Capability maturity models
Your connection between capability maturity models and wikis is serendipitous. I'm planning to launch a big project in the Pacific region in our new budget year drawing on the eLearning Maturity Model. This model is available under a CC-BY-SA license.
- Do you think this model could be adapted/refined for the wiki enviroment?
- If so -- what sort of refinements would you envisage based on your research on quality in Wikis?
Thanks for the link to your research on quality in wikis :-)
Yes, I do think the eMM could be applied to wikis. I do think we should review the whole to see how it could be used. I believe the eMM project is focused upon the maturity of existing geographically based institutions. The OER based wiki is somewhat different. So I believe a review would be good... I think the refinements would be aligned with what mediawiki has been doing with their quality initiatives. Where some of the quality assessment is automated based on reputation of the author, frequency of edits, revisions, etc... I believe what we will come up with is something of a hybrid of maturity models, eMM, mediawiki efforts, historyflow, information quality, education quality, etc... I think the team who is going to take this on would have to do a fair bit of background reading so we can create a lively and creative discussion.
We need to refine and build a hybrid maturity model that suites our needs and takes into account the unique characteristics of a self organizing system. WE also need to take into account the differences between WMF projects and our initiative. At a crude level, developing an encyclopedia article is different from developing teaching materials that are intended for use in both formal and informal educational settings.
See my comments earlier about WE being an "organisation".
Peter appreciate your inputs and expertise -- I have a sense that WE may become a world leader in maturity models for open OER authoring environments <smile>
The E-Learning Maturity Model (eMM) provides a means by which institutions can assess and compare their capability to sustainably develop, deploy and support e-learning.
I think WikiEducator needs to think about its similarities and differences with "traditional" institutions that are moving into the eLearning arena. I think this is more the focus of the eMM. This does not mean that we can't take all that is good from eMM and "refine" it the WikiEducator.