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Ideas for Olnet activities
Olnet away day 1st - 2nd July 09
Cloud created by:
1 July 2009
• The problem we are trying to address is that we have lots of good OERs but they aren’t being used and/or reused?
• Work in pairs – each person talks for 3 minutes, then reflect back thoughts to the wider group?
• A set of connected face-to-face workshops that might get the knowledge about patterns and learning designs and then try to use this in practice to improve practice
• Its important to have an expert research base for sharing practices and enable us to move beyond the workshops (cloudworks?)
• How can we structure the interface of mediating artefacts (tools, designs, patterns, etc) to support the open design process and how do we put these together so that they make sense
• Have all three things as inter-related
• Do a survey of real practitioners in the domain we are interested in to find out what is the maximum time they would be prepared today to look at sharing and use that as a constraint for the first set of interventions we develop
• Look at the way that patterns and the resources and the relationships between them can be summarised and how the visual representations can provide a more efficient way of applying/using the patterns or resources
• DO a deep analysis of all the learning design patterns that all the groups have produced. 1. Develop a taxonomy of learning patterns – what is used when by whom in what situation. 2. Identify the common bits and the possible relationships between different learning patterns – vision of what I would like to have as a design – I would like to be able to enter a need or a question, I would like to design a 3 week course on x and want to do collaboratively. Then decide step by step which tools, methods and patterns I want to use. Design patterns need to be fragmented as well so it can also be reused.
• An analysis of existing OERs and also same for patterns. Which patterns are suitable to be applied to which OERs and how does that happen? Also who is the audience – teachers and designers and individual learners. Issue of scalability. How much can we do online rather than in labour intensive workshops. How do we virtualise a lot of what we do in face to face settings?
• Rather than solutions looking for problems – OERs (as very expensive “free” hammers)
• Current situation is separate communities not inter-connected – theorists, researchers, practitioners – need to find ways of making connections more explicit – constant conversation across these different communities
• Think of some scenarios of some potential new reuse scenarios and then test out some of these