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List of jobs for core team mapped onto work packages

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Provisional list of jobs mapped onto work packages (as identified in the project bid Digital Futures project bid.pdf). For an overview of the next twelve months please see overview of the next 12 months.draft.8Nov2011.doc

Please note that a new workpackage WP11:Explore understandings of digital literacy/creativity in the context of open education has been added. Work package 1 and 2 (project initiation/project management) are primarily the responsibility of Anna and project assistant once appointed, so not mentioned here as the table below is for members of the core team.

 

The workpackages are now being revised for the purposes of revised project plan required by JISC so this document is work in progress; time estimates etc. are indicative and subject to change. Feedback is strongly encouraged!

 

Description of task

Output

Indicative time commitment

Person responsible

(WP3) Scoping of existing resources and needs analysis

Develop curriculum framework for the open textbook and invite feedback, based on reflexive and iterative process and needs analysis and scoping of existing provision of content 

Scope lessons learnt from previous two phases of OER programme

Provide an overview of lessons learnt from OER programme which are of relevance to the project, post the overview to the wiki and put together a blog post

0.5 day

 

Scope existing initiatives of relevance to digital literacy

Map existing resources e.g. departmental initiatives

or relevant e-learning projects (JISC digital literacies etc.); engage project partners in the scoping process– post summary to the wiki and release relevant results of the scoping exercise as an open resource (fact sheet on slideshare or any other appropriate format – could be a mindmap, voicethread etc.)

1 day

 

Scope existing initiatives of relevance to open textbook

Map existing resources, initiatives etc. (if possible, engaging project partners in that process)– post summary to the wiki and release relevant results of the scoping exercise as an open resource (fact sheet on slideshare or any other appropriate format – could be a mindmap, voicethread etc.)

1 day

 

Identify synergies with ILF

Write a report for the wiki and/or a blog post outlining the scope of the project, lessons learnt regarding DL in school context and synergies with OER3 project

0.25 day

 

(WP4) Collaboration with PGCE  students/tutors

Work with PGCE tutors/students to identify resources to be repurposed/created to form part of the open textbook which focuses on digital literacies in the context of teacher training and professional practice. This will be a collaborative and reflexive process, with ample support from the core project team

Liaise with PGCE tutors – initial briefing, scope of responsibilities etc.                                   

Meet with tutors and brief them on the OER3 project; work with tutors to identify students who will contribute to the project

Post a brief report on the wiki outlining current approaches to DL, potential training needs and scope of contribution of tutors and their students to the project

0.25 day/visit; 4 visits altogether

 

 

Communicate with the students and outline roles/responsibilities                                   

Design tasks for the students; create a platform for their contributions (a separate wiki? to be decided), answer student queries, offer guidance/training resources if needed, monitor completion of tasks, summarise any relevant outputs and communicate to the team

4 days

 

Design reflexive tasks for tutors

Design (or repurpose existing tasks from OER1/OER2 etc.) a set of reflexive tasks for PGCE tutors and students to tease out approaches to DL and pedagogical issues related to embedding OERs in the context of teacher education. Through the tasks, students and tutors will identify and finalise the curriculum for the module

1 day

 

Consult student population at SHU

Engage the wider student population with the project - this might include a virtual consultation/survey; posting information about the project on Blackboard, inviting media/arts students to offer their ideas (this is very open!); we could offer a "lucky dip" to students as reward

1 day   
Consult student population at TUOS 

 

Engage the wider student population with the project - this might include a virtual consultation/survey; posting information about the project on Blackboard, inviting media/arts students to offer their ideas (this is very open!); we could offer a "lucky dip" to students as reward

1 day   
TELIC students involvement 

Decide on the scope and form of TELIC students involvement; incorporate a session within the Rotterdam conference (9-10 June?) 

1 day   

(WP5)Collaboration with school teachers and learners

Work collaboratively with school teachers/students (aka digital leaders) to identify resources included/repurposed in the open  textbook to focus on the needs of learners in competency in digital literacies, and identify training for the school teachers

Put together a briefing package for project schools

Develop a briefing sheet which can be used when approaching project partners – the sheet should provide background to the project, what we offer/expect from the partners

0.5 day

 

Undertake initial visits with schools

Identify digital leaders who will work with the project

Post a brief report on the wiki outlining current approaches to DL, potential training needs and scope of contribution of the school to the project

0.5 day/school; 10 visits altogether

 

Compile e-safeguarding advice

Liaise with creative partners to produce e-safety guidelines for the project; develop an open resource on e-safety to be included as part of the training package for schools/open textbook

1 day

 

Address ethical issues related to working with children

Liaise with relevant bodies at SHU/TUOS (ethics board?) and develop guidance on ethical issues, if necessary submit an application to the ethics board and advise team  on any relevant issues;  post on the wiki and project blog

2 days [?]

 

Design reflexive tasks for schools

Design (or repurpose existing tasks for instance from ILF) a set of reflexive tasks for digital leaders from participating schools to tease out approaches to DL and pedagogical issues related to embedding OERs in school  context

1 day

 

Design tasks for school learners

Create a wiki of “challenges” for the school learners

with focus on the development of skills in digital

literacies.

1 day

 

Develop a training package for schools

On the basis of reports from school visits, contact with digital leaders and technical advisors etc. design a flexible training package to be delivered in schools – identify elements of the training package, possible providers, timetable etc. and match to schools on the basis of prior needs analysis

2 days

 

Outline the involvement of creative advisers with the schools

Meet with technical advisers and brief them on the project, the scope of their involvement, deadlines etc.

0.5 day/visit; 4 visits altogether

 

(WP7)Preparatory work for publishing of open textbook

Open textbook will be developed, incorporating open resources created/repurposed in the context of the project. The project will also explore issues related to open models of publishing

Draft outline of open textbook

Compile a list of resources to be included in the textbook drawing on the work undertaken in WP4 and WP5 and post to wiki, indicating any gaps which need to be addressed

1 day

 

(WP9) Dissemination

Develop a successful dissemination strategy both externally within relevant networks and internally within project partners’ institutions to reach out to relevant academic and student audiences, ensuring a good uptake of the resources being developed in the context of the project. Arrange dissemination events in collaboration between schools and creative industries sector and prepare a showcase for the Children’s festival for release of OERs.

Identify dissemination opportunities

Identify dissemination opportunities for the team

Liaise with core team members and put together a schedule outlining team’s current/future dissemination plans of relevance to OER3– post schedule to the wiki

0.25 day

 

Contribute to project web2.0 presence (once set up by AG)

Blog posts

Tweets

New items added to project Scoopit!/diigo/netvibes accounts

 

 

1 hour/month

 

Submit a presentation to Cambridge 2012

Submit abstract by 1 December 2011

1 day

RP, AG

Organise dissemination events at participating universities

Organise an in-house event (departmental seminar etc.) at SHU/TUOS – send out information, post relevant documents on wiki/slideshare, write a blog post

1 day/event

 

Manage relationships with relevant OER3 projects (including ITTE project)

Take part in meetings as and when necessary, share resources, invite to our dissemination events TBC  

(WP10) Evaluation

Evaluation will be a continuous process throughout the project, so that it becomes part of an on-going reflective process, where aspects of the project are being refined and adapted throughout

Project evaluation

Outline evaluation approach for the project (formative/summative) in collaboration with PM, approach evaluator and liaise with him/her throughout the lifetime of the project (make relevant documenst available etc.)

0.5 day

 

 

 

 

 

(WP11) – explore understandings of digital literacy/creativity in the context of open education

Design reflexive tasks for core team

Design (or repurpose existing tasks) a set of reflexive tasks for PGCE tutors and students to tease out understandings/approaches to DL and pedagogical issues related to OER (re)use

1 day

 

Core team engagement with reflexive tasks

Actively engage with reflexive tasks posted on the project wiki – this is a core element of project methodology; tasks will focus on issues related to understandings of openness in education/OERs, digital literacy etc.

0.5 day per task, 4 tasks altogether

 

 

 

 



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