woensdag 15 februari 2012

Open content -->> learning communities -->> student Success

Project kaleidoscope -->> zie vooral ook: http://www.project-kaleidoscope.org/
Hier is al een hoop te vinden :))))

The Kaleidoscope Project brings together eight colleges serving predominantly at-risk students to create course designs using OER. The project partners improve student success by eliminating textbook costs as an obstacle for low-income students. OER also allow faculty to improve Kaleidoscope course designs based on learning results. This session will focus on Kaleidoscope learning communities. The communities, composed of cross-institutional faculty teams, share approaches, expertise, and learning results to create and improve course designs. The communities have reduced barriers to adopting new technologies and approaches. We will share experiences and results and engage participants to share experiences, challenges, and opportunities.
Learning Objectives:
- Use faculty learning communities as an approach to support adoption of new technologies and pedagogical approaches
- Understand a model for cross-institutional evaluation of learning results that allows for cross-institutional sharing and collaboration
- Evaluate participation in the Kaleidoscope Project as an approach to address the needs of at-risk students

The goal
- student-outcome-centered course designs -->> asked faculty from the various partners to participate, starting from the material they used already
- using best of OER
- with common assessments
- deliver, analyze, improve, share

Student ratings of quality of the created/chosen open texts:
Worse 3%, same 56%, better 41%

students preference for Kaleidoscoop content: very 90% !!

Assessment results increased from 90% to even 141%

Realize cross-institutional collaboration and sharing of learning content en insights
1) modular approach
2) align to learning outcomes (so focus on: what is in it for students)
3) use common summative assessments

Engaging faculty:
Share experiences and specially share the teachers profit!
100% from faculty involved want to continue collaboration
100% from faculty uses the developed OER. They were part in de development. It was nog developed by a small group of others. They were not forced to use it ....
The fact that it was profitable for themselves as well as for there students (results increased) helped a lot!

Birthing Learning communities:
1) cross-discipline communities are powerfull
2) sheared -experiences: deeper connections, accelerated result but wasn't required
3) sharing found a cadence

- face to face meeting as as starting point and in between was very inspiring and helped but they learned that it was not necessary. Virtual collaboration was for most faculty in the project rather natural and was enough to create OER together and even becoming friends.

- Basic in learning communities: it is all about learning amongst each other the right questions !!!! And finding the answers together!

Guiding principle: there is no guidance!!

Zie ook http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/2055.

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