NROC Course Swap Monterey

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NROC Course Swap Monterey

  1. 1. Content Swapping Finding, Developing and Sharing Courses and Learning Objects MITE Course Swapping Project
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>It’s a great idea proposed by NROC Network members as another strategy to help in our efforts to … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build, revise and distribute growing library of high-quality online course content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish content and course development guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply development process to ensure quality and interoperability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide adaptable content to host on members’ servers or host by NROC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain the content quality and technology through membership fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Foster community among contributors and users to expand the body of content </li></ul></ul>Why Course Swap?
  3. 3. The Value of Sharing <ul><ul><li>Provides high-quality and diverse content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverages resources of all participating institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional development for involved instructors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showcases faculty and institutional expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides multi-modal learning experiences and options for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves time and money </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Anatomy and Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Physics Labs </li></ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Economics </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Forensics </li></ul><ul><li>Basic Math </li></ul><ul><li>Geometry </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra 2 </li></ul><ul><li>College Algebra </li></ul>Initial Requests, Offers English Composition AP Literature World Geography World History Art Appreciation Basic Education Information Literacy Study Skills Career studies  World Language courses ESL/ ELL Speech NROC Members have already suggested a place to start…
  5. 5. <ul><li>Swapping Forum </li></ul><ul><li>Offer: Enter course information for courses willing to share. Use some standard meta data categories </li></ul><ul><li>Need: Search for course by metadata or post request for course needed </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Develop: List projects proposed for shared funding and collaborative development. Pool funding for NROC collaborative development or self-organize among members </li></ul>Swapping Content
  6. 6. <ul><li>Organize Swap Meets at meetings (or when invited) </li></ul><ul><li>Select a time around major meetings when people can come together to view courses, discuss swapping and co-development. </li></ul><ul><li>NROC to coordinate activity, develop method that members can eventually host on their own </li></ul><ul><li>Review courses that are offered </li></ul><ul><li>Solicit new course needs </li></ul><ul><li>Provide update on co-development activities </li></ul>Swap Meets - in person
  7. 7. <ul><li>Organize semi-annual live online meeting </li></ul><ul><li>Structure online session for people to discuss what courses they need, what they offer, and what they would like to co-develop </li></ul><ul><li>View some of the courses that are available for swapping </li></ul><ul><li>Updates, previews of new courses in development </li></ul>Swap Webinars
  8. 8. <ul><li>NROC could include co-development and co-reviewing proposals in our swap project… </li></ul><ul><li>Co-Develop: We can mash up existing materials to create new or more complete course, add investment to improve, or develop from scratch </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocational/Career Tech </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High School versions of AP courses Professional Development modules for online teachers  </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Credit Recovery “packaged solutions” for math </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Co-reviews: Post a list of courses you would like others to review for your institution in exchange for reviewing some of theirs </li></ul>Collaboration Suggestions
  9. 9. <ul><li>Prepare to share </li></ul><ul><li>COURSE SWAP FORUM </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics for Swapping </li></ul><ul><li>Post requests on forum </li></ul><ul><li>Provide basic description </li></ul><ul><li>Upon Request, provide guest access for reviewing material </li></ul><ul><li>Upon agreement deliver on DVDs or downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Attend f2f/online swap sessions - </li></ul>Keep Logistics Simple
  10. 10. <ul><li>Identify quality guidelines to use consistently to evaluate and guide development… </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>NACOL/SREB </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Matters </li></ul><ul><li>NROC Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Online Course Evaluation Project </li></ul><ul><li>Online Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Object Attribute Metrics </li></ul><ul><li>Design Principles Database </li></ul>Evaluating Content
  11. 11. Guidelines <ul><li>Course Overview </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Resources and Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Course Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Learner Support </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Media </li></ul><ul><li>Design </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogy </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul>Quality Matters
  12. 12. Guidelines <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Design </li></ul><ul><li>Student Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Course Evaluation and Management </li></ul><ul><li>21st Century Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Course Developer and Distribution Models </li></ul><ul><li>Scope and Scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>User Interface </li></ul><ul><li>Course Features and Media Values </li></ul><ul><li>Assessments and Support Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Support materials for the instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Tools and Interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Course environment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Requirements and Interoperability </li></ul><ul><li>Course format </li></ul><ul><li>Server-side requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Interoperability standards </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul>
  13. 13. Online Tools Design Principle Database Learning Object Attribute Metrics
  14. 14. Evaluation Resources <ul><li>OCEP Guidelines http://www. montereyinstitute .org/ ocep </li></ul><ul><li>NACOL/SREB http://www.nacol.org </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Matters http://www. qualitymatters .org/Rubric. htm </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Object Attribution Metrics </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/sonet/projects/loam/tool/index.html </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Start with swapped content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make it your own by integrating your own material </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and redesigning the swapped </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Or </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Add swapped resources to your existing course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance course material you already have by adding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>material gathered from OER or swapped </li></ul></ul>Reusing Content
  16. 16. ---- General 1.1 Catalog Number (a product ID number) 1.3 Language 1.5 Keywords 1.6 Coverage (time, culture, geography LO applies) 1.7 Structure (hierarchical) 1.8 Aggregation level (4, course) ---- Version 2.1 Version (latest version) 2.2 Status (completed or revised) ---- Technical 4.1 format 4.2 size 4.3 location 4.4 requirement 4.5 installation remarks 4.6 other platform requirements ---- Educational 5.1 inter-activity type (mixed) 5.2 learning resource type (a list of types) 5.3 interactivity level (low medium or high) 5.4 semantic density (high) 5.5 intended end-user role (learner) ---- 6.1 cost (to users) 6.2 copyright (actual copyright notice) 6.3 description (short text description) Metadata Example: NROC’s metadata criteria based on IEEE’s Learning Object Metadata (LOM) Standards Chose and use metadata standards so that learning objects can be cataloged and searched in various systems
  17. 17. Building, Reusing Content Editorial Design Engineering Delivery Managed Development Team Speeding up the process with swapping and co-development
  18. 18. “ An assembly of learning media, including text, graphics, animation, video, audio, simulations, hyperlinks, and assessments, to present a specific concept(s) and achieve defined learning objectives.” An NROC Learning Object Graphics Interactive Exercise Documentary Video Text Documents Newsreel
  19. 19. One semester course Learning Objects Building Blocks for Courses
  20. 20. Flexibility Instructor Presentation To use Learning Objects for Different Purposes Advanced or Remedial Study Lower-Level Course
  21. 21. Course = set of LOs Learning Objects assembled in a “player” providing user navigation Learning Object With narration, And movies Topics in the LO Activities with the LO Text of narration Navigation
  22. 22. Transparent Organization Uniform course structure
  23. 23. Eases Re-Use Transparent folder structure enables easier installation, customization and use Reuse by removal or integration of components
  24. 24. Metadata Resources <ul><li>IEEE Learning Object Metadata Standards (LOM) </li></ul><ul><li>http://ltsc.ieee.org/wg12 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Relevant attributes of learning objects to be described include: type of object; author; owner; terms of distribution; format; and pedagogical attributes, such as teaching or interaction style.” (wikipedia) </li></ul>
  25. 25. NROC PD Resources <ul><li>NROC Network http://nrocnetwork.org </li></ul>NROC Professional Development List of webinar recordings, articles, documents about learning and media
  26. 26. <ul><li>Prepare to share </li></ul><ul><li>COURSE SWAP FORUM </li></ul><ul><li>Logistics for Swapping </li></ul><ul><li>Post requests on forum </li></ul><ul><li>Provide basic description </li></ul><ul><li>Upon Request, provide guest access for reviewing material </li></ul><ul><li>Upon agreement deliver on DVDs or downloads </li></ul><ul><li>Attend f2f/online swap sessions - </li></ul>Keep Logistics Simple
  27. 27. Contact Ruth to discuss Swapping ideas rrominger @montereyinstitute.org <ul><li>Contact NROC for getting involved with course swapping. </li></ul><ul><li>Connect with colleagues and participate in course swapping sessions online, pre-conference, and/or through the NROC network </li></ul>Next Steps

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