Talk:Digital skills for collaborative OER development/Design blueprint/Workflow

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Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Suggested wording change500:19, 11 February 2015
milestone table - design blueprint222:33, 9 February 2015
About the image200:53, 2 February 2015
Milestone table - course overview122:21, 1 February 2015
Edit for third sentence222:02, 1 February 2015
Edit for fourth sentence121:56, 1 February 2015
Feedback on the OERu workflow203:15, 23 August 2014

Suggested wording change

The text and figure capture use the phrase "OERu design and development process". I think it would be clearer to add the word 'course', as in " OERu course design and development process". Thoughts?

Alison Snieckus (talk)00:31, 29 January 2015

Agreed.

Implemented the suggested change.

Mackiwg (talk)22:04, 1 February 2015

OK. For consistency, I added "course" before "design and development process" in three spots in the text: in the parag just above the table, in the heading below the table and in the open design section. If you think it's obvious to the reader, we can take it out....just trying to be as clear as possible.

Alison Snieckus (talk)22:50, 9 February 2015
 

OK. For consistency, I added "course" before "design and development process" in three spots in the text: in the parag just above the table, in the heading below the table and in the open design section. If you think it's obvious to the reader, we can take it out....just trying to be as clear as possible.

Alison Snieckus (talk)22:50, 9 February 2015

Clear and consistent works for me :-) Thanks

Mackiwg (talk)16:49, 10 February 2015

OK. DONE.

Alison Snieckus (talk)00:19, 11 February 2015
 
 
 
 

milestone table - design blueprint

It seems to me that the second bullet provides a list of the options, rather than one example:

"OER wrap-around design (e.g. built around open textbook), repurpose another open course, build from scratch, or mixture"

Is the following what is meant?

"OER wrap-around design: build around open textbook, repurpose another open course, build from scratch, or mixture

And if these are all of the options, maybe better to list as sub-bullets, as done in the bullet further down.

Alison Snieckus (talk)21:59, 1 February 2015

Yep - better to list as sub-bullets. I've posted a revised version on the course page.

Mackiwg (talk)22:26, 1 February 2015

Looks good. DONE.

Alison Snieckus (talk)22:33, 9 February 2015
 
 

About the image

I'm wondering why the image is labeled Figure 1. The style of this course, at least in my reading so far, has been to refer the reader to images using location words (e.g., at right). If we want to use a Figure number here, I'd suggest evaluating other images for labeling as figures....and then there are others which are included for interest and wouldn't be labeled figures. Just something to consider.

Also, I think the page layout could be improved by moving the image to the right of the text.

Alison

Alison Snieckus (talk)00:27, 29 January 2015

Agreed, the use of Figure number here is not consistent with the remaining materials. I've removed the Figure number (less work than revisiting all the other images ;-)).

The centred placement of the image is to facilitate display on mobile devices. Images wider than 320px can be problematic on portrait mobile phone layouts - we're still working and thinking about optimising images for mobile devices in the course snapshots. For now, the centred is a temporary solution.

Mackiwg (talk)22:01, 1 February 2015

Thanks for explaining about the image, makes sense. The changes look good -- DONE.

Alison Snieckus (talk)00:53, 2 February 2015
 
 

Milestone table - course overview

I revised the bullets describing what a course description should address so that all of the points are questions. I also added a point "How is the course structured?" Please revise if I've not characterised this info correctly.

Also, It seems to me that we could be more specific about the question "What's involved?"....does it mean what elements (e.g., modules, blog posts, readings, videos, etc.) are part of the course?

Alison

Alison Snieckus (talk)18:44, 1 February 2015

Agreed - better to state all the bullets as questions.

The format is loosely based on the OERu course descriptions (see for example the OCL4Ed course description.)

I removed the question about course structure - its too early in the design phase to respond meaningfully to the course structure. Drawing on my own experience, I typically give more thought to structure during the outline phase.

The "What's involved?" question is a bit ambiguous. Its intention is to give an overview of the mode of delivery and learning effort. For example: Learners will participate in a two-week open online course sharing experiences using social media technologies. Learners taking the course for academic credit will then prepare their final assignment for assessment.

Mackiwg (talk)22:21, 1 February 2015
 

Edit for third sentence

The third sentence in the first section needs revision to make it a sentence. I'm not completely sure the intent, so I'm leaving a comment here for consideration.

"Early and frequent releases of key steps in the process, creating a tight feedback loop among course designers, developers, prospective learners and OERu partner institutions."
Alison Snieckus (talk)00:18, 29 January 2015

I have revised as follows:

"Early and frequent releases of key steps in the design process will facilitate feedback loops and opportunities for peer review among course designers, developers, prospective learners and OERu partner institutions."
Mackiwg (talk)21:45, 1 February 2015

Looks good -- DONE.

Alison

Alison Snieckus (talk)22:02, 1 February 2015
 
 

Edit for fourth sentence

The fourth sentence in the first section could use a bit of streamlining. I'm unclear about how the phrases at the end go together.

"The open development model aims to maximise future reuse and remix by encouraging inputs during the design phase to avoid duplication of effort to tweak courses for reuse in different contexts."
Alison Snieckus (talk)00:21, 29 January 2015

I've clarified as follows (breaking into two sentences):

"The open development model aims to maximise future reuse and remix. Encouraging inputs during the initial design phases can highlight potential reuse contexts which can be used to inform the structure and format of learning resources to reduce the remix effort required for future reuse scenarios."

Feel free to tweak and improve.

Mackiwg (talk)21:55, 1 February 2015
 

Feedback on the OERu workflow

Please post your feedback on the OERu workflow by clicking on the reply link below.

Mackiwg (talk)06:27, 15 August 2014

Suggestions for the graphic flow chart:

  • Design-Milestone Finalise blueprint —> Change to —> Complete initial blueprint
  • Do we want Open Development to suggest feedback loops as noted in the text above?
Idevries (talk)21:19, 20 August 2014

Hi Irwin,

Thanks. Good point, will change to "initial blueprint" or something that will fit in the graphic. Will have a play to suggest feedback loops in the graphic, but as you know - my visual design talents are limted ;-)

Mackiwg (talk)03:15, 23 August 2014