Talk:OERu/Planning/Technology working group/Describing the OERu MVP Platform

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Should we distinguish between services for authors and services for learners113:55, 12 February 2016
Is "delegated" services the correct term?014:53, 20 November 2015
Future Plans314:36, 20 November 2015

Should we distinguish between services for authors and services for learners

Just wondering whether we should have separate subheadings under centrally managed services for:

  1. Services for learners
  2. Services for educators

For example, is intended for educators and volunteers, whereas is intended for learners. We may need this distinction for thinking about the management of these services.

Mackiwg (talk)14:41, 20 November 2015

I'm keen to make it possible for all learners to also be educators (and visa versa)... makes sense to have separate contexts for each, though...


Is "delegated" services the correct term?

We expect OERu partners to take responsibility for payment gateways, so technically they are not acting on-behalf of the OERu so not sure if we are delegating in this context because the OERu was not intending to receive payments from learners.

Perhaps we need a heading for "Partner hosted services"

Perhaps in the future there will be delegated services, so I think we should keep the heading but the current examples listed under delegated services would be better described as partner hosted services imo.

Mackiwg (talk)14:53, 20 November 2015

Future Plans

Hi there, I think it's really great that this page about MVP exists, i agree, it needs to be discussed. I'm happy with the content thus far, and just wish to add into the "Future plans" section a need for an open quiz tool. There are numerous free things out there that allow multi choice, yes/no and even matching question types. They also allow putting in images and they generate embed code so we could display in the wiki. But as we all know - free is not open. We'd like something free, open and free of ads! Regards, Sarah

Slambert (talk)16:33, 19 November 2015

Yes, I agree with Sarah. The benefits of providing immediate feedback, as well as logging reponses, would be very beneficial for developing learning experiences.

Iridium77 (talk)16:37, 19 November 2015

Hi Iridium77

While logging of responses is technically doable, we may not be able to implement this during the MVP phase for two reasons:

  1. In the OERu context, all learners should be able to access materials without the need to register a password so tracking could be a challenge where learners not log in.
  2. The issue of tracking learner progress needs to take place after wider discussion and consultation on the ethical questions related to privacy in the OERu context. To date, we have not had these discussions and I suspect this will take a while before we can take a well-informed decision.
Mackiwg (talk)14:36, 20 November 2015

Hi Sarah,

We do have quiz widgets for multiple choice and "fill-in-the-blank" type questions. See this example from the OCL4Ed materials.

We need to do a little work on optimising these interactions for the snapshot theme - but we will be able to integrate these types of interactions to support formative assessment.

Mackiwg (talk)14:29, 20 November 2015