Integrating openness in course design

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Integrating openness in
course design


Based on
a presentation “Moving to OER at

Athabasca University: An Institutional
Strategy” given
at the Open Education Conference, Vancouver

(
October 18, 2012)


Cindy Ives, Mary Pringle,

Rodger Graham, Chris Manuel

Centre for Learning Design and Development


October 25, 2012

Why?


Low learner persistence in DOL


To enhance motivation, engagement


Learning activities approach


Opportunity for growth in information literacy


Practical way to enrich learner experience


Philosophical commitment to all things open


How?


Integrated plan (see
http://cldd.athabascau.ca/open
-
educational
-
resources/plan.php
) captures all
initiatives


Inventory of OER (objects, activities, courses)


Survey of perspectives


Conversations with academics about digital
resources generally


OCW commitments


Learning design approach: interaction with content


Tactical Solution 1


Develop Flash activity “engines”


Maintain all content external to the Flash activity


Images, video, audio, text and layout


Cross
-
compile using Flash Builder


Flash Player web plug
-
in (all major browsers, including pre
-
HTML5)


iOS

native apps


Android AIR apps


OS
-
X and Windows AIR apps


Migrate activity engines to HTML5/Javascript


Content is reusable from Flash activities

Tactical Solution 2


Use Office applications for content development


Office adheres to Open Office XML


Import and display content at run
-
time from the original
document


PowerPoint (.
pptx
) web renderer


Currently a Flash app, will migrate to HTML5 in 2013


Add custom layer of interactivity over the basic content


Learning Tree from previous slide will be revised to accept Visio (.
vsdx
)
input

Tactical Solution 3


Other course development practices


e.g. copyright


Online permissions only


Using Fair Dealing as appropriate


Using open access resources (research, textbooks)


Finding, creating, adapting OERs (and sharing)



Challenges


Challenges to address:


Quality issues


I
mplications for workload


Recognition and compensation


Moving beyond isolated cases of use, adaptation and
creation to systemic design approaches


Orienting and involving students


Personal interest and social conscience; case by case
approach

Lessons learned


Content preparation using common software


Learning from mistakes in course design


Systemic changes needed


Technical expertise for creation and
adaptation critical


Other