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A widget for mapping student tasks over time
Output from an experimental pedagogy widget
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9 September 2009
As part of our OULDI (http://ould.open.ac.uk) and Corse Buisness Models work at the Open University we are trying to produce a set of representations to capture courses at the curriculum level. One of the views is what we call a Pedagogy Profile view. We have a flash-based widget which enables the user to enter the amount of time students are expected to spend on six different types of pedagogy, plus the amount of time they will spend on assessment tasks. The user can choose the granularity of time (week, month, semester, etc) and the scaling (hours, ratios, percentages). In the example below I have used weeks and time divided into hours. The profile is automatically generated from the user-inputted data.
We think this has a number of uses
- As a means of teachers/designers getting a quick feel for the spread of task-types students are undertaking; typically there is an overload of 'assimilative' and 'assessment' tasks.
- As a means of teachers/designers deconstructing a course to find its profile
- As a means of comparing profiles across a deptment or faculty
- For students to assess their own learning patterns and mix of task types.
Thoughts welcome on the value of this!