Planning events/eXe PCF4 Workshop/Draft Text for presentation
- 1 Introduction
- 2 The collaborative development of educational resources
- 3 Reading
- 3.1 Using Wikieducator for collaborative content creation projects
- 3.2 Creating Open Educational Resources - using educational widgets/iDevices
- 3.3 Checklist of resources for the workshop
Welcome to this demonstration on "Collaborative development of open content using open source learning tools and systems"
- We will take you on a journey which includes the following stages
- Collaborative Open Content authoring using WikiEducator
- Application of design and authoring using the Free Open Source Software eXe (eLearning XHTML editor)
- Creation of Open Educational Resources (Web, SCORM etc.)
- Development of a course in an Open Source Learning Management System (Moodle)
The collaborative development of educational resources
Making use of Open Content and Open Source
Once we have the advantages of many minds bringing together content - we need a way to design and distribute this content using tools which everyone can access and in a way that allows re-use or re-contextualisation of that content. This is where Open Content, Open Source Software - all based on open standards (interoperability) can make a real economic difference to learning resource generation...
Do you understand the terms 'Open Content' and 'Open Source'?
[Note that Open Content may also be referred to as Open Educational Resources, Open Educational Content or Free Content.]
Conduct some research on these terms using the resources below.
- Wikipedia Open Content
- Free Content Definition
- Creative Commons licencing for Open Content
- Wikieducator description of Open Educational Resources
- Speakers at The Economics of Open Content Symposium 2006 - MIT
- The Open Source Initiative website
- Wikipedia article on Open Source
Using Wikieducator for collaborative content creation projects
Create a Wikieducator account
Basic editing in Wikieducator
Creating Open Educational Resources - using educational widgets/iDevices
eXe - the e-learning XHTML editor
This off-line open source editor enables learning designers to put together learning resources. These can be small modules or whole courses. They can then be distributed as eXe (.elp) files or exported in a variety of formats - e.g. as web pages, SCORM packages to put into Learning Management Systems.
Demonstration - exporting a lesson as a web page
Example: The NZ E-learning Guidelines project
Also show the modules in Moodle i.e. creation of an entire course using tools in the LMS combined with the eXe learning objects.
Create your own open content resource
- Making Tea Wikieducator modules.
- Group 1 Making Tea Wikieducator modules.
- Group 2 Making Tea Wikieducator modules.
- Group 3 Making Tea Wikieducator modules.
- Group 4 Making Tea Wikieducator modules.
- Group 5 Making Tea Wikieducator modules.
How to use the pedagogical templates
If you are now confident with basic editing, you might also want to use some basic templates, like this example:
Inserting an image and a box for highlighting objectives uses the syntax
You can use this resource for guidance: Instructions for using the pedagogical templates