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Applying learning technologies and tools for creating and using KR in online courses: A Guide for educators and researchers

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Christos Rodosthenous from OUC gave a presentation about Applying learning technologies and tools for creating and using KR in online courses: A Guide for educators and researchers as part of the online events by expert pool Knowledge Resources within EMPOWER.

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Applying learning technologies and tools for creating and using KR in online courses: A Guide for educators and researchers

  1. 1. Applying learning technologies and tools for creating and using KR in online courses: A Guide for educators and researchers 14 September 2016 Christos Rodosthenous Information, Technologies and Library Unit
  2. 2. •The Open University of Cyprus (OUC) •Learning Methodology •eLearning Platform eLearning @ OUC • Knowledge Resources • Library services Library • Moodle LMS and tools Creating a Course Agenda
  3. 3.  Public University, founded in 2002  The island’s only dedicated distance teaching University  Admitted its first students in 2006-2007  The largest university in Cyprus by enrolment of postgraduate students  Coordinating role in distance education in Cyprus: appointed by the Ministry of Education & Culture  Offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate (Master & PhD) degrees and training/vocational programmes of short duration The Open University of Cyprus
  4. 4. About 5000 students •Europe, Middle East, Africa, USA •Average age 35+ 332 academic staff • 20 faculty members • 312 adjunct tutors • All PhD holders 24 programs of study •Bachelor, Master, PhD •Language of instruction: Greek & English The OUC in numbers
  5. 5.  Distance Learning  Blended learning  Online, hybrid & face-to-face group meetings between teachers & students  Multi-format Knowledge Resources  Conventional Material, e-Books, Lecture Notes, Video lectures  Assessment  Assignments  Final exams (>50% grade): physical presence of students Educational Methodology
  6. 6. eClass – eLearning Platform eClass Asynchronous Synchronous Video LAMS Mobile Devices Assignment submission & Plagiarism Detection
  7. 7. eClass – User Roles • Responsible for a Program of Study Academic Coordinator • Responsible for a Course Coordinator • Responsible for a group of students Tutor Student
  8. 8. eClass – Content & Structure
  9. 9. eClass – Assignments Online Assignment Submission Automatic Plagiarism Detection Student feedback with track changes - Grading
  10. 10. eClass - Synchronous Platform
  11. 11. eClass - Video Platform Lecture Capture Video Editing Video Streaming
  12. 12. Mobile Learning  Students can view their courses and participate using their smartphones or tablets
  13. 13. LAMS
  14. 14. User support - Training Content creation support Infrastructure support Helpdesk support Support eClass – Support
  15. 15. The OUC Library Services Library Information Services “KYPSELI” (Hive) Institutional Repository
  16. 16. LIBRARY Conventional Material Electronic – Digital Material  18.821 Book copies  12.031 Book titles  96 Conventional Journals  101 Conventional Audio-Visual Material  175 Databases (124 full text)  100 Virtual e-Journal collections  89.065 E-Books  49.005 E-Journals  1025 Open Access E-Journals  Web Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) Knowledge Resources [1]
  17. 17. Focus on Electronic Resources (75% of the library's annual budget) Currently:  25 different providers / publishers  Access to 179 separate databases ◦ 100.990 Journals ◦ 285.302 E-Books ◦ 2.900.000 Theses from US and European Universities ◦ 16.754 Conference proceedings ◦ 218 Book Series (61 Elsevier, 132 Emerald, 25 Springer-Verlag) Knowledge Resources [2]
  18. 18. OUC Repository:  Institutional Repository contains: • 1521 Theses (Msc,PhD)  Digital Collections indexing: • 692 Individual photos and documents  Agreements for digitizing copyrighted book titles and delivering it electronically through the eClass eLearning Platform Knowledge Resources [2]
  19. 19. In-house resources:  Book Titles (Conventional, HTML5, ePUB)  Lecture Notes  Lecture Capture content  Lectures (video, sound, presentation, chat)  Live or On-demand  Software demonstrations  Searchable content  OCR and Speech recognition  REUSABLE  Virtual Classroom Recordings Knowledge Resources [3]
  20. 20. Creating an online course [1] Program Coordinator Librarian Propose knowledge resources Search KR Conventional Material IR KYPSELI Digital resources OER Program Coordinator Librarian eLearning Team Course creation
  21. 21. Creating an online course [2] Live Demo: http://eclass.ouc.ac.cy
  22. 22. Learning Tools [1] Download and install moodle URL: http://moodle.org Moodle Cloud (Free up to 50 users) URL: https://moodle.com/cloud/ Documentation URL: https://docs.moodle.org/
  23. 23. Learning Tools [2] URL: https://wiki.lamsfoundation.org/ LAMS Cloud (Free) URL: http://www.lessonlams.com

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