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Reflexive task 3: Developing the cascade framework

Page history last edited by Richard Pountney 9 years, 1 month ago

This reflexive task is designed to aid the cascade project partners with developing a "rough and ready" version of cascade framework.

 

C-SAP OER2 cascade project reflexive partner task: 

For an overview of current approaches to developing the cascade framework, see a recently published blog post which attempts to provide a summary, there is also a mindmap which functions as the first attempt at developing a cascade schema on the basis of our conversations at recent project meeting.

 

Your task is to add to these discussions by developing a schema of your own. Feel free to use mindmaps, some good online tools are mindmeister or freemind, but good old pen and paper will do as well, provided you scan the image and upload it to your page on the project wiki. Also, feel free to experiment with Open University tools on concept mapping, Compendium and Cohere. If you are unsure how to visually represent the cascade, feel free to use bullet points (my mind map is actually a set of revised bullet points actually). After you add your cascade schema to the wiki, if possible, please provide some annotations so that it is meaningful for your colleagues. The annotations could be in the form of an audio commentary - please provide a transcript if you decide to that! One option to consider voicethread; here’s an example of using voicethread in the context of the pilot project.

You might find the following prompts useful when you map out your understanding of the cascade framework.

 

Reflexive prompts

To start with, we have identified the following elements as relevant to the emerging cascade framework (see also the mindmap):

-          Influences from the pilot phase

-          Being cascaded to/cascading

-          Student engagement

-          OER-related expertise

-          Contributions from partners

Are all of the above essential to your understanding of the emerging cascade framework? What else should be included?

As you will see from the overview of other cascade projects posted on our blog, there is an emphasis on adapting the cascade framework to the particular context of a specific institution/ discipline– are there any other contexts that should be taken into account?

Given unlimited resources, which stakeholders should be involved in the development of the cascade framework – our focus is on student engagement but maybe we should we go beyond just academic staff and students?

What elements should the cascade framework include to make it sustainable once the projects are over and the funding is removed?

 

For an overview of current approaches to developing the cascade framework, see a recently published blog post which attempts to provide a summary, there is also a mindmap which functions as the first attempt at developing a cascade schema on the basis of our conversations at recent project meeting.

Your task is to add to these discussions by developing a schema of your own by 15th March 2011. There will be a follow-up to this task in the form of phone catch-up conversations with the project team at the end of March.

 

Feel free to use mindmaps, some good online tools are mindmeister or freemind, but good old pen and paper will do as well, provided you scan the image and upload it to your page on the project wiki. Also, feel free to experiment with Open University tools on concept mapping, Compendium and Cohere. If you are unsure how to visually represent the cascade, feel free to use bullet points (my mind map is actually a set of revised bullet points actually). After you add your cascade schema to the wiki, if possible, please provide some annotations so that it is meaningful for your colleagues. The annotations could be in the form of an audio commentary - please provide a transcript if you decide to that! One option to consider voicethread; here’s an example of using voicethread in the context of the pilot project.

You might find the following prompts useful when you map out your understanding of the cascade framework.

 

Reflexive prompts

To start with, we have identified the following elements as relevant to the emerging cascade framework (see also the mindmap):

 

 

  1. Influences from the pilot phase
  2. Being cascaded to/cascading
  3. Student engagement
  4. OER-related expertise
  5. Contributions from partners

 

  • Are all of the above essential to your understanding of the emerging cascade framework? What else should be included?
  • As you will see from the overview of other cascade projects posted on our blog, there is an emphasis on adapting the cascade framework to the particular context of a specific institution/ discipline– are there any other contexts that should be taken into account?
  • Given unlimited resources, which stakeholders should be involved in the development of the cascade framework – our focus is on student engagement but maybe we should we go beyond just academic staff and students?
  • What elements should the cascade framework include to make it sustainable once the projects are over and the funding is removed? 

 

Comments (1)

Anna Gruszczynska said

at 2:31 pm on Aug 4, 2011

note to self - might have to replace those with the versions posted on slideshare and then attach any outputs?

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