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Project On Hold004:23, 22 October 2008
Otago's expression of interest308:43, 15 September 2008
Expression of Interest: CCNC Multimedia Components108:32, 15 September 2008
CCNC Bounty Awards510:28, 12 September 2008
Expression of Interest: CCNC Module 4301:21, 18 August 2008
An example Multimedia Storyboard400:59, 26 June 2008
Expression of Interest - CCNC Multimedia501:58, 23 June 2008

Project On Hold


I am very happy to see you have put this project on hold. It had no forward motion and no queries regarding the lack of forward motion. I don't believe people ever truely committed to the project. I believe we were stuck in getting the contracts out (Maybe I should have taken more responsibility here). I am increasingly curious as to where the whole CCNC will go within WE, As I see it as important project (Particularly with OpenOffice 3.0 being released), yet the project never seemed to be driven by a single individual or passionate group. I believe a candid debrief of the whole CCNC project could be an interesting learning experience for those who manage OER projects... Even a comparison with the OER Handbook project... I believe your statement that larger sized OER development projects require a "benevolent dictator for life" (, or for, at least, the life of the project... I know I have a number of lessons learned from this project that I would like to write about. What are your thoughts on; 1) debriefing this CCNC MM project, 2) the CCNC project as a whole and 3) creating a candid lessons learned page...

Sincerely, Peter

Prawstho (talk)04:23, 22 October 2008

Otago's expression of interest

Hello Pankaj, Sanjaya, Wayne and Peter. This is just a note to say that I will be preparing a bid from Otago Polytechnic. I should have all the details in here within the next few days.

Leighblackall (talk)22:45, 23 June 2008
Edited by 2 users.
Last edit: 08:43, 15 September 2008

I wanted to get this draft submission up in time for possible suggestions and feedback, and to share our thinking with Sanjaya's team. It could be that this is not quite what the CCNC developers are looking for too, in which case I hope we'll get an indication in time for us to tweak what is here in this draft:

DRAFT submission[edit]

A team at Otago Polytechnic makes a submission to develop 2 multi media objects for each of the 7 Modules of the Commonwealth Computer Navigators Certificate. Otago Polytechnic has extensive experience in producing instructional videos, examples include:

  1. Chainsaw maintenance videos
  2. Fruit tree pruning videos
  3. Maintain small engines and hand tools videos
  4. School of business videos
  5. Otago Polytechnic marketing videos (Link TBA)


Our treatment for developing 2 objects for each module will include:

  1. Up to 3 minute video that introduces each module, with edited graphics and audio sensitively designed to stimulate interest in the subject matter, provide a general overview of the content, and motivate users to engage with the learning objectives and outcomes.
  2. A series of short and simple videos that demonstrate the key topics in each module. These videos will collectively come to around 5 minutes in total and will be designed each with cognitive load theories foremost in mind (ie, short and simple). 

The scripts for both the intro and short videos will be developed based on the stated outcomes in each module topic. Where there are more outcomes than would be possible for a short video to cover - such as some topics in modules 4 and 5, the script will write generally and videos will touch on key aspects of each topic module.With regard to audio visual script, it is important that it be possible to use either video (and extracted images) or the audio independently from one another. Ie. A user will be able to play the audio alone and still be able to grasp what is being demonstrated in the video. Also, the video (and extracted images) will be able to be used without the audio. This is a key aspect to the accessibility of the productions, as it can be delivered in ways that serve the needs of people on low bandwidth or other barriers to running multi media. It also provides end users with options and flexibility of use; and it gives people with hearing or seeing difficulties equal access to the information.Both the intro videos and the series of short videos will include:

  1. Original video in AVI as well as compressed versions in MP4 and Ogg Theora at 320x240.
  2. Extracted audio file in WAV, MP3 and Ogg.
  3. A series of JPEGs extracted from the videos at key points in the demonstrations.
  4. Transcription text of the audio.
Confirmed --Wayne Mackintosh 19:41, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Example scripts[edit]

Module 1[edit]

Intro video 2:00

  • Narrator welcomes the viewer and then walks into room with computers. 30sec
  • Narrator talks about the importance of computers in everyday life with footage interspersed. 1min
  • Narrator overviews the topic areas of module 1 interspersed with footage from the short videos. 1min 30sec

Hardware 00:55

  • Frame starts with close up of a narrator with open computer (and perifials) ready to talk about hardware parts. 5sec
  • Close up tracks each part and holds frame for one second on each part. 50sec
  • Mention health and safety at every opportunity

Software 00:25

  • Frame starts mid/close up of narrator preparing to operate computer software. 5sec
  • Mention health and safety at every opportunity
  • Fade into screen recording with narrator's voice explaining software. 20sec

Information Networks 00:30

  • Frame starts with mid/close up of narrator with a network hub explaining information networks. 10sec
  • Follow narrator into a dedicated network hub room to show scale differences. 5sec
  • Follow narrator into a computer lab with users gaming, telephoning, using the Internet. 15sec
  • Edit in footage of the various hardware that makes networking possible

Module 2[edit]

Intro video 03:00

  • Frame starts mid/close up of narrator standing beside typical personal computing set ups (include laptop)
  • Narrator speaks about uses of personal computers and the importance of being able to manage files on them
  • Fade in and out of close up tracks for aspect of what narrator talks about. Include screen footage where needed
  • Mention health and safety at every opportunity

Computer Environment 1:05

  • Frame starts with close up of a narrator with open computer (and perifials) introducing what will be covered in the computing environment topic. 10sec
  • Demonstrates starting a computer and explains the process of start up. 15sec
  • Demonstrates viewing CPU details, where programmes are accessed and where to manage installing and uninstall programmes. 15sec
  • Demonstrates locating a text editor, opening it and its initial use. 15sec
  • Frame ends with close up of a narrator summarising what was covered. 10sec.

Desktop 1:00

  • Frame starts with close up of a narrator with open computer started and introducing what will be covered in the desktop topic. 10sec
  • Explains significant icons on the desktop and briefly demonstrates how to work with icons. 15sec
  • Explains the different parts of a window. 10sec
  • Demonstrates how to work on different desktops simultaneously. 15sec
  • Frame ends with close up of a narrator summarising what was covered 10sec
Note: -- Ensure that we use Ubuntu GNU/Linux and the Gnome desktop, for the vignette. Design support transcript and development so that its easy for another contributor to remix for other desktops, eg. KDE --Wayne Mackintosh 19:41, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Managing files 1:30

  • Frame starts with close up of a narrator with open computer started and introducing what will be covered in the managing files topic. 10sec
  • Demonstrates how an operating system shows drives, files, in a hierarchical structure. 15 sec
  • Demonstrates how to navigate to a folder and file on a drive. 15sec
  • Explains common file types. 15 sec
  • Demonstrates the Find tool to locate a file, directory and folder. 10 sec
  • Demonstrates how to compress files and extract them when required. 15sec
  • Frame ends with close up of a narrator summarising what was covered 10sec

Viruses 00:50

  • Frame starts with close up of a narrator with open computer started and introducing what will be covered in the viruses topic. 5sec
  • Explains what a virus is and what the effects of a virus might be. 20sec
  • Demonstrates using virus scanning applications. 20sec
  • Frame ends with close up of a narrator summarising what was covered 5sec
Note: be sure to check the ICDL curriculum re treatment of virus and contextualised for the GNU/Linux OS. --Wayne Mackintosh 19:43, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Print management 00:45

  • Frame starts with close up of a narrator with open computer started and printer in frame, introducing what will be covered in the print management topic. 10sec
  • Demonstrates how to change default printer from an installed printer list. 15sec
  • Demonstrates printing a document from a text editing application. 10sec
  • Frame ends with close up of a narrator summarising what was covered. 10sec
Leighblackall (talk)17:19, 25 June 2008


This is exactly what we were hoping for in way of an expression. And I like the idea of using treatments as the proposal tool. It has enough information to provide the gist of what the MM object will be, and yet doesn't take to much effort to complete.

I like your treatments. We have a couple other bidders so I am looking forward to what we cobble together. I'd rather get some good representation of contributors from across the WE community... There is a good chance we may extend the bounty through July as I know Wayne was going to meet up with some interested parties during PCF5...


Prawstho (talk)00:50, 26 June 2008

Great to hear that this is what you are looking for Peter. Of course, this treatment could be adopted and used by anyone, and it could turn out that there are people interested in the project who have the tools and economic context to take this quite far. ($1500 is a lot of money for some people, and not a lot for others if you know what I mean). The real detail would be in the scripting and editing, and that is more often than not sorted out in the doing.

Leighblackall (talk)14:28, 28 June 2008

Expression of Interest: CCNC Multimedia Components

Hi Wayne,

As discussed with you in PCF5, I am submitting this draft proposal as an expression of interest to develop some multimedia components for CCNC for your consideration and comments.

As you are aware I have been involved in developing multimedia courseware for last seven to eight years. A sample link is provided here for your reference please:

Digital Literacy

If approved, I will provide complete story board for all the five topics listed below in the format suggested by Peter.

Module Theme Duration Description Multimedia Component
Module 1 How a computer Works? 4 to 5 minutes An introduction to computer parts with animation showing how different parts work and process information combination of flash animation, audio and video with a quiz inbuilt for quick recap of concepts.
Module 2 Installing Ubuntu and other application software. 4 to 5 minutes Show the complete process of installation of Ubuntu operating system and other applications, with introduction to file management in Ubuntu environment combination of screen casting, flash animation, audio and video with a quiz inbuilt for quick recap of concepts.
Module 7 Network concepts. 4 to 5 minutes An introduction to network concepts, types, architecture etc. combination of flash animation, audio and video with a quiz inbuilt for quick recap of concepts.
Module 7 Installing Mozilla Firefox and Browsing the Web? 4 to 5 minutes Teach the process of installing and preparing the Mozilla Firefox for web browsing combination of screen casting, flash animation, audio and video with a quiz inbuilt for quick recap of concepts.
Module 7 Introduction to Search Engines and Search Strategy? 4 to 5 minutes An introduction to search engines and using Google, teach effective search strategies. combination of screen casting, flash animation, audio and video with a quiz inbuilt for quick recap of concepts.

Author: Uma Kanjilal

Ukanjilal (talk)06:12, 22 July 2008

Thoughts on TORs

  • Written audio transcript required -- so that community can record voice overs to accommodate for different accents around the Commonwealth;
  • Source FLA files must be made available under the GPL;
  • Recommend awarding these 5 bounties.

--Wayne Mackintosh 19:32, 14 September 2008 (UTC)

Mackiwg (talk)08:32, 15 September 2008

CCNC Bounty Awards

Hello Pankaj, Leigh, Uma and Vishal,

I published how I see the CCNC bounty awards being distributed. I thought it would be important to share the work among all those who expressed interest. I like how it is an international group with contribution coming from many places in the world.

I'd like to here from everyone about their thoughts in;

  1. how the bounties were awarded
  2. the idea of the bonus bounties
  3. there acceptance of the award
  4. if they believe the schedule will work
  5. How long it will take for their respective module treatments to be completed?

Once I receive confirmation of you participation I will formally request to Wayne about getting the required contract put together.

Thanks for all of your expressions of interest...

Prawstho (talk)17:10, 14 August 2008

Nice job Peter. I can see a well thought distribution. As on date, we are on the timeline and in the spirit we need to maintain this. I am also happy to have an important role in the project and would like to confirm my role as Reviewer for completeness. (Do I need to sign contract for this? (smile)).

It is an innovative thought of Bonus Bounties but we need to define further on this. First completion or first acceptable completion?
--Pankaj 09:09, 14 August 2008 (UTC)

Pankaj (talk)22:09, 14 August 2008

Thanks Pankaj,

Good questions. I think I will have to bounce these with Wayne. I know it was Wayne's suggestion to have you in more of a leadership role for these MM components. So I will check with him about how big of smile <smile>...

I think for the bonus bounty it should be first acceptable completion as I don't think it is a good idea to have people/groups starting one bounty before they have finished thier current bounties.

-- Peter Rawsthorne 12:06, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Prawstho (talk)01:06, 18 August 2008

Hi Peter,

Thanks for considering and accepting my EOI. The distribution of bounties have been well thought out giving full coverage of the concepts. The idea of bonus bounty is great. This will act as an incentive to finish the work fast.

I accept the award and plan to finish the work as per schedule.

I need some clarification before I proceed to work:

1. Do we need to follow some standard format?
2. What are the acceptable file formats?
3. Any limitation on file size?


Ukanjilal (talk)10:19, 16 August 2008


Thanks for the quick response and acceptance. I look forward to us all meeting the schedule, I still need to get some confirmation from others.

You questions for clarification are very relevant. This is how I will answer them. 1, 2 & 3. Our formats should be open <smile> but also we should not limit ourselves because open multimedia formats are not as mature as the closed ones. In other words I don't think I can answer all your questions I believe we need to ask the WE community these questions in context of what we are doing...

I am currently in Chiang Mai, Thailand and I am trying to figure out why I can't see google groups (I'm getting DNS errors, I wonder if my ISP is filtering domain names???). Once I figure out my problem I will post a question regarding formats, size, etc.

I'll forward a request to Wayne regarding the bounty contract.

-- Peter Rawsthorne 12:16, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Prawstho (talk)01:16, 18 August 2008

Hi Peter, sorry to have fallen out of the loop - one is I have not recieved alerts that the discussion has progressed. two is that the project appears to have developed a certain complexity that takes a while to get my head around. How will the end result be made consistant for end users? I see that each of us are considering different approaches, some are even considering using Flash.. I'm just wondering about consistency in the end, not to mention using commercial software to author OERs. I'll be happy to take on the bounties that my name is with although most of them I am not that skilled at myself. Virus management? Database and mail merge? Web2 no worries... looks like I have to learn some stuff by teaching some stuff here, which might risk impacting a little the extent to which I can achieve my ideas expressed in treatment drafts...

Leighblackall (talk)10:28, 12 September 2008

Expression of Interest: CCNC Module 4

Hi, I would like to express my interest to contribute on CCNC: Module 4. If selected, here is how I would like to proceed: (a) create scripts from the existing notes (edit/adapt where applicatble); (b) create screencast of all or major features to be demostrated for the course module; (c) include, in the screencast, audio and/or text to support the demonstration where applicable.


Vroopun (talk)00:33, 27 June 2008


Thanks for this expression. For us to assess your expression we would require further detail. It would be very helpful if you could create a treatment for each of the multimedia objects you would like to develop for Module 4. Use this as an example treatment ( or look further in this discussion for what Leigh has put together with Otago...

If you could also enhance your profile to speak to these bounty requests; - Person specification - Requirements for submitting an expression of interest

Again, thanks for your expression and adding this detail will allow us a better sense of what you are intending on doing for Module 4.

Sincerely, Peter

Prawstho (talk)10:54, 28 June 2008

Peter, I have worked out a draft which is about 4.7 mb, .swf format. I can't upload it, is it not the upload limit 5 mb ?

see development plan

Thanks for help.

Vroopun (talk)23:03, 15 August 2008


Thanks for your acceptance of the bounty. I will forward this information to Wayne to have the contract put in place.

Now that we are beginning to actually build multimedia content for the CCNC we have some questions to answer (see Uma's posting and my reply from 15 August;

I Look forward to working with you.

-- Peter Rawsthorne 12:21, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Prawstho (talk)01:21, 18 August 2008

An example Multimedia Storyboard

Hello everyone,

I created some storyboard guidelines; Let me know what you think, how these could be improved. Any feedback on the example storyboard would be appreciated, it is for Module 3 - Writer

Prawstho (talk)15:40, 23 June 2008

Hi Peter,

Click! I now see where the storyboard guidelines fit. For me, I have had 2 different experiences with the use of storyboarding. The first was in the production of films, the 2nd was for instructional designs. Personally, I prefer the film production process for its relative simplicity. It involves 3 stages of preparation - the treatment, then the script and finally the storyboard. When the storyboard happens, it is simply a comic strip with a frame of descriptive text. Anything needing more complicated description is written up in the script and treatment.

I think what you have here is a combination of the instructional designer and film maker storyboard. The cell that you have for icons.. I think it should be more dominant, and should be used to illustrate the story more (rather than iconise it). To demonstrate this, I think it would be a matter of drawing the story frame and replacing the icon with the scan of the drawing.

Leighblackall (talk)22:35, 23 June 2008

Great feedback Leigh,

After reading over the treatment concept ( I believe what we should be after for short multimedia based OERs is more of a treatment. I actually see what I have done here to be more of a treatment that a storyboard. I see the treatment a quicker solution to putting the concept "to paper". And given the ease of creating short multimedia objects I don't know if a storyboard is necessary. What do you do when you create a screencast? I could see storyboards important for longer multimedia works.

Prawstho (talk)01:55, 24 June 2008

Hi Peter! I dunno why, but my so called watch didn't email alert me to your message.. do you keep track of conversations through alerts? or some other way? I'm here to post my first draft for our bid.

What do I do when creating screencasts? Exactly nothing :) but that's because I am riding the breath of fresh air that things like Youtube have afforded us with perceptions of quality :) Its a bit like what pocket digital cameras have done for each of us in terms of photography. We are ready and able to capture so many more moments than we were with film SLRs! I think of on the fly screen recordings the same way. The more the better - someone, somewhere, eventually will get it right.

As for more professional productions, such as the one for this bounty.. I think a treatment is necessary in terms of bidding and proposing (see what I am about to post), as well as useful for getting a team of more than one on the same page in terms of what is being created. I think a story board is a good process to go through for the same reasons, as well as just preparing and making sure you haven't over looked something.

But all this needs to be put into perspective with the types of budgets we are working with. For $1500 would I be better cranking out 150 on the fly screen recordings, or careful constructing 5 with a team of 3 or 4?

Leighblackall (talk)17:17, 25 June 2008


I find the configuration of WE a little inconsistent. sometimes I get alerted, sometimes I don't. Unfortunately, mostly I don't. I find the LQ threads environment to much of a Beta... I usually just monitor my current projects for messages. This lack of good messaging will bite back sometime soon. We'll miss something big and it will force a rethink...

I agree with your screencasting position.

Yes, putting things into perspective is helpful. And yes a $1500 bounty can go different distances in different situations. I'm hoping this CCNC bounty will produce a few exemplary MM OERs...


Prawstho (talk)00:59, 26 June 2008

Expression of Interest - CCNC Multimedia


This to submit our initial interest in developing Multimedia, atleast for three modules, and can think of increasing it to more. We are working on the proposal. Can we get timelines?

Pankaj and Sanjaya

Pankaj (talk)23:05, 21 April 2008

Pankaj and Sanjaya,

We met last summer at the CCNC workshop. Wayne and I spoke today regarding this multimedia bounty and he wanted me to let you know we have a few items to get lined up before we start following up on this expression of interest. I'm looking forward to working with you both.


Prawstho (talk)12:20, 2 May 2008

Hi Peter,

It is OK. We both have already started thinking in the direction and will let you and wayne know when we are through with the script development thought process. We can wait for finalization of other logistic aspects.

Pankaj (talk)22:00, 3 May 2008

Greetings Pankaj

My apology for the delay on getting back to you. The schedule has been posted.

Key dates:

  • Submission of proposals - 1 July 2008
  • Completion of multimedia projects - 31 October 2008.


Mackiwg (talk)06:57, 11 May 2008

I saw your message and took some time to discuss with Sanjaya on the development strategies. Keeping the PCF5 dates upfront, I think we can extend the timelines for submission of proposal till our meeting at London. We need to have more deliberations on this for quality work.

Pankaj (talk)00:07, 14 June 2008


Looks like you will be talking with Wayne regarding this during PCF5. I look forward to the results. Cheers...

Prawstho (talk)01:58, 23 June 2008