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OLnet virtual workshop - brainstorm

A brainstorm of a workshop for "teachers" to make good use of patterns (OLnet away day 2 July 2009)

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Patrick McAndrew
2 July 2009

Discussion to decide what is the best sort of virtual workshop that would help teachers understand how patterns/designs can help use of OER.


Candidate titles:
Sharing and reusing with colleagues (avoid mention of patterns/learning design)
Where to get and how to share resources
Creating better courses with fewer resources
Creating better courses with freer resources **: Using Learning Design and Patterns with OER
How to teach with OER <- avoid acronym unless with JISC OER community

Main focus:Design work on a course that is relevant to them
Stages: illustrate the steps with reasons on the way
Build on: afternoon part of Tuesday workshop 30/6

Objectives:
Understand pattern concepts
Processes
Fit of patterns
Link to own context

Structure:
Part 1
Short introduction (slideshare)
Case studies using the same pattern (jigsaw)
Discovery of patterns by doing and making shareable outputs

Part 2
Apply to own context
Perhaps can be more subject focused
Incentives fot people to stick with it - with flip cameras


Participants:
Subject based OR seek different fields - subject based will help though.
OER groups
Exeter JISC group in September [HEA funding]
Emphasise the professional connections

Resource pack:
slides (with voice over?)
OER structure - OER for OER
CSCL case as study
1 or 2 more perhaps developed from scenarios
Collaborative patterns
Other patterns
Six month impact survey
Expert advisors on line (cf FELS)
Very short intros for expertise - feedback said more needed though!

Teacher oriented workshop
Validation/choice of techniques - with systems and then move on.
What should we be trying to:
Benefits for us: validation of the ideas, case studies, are the ideas interesting, guided activities, resources or patterns that are significant for them
Engage for six months: Fellows
Cascade out via Fellows
Be clear about the points at each step

Issues:
How to connect people from different places?
How to connect workshops and stages?
Implies virtual environment.
Launch in September with Exeter (hybrid)
Bring in methodology from the LKL experience.

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Patrick McAndrew
2:16pm 2 July 2009


Background discussion before the focus on the teacher workshop:

Issues to discuss:
Coverage
- Number
- Duration
Next workshop
- Topic
Resource collection
- Format
- Representations

PLANET workshop approach
- collect experiences in templates
- refine into patterns
- f2f 3 workshops to further review and share
Learning patterns
- similar but all online
- revisions were kept
- Discussion area
- work with community over time
Also now applied to eAssessment by WLE
Aim to integrate these
Initial part aimed to save time - bootstrapping
Worked well: templating via slideshare made people address the same issues - framed online engagement. Framing
Less good: Time. 2 day were more successful than 0.5 day. Virtual worked well over time with people at a distance but not for people coming for just one workshop. Work with people over 6 months/year. Don't know incentive for people to engage at that level. Other project.

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