Design meeting 7 may 08

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Last edit: 18:28, 11 May 2008

how can files from wikibooks be converted to a SVG format- designed in a template (?)

Get a copy of Inkscape (free software) and do a couple of tests exporting/importing source files of the images into Inkscape so we can scope the implications. --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)

COL: would like to see a) keep original version in wikibooks - copy in wikiEd for modifications - can migrate back into wikibooks. Develop in parallel. eg learning activity using parts of the book - discrete units.

core material - library of learning activities could be created for different contexts.

  • How to structure this to facilitate multiple uses?

wikied now has worksheets and test yourselves. Ruth gets students to edit the worksheets - ruth changes them in class - edits and adds, changes the emphasis.

has quizzes on Blackboard and powerpoints.

changes to digital copyright laws in NZ will not apply to teachers outside NZ. eg. taking images off the Internet and taking copyright information with the image.

may need support to get someone to search out open images for use in the presentations.

  • how to import updated wikied version into wikibooks?

where to from here?

  • do we strip the content to the core and add contextualisation - embellishments.
  • Needs to firstly meet needs of promary audience - NZ vet nurses.
  • establish a goal for the project.
  • Funding for initial development.
  • what Ruth would like to happen - "would like the course to be more interactive - content eg. click on glossary - audio, (cell terminology particularly complex) each section interactive esp for distance students. content interspersed with interactive activities.

- read word, get to hear it, definition, use the word - worksheet, quizzes, animations - labels,

Pretty easy to do in WE -- see for example the audio inserts in the Newbie tutorials on WE. --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  • students like colouring in.
SVG graphics designed for students to colour in can work here --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Ruth sometimes uses crosswords, word finds
There is a crossword template in Wikipedia which we could hack for WE -- lets explore --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  • drawing colouring programmes online?
mmmm -- need to think here, if we provide the svg formats online -- student could download the source files and colour in using free software. --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  • keep activities simple
  • whole course - need to redesign it to make it fun and light.
  • begin with one module eg. chemistry, cell
  • analyse with each module how to make it more interactive e.g. audio exercise and link to a diagram in some way. rearrange text and labels.
Good idea -- perfectly doable
  • re-examine each diagram - use as is or change eg. add more animation.
animation will be difficult in the first iteration -- however there are a couple of neat tricks we can consider using more traditional approaches of DE design --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
We can also link to existing animations so need some resourcing for someone to search for these. We have some already used in other A & P courses - human - some of which will be applicable. --bron 05:28, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Fee will write up the beginnings of a plan
and a good plan it will be :-)
  • Take cell module and eg skin module and use in the scope - redesign and see how easy it is to create a model for generic material and another which needs specific examples.
  • or do we focus on A & P of animals only?
  • send fiona access to Blackboard
Have fun Fee -- I don't use non-free software <smile> --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Have done this via email. --bron 05:28, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Make it flexible so that people can adapt it to their own uses.
Ditto --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Project focuses on building on teaching around a textbook.
  • Student providing each other feedback, seen on Blackboard forum.
This sounds interesting ... --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Need to build in better communication strategies especially for distance students who currently get no feedback online from instructors apart from email - all individual responses so no record of responses and must add to workload having to answer same questions all the time - also interaction occurs in block courses. No structured class group activities in between block courses. --bron 05:28, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Use the discussion page on wikieducator.
  • Come up with tools that make creating a work sheet much easier. Empty templates for people to use, teachers to put their individual slant on. User friendly approach.
I have a couple of ideas here given recent advances in our Wiki ==> pdf functionaltiy
  • COL project focuses on building teaching and learning activities/models to get students to engage to a text.
Yip! Always on the search for evolving pedagogy - -this builds on Otago's foundations of the activity approach --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Polytech will develop a (human) text so that this project can develop worksheets that point to both animals and human text.
mmmm sounds very interesting
Priority has to be this project in terms of time of content expert which is limited. --bron 05:28, 11 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Make this a communication campaign.
COL can help here --Wayne Mackintosh 05:41, 7 May 2008 (UTC)
Bronwynh (talk)11:44, 7 May 2008

Hi Bronwyn --

Just a very brief response -- looks like the team had a very productive discussion.

I can't wait to join discussions and add thoughts and ideas. I've added a few impulsive comments above <smile>.

I think we should play around with a format in the wiki that will help us collaborate on this excellent brainstorm list.

An exciting project....


Mackiwg (talk)18:11, 7 May 2008

Yes Wayne it was a very productive meeting - your suggestions are very helpful and we will have lots of fun being creative.

Bronwynh (talk)17:51, 11 May 2008