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MITE Team
13 February 2009

Discussion and projects about evaluating OER projects and outcomes.

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Gráinne Conole
12:10am 4 March 2009


Sounds really interesting Amee - looking forward to the session - would be fun to explore how to represent this in different formats.

Patrick McAndrew
7:11pm 4 March 2009


Could there be a service that we feedback on the research aims that each project generates? The example from Teachers' Domain raises the questions that are worth addressing as projects start off - logging the options and generating community comment on them could be valuable.

Robert Schuwer
7:15pm 4 March 2009


  1. What is the title of your project? OpenER
  2. When was your project started (month/year)? July 2006
  3. What is the URL/website address to your project? http://www.opener.ou.nl
  4. Where is your project based? Netherlands
  5. Why was your project initiated? (What need was it trying to meet?) Increase enrollments in formal Higher education
  6. What key goals have you set for your project? 5% of users actually enroll
  7. How are you progressing towards those goals and how are you
    measuring the outcomes? (e.g. specific metrics, creating case studies,
    etc.) Surveys and add question in electronic orderform for regular paid courses.
  8. How do you think your project fits into the collective goal
    for OER? (In other words, what do you see as the "grand idea" for OER
    and how does your project fit into that idea?) Lower tresholds to education
  9. What three keywords best describe your project? Informal learning; Life Long Learning; Selfstudy learning material

Patrick McAndrew
7:17pm 4 March 2009


  1. What is the title of your project?OLnet
  2. When was your project started (month/year)? 03/09
  3. What is the URL/website address to your project?http://onlet.org
  4. Where is your project based? OpenU UK & CMU
  5. Why was your project initiated? (What need was it trying to meet?) Need for evidence and the capacity to generate the evidence.
  6. What key goals have you set for your project? Growth of interest. Fellowships. Etc...
  7. How are you progressing towards those goals and how are you
    measuring the outcomes? Gathering requirements. Setting up sub-projects. Reflective events.
  8. How do you think your project fits into the collective goal
    for OER? (In other words, what do you see as the "grand idea" for OER
    and how does your project fit into that idea?) Understanding the impact and potential - helping the community.
  9. What three keywords best describe your project? Research, community, evidence.

Terri Rowenhorst
7:17pm 4 March 2009


MITEs evaluation tool:

The Online Course Evaluation Project (OCEP): http://www.montereyinstitute.org/ocep/ 

Another very popular tool we see in higher ed: http://www.qualitymatters.org/   

Another we have looked at the LOAM tool from the UK: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/sonet/projects/loam/

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