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Slides used at first meeting to discuss open sourcing Adapt responsive elearning authoring tool.

Slides used at first meeting to discuss open sourcing Adapt responsive elearning authoring tool.

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  • 1. Open Sourcing Authoring Project Initial Meeting 2nd July 2013 1
  • 2. 2 Agenda 1. Welcome and introductions – Steve Rayson (2pm) 2. C&G approach to content and sharing – Kirstie Donnelly (2.10-2.20) 3. Why an open source project? – Steve Rayson (2.20-2.35) 4. Overview of Adapt framework - Paul Welch & Daryl Hedley (2.35-3.30) - Demo of Adapt - Technical overview of the framework - Current gaps and road map Tea/Coffee 5. Discussion – Group sessions (3.40-4.10) 6. Feedback and views - Groups (4.10-4.30) 7. Setting up an OS project and next steps – Steve Rayson (4.30-5.00)
  • 3. CITY & GUILDS PURPOSE We should be using all the tools at our disposal to reach people, not just in the early part of their lives, but over the entire lifetime of their career development To help people to get a job, help them in their current job and help them progress beyond… We are committed to reaching out to individuals and our customers and creating a special relationship between them and City & Guilds – ‘a partnership for life’
  • 4. CONTENT EXCHANGE Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL6YL l2nolQ&feature=youtu.be
  • 5. 6 What Is Open Source? Wikipedia: • A program in which the source code is available to the general public for use and/or modification from its original design. • Open source code is typically created as a collaborative effort in which programmers improve upon the code and share the changes within the community.
  • 6. 7 Why Open Source Adapt? • Major benefits of a community led development • Provide size and scale to invest in ongoing development • Establish industry wide standards for responsive design in elearning • Free, non-proprietary tool , complementary to Moodle • Ability to share content developed with the same tool • City & Guilds is a charity and we like to give back to the wider education and vocational learning community • No competitor concerns – Companies may offer commercial services around an open source product as they do with Moodle, customers will decide based on service, price, design, relationships etc
  • 7. Responsive Elearning 8
  • 8. We live in a multi-device world
  • 9. World moving from mobile design to responsive, multi-device design Mobile web design Responsive web design Volume of Google searches
  • 10. One version that responds to screen size not multiple versions Intelligent responsiveness Delivers in optimum format for the device in question
  • 11. 12 Responsive Elearning and Adapt Adapt is a framework designed to develop elearning content that responds and adapts to screen size. Whilst there is a place for Apps, the need for multi-device delivery means an HTML5 responsive design delivers many benefits: • Single version to build and maintain • Scrolling and other design options • Easier translations • Accessibility Still technical/design issues e.g. best way to provide offline access
  • 12. 13 Adapt Demonstration & Questions
  • 13. 14 Discussion Groups What would Adapt need to do for your organisation to adopt it? How would you see Adapt being used in your organisation? What questions do you have about Adapt becoming an open source project?
  • 14. 15 Group Feedback
  • 15. 16 Setting Up An Open Source Project Some of the things we need to address: • Governance • Licence type • Open Development Method • Road Map • Community & Online Site • Steering Group
  • 16. 17 What Is An Open Source Licence? An open source licence must: • grant the licensee the right to distribute the program themselves, • grant access to the program’s source code • grant the right to modify the program • grant the right to distribute modified versions of the program • allow use of the program by all persons or groups in all fields of endeavour • apply to everyone who receives the program, without the need for any additional agreements • apply to the program it licenses, whether the program is obtained as part of a group of programs, or on its own • allow distribution with any other software and in any form • the licence does allow companies to provide commercial services around the program eg Moodle, Drupal etc
  • 17. 18 Further Questions