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Pedagogy Community Meeting Notes, July 2 2015

posted Jul 2, 2015, 3:08 PM by Misha Eydman

1. Creating the infrastructure for global content authoring 
    a. motivation, how to reach potential contributors
        - it will be hard to motivate Swahili speaking teachers to create unique content, however we may be more successful in asking them to translate existing English content
        - existing program providing 10 free licenses for Adobe Captivate, may use as means to motivate content creation while learning the tool
        - existing LinkedIn, Facebook groups which can be approached with intro to content authoring tools by means of learning how to use them
        - High School students can potentially be approached with creation of content?
    b. tools (H5P, Tiddlywiki, Adobe Captivate, Adobe Presenter, Adapt Learning, Z etc.) 
        - resulting content must be: Responsive, HTML5
        - formats we can use (TinCan, SCORM) 
        - create WiKi describing what and how for content authoring so that anyone could help us create content based on that information. Include: Styleguide, Skill Node mapping
        - create templates to work across most popular authoring tools
        - create a lesson from YouTube video: http://ed.ted.com/

2. Skills Map 
    - format and process 
    - mapping EGRA 

3. Kujitegemea 
    a. continue discussion on how to enable this idea 
        - environment providing real life experience intermingled with concepts related to academic learning
        - how do we localize this to be culturally understood all over the world? - there may be enough globally understood concepts which a generic enough to include in every localization.
        - another option is creating a phone simulation which can be used to provide educational experience famiar to most
        - how do we validate this idea? sketch it with focus groups?
    b. can we map this to individual skill sets?    
    c. prototype concept through sketches 

Content Community Meeting Notes, June 18 2015

posted Jun 18, 2015, 8:35 PM by Misha Eydman

1. Student Motivation - sandbox, multiplayer immersive environment
    - Kujitegemea map review - creating a world where early literacy could be taught through interactive play building up to higher level of knowledge
    - will be showing this to game experts to get an idea on feasibility and effort to implement
    - need to define specific mechanisms to provide learning aligned with EGRA/EGMA requirements
2. Crowdsourcing Content Authoring / Platform
    - will continue looking into various authoring systems
    - possibility of using Video as a mechanism has a lot of potential, but technically chanllenging
3. OER / Content Sources Review
    - not reviewed
4. Assessment Discussion
    - will need to have a discussion on offline LMS and potential of using Moodle
    - need a mechanism for assessing speech and pronunciation, however this may not be part EGRA
    - research indicates that continuous assessment has better accuracy and effect, the downside is tight integration with content, resulting in more complex authoring workflow
    - will look at other assessment approaches (Stanford)

Educational Content Meeting Notes, June 4 2015

posted Jun 4, 2015, 8:48 PM by Misha Eydman   [ updated Jul 2, 2015, 3:08 PM ]

  1. Stu reviewed Learning Requirements document based on XPrize guidelines. Next step suggested to identify best matching content which would satisfy individual criteria for EGRA & EGMA. We may potentially make this into a community project and crowdsource large scale content validation if the rubric will be simple enough to understand.

    1. There may be a benefit of breaking down individual EGRA/EGMA criteria into more simple digestible components.

    2. We can approach content selection by assessing and filtering through a large set of existing educational apps (1K+)

  2. Current content landscape seems to indicate the need for a large push towards content authoring / partnership approach.

    1. How do we create a model for large scale collaborative content authoring

    2. Research is needed on available Open Source authoring tools.

    3. Another potential is to translate best English literacy apps to Swahili.

    4. How can we motivate local teachers to produce content?

  3. Potential of using Moodle as both an authoring tools and an offline LMS.

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