Ideas for Olnet researcher workshops

Brainstorming session 2nd July 09

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Gráinne Conole
2 July 2009

Audience
Workshop for researchers: OER researchers, learning design and pedagogical patterns researcher


Focus of workshops
•    To develop an evolving collective set of research questions and cumulative data for the area [Maybe some data that they can take away and analyse themselves]. Sharing of raw data – a principle of an open resource approach – to share and discuss
•    To develop a shared understanding to define the intersections of the three domains and the benefits of combining them, to include: research questions, definitions, areas of activities, tensions and position, and core principles, what are the key journals and areas of activities
•    To develop a shared research domain definition for this new field

Resources
•    Key papers for the field – could we have an evolving list – papers plus discussion and in particular are there ones that are working at the interface
•    Expertise database and funding sources
•    Collective data gathering and reuse which can be mined for different purposes
Data
•    1. Collective share knowledge on key research questions, brainstorm and refine research question
•    2. Data on research questions
o    ‘’How do teachers do about the design process?” Source of data, findings, and then aggregate [Design strategies clouds, LD workshops, interviews with teacher]
o    “What are the barriers to reuse of OER?
•    3. Data mining of cumulative data sources [Could we draw in experts in other fields to help with this?]
•    Existing tools, templates, processes and methods

Activities/workshop ideas
•    Brainstorm of what they think are the key papers in the field and why and how they relate to this area – could set up clouds to discuss these
•    Hashtag #olnetkeypapers and short rationale for why to read it
•    Main research domain definitions - what are pedagogical patterns what are peoples perceptions of this – an evolving collective glossary for the field, could set up as a wiki, could have a jigsaw first, then brainstorm etc [Some sub-domains already have definitions, so need to hook into these]
•    Virtual writing groups to develop shared understanding to define the intersections of the three domains: research questions, definitions, areas of activities, tensions and position, and core principles, what are the key journals and areas of activities
•    Build a new social network for OER – share your network (and associated tools and resources) and exploit other people’s networks
•    Thinking of ways of how each community can use each other’s resources – patterns – which OER should we be looking at? How can visualisation ideas from learning design be used in a pattern context
•    Workshop on visualising patterns and metaphors for design

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Yishay Mor
2:20pm 2 July 2009


I propose that we use the tag olnet on http://www.bibsonomy.org/ to share publications

Andrew Brasher
2:24pm 2 July 2009


In addition to a "Workshop on visualising patterns and metaphors for design" there could be a workshop on visualising data to inform the design process. This would focus on visualising the data about (intended) use of designs. For example,  data about the curriculum level (as in the examples here Course representations), and data about learner interactions with instantiated designs.

This workshop would require people with more expertise in data visualisation, whereas the "Workshop on visualising patterns and metaphors for design" would require more expertise in visual knowledge representation.

Yishay Mor
2:42pm 2 July 2009


Why is the audience only researchers? Wouldn't we be talking with our imaginary friends?

Why not have cross-CoP (community of practice) workshop?

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