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NDLR 2008 Symposium workshop on contextualisation
Workshop on contecxtualising content across communities (using Cloudworks)
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28 November 2008
Here is the abstract:
The problem of contextualisation is one which has plagued re-use. The challenges of writing content so that it is ‘context-free’ and blending content from elsewhere with your own content are not trivial. What we once thought was simple now appears to be a persistent problem. Re-purposing content is popular with re-users, but may be perceived as a threat to quality by those offering reusable content. How can we resolve this? There are examples of effective practice, but these often exist within the courses and are not themselves connected or shared.
Perhaps communities hooked into social networking tools are the key? Cloudworks and its development towards ‘cloudscapes’, is in development at the OU as a social tool for sharing contextual information about learning design and learning content within and across communities. Where better to explore this and other social systems than within the NDLR communities? Bring a laptop and wifi to start building a cloud during this session, but even those without the gadgets should come prepared to share ideas and examples of contextualisation in practice.
If you are reading this on 2nd December then you may be able to catch the live webcast at http://live.heanet.ie/ndlr.asx (later it will be available from the NDLR site.