The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
Design, development and evaluation of collaboratively developed Open Educational Resources for the post-primary classroom
Marcus-Quinn, Ann E.

PublishedApril 2012
Type of workconference paper and poster
PeriodicalPages 1-5; 1
CountryIreland, United Kingdom, Europe

ABSTRACT
Despite the attempts to integrate ICT across the curriculum of all post-primary education systems in the developed world there remains low levels of use. One of the major reasons for this low level of use is the availability of curriculum relevant software. In recent years the availability of high quality authoring tools has provided opportunities for the low-cost development of highly reusable curricular relevant materials. The increasing use of educational repositories can now facilitate the wide-scale distribution of these resources. This has the potential to radically reconceptualise use of ICT across the curriculum in Irish schools, particularly in the humanities, an area that has not traditionally incorporated ICT.
The research aimed to develop curricular specific courseware for the teaching of poetry at Junior Certificate level in Irish post-primary schools. It aimed to capture the collaborative design and development process used in the development of the courseware and describe and evaluate the implementation of the resource by teachers in different educational contexts.
The research employed a case study approach as it was seen as the most suitable methodological approach to capture the richness of the design and implementation of the resource. The resource was developed in collaboration with six practicing teachers and implemented in three different schools in very different classroom settings. Through the use of semi-structured teachers' interviews, student questionnaires and classroom observations the research methodology employed aimed to capture the richness of the experience from the participants’ perspective.
The research found that despite low levels of ICT use in schools the participating teachers were enthusiastic users of the resource. While it was evident that the students had limited experience of using ICT in schools they nonetheless enjoyed the experience and appeared to benefit from use of the resource. The research also found that the resource was highly reusable and was interpreted and used by teachers in different ways to best suit their needs and the needs of their students.
The findings of this research suggest that the framework used in the collaborative development of the resource has enhanced the reusable nature of the object and that future resources should employ a similar collaborative approach. The research also suggests that the reusability of the resource is dependent of the curricular and pedagogical coherence of the learning object. The research raises a number of issues for the development of such tailor-made solutions and highlights opportunities for future developers.

Keywords case study · K-12 · OER research · poetry

Published atCambridge
Languageen
RefereedYes
Rightsby/3.0
URLhttp://www.ucel.ac.uk/oer12/abstracts/229.html
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
Design, Development and Evaluation of Collaboratively Developed OER for the post-primary classroom - Ann Marcus-Quinn.pdf · 155.4KB9 downloads
poster Design, Development, and Evaluation of Collaboratively Developed Open Educational Resources for the Post-Primary Classroom.pdf · 81.5KB33 downloads



Viewed by 15 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

Collaborative development of open educational resources for open and distance learning, commissioned HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources Case Study: Pedagogical development from OER practice
Lane, Andy
Open and distance learning (ODL) is mostly characterised by the up front development of self-study educational resources that have to be paid for over time through use with larger student cohorts (typically in the ...
Match: case study; OER research; United Kingdom; Europe

The development of MOOCs: Irish country report
Costello, Eamon; Brown, Mark; HOME Project; European Association for Distance Teaching Universities
This paper summarises the Irish response to the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) movement through integrating a number of data sources, including the findings from a recent institutional survey. In reflecting on the ...
Match: case study; Ireland; Europe

Specific features of development and use of innovation training programs in art and architecture at Open CourseWare
Topchiy, Irina
The special features of the Open Training Courses (OTC) at Moscow Architecture Institute (MArKHI) were determined both by tradition and the current state of Russian architecture education. Active suppliers of the OTC ...
Match: case study; OER research; United Kingdom; Europe

The PARiS project: Mobile learning
Tenney, Julian; Stapleton, Steven
Mobile Xerte is a new addition to the award-winning Xerte Project's suite of tools. Mobile Xerte is built around the concept of ‘learning spaces’, or collections of open resources that can be subscribed to using the ...
Match: case study; OER research; United Kingdom; Europe

Pedagogical framing of OER - The case of language teaching
Bradley, Linda; Vigmo, Sylvi
This study investigates what characterises teachers’ pedagogical design of OER, and potential affordances and constraints in pedagogical design in an open education practice, when contributing to a Swedish repository ...
Match: case study; OER research; Europe

Output 12 SCORE2020: Business models for regional support centres
SCORE2020
The SCORE2020 project focused on (regional) support structures in the development and delivery of Open Education and especially of MOOCs. In total, thirteen intellectual outputs are ...
Match: case study; Ireland; Europe

New spaces, new tools, new roles: two case studies on the impact of open educational resources
Ferreira, Giselle
This paper reports on two case-studies on the impact of Open Educational Resources taken from an investigation carried out on OpenLearn, the UK Open University Open Content Initiative funded by the Flora and Hewlett ...
Match: case study; United Kingdom; Europe

OER as a scholarly activity within staff development accredited courses
Browne, Tom
Tom's project ran from 1st  August  2010  until  the  30th  June  2011,  the  aim  of  the  project  was  to   embed  OER  into  early  career  staff  development  his  original  plan  is ...
Match: case study; United Kingdom; Europe

Open engagement through open media, commissioned HEA/JISC Open Educational Resources Case Study: Pedagogical development from OER practice
Lane, Andy; Law, Andrew
This case study outlines and characterises the broad range of public engagement activities using media technologies undertaken by The Open University (OU) and in particular draws out how both open access and open ...
Match: case study; United Kingdom; Europe

Output 7 SCORE2020 : Policy arguments for MOOC and open online education
SCORE2020
The SCORE2020 project focused on (regional) support structures in the development and delivery of Open Education and especially of MOOCs. In total, thirteen intellectual outputs are ...
Match: Ireland; United Kingdom; Europe