Bamboo and Rattan/Agenda
IGNOU – INBAR – COL – CIBART – ANDC
BAMBOO & RATTAN ODL COURSE DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY, 21-23 JULY 2006, NEW DELHI
The workshop consists of eight sessions:
restructure of modules Background and review session
Module development session
Training on production and hosting of materials
Development of sample materials
Expanding the impact
The sessions are designed to allow maximum participant involvement and discussion. Closing times are not given for the first two days to enable discussions to proceed to natural conclusions, as needed.
Friday 21st July
All times are indicative
Day 1 Chair: Dr I.V.Ramanuja Rao
A. Opening session
10.00: Welcoming remarks - Vice Chancellor, IGNOU
10.10: Introductory remarks - Dr Hansra, Faculty of Agriculture, IGNOU
10.20: Introductory remarks - Dr. I.V. Ramanuja Rao, INBAR
10.25: Introductory remarks - Dr. Savithri Singh, University of Delhi
10.30: Introductory remarks - Mr Andrew Lachkovics or Ms Helena Mill, COL
10.35: Self-Introductions – participants introduces themselves and what they bring to the project
11.00: Coffee/tea break
B. Background and review session
11.20: History and philosophy of the ODL project – Dr. Rao / Dr. Singh /IGNOU staff
Presentation on the philosophy and intentions behind the project.
Local and global opportunities of the project
Brief notes on the development of the project to date.
Aim and outputs expected from this meeting, introduction to the workshop agenda.
12.00: Who are we writing for? – Dr. Singh
Review of target audiences and their likely use of the materials – bringing in contextuality
Field trialling the materials with potential end users – garnering feedback for improvement of the courses.
C: Module development session
13.30: A walk through the module development process – Dr. Singh, Dr. Rao
Module coordinator roles - Dr. Singh
Criteria to determine what should be included in the project and what not included re target groups - Dr. Singh
The Information Bank - Dr. Rao
14.30: Review of modules and contents – Dr. Singh, Dr. Kwaschik
Revisiting the modules.
Review of draft contents of training blocks.
Final agreement on curriculum course contents.
16.00: Coffee/Tea break
16.30: Review of modules and contents (cont) – Dr. Singh, Dr. Kwaschik
Feedback session with module coordinators - Dr. Singh
Saturday 22nd July
Day 2 Chair: Mr Andrew Lachkovics
D. Training on production and hosting of materials
09.00: Introduction to eXe – Ms. Helena Mills.
09.30: Introduction to Wiki – Mr Andrew Lachkovics
10.00: Introduction to Moodle/discussion
10.30: Group Photograph
E. Development of sample materials
11.30: Guided development of draft course materials by participants (hands-on training)
Each participant to produce at least one draft course material using each of the three media. Guided by Ms Helena Mills, Mr. Andrew Lachkovics, Dr. Singh, Dr. Rao.
14.00: Guided development of draft course materials by participants (cont.)
15.30: Tea/coffee break
16.30: Presentation of materials produced by participants
17.00: Discussion on problems and experiences encountered
Sunday 23rd July
Day 3 Chair: Dr. Savithri Singh
09.00: Making it work - Dr.Singh
Feedback from Course Modulators
Working methods, responsibilities and partner links
Timescale for first draft completion
Timescale for completion after in-situ trialling
10.30: Tea/coffee break
10.50: Making it work - Dr. Singh (cont)
G. Expanding the impact
14.00: Expanding the impact – Dr. Singh, Dr. Kwaschik, potential new partners and others
Presentations by NIC, ITC and other partners on what they can offer.
Discussions and agreement on how best to link them into the ODL.
Aim of expansion – where and why
Issues and opportunities (eg language)
Timescale and planned activities
H. Closing session
16.30: Concluding discussion – Dr. Singh
Any other matters arising
17.00: Concluding remarks
Conclusion by Dr. Hansra
Conclusion by Dr Rao
Conclusion by Mr Lachkovics/Ms Mills
Conclusion by Dr. Singh
17.30: Thanks, farewell and close.