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Activity: 10 minutes: Course Dimensions
An activity to provide an opportunity to explore the Course Dimensions representation
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21 April 2010
This view has been developed as part of the Course Business Models work at the Open University and is still very much under development - the dimensions detailed may change in the future. More information about this view can be found on Grainne Conole's blog: http://www.e4innovation.com/
Use this exercise to visually map an activity across a series of dimensions. It is worth noting that the units these aspects are measured in may be different and therefore non-comparable.
What you need
- A blank Course Dimensions spider graph. (See embedded slide below. The slide can be downloaded from SlideShare)
- An activity, module or course to experiment with. You might choose to use an existing one, or design a new activity just for the purpose
For each aspect, and on a scale of 1-10, decide where to place your activity. Use a coloured pen to plot your course on the spidergram. Use your judgement about what units of measurement to use, and don’t get too hung-up about accuracy! What you are aiming to produce is a snapshot of your activity.
Consider the following questions and add you answers to the discussion below:
- Who do you work with who might be interested in seeing this view?
- How useful might it be to compare your chart someone else's? What might this comparison tell you?
- (For support professions) How might this graph help you talk to course teams about the services, advice, resources and tools you offer?
- Where in the course design process do you think course teams might find it useful to complete this activity? (5 mins)
This activity format is based on the e-tivity format developed by the Adelie Project Team working on the Carpe Diem project.