Your Contributions for OU 'Learning in an Open World' conference - How to contribute

Deadline: 15 June 2010

Where to put links to your contributions for 'Learning in an Open World' conference

Cloud created by:

Martin Weller
2 March 2010

A new cloudscape has been created to make commenting on individual contributions easier.  Please see http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2128  for a a full list of contributions and links to clouds for each one.

See below for the original call

Want to contribute something about your project, work or research to the OU conference taking place online on 22 to 23 June 2010? We'd love to have it! Unlike previous conferences where papers are selected, we want non-paper based contributions and we accept anything (as long as it's relevant and not rude).

What do you do?

First create a digital artefact for us and upload it somewhere - some examples formats:

But you may choose another format (eg an Xtranormal movie).

Then post your link below in the comments. If it is an embeddable format (eg YouTube), then I will add it in to this cloud, so all the content is visible here, and if not I'll add it as a link.

In the conference programme we have four discussion sessions where hopefully we can draw on these inputs. To have your contribution considered for inclusion in the main programme the deadline is 16 June.

We'd love to hear about your project and for you to help us explore the concept, perspectives and issues around openness in education.

You need to be registered in Cloudworks to submit content.  The details of the overall conference are in the cloudscape: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloudscape/view/2012 and the programme is in the cloud: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/2994.

Extra content

We have extended the deadline to midnight Wednesday 16 June to be included in the programme but we will also accept just in time contributions but cannot guarantee that they will be included.

Karen Cropper
12:07 on 2 April 2010 (Edited 16:17 on 10 June 2010)

Embedded Content

It's not just the open content, it's open communities and open communication

It's not just the open content, it's open communities and open communication

added by Dominik Lukes

What do you think is a Design Atelier?

What do you think is a Design Atelier?

added by Jennefer Hart

Multimedia for Learning in Computing and ICT: experimenting with a pedagogy of creativity and openness

Multimedia for Learning in Computing and ICT: experimenting with a pedagogy of creativity and openness

added by Giselle Ferreira

Virtual MPhil

Virtual MPhil

added by Martin Weller

A quick (PechaKucha 20x20) tour of Creative Commons Licensing see: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/3825

A quick (PechaKucha 20x20) tour of Creative Commons Licensing see: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/3825

added by Karen Cropper

Learning with online and mobile technologies book event by Janet MacDonald

Learning with online and mobile technologies book event by Janet MacDonald

added by Martin Weller

Gathering OER Collective Intelligence

Gathering OER Collective Intelligence

added by Martin Weller

Skills for an open world

Skills for an open world

added by Katharine Reedy

Professional Identity and Values Organisation Tools - An introduction to PIVOT

Professional Identity and Values Organisation Tools - An introduction to PIVOT

added by Karen Cropper

Introduction to A215 Creative Writing

Introduction to A215 Creative Writing

added by Karen Cropper

The Atelier-D Project

The Atelier-D Project

added by Jennefer Hart

Embedding Accessibility And Usability Considerations Into E Learning Research

Embedding Accessibility And Usability Considerations Into E Learning Research

added by Karen Cropper

From Open Content to Open Thinking

From Open Content to Open Thinking

added by Karen Cropper

Overview of uTitle interface (timeline based comments of YouTube videos using twitter)

Overview of uTitle interface (timeline based comments of YouTube videos using twitter)

added by Martin Weller

Contribute

Karen Cropper
11:38am 2 April 2010 (Edited 11:42am 2 April 2010)


Thought I'd add some info here to help.  Martin has used music from ccMixter on his slideshare presentation.

ccMixter is a community music site featuring remixes licensed under Creative Commons where you can listen to, sample, mash-up, or interact with music in whatever way you want. http://ccmixter.org/

There is an interview with Victor Stone, the creator of ccMixter, on our OLnet website, if you are seeking distraction: http://olnet.org/node/70

Karen Cropper
12:19pm 2 April 2010 (Edited 8:58am 6 April 2010)


There is an example of a research and development slideshare and youtube video here: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/3239 which has been prepared for another context but could equally be included for this virtual conference. Although it might have progressed and be updated by June.

Anthea Wilson
5:39pm 26 April 2010


I had a little play around with stripcreator, having seen Martin's examples on this site.  I started off thinking what might be helpful for K101 students and decided to reflect some of the stories that students share about themselves on the course-wide forums and generally thinking about the FAQs that crop up in the forums.   I attached the link to one of the pages on this site, but can't always find it again - but here's the link http://www.stripcreator.com/comics/acrobat/0 Hope you like them!

Martin Weller
10:04am 27 April 2010


Hi Anthea

hurrah! Our first contribution. If I could give out virtual cake I would. I love the cartoon - did you find the process of creating it made you think through issues?

Thanks for contributing.

Martin

Anthea Wilson
4:05pm 27 April 2010


Thanks Martin - even the thought of being awarded a virtual cake is a nice one.  So far, I've done seven cartoons.  It made me think quite hard about what the main message should and the process reminded me a little of writing a Haiku (short Japanese poem) which I once tried my hand at. 

Cartoons obviously call for a light-hearted treatment of life, which I'd hope might break the ice for some students, but for others they might see it as too flippant, possibly in the context of a course.

Frances Chetwynd
10:59am 9 May 2010


Hi Anthea

I love your K101 cartoons. I think many students would find them a really amusing way to find out about course related stuff. As I have 10 TMAs to mark I took some serious marking avoidance action by creating a cartoon to represent one of our 'Top ten tips on how to fail the ECA' on T175. It's here http://www.stripcreator.com/comics/Frances41/494779/

Unfortunately I forgot to put any background in before I published it but I think I'll have a go at illustrating the other 9 tips.

Karen Cropper
11:45am 13 May 2010 (Edited 11:45am 13 May 2010)


I've added a blog post about how to correctly reference Flickr images (and how to find them) here: http://olnet.org/node/374

Janet Macdonald
7:01am 14 May 2010 (Edited 1:34pm 21 May 2010)


So this is nitty gritty.  Has anyone worked out how to share the editing of a large document in Slideshare? With a defined community extending outside the OU? My choices appear to be keep it private or share with the world, neither of which do the business for me. Nor do they allow for editing by a group rather than individual.

And if Slideshare won't do the job, what will?

Andrew Brasher
7:44am 14 May 2010 (Edited 6:44pm 7 June 2010)


Hi Janet

Google docs allows you to restrict editing rights to a group of named inndividuals: https://docs.google.com/.

Andrew

Janet Macdonald
7:59am 14 May 2010


Thanks Andrew that's helpful - so we'll work there and then transfer it to Slideshare when its complete.

Karen Cropper
2:41pm 14 May 2010


Thanks for the advice for Janet, Andrew.  I endorce that we have been using Google Docs for a while now for this very purpose and finding it works well.  The only word of advice I would give is that it is not as good for formating as using something like Word for word-processing, because you don't really get a WISYWIG for printing, but if you are just aiming for collaboration on words to then add to a presentation it will be fine. And I see they have recently added two new 'programs' of presentations and drawing, so the presentations option (which I haven't tried yet) may be straight compatable to load to slideshare.  Will be interested to know if you can do that.

Juanita Foster-Jones
10:33am 18 May 2010 (Edited 1:34pm 21 May 2010)


Hi Anthea. really like your cartoon on professionalism - can I use it as an image in a blog post I'm creating on being a Library and Information Science Professional?

Anthea Wilson
7:02am 19 May 2010


Hi Juanita

I'm glad you like that cartoon.  I created it when I was reflecting on my PhD work, in which I'm finding that nurses who mentor students in practice hold onto a vision of what it means to be a nurse and to be a professional.  It reflects many of the messages I've been working with, about being professional.  I'd be very pleased for you to use it, with some acknowledgement of course.

Anthea Wilson
7:29am 19 May 2010


Hi Francis

Great cartoon.  I think you idea of top tips is a good one.  Perhaps the next time you are marking TMAs we might see another cartoon appear?

Best wishes, Anthea

Barry Cooper
8:47am 24 May 2010 (Edited 9:58am 24 May 2010)


Here is a link to the PIVOT pages:

www.open.ac.uk/pbpl/projects/pivot

PIVOT is the Professional Identity and Values Organisation Tools and offers videos and downloadable exercises for users to have a go at a set of techniques for self-directed enquiry and self-managed learning.

A lot of work went into their creation and this conference seems like a good opportunity to make them more widely available. I'm new to Cloudworks so I would appreciate any advice on whether I should/could create my own 'Cloud'

Thanks,

Barry

Dr Janet M Haresnape
7:47am 25 May 2010


Hi All,

I'd like to make a contrinution to this conference.  It is a collaborative wiki-based activity I have deleloped for our Evolution course (S366) and the link to the activity is http://learn.open.ac.uk/mod/ouwiki/view.php?id=425874&direct=1 

However, this is the link to the live activity currently being used by S366 students, so it will only be available to those with access to the course website.  For the conference, it would have to be make available as a 'read only' activity - are you able to use the link as it is or would I have to copy the wiki to somewhere else for it to be freely available?

Look forward to hearing from you,

Janet

Martin Weller
8:09am 25 May 2010


Hi Barry and Janet

thanks both for your suggestions. What would be nice would be if you made a video talking about your projects, which we could embed here - it can just be a simple talking to camera piece and uploaded to YouTube.

Barry - I can add the link in to the links above if you want, but something that explains the project would be nice.

Janet - this link requires an OU id and pwd so wouldn't be accessible to most people. I think something (a youtube video or slideshare presentation) that explained the wiki activity would be a nice summary for people to access.

Best

Martin

Barry Cooper
8:39am 25 May 2010


Thanks Martin

Yes, I can see that an opening video to introduce the project in easy terms would be good - I'll see what i can do - looks like I'll have to get a webcam after all....!

barry

Martin Weller
8:49am 25 May 2010


Hi Barry

that would be great - part of my hopes for the conference is that it provides the motivation/reason/excuse for people to play with some technology.

Martin

Leonor Barroca
8:51am 1 June 2010 (Edited 8:06pm 1 June 2010)


A link to the VIrtual MPhil Cloud http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/3789

Leonor

Jennefer Hart
4:05pm 1 June 2010 (Edited 4:06pm 1 June 2010)


Hi...Not sure if this is the sort of contribution you are looking for?

What do you think is a Design Atelier? (See video above)
Linking directly from the ATELIER-D  project, a 2 year JISC funded project currently being carried our within the DDEM department within the OU. The project draws upon the traditional methods of the teaching and learning of design within a studio and is exploring how this can be replicated virtually.   

The above video and cloud was created to prompt discussion about what you think a Design Atelier is?  

Gráinne Conole
4:27pm 1 June 2010


Hi Jennefer sounds great! Taking the liberty of answering for Martin but sure he will pitch in! Anything goes I think in terms of an update on current research and development work. The trick I think it to package it in a bite size accessible format - so a slideshare plus audio or a simple home-made video clip is perfect rather than just links to websites. Hope this helps!

Gráinne Conole
4:51pm 1 June 2010


Just watched the Design Atelier video - very powerful, doesnt need words or music in my view! Raises some profound issues about the changing nature and purpose of space!....

Jennefer Hart
6:21pm 1 June 2010


Thanks Gráinne,
I hesitated adding the words as I did not want to influence the viewer - but then I wondered if the images alone were enough. 
Yes there is something about the changing nature of the learning space especially now that technology is so ubiquitous making it possible to have many different working spaces and spaces that are mobile. 
The design space is somewhat different - which has traditionally been based on the physical studio environment which is now becoming more limited within face-2-face design taught courses.  It is this 'design space' or 'atelier' that we are hoping to define in order to create a similar 'virtual design space'.

Giselle Ferreira
3:25pm 2 June 2010 (Edited 3:51pm 2 June 2010)


Hi everyone - great contributions so far.

I've added something just now - there is a related cloud started a while back and I hope the discussion will continue: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/2631

The YouTube link is this (I think the font size doesn't work so well as embedded content here - sorry ...): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeVMDARFiWA

I love your choice of music, Jenny, strong and fosters a sense of 'urgency' and 'importance', I feel. I agree with you, Grainne, that the visual is very powerful on its own, challenging conceptions and pre-conceptions, but sound and music for me aren't only an add-on - they open up the possibility of creating entirely different objects and worlds. But then I'm fascinated by music, sounds and soundtracks, so I'll always be biased ;-)

Martin Weller
6:16am 3 June 2010


Hi Jennefer - I love it! Thanks very much for contributing. I always like a bit of music, and I think you get the balance of text just right.

I think it is a good use of the medium - it doesn't try and fit the whole project into a video, but rather prompts people to find out more.

This is just the sort of thing I was after. Was this something you had already, or did you create it especially for us? How long did it take to create?

Thanks again,

Martin

 

Martin Weller
6:23am 3 June 2010


Hi Giselle

funky music! Great video - I think creating course adverts for all our courses is something we'll start to do (Tony Hirst has started), and this is a good model. Like Jennefer's it prompts people for engagement, is the right length and looks great - no talking heads.

Thanks for contributing it - same questions as to Andrea, is this something you had already, and how long did it take?

Thanks

Martin

Martin Weller
6:35am 3 June 2010


Hi Leonor

thanks for this - I've added the video in above, hope that's ok. It reinforces the point I made in my previous comment about making video trailers for courses. I hadn't seen this one and it's exactly what I had in mind. It will be interesting to see if you get any students by people coming across it on youtube or other forums.

Thanks,

Martin

Anthea Wilson
7:03am 3 June 2010


I love the videos and think they are a great idea for advertising courses. We have been discussing the use of podcasts in the HSC faculty, but the videos seem to offer so much more, and seem to be relatively easy to put together. I'd love to try it.  I started the K101 cartoons partly with an "introduction to the course" in mind, as a way of making it all seem less daunting to students who are really unsure of whether they can cope with OU study.  I've put the one about the exam notes sheet in the K101 noticeboard wtih the exam approaching, and the one about the online project has proved useful with the cohort who are just starting on their projects.  I would never have done it if it weren't for this conference.

Giselle Ferreira
8:34am 3 June 2010


Hi Martin (and all)

I spent a morning doing this, starting from scratch, but this also included a chunk of time installing and sorting the software in my new machine - Audacity and Picasa, which are used in the course materials, where I'm trying to make the point that you don't need to be a 'professional' to communicate using the medium...  I spent most of the time planning and actually searching for images and music, as there's so much fantastic stuff freely shared!

Which leads me to the course advertising idea: I like it as I totally agree that we ought to be using this medium much more, and I've seen Tony's work (I love the 'old school' OU images and sounds he used 'against' the animations - very cool contrast). I reckon, though, that I'd make something slightly different with the students in mind as intended audience (e.g. no teacher's 'lingo', more prominence to the OU and the course images etc). I guess I need to have a go ;-)

Jennefer Hart
9:38am 3 June 2010


Hi Martin and everyone...

Thanks for your comments on the video.  Its good to have some discussion on the different types of digital tools to inspire, prompt and communicate to a wider audience.  

The short video was created as a prompt for a cloud discussion last year. I wanted to try and draw out some key principles about what a design atelier (studio) is.  The video provided a visual prompt to try and grab the viewers’ attention in order to open discussion. 

The video was created using iMovie which is very easy to use - but as Giselle points out I too spent quite some time looking for images and amending them using Photoshop - which can be very time consuming. 

Please feel free to add a comment on the cloud discussion about what you think a design atelier is? http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/2715

Oh…thanks Andrea for the cartoons – it has inspired me to have a go!

Barry Cooper
5:41pm 3 June 2010


Youtube introduction to the PIVOT pages - well, after a few rehersals and playing around with webcams and video capture software I've done it and uploaded it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lPzGoB1dhU

But there's a problem with the sound being out of synch which rather spoils the effect!

anybody had this problem and know how to cure it?

thanks, barry

Heather Scott
2:49pm 7 June 2010 (Edited 6:50pm 7 June 2010)


Hi

Please find below our contribution.  These pictures were taken by people working on the the 'Managing Heritage, Building Peace: Museums, memorialisation and the uses of memory in Kenya’ research project in Kenya, which is based in the Faculty of Arts.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/managing-heritage/

(And if you want to see them as a slide show: http://www.flickr.com/photos/managing-heritage/show/)

You can find out more information on the project at our website http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/ferguson-centre/memorialisation/index.html

Thanks

Heather

Dr Janet M Haresnape
2:53pm 7 June 2010 (Edited 6:28pm 7 June 2010)


Dear Martin,

I have made my contribution a powerpoint presentation with video clips and sound which plays automatically, and I have uploaded it to slideshare.  this is the url:

http://www.slideshare.net/jmh45/a-collaborative-online-activity-for-students-of-evolution

However, when I try to view it there, none of the video clips or the sound plays.  I'd be interested to hear if this plays OK on other people's machines - it might be just my laptop which is the problem,

Any advice gratefully received!

Janet Haresnape

Jo Parker
4:19pm 7 June 2010


Hello all, we've been playing with slideshare and thinking about skills, specifically digital literacy, lately:

Skills for an open world

We've got an information literacy cloudscape too.

Jo

Janet Macdonald
5:43pm 7 June 2010


Our "digital artifact" is the Google site for our new book: "Learning with online and mobile technologies. A student survival guide". It contains information about the book, some commentary from authors and readers and offers the opportunity for visitors to contribute to the book's glossary and links to further resources.

http://sites.google.com/site/learnonlinegroup/home

Karen Cropper
6:43pm 7 June 2010


Hi Janet (Haresnape)
Did you add the sound and video to your presentation in PowerPoint?  I haven’t done it myself yet, but on slideshare it appears that a presentation with sound is called a ‘slidecast’ and you need to upload the slides and soundtrack (in MP3 format only) separately. Then there is some operation to sync the two together.  See this link for more details: http://help.slideshare.com/entries/57609-can-you-describe-how-to-create-a-slidecast-step-by-step

Having just tried a similar exercise myself, I suggest as the quickest fix that you try out Camtasia (it might not be that quick, but will probably achieve what you want more easily). See: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/3825 for links and example.  If you get stuck, you could email your PowerPoint presentation to me and I will try to convert it for you to a YouTube video.

Karen

Karen Cropper
6:53pm 7 June 2010


Hi Heather (and Lotte)

Great photos and thanks for your contribution.  I hope you don't mind I have edited your message and added a link to the  slideshow option on flickr for a video like experience. :)

Heather Richardson
9:20am 11 June 2010


I'm a bit bashful about posting this YouTube link, as it looks very amateur compared to some of the other items on here! I teach on A215, which is taught online except for two day schools. My hope was that this video would personalise the experience a bit more for the students, as well as reinforcing some key information at the start of the course. I included the link in my introductory email to them.

Heather

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpnUeIWB0bE

Janet Macdonald
2:47pm 11 June 2010


Well I'm pretty fed up with Slideshare. Have made a slidecast in the prescribed way, using mp3 recording of me talking. Its at: http://www.slideshare.net/JanetMacdonald/learning-with-online-and-mobile-technologiesbook-event-4473400/1/yes

Linked from online book launch at: http://sites.google.com/site/learnonlinegroup/home/online-book-event

And what happens? Sometimes Slideshare decides to play the recorded sound and sometimes it forgets that a recording exists. I despair. And its Friday.

Janet

Martin Weller
3:00pm 11 June 2010


Hi Janet

I've embedded the content above. It worked fine for me, thanks for the contribution. 

Martin

Anna De Liddo
3:31pm 11 June 2010 (Edited 3:23am 12 June 2010)


Hi All,

I have added my contribution to this cloud http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/3946.

Martin, Link to the embeddable Youtuve movie is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4HcDy-0Z9Y

Link to the Slideshare presentation is:
http://www.slideshare.net/sbs/oer-collective-intelligence-storyboard-3612188

Looking forward to what looks a great event!

Anna

Martin Weller
3:38pm 11 June 2010


That's great, thanks Anna. I've added in the YouTube video. Thanks for contributing, looking forward to the discussions in the conference.

Katharine Reedy
4:11pm 11 June 2010


Hello,

Just to add to Jo's comment above, that I have embedded our slidecast on skills in an open world into this page.

We also have a Digital literacy cloud within the Information literacy cloudscape, where we hope to get some discussion going.

Katharine

Martyn Cooper
11:41am 15 June 2010


Embedding Accessibility and Usability

This presentation is based on one I have given pre viously at the OU but many would not have seen it:

http://www.slideshare.net/martyncooper/embedding-accessibility-and-usability-considerations-into-elearning-research

Martyn Cooper (IET)

Anna De Liddo
4:37pm 15 June 2010 (Edited 4:39pm 15 June 2010)


From Open Content to Open Thinking

This contribution will be presented to Ed-Media 2010, Toronto Canada, June 29 - July 2 2010.

You can read more on this at http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/3947

Martin, the slideshare PPT presentation link is here:

http://www.slideshare.net/AnnaDeLiddo/edmedia2010-de-liddo

Thanks a lot

Anna

 

 

Tita Beaven
8:15pm 15 June 2010 (Edited 8:20pm 15 June 2010)


Martin, can you embed this? Thanks

Tita

LORO: Languages Open Resources Online:

http://animoto.com/play/RysqA0gi5deEWniAa5iUGA?autostart=true#

Georgina Holden
12:31pm 16 June 2010 (Edited 10:45pm 16 June 2010)


Could you please embed the following link for me?

Many thanks

Georgy, Atelier D project

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrn5vLSB3Kw

Martin Hawksey
7:49pm 16 June 2010 (Edited 10:37pm 16 June 2010)


Hi Martin, Other Martin here - if you are brave and want to try something very experimental you could allow delegates to make timeline comments on the YouTube vids using twitter here: http://www.rsc-ne-scotland.org.uk/mashe/utitle/

Martin

Karen Cropper
8:47am 17 June 2010


Hi Tita, love your LORO Animoto video!

(I have also sent you a direct email about this)

Unfortunately cloudworks does not yet support embedding of Animoto, but there is an easy option for exporting to video format that can be uploaded to YouTube and then the link to YouTube can be embedded.  Please could you do this and then we can embed it.  If you don't have a YouTube account, it is worth setting one up for your project. Let me know if you get stuck.  I have done this twice before myself.

I am planning to set up a cloudscape for all of the contributions with individual clouds for each one so that people can comment and discuss each one rather than a long list of multiple comments that is now getting to be a big scroll.  So if you are also feeling like setting up a cloud, then please do so and let me know, otherwise I will set one up anyway for your contribution in anticipation of the YouTube link.

Karen

Martin Weller
8:59am 17 June 2010


@Martin - I'm never sure if I am the 'other Martin' or the 'other other Martin'. Have embedded your vid here, as I think it'll be of interest to people at the conference. I don't think we can pull tweets into Elluminate though, which is a shame, as it'd be nice to have the recording capture the twitter discussion also.

Thanks,

Martin

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