How can we harness this toWhat has the research told usedevelop better tools and moreabout the creation and use of supportive environments for OERs? OER use?
F L Focusing on the tools: Web 2.0 researchFocusing on the learner:Learner experience research Focusing on the pedagogy: OER and Learning design research
Evidence base OER resources, Surveys use of tools Design process, Interviews perception of OERs Tools and Workshops resources in useAutomatic data Patterns of online and web stats user behaviour User perspectivesAudio/video logs and reﬂections
Tools Mechanism forto guide OER The challenge fosteringdesign and use communities
OER Guidelines repository on selection Select Design Learning tools environment Design OER cycle Use Designrepository Evaluate Monitoring tools Data Data representation tools analysis tools
New specialised tools Representing & visualizing Researching OERs Finding & Aggregating sharing& meaning making
CompendiumLD StandardCompendium icon set Customised Main workspace for creatingLearning Design icon set visual maps and designs
Building a design Student Student Tasks Resources Activity List of countries Each student selects three countriesAssignment LO – skills: searching of data Find and retrieve data Internet and assessing about these three countries quality of data Output DONE: What if they Post research to group wikiResource need more help? Wiki Time Role Group nominate person to eliminate multiple entries Forum Stop LO – skills: how to collaborate with others Coordinator makes changes Rest check and Task agree Tool Each student posts at least one comment on forum Student gets feedback from tutor
Student Student Tutor Tasks Resources Tasks Each student selects three Creative countries Check resource ok LO – skills: how to for Level 1 students collaborate with Group nominate person to others eliminate multiple entries and agree dispute process Library key skills support pack: internet LO – skills: Find and retrieve data searching of data about these three countries and assessing quality of data Internet Post research to group wiki What method used to post?DONE: What if they Wiki Written / audio etc. need more help? Forum What else could DONE: Could Rest of group tutor be doing? nominated person Check summary and have greater role? post comment Each student posts at least one comment on forum about experience of achieving learning outcomes Reflect on tutor feedback Tutor reads comments and gives feedback to group Effective
Cloudworks Find and share designsCloudlets ResourcesDesigns Tools Web 2.0 principles: tagging, proﬁles, user generated
Cloudlets Descriptive titles Short & sweet Simple tags
Web 2.0 principles User proﬁles with dynamic input updates Simple tagging
Function Specialised tools Generic toolsDesign CompendiumLD Mindmaps, authoring tools Google, Library catalogues, OpenLearn Select User generated content Cloudworks (Slideshare, Flickr,Youtube) Personal learning Institutional Learning environments Environments Use (blogs, wikis, social (e.g. Moodle), bookmarking, Knowledge forum to do lists, social networks) Generic research toolsEvaluate “Learnanalytics” tool (SPSS, NVIVO)
A vision for a participatorynetwork of producers, users and researchers of OERs...
OER network People/networksMeta-analysis/ synthesis Tools, methods, approaches Designs, evaluations, case studies
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