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Web Tools for Creating Learning Resources

Reuse the material shared on the web to create your own

This task is finished when you have posted a link to your learning resource in the CNT challenge and at least one peer participant has posted a comment with approval (Add your post HERE!).  A learning resource specifies the target audience and the function is to model, demonstrate, help us practice or help us reflect.   

As a bonus assignment you are encouraged to grade the resource from 1-5 based on: 

A. Autonomy (each entity in a network governs itself) 

B. Diversity (entities in a network can have distinct & unique states) 

C. Openness (membership in the network is fluid & the network receives external input) 

D. Interaction ('knowledge' in the network is derived through a process of interactivity, rather than through a process of propagating the properties of one entity to other entities)

(Source: ‘Principles of Effective Design’ for Networked Learning, Stephen Downes)

 Post your task HERE! and mark 'Yes, I'm done'

Facilitators note: The webzine (intended to demonstrate Networked Learning) called Educator Prophet is made with Issuu viewer.  The idea is that the reader (targeted to educators) can choose content by flicking through the pages (Autonomy), different perspectives are present (Diversity), there is no login and it can be downloaded as a PDF file (Openness) and the reader can follow up on links and zoom in on the models (Interaction).

Task Discussion

  • Jonas Backelin   April 30, 2012, 2:16 p.m.

    To facilitate our P2PU course, I'm going to demonstrate how I use the Web Tool WikiEducator to create Learning Resources (This is only for demonstration purposes and I encourage you to choose your own Web Tool).   WikiEducator is an international community of educators collecting and developing open education resources that can be freely reused and remixed. It is currently built on the robust, scalable, and widely-deployed MediaWiki software.  The use of instructional devices (Objectives, Case studies, Reading Activities etc.) from the 'e-learning XHTML editor' (eXe) can be used as microformats in the Mediawiki software.  “As the technology associated with learning objects matures, the vision of reusable content, inter-operability and scalability becomes more important”

    One category of resources suggested by the community is a toolkit.  This involves a collection of "tools", resources and guidelines to accomplish a specific task or project. It is more comprehensive than a guidebook, because it contains the "tools" required for the task.  

    I'm going to use these Key Planning Questions for Planning a Learning Resource:

    Step 1: Describe your learners -- who is the target audience for your teaching resource?

    Step 2: Specify what your teaching resource will teach -- what should the learners be able to do after studying or working with your teaching resource?

    Step 3: Identify and describe the characteristics of your resource  -- do the learners need a tutorial, or a workshop or a study-guide?