Designing using open educational resources

Prototyping designs with CompendiumLD using OERs

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Andrew Brasher
3 July 2009

Modelling adaptations featuring open educational resources is a design which shows how existing open educational resources can be included in an activity structure that caters for learners with different levels of skills and knowledge. Further information about the design process is available in a slidecast: Modelling CSCL activities using CompendiumLD, and this description of a potential design cycle.

This example has been created using the export 'Web Maps" option, avaiable via the 'File' menu in CompendiumLD i.e. 'File->Export->Web Maps'. The 'full depth' option was selected to achieve this. Note that some of the images in these maps are big, i.e. several hundreds of KB.
You can import the XML source code of the Modelling adaptations featuring open educational resources design. First, download the source code, then open a map within CompendiumLD, i.e. open either a standard Compenpium map  or a learning design activity map  by dragging it from the LD-OU stencil on the left hand side. Now right-click on white space in the map you have just opened, and select the 'Import->XML File' menu item. Now select the file you downloaded using the 'Import XML..' button, and the cotents of the file will be imported into the map.
CompendiumLD also allows you to share the source code of your designs. To do this, right-click when viewing either an activity map or a standard Compendium map, then choose these menu options: 'Export -> XML File..'. Now choose 'Export map to full depth' if your activity map contains other maps which ypou want to include in the export. Clicking the 'Export..' button will enable you to choose a directory to store the file in.

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