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Creating Open Educational Resources with no technical skills and new

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Creating Open Educational Resources with no technical skills and new

  1. 1. 1 Creating OERs with no technical skills and no money A tale of plagiarism, OERs and bewildered librarians 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR
  2. 2. Good academic practice courses • Plagiarism Awareness programme (2008) – Disciplinary – Face-to-face • Plagiarism Avoidance for New Students (2011) – Online – Compulsory – Students’ own time • Good Academic Practice for Final Year Projects (2014) – Online – Voluntary – Students’ own time 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR2
  3. 3. Constraints • Time • Money • Technical support (or lack thereof) • Blackboard – Needed to keep record of results – Needed to go where students were – Multiple possibilities don’t work with Blackboard 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR3
  4. 4. Things to consider before you start • Content – What do you want to say? • Accessibility – Disability – Different devices – Many packages still produce Flash (won’t work on Macs or with screen-readers) – Can use alternatives eg text transcripts but not ideal • Audience – Do you know who they are? – Level – Engagement – Within your institution? – In person or remote 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR4
  5. 5. Things to consider before you start • Features – What do you want it to do? – Quizzing? – Voiceover? • Reuse, Adapt, Create? – Lots of fantastic material out there – May not entirely match your own needs – Consider first two options before diving in! 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR5
  6. 6. Reuse: The Plagiarism Avoidance Programme • Disciplinary for students found in breach of plagiarism regulations • Delivered face-to-face • Running since 2008 • Set up in 2 weeks • Bizarrely popular! 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR6
  7. 7. The Plagiarism Avoidance Programme • Disciplinary for students found in breach of plagiarism regulations • Delivered face-to-face • Running since 2008 • Set up in 2 weeks • Bizarrely popular! 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR7
  8. 8. Plagiarism Awareness Programme: First incarnation • Used existing resources – Quick – Cheap – No skills required • London Metropolitan CETL plagiarism prevention resources – Student voices – Referencing learning objects – Online quiz • Leicester “Don’t cheat yourself” • Paper referencing exercise 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR8
  9. 9. Problems with re-use • Harder for Information Literacy than for “academic” subjects! • Institutional context – Regulations – Advice – Vocabulary! • Referencing styles – Slight but noticeable differences • Subjects covered 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR9
  10. 10. Plagiarism Awareness Programme: second incarnation • Contacted author • Learned to use Glomaker – Produces Flash • Adapted to institutional guidelines • Added voiceover • Added institutional branding • Created own quiz and referencing exercise • Online through Blackboard 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR10
  11. 11. Problems with adaptation • Immovable objects! – Flash objects not editable (with my skills!) – Keep as is or remove • Framework – Follows same basic pattern • Coverage – Needed book chapter object 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR11
  12. 12. Plagiarism Avoidance for New Students • Running since 2011 • Induction for all new students • Delivered online (some sessions) • Mandate from Senate • Compulsory • Set up in 2 months • Positive tone, little about referencing 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR12
  13. 13. Plagiarism Avoidance for New Students: requirements • Must exactly match institutional guidelines – Created own material • Marks must be recorded – Blackboard • Must work on any device, anywhere – But we only have PCs to test it! • 3000 students at all levels • Basic lessons with links to further information • Accessible, engaging, attractive? 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR13
  14. 14. Plagiarism Avoidance for New Students: technical issues • Powerpoint shows – Blackboard shows as editable files in IE • Glomaker – Cannot reliably migrate between Blackboard areas • Adobe Presenter (free trial) – Doesn’t work on Macbooks (why??) • iSpringFree – Doesn’t work on Macs (Flash) • Flat PDFs – BOOOORING 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR14
  15. 15. Plagiarism Avoidance for New Students: current solution • Reduce number of Blackboard modules – Creates own problems! • Powerpoints run through Camtasia (subscription but free trial) – MP4 output – Voiceover – Accessible – Reasonably robust... – Quizzing – Still not very interactive! • Don’t work very well on our website 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR15 – Quizzing
  16. 16. Good Academic Practice for Final Year Projects • First year plagiarism cases plummet • Highlighted problem with Final Year plagiarism cases – Consequences more severe! • More details about referencing • More punitive tone! • Voluntary (at the moment) • Bid for ARLG innovation award 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR16
  17. 17. Good Academic Practice for Final Year Projects • Visual • Interactive • Accessible • Xerte – Quizzing (lots of different types) – Media – Voiceover 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR17
  18. 18. Xerte: Problems • Setup – Need friendly IT department • All looks the same! – Next release may change this • Beware the Desktop of Doom! – Xerte Online Toolkit: easy to use, intuitive – Xerte Desktop version: utterly bizarre 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR18
  19. 19. HTML5: The Future! • Accessible on all devices • Works with screen-readers • Many packages that formerly produced Flash now use HTML5 – Xerte – iSpringFree (Powerpoint plug-in) • Online powerpoint to HTML5 converters – Slidego 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR19
  20. 20. A cheating way of making pretend quizzes 1. Create a Powerpoint with your questions and answers on separate slides 2. Add shapes with your options (Yes/No, Multiple choice, click on a picture) • Doesn’t have to be a shape, can highlight text and right click or use action buttons (bottom of shapes menu). I like the shapes as it gives flexibility in the look and a big target to click 3. Click on a shape. Click Action (under the Insert tab) to add hyperlinks between your slides 4. Add voiceover using Slideshow—Record Narration option 5. Upload to Slidego https://www.slidego.com • In some situations it will work without this stage as a Powerpoint slide show but it’s more robust and flexible to upload to Slidego and convert to HTML5 6. Point students to the link or embed into VLE  An example at http://www.slidego.com/go/17192. 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR20
  21. 21. Making your own: You need • Time • Willingness to experiment • Willingness to make mistakes! • Imperfectionism  • Persistence – Google is your friend (be specific) – Alternativeto finds free versions of subscription software 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR21
  22. 22. References: Learning objects University of Bradford: • Plagiarism Avoidance for New Students (induction) http://www.bradford.ac.uk/library/plagiarism (Download from Jorum at http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/10949/19203 ) • Good Academic Practice for Final Year Projects: Download from Jorum at http://find.jorum.ac.uk/resources/10949/19338 or individual lessons: – Introduction to good academic practice http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit/play.php?template_id=4599 – Paraphrasing http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit/play.php?template_id=4607 – Citation http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit/play.php?template_id=4269 – Book reference http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit/play.php?template_id=4159 – Journal article reference http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit/play.php?template_id=4614 – Referencing other sources http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit/play.php?template_id=4161 – Turnitin http://vle.jisctechdis.ac.uk/sandpit/play.php?template_id=4521 • Plagiarism Awareness Programme (Disciplinary). Enquiries to lib-plagiarism@lists.bradford.ac.uk Others: • London Metropolitan CETL: http://learning.londonmet.ac.uk/TLTC/learnhigher/Plagiarism/referencing/ref/refBook.html • Leicester “Don’t cheat yourself” http://www2.le.ac.uk/offices/ld/resources/study/plagiarism-tutorial 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR22
  23. 23. References: Learning technologies Name URL Cost What does it do? Notes Alternativeto http://alternativeto.net/ Free Software search Finds free alternatives to named software Audacity http://sourceforge.net/projects /audacity/ Free Records audio Camtasia https://www.techsmith.com/ca mtasia.html Free trial Screen capture and adding voiceover and interaction to Powerpoints Clunky and difficult to use but produces MP4 and HTML5. Has quizzing feature but no voiceover or interaction Canva https://www.canva.com/ Free Poster design Educanon http://www.educanon.com/ Free Annotating videos Add questions to pre-existing videos. Format factory http://format- factory.en.softonic.com/ Free Format converter Bulk conversion of audio, video and pictures to other formats. Can also stitch files together Glomaker http://www.glomaker.org/ Free Creates learning objects Includes quizzing, multimedia, voiceover. Flash output. Google Forms https://www.google.co.uk/for ms Free Online quizzes Not what it’s for but it seems to work! Haiku Deck https://www.haikudeck.com Free Presentations Export as powerpoint or PDF. Also has creative commons image serch
  24. 24. References: Learning technologies Name URL Cost What does it do? Notes iSpringFree/ Quizmaker https://www.ispringsolutions.c om/ispring-free Free option Powerpoint to Flash converter (and HTML5) and quizzing feature Works as plug-in to Powerpoint. Feedback on quizzes cannot be customised to each question Jing https://www.techsmith.com/jin g.html Free option Screen capture Very easy to use. Stills (can annotate screenshots) and videos with voiceover. No editing (can use Camtasia). Small fee for premium access (longer videos and editing) Kahoot https://getkahoot.com/ Free Games and quizzes Nearpod https://www.nearpod.com/ho me.php Free option Interactive mobile presentations Students follow your presentation on their own device, can interact with it. Office mix http://mix.office.com Free Interactive powerpoint Needs Powerpoint 2013 Ofslides http://ofslides.com/ Free Converts powerpoint slides to video, automatically adds voiceover Good if you don’t want to do your own voiceover, though the computer voice is a bit comic! Open badges http://openbadges.org/ Free Badge creator Crediting extracurricular activities eg workshops Padlet https://padlet.com/ Free Online feedback Students post questions and comments. Real-time feedback Participoll https://www.participoll.com/ Free Polling Instant feedback using any internet-enabled device. Uses Powerpoint plug-in (doesn’t work on 2007) 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR24
  25. 25. References: Learning technologies Name URL Cost What does it do? Notes Piktochart http://piktochart.com/ Free Infographics, reports, flow-charts Powtoon http://www.powtoon.com/ Free option Animated presentations Free version has Powtoon branding on. Prepare for acres of spam using the non-word “awesomeness” Screencast-o- matic http://screencast-o-matic.com/ Free Screencasts Exports to MP4, maximum length of 15 minutes. Highlights cursor Slidego https://www.slidego.com Free Powerpoint to HTML5 converter Can also create presentations without need for Powerpoint: fiddly! Socrative http://www.socrative.com/ Free Quizzing Gives real-time feedback on how your students are doing SPLOT Truwriter http://splot.ca/writer/write Free Blogging / reflective writing Allows students to write for web publishing with no log-in or technical skills Vidra http://tentouchapps.com/vidra / Free Videos Create online videos with your own or stock pictures and voiceover Wink http://www.debugmode.com/ wink Free Screen capture Allows editing but produces enormous files! Default is Flash but can produce HTML5 Xerte http://www.xerte.org.uk/ Free* Creates learning objects: quizzing, multimedia etc. *But need a friendly IT department (or see http://tinyurl.com/xerte-option). HTML5 output. Designed with accessibility in mind 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR25
  26. 26. Sources of images to use in OERs Google image search https://images.google.com/ Advanced search—image rights. Change to “free to use or share” Xpert automatic attribution tool http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/attribution Creative commons images with attribution added Flickr advanced search https://www.flickr.com/search/advanced. Filter by licence. Tin eye https://www.tineye.com/ Reverse image search. Upload image and it will search for original source Solvonauts http://solvonauts.org/ Open search engine Further resources listed at http://www.brad.ac.uk/library/help/copyright-and- licensing/copyright-and-images and http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nmp/sonet/resources/image_repositories.html 24 June 2015 PRESENTATION TITLE AND AUTHOR26
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