br />ABOUT <br />TONIGHT?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/297337761/<br />
CAN YOU TEACH A COURSE WITHOUT ANY CONTENT?<br />
	CONTENT     or    PROCESS?<br />V<br />
DESTINATION or JOURNEY?<br />V<br />
CAN YOU TEACH A COURSE WHERE YOU CO-CREATE THE CONTENT AS YOU GO?<br />
The Best Way to Learn How <br />To Do Something <br />is to Teach It!<br />
And other user-generated content?<br />WHAT <br />ABOUT <br />YOUTUBE?<br />Lecturer: “I’m amazed at the extent of videos ...
Gathering Content Involves<br />Browsing possible resources<br />Deciding which resources to use<br />Creating resources<b...
Gathering Content Involves<br />Browsing possible resources<br />Deciding which resources to use<br />Creating resources<b...
Gathering Content Involves<br />Browsing possible resources<br />Deciding which resources to use<br />Creating resources<b...
THE UBIQUITOUS QUIZ<br />
Skills of the VET Teacher/Trainer<br />Callan and Clayton: E-assessment and the AQTF: Bridging the divide between practiti...
90% of e-assessment is done via quizzes!!</li></li></ul><li>QUIZZES<br />Cathy Moore:<br />Quizzes often test whether or n...
Open Content<br />
Creative Commons Licensing<br />from Jeffrey Beall at http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/301014978/<br />
GILF<br />
DOES FLASHY SPARKLING <br />SOPHISTICATED LOOKING<br />CONTENT EQUAL <br />GOOD <br />LEARNING DESIGN?<br />(All that glit...
Employability Skills<br /><ul><li>Communication
Teamwork
Problem Solving
Initiative and Enterprise
Planning and Organising
Self-management
Learning
Technology</li></li></ul><li>DISCUSSION....<br />See http://rethinkingcontent.wikispaces.com/<br />
QUIZZES<br />
Alternative Type Quiz Questions Might....<br />..... ask you to get up from the computer to:<br />Check an OH and S issue ...
Alternative Type Quiz Questions might...<br />... ask you to get up from the computer to:<br />Telephone 2 suppliers and e...
Employability Skills<br /><ul><li>Communication
Teamwork
Problem Solving
Initiative and Enterprise
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  1. 1. RETHINKING CONTENT<br />DEVELOPMENT<br />(All that glitters is not gold)<br />Michael Coghlan<br />December 2010<br />
  2. 2. THIAGI<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/297337761/<br />
  3. 3. WHAT <br />ABOUT <br />TONIGHT?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/297337761/<br />
  4. 4. CAN YOU TEACH A COURSE WITHOUT ANY CONTENT?<br />
  5. 5. CONTENT or PROCESS?<br />V<br />
  6. 6. DESTINATION or JOURNEY?<br />V<br />
  7. 7. CAN YOU TEACH A COURSE WHERE YOU CO-CREATE THE CONTENT AS YOU GO?<br />
  8. 8. The Best Way to Learn How <br />To Do Something <br />is to Teach It!<br />
  9. 9. And other user-generated content?<br />WHAT <br />ABOUT <br />YOUTUBE?<br />Lecturer: “I’m amazed at the extent of videos relating directly to the topics I teach in Painting...<br />it would be easy to use them in the classroom as a lot of our old teaching videos are on <br />cassette and are now poor quality & outdated. “<br />
  10. 10. Gathering Content Involves<br />Browsing possible resources<br />Deciding which resources to use<br />Creating resources<br />Deciding where and how to use them<br />Assembling resources into a coherent body of content<br />THEN<br />You work on how they look<br />
  11. 11. Gathering Content Involves<br />Browsing possible resources<br />Deciding which resources to use<br />Creating resources<br />Deciding where and how to use them<br />Assembling resources into a coherent body of content<br />THEN<br />You work on how they look<br />Where does most of the <br />thinking take place?<br />
  12. 12. Gathering Content Involves<br />Browsing possible resources<br />Deciding which resources to use<br />Creating resources<br />Deciding where and how to use them<br />Assembling resources into a coherent body of content<br />THEN<br />You work on how <br />it looks<br />Most of the <br />thinking takes place here<br />
  13. 13. THE UBIQUITOUS QUIZ<br />
  14. 14. Skills of the VET Teacher/Trainer<br />Callan and Clayton: E-assessment and the AQTF: Bridging the divide between practitioners and auditors<br /><ul><li>Many VET staff don't have a proper understanding of ASSESSMENT, let alone e-assessment!
  15. 15. 90% of e-assessment is done via quizzes!!</li></li></ul><li>QUIZZES<br />Cathy Moore:<br />Quizzes often test whether or not you remember or understand what you read in the last 10 minutes<br />
  16. 16. Open Content<br />
  17. 17. Creative Commons Licensing<br />from Jeffrey Beall at http://www.flickr.com/photos/denverjeffrey/301014978/<br />
  18. 18. GILF<br />
  19. 19. DOES FLASHY SPARKLING <br />SOPHISTICATED LOOKING<br />CONTENT EQUAL <br />GOOD <br />LEARNING DESIGN?<br />(All that glitters is not gold)<br />Michael Coghlan<br />December 2010<br />
  20. 20. Employability Skills<br /><ul><li>Communication
  21. 21. Teamwork
  22. 22. Problem Solving
  23. 23. Initiative and Enterprise
  24. 24. Planning and Organising
  25. 25. Self-management
  26. 26. Learning
  27. 27. Technology</li></li></ul><li>DISCUSSION....<br />See http://rethinkingcontent.wikispaces.com/<br />
  28. 28. QUIZZES<br />
  29. 29. Alternative Type Quiz Questions Might....<br />..... ask you to get up from the computer to:<br />Check an OH and S issue in a workshop and report back on it<br />Take a photo that satisfies set criteria, tag it, and upload it to a database (identifying plants in Horticulture)<br />Speak to a fellow student about the best way to solve a problem (Dealing with Difficult Customers; Hospitality)<br />Research (Net, library, people) the various ways people have addressed a similar problem in the past (parents with dementia; Aged Care)<br />
  30. 30. Alternative Type Quiz Questions might...<br />... ask you to get up from the computer to:<br />Telephone 2 suppliers and evaluate their products/services and explain why you chose one supplier over the other (Building, Plumbing)<br />Leave the quiz and <br />look for suitable YouTube videos that could be used for instruction; describe, tag, and bookmark. (any subject)<br />
  31. 31. Employability Skills<br /><ul><li>Communication
  32. 32. Teamwork
  33. 33. Problem Solving
  34. 34. Initiative and Enterprise
  35. 35. Planning and Organising
  36. 36. Self-management
  37. 37. Learning
  38. 38. Technology</li></li></ul><li>WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT NEED ASKING/ANSWERING?<br />
  39. 39. SCENARIO<br /> 400 gigalitres of water per year have to be put back into the Murray River if it is to be a healthy, sustainable system. This will have social and economic impacts on all towns along the river. How do we do this? What questions does each town need to address in order to achieve this goal?<br />
  40. 40. “The whole world has <br />become curricularised.” (Pachler)<br />Image courtesy of Nancy White<br />
  41. 41. YES IT ALL TAKES MORE TIME<br />
  42. 42. Courtesy of Greg Whitby<br />
  43. 43. Courtesy of Greg Whitby<br />
  44. 44. Employability Skills<br /><ul><li>Communication
  45. 45. Teamwork
  46. 46. Problem Solving
  47. 47. Initiative and Enterprise
  48. 48. Planning and Organising
  49. 49. Self-management
  50. 50. Learning
  51. 51. Technology</li></li></ul><li>Where are the competent eLearning Practitioners?<br />Mitchell and Ward: <br /><ul><li>A report on the National Survey of Vocational Education and Training (VET) Practitioner (January, 2010)
  52. 52. Elearning seen as part of an advanced skill set; less than 10% of VET lecturers see themselves in this category</li></li></ul><li>THANK YOU<br />Michael Coghlan<br />michaelc@chariot.net.au<br />These slides on the web at <br />http://www.slideshare.net/michaelc/<br />
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