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Can web 2.0 help us share learning designs?
 

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Presentation at LAMS 2008 European conference, Cadiz

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    Can web 2.0 help us share learning designs? Can web 2.0 help us share learning designs? Presentation Transcript

    • Can web 2.0 really help us to share learning designs? Sheila MacNeill, Assistant Director, JISC CETIS
    • Overview
      • JISC Design for Learning Programme
      • How/can we share diverse learning designs?
      • Our solution
      • Design bash
      • Future developments
    • JISC Design for Learning Programme
      • 2 year programme
      • 14 projects in total (including support and evaluation)
      • Projects covered areas from conceptual modeling to implementation
      • Wide range of outputs and technologies (blogs, wikis, podcasts, word-docs, LAMS etc)
      • http://www.jisc.ac.uk/whatwedo/programmes/elearning_pedagogy.aspx
    • The support project
      • JISC CETIS - JISC innovations service centre
      • Long standing involvement in development of IMS LD specification
      • Community and technical involvement (ReLOAD, SIGs etc)
      • Focal point - support wiki
      • http://dfl.cetis.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
    • How/can we share learning designs?
      • Task: “provide and support a common means of accessing and re-using learning designs and exemplars that emerge from the programme”
      • How?
    • Solution
      • Simple - not building another repository
      • Flexible and extensible
      • Exploiting social bookmarking and mash-up technologies
      • Resources just need an url reference
      • Integrate with other infrastructures (e.g. specialized repositories) which could store the actual resources (LAMS community)
      • Linked a bookmark store (del.icio.us ) to a community website (support wiki) which can render a newsfeed
    •  
    • In reality
      • http://dfl.cetis.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Shared_Resources2
    • e-Framework SUM (service usage model)
    • Design Bash
      • Aimed to:
      • offer opportunities for projects to share learning designs generated from their projects
      • explore the issues around sharing and re-purposing of learning designs and around support for the design process
      • review outputs and emerging outcomes from the Design for Learning programme
      • discuss future work and activities around this theme e.g. future programmes of funding
      • explore dissemination opportunities
      • Brought people together in one place at one time
    •  
    • Design Bash Outcomes
      • Institutional:
        • pressure and focus on VLE use
        • often dictate output formats
      • Users and Context of design:
        • Tools and design preferences differ between sector, discipline, personal experience, learners use of technology etc
        • Outputs (e.g. schemes of work need to be represented from different viewpoints - delivering teacher, the institution, the learner.
      • Conceptual:
        • Existing tools too linear - not pedagogically neutral
        • need for tools that can be shared between learners and teachers
        • What systems and practices support an ethos of sharing?
        • balance between providing structure and enabling creativity in the design/planning process
        • How are outputs from the planning process in practice to be run in learning environments?
        • What can be imported and what needs to be interpreted (what is runnable and what is exemplary?)
    • Design Bash Outcomes cont.
      • Semantic:
        • Need for semantic interoperability - controlled vocabularies or ontologies to enable shared representations.
        • How do LD editors interpret more descriptive information 
        • How are LAMS (and other) sequences best constructed and described to allow for disaggregation and re-use?
      • Interoperability standards:
        • LOs have an u n derlying pedagogic structure, usually presented using flash but could be shared in other ways - IMS LD?
        • Data interoperability with other institutional systems (XCRI etc)
        • How to share rich visual representations of learning designs
    • Can web 2.0 help share learning designs?
      • Yes . . . but new technologies are still dealing with the same issues
      • Still a lack of consensus around providing meaningful descriptions, and representations of designs
      • Does the motivation to share in a flickr like fashion exist for learning designs?
    • Future developments
      • More exploration of light weight integration solutions with other sites/systems (cloudworks etc)
      • Further tool development - ReCourse, widgets etc
      • More design bashes
      • Workflow
      • Develop confident communities which encourage tagging, folksonomy development and/or vocabularies
      • Investigate use of semantic technologies
      • Learning design is part of wider curriculum design process - more linkages with institutional systems & processes
    • More information
      • http://dfl.cetis.ac.uk/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
      • Contact: [email_address]