Reengineering UNITAR’s Courseware Development Model


Published on

Reengineering UNITAR’s Courseware Development Model (2006)

Published in: Technology, Education
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • Reengineering UNITAR’s Courseware Development Model

    1. By Zaid Ali Alsagoff [email_address] Reengineering UNITAR’s Courseware Development Model
    2. Imagine! <ul><li>“… All UNITAR’s courseware (100s) are simultaneously and continuously being developed, updated and improved, semester after semester…” </li></ul>Tools Projects Tutors & Students Course Leader LTU Quality Assurance Course Plan Knowledge Galaxy
    3. UNITAR’s Blended E-Learning Model <ul><li>Six (6) major components: </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware – CD-based and web-based. </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Management System - Virtual Online Instructional Support System (VOISS) </li></ul><ul><li>Tutorials – Online/face-to-face tutorials and online forums. </li></ul><ul><li>Study Centers – Classrooms, workstations, library, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>eLibrary – Online databases, electronic texts, staff publications, e-books, past exam papers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Customer Relations Management – Online/Offline support to students (and staff) facing academic, technical and personal problems (e.g. telephone, fax, emails, chat). </li></ul>
    4. Contents <ul><li>OBJECTIVES </li></ul><ul><li>WHAT IS COURSEWARE (CW)? </li></ul><ul><li>PAST SCENARIO </li></ul><ul><li>PRESENT SCENARIO </li></ul><ul><li>CW DEVELOPMENT TOOLS </li></ul><ul><li>CW DEVELOPMENT MODELS </li></ul><ul><li>ITERATIVE COLLABORATIVE CW DEVELOPMENT MODEL </li></ul><ul><li>CONCLUSION </li></ul>
    5. 1. OBJECTIVES <ul><li>Discuss UNITAR’s past and existing courseware development approaches and problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Discuss current and future trends in courseware development tools and approaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Propose a new iterative collaborative courseware development model. </li></ul>
    6. 2. WHAT IS COURSEWARE? <ul><li>“ “ Any digitized content that can facilitate the teaching-learning process and/or learning </li></ul><ul><li>outcomes in a course.” </li></ul>I have not failed. I’ve found 10,000 ways that won’t work. Thomas Edison
    7. 3. PAST SCENARIO <ul><li>Original purpose of Courseware = Replace Lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware Development for UNITAR’s blended e-Learning model: </li></ul><ul><li>1998 - 2001 = CD-based multimedia teaching courseware </li></ul><ul><li>2000 – 2004 = Web-based Teaching Courseware </li></ul><ul><li>2001 – 2005 = Resource-Based Courseware </li></ul><ul><li>2004 – 2006 = Macromedia Breeze Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware Development Required: </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional Designers </li></ul><ul><li>Programmers </li></ul><ul><li>Graphic Designers </li></ul><ul><li>Video/Audio Specialists </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Matter Experts </li></ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul>
    8. 3. PAST SCENARIO - FINDINGS <ul><li>Findings: </li></ul><ul><li>Never really replaced lectures </li></ul><ul><li>Too costly to produce </li></ul><ul><li>Took too long time to develop </li></ul><ul><li>Required a lot of manpower </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers need help to edit/update </li></ul><ul><li>Lecturers reluctant to use Breeze </li></ul><ul><li>Students prefer course notes/book </li></ul>
    9. 4. CURRENT SCENARIO <ul><li>Since September 2005: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Courseware Department was discontinued. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All course leaders are responsible for preparing the course materials for their courses . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Course Leaders’ Workload: </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><li>Course plan </li></ul><ul><li>Course materials </li></ul><ul><li>Final exam & testing scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Course assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Examination questions </li></ul><ul><li>Course Delivery </li></ul><ul><li>F2F/OLT classes </li></ul><ul><li>Online forums </li></ul><ul><li>Additional activities (e.g. Lab work) </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation/advising </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Mark examination papers </li></ul><ul><li>Mark project papers </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors’ Workload: </li></ul><ul><li>Prepare for the course/classes </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct F2F/OLT classes </li></ul><ul><li>Online forums </li></ul><ul><li>Additional activities (e.g. Lab work) </li></ul><ul><li>Mark assignments </li></ul>
    10. 4. CURRENT SCENARIO (2) <ul><li>UNITAR’s current LMS (VOISS) needs radical improvement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No content management tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No online quiz engine </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No monitoring and tracking capabilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No Online WYSIWYG content editor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No wikis, blogs, peer-assessment, etc </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And much more… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>We need to reengineer our approach in promoting and implementing Breeze. </li></ul>
    11. 5. Future Breeze Implementation Formula? Audio Recorder/ Wireless Microphone PC MP3 or WAV Format Breeze Audio & Slides Online Record 1 Transfer 2 Convert 3 Import 4 Edit + Synchronize 5 Publish 6 Lecture
    12. 5. COURSEWARE DEVELOPMENT TOOLS LMS CMS Groupware Wikis Digital Library LCMS RSS E-Portfolio E-mail Survey LO Repository Operating System Blogs Forum Authoring Web-Conferencing VoIP Chat Atom OPML Aggregators Social Bookmarking Social Networking Podcasting File Sharing Instant Messaging Screencasting UNESCO Free Software Portal: WebQuest
    13. 5. CWR (Moodle) Experience Survey Respondents: 101
    14. 5. Future Tools Scenario Breeze = Record Lectures (F2F/OLT) Moodle = Content Management, Activities, Assessment & Tracking Other Tools = Adobe, Microsoft, Google, Yahoo, etc Courseware Other Tools Moodle BREEZE
    15. 6. COURSEWARE DEVELOPMENT MODELS <ul><li>Outsource Courseware Development </li></ul><ul><li>Buy or Subscribe to Of-the-shelf Courseware </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse/Adapt/Co-develop Open Educational Resources (OER) </li></ul>
    16. Open Educational Resources MERLOT MIT OCW OLI Connexions UT OCW CAREO SOFIA Stanford on iTunes Tufts OCW USU OCW CLOE DLORN ARIADNE eGranary Digital Library Wikipedia e-Lee Gutenberg Project Fathom Archive Harvey Project ICONEX Lydia Global Repository OOPS World Lecture Hall WebJunction CORE PEOI ICTdev Library JHSPH OCW OAISTER SPLASH W3Schools VCILT Open Courseware Laboratory URL:
    17. Iterative Collaborative Courseware Development Model <ul><li>Moodle (CWR): http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>External Authoring Tools: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breeze </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint, etc. </li></ul></ul>3) Tools <ul><li>Course Leader </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors </li></ul><ul><li>LTU (or e-Learning Unit) </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance Clusters </li></ul>2) Development Team <ul><li>Synopsis </li></ul><ul><li>Learning outcomes </li></ul><ul><li>Topic outline </li></ul><ul><li>Learning/Instructional Design </li></ul><ul><li>Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment, etc. </li></ul>1) Course Plan
    18. Courseware Development Flow Course Plan Development Exploration Discovery Engagement Discussion Reflection Connection Integration
    19. The Holy Grail of Courseware Development Technology Savvy Digital Natives Time Net Generation Intelligent Willing Diverse Social Learners Online Connected Explorers Getting Students More Involved in the Development Process… Creative Innovative Problem Solvers
    20. Knowledge Filtering Process
    21. External Authoring Tools Course Leader Tutors Quality Assurance Clusters L&T Unit Students Iterative Collaborative Courseware Development <ul><li>Content Authoring & Management Tools </li></ul><ul><li>LAMS </li></ul><ul><li>Quiz Engine </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring & Tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Glossary & FAQs </li></ul><ul><li>Chat & Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Journals & Assignments </li></ul><ul><li>Polling & Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Online Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Peer-evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul>Courseware Repository Course Plan
    22. Conclusion <ul><li>UNITAR should consider: </li></ul><ul><li>An iterative collaborative courseware development model that even involves active participation by tutors and students. </li></ul><ul><li>Adopting Moodle (and other constructive user-friendly tools) to enable a collaborative courseware development environment, as it provides a comprehensive set of user-friendly tools to dynamically create and manage content and activities online. </li></ul>
    23. Final Thought! <ul><li>“ We simply need to open our minds to all the possibilities we have today, and most of our courseware challenges will eventually be dealt with efficiently and effectively in a collaborative, user-friendly, and cost-effective way” </li></ul><ul><li>Zaid Ali Alsagoff </li></ul>
    24. Q&A Q&A
    25. Thanks!
    26. References <ul><li>Alhabshi, S. O. & Hakim, H. (2003). “The Virtual University: UNITAR. A Newly Created Institution.” UNESCO, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). URL: http:// </li></ul><ul><li>Alsagoff, Z. A. (2005). “Reflecting the Future e-Content Development Evolution in Higher Education”. URL:   </li></ul><ul><li>Alsagoff, Z.A. (2004) “UNITAR’s Experience with Online Live Tutorials” Published in IJCIM (International Journal of The Computer, The Internet and Management, 2004) URL: </li></ul><ul><li>Bersin, J. (2004). “The Four Types of E-Learning: When should you use PowerPoint or Breeze?” Bersin & Associates. </li></ul><ul><li>Brogan, P. (2003). “Using the web for interactive teaching and learning”. [cited 21/11/2005] </li></ul><ul><li>Courseware Definitions : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bitpipe Dictionary - http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eTeach-Net - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>e-Learning Guru Glossary - </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hylan, Jan (2005). Open Educational Resources: Opportunities and Challenges. 2005: OECD-CERI. [cited 13/04/2006] </li></ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseWare (2005). ”Our Story” Massachusetts Institute of Technology. URL: [cited 14/04/2006] </li></ul>
    27. References (2) <ul><li>Moodle - A Free, Open Source Course Management System for Online Learning. URL: http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources (2006). ” OER publishing initiatives” UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning's Community of Interest. URL: [cited 14/04/2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources (Examples): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MIT OpenCourseware - http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connexions - http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kyoto-U OpenCourseWare - / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ParisTech OpenCourseWare - http:// = cours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tufts University OpenCourseWare - http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utah State University OpenCourseWare - http:// </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stanford on iTunes - http:// / </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources (OER) Index : = OER_useful_resources [cited 27/06/2006] </li></ul><ul><li>López, P. I. (2005) “e-Learning for Development: a model”. URL: [cited 21/11/2005] </li></ul><ul><li>Skillsoft (2006). ”About Us” URL: http:// [cited 14/04/2006] </li></ul><ul><li>Turnitin : http:// </li></ul><ul><li>UNESCO Free Software Portal : http:// / </li></ul><ul><li>UNITAR Courseware Repository (CWR): http:// / </li></ul>
    28. Contact Details <ul><li>Zaid Ali Alsagoff </li></ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching Unit </li></ul><ul><li>UNIVERSITI TUN ABDUL RAZAK </li></ul><ul><li>16-5, Jalan SS 6/12 </li></ul><ul><li>47301 Kelana Jaya </li></ul><ul><li>Selangor Darul Ehsan </li></ul><ul><li>Malaysia </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address]     Tel: 603-7627 7238 Fax: 603-7627 7246 </li></ul>