IO2. IT format for the exchange of blended courses

IO2.01 Preliminary study on the IT format for course exchange

The following document is a recompilation of information that served as basis for further research and discussion in view of defining the EFESE IT format for course exchange. The preliminary study covered two topics: a) pre-selection of an online learning platform, and b) technical specifications for video production.


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IO2.02 Guidelines to choose a platform for virtual course exchange

This document lays down the action plan for the choice of a platform which will be used to facilitate the virtual exchange of courses. It does so by addressing two questions: (1) what is the difference between a learning platform and an exchange platform? And (2) what are the technical specifications pertaining to an exchange platform in the light of the project initiative?


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IO2.03 Guidelines to tackle copyright issues for virtual course exchange

Many projects that work with the exchange of documents eventually stumble upon the issue of copyrights. Having a sound approach to this issue is essential to the feasibility of the exchange initiative. This document provides a summary of our findings on the matter of copyrights and outlines a plan of action. It has been carefully drafted after conducting legal research and a number of consultations with various stakeholders. This investigation has shown that a feasible approach to the copyright issue must strive for a balance between the involved interests: of the exchange coordinator, the course owner and the receiving institutions. The suggested copyright policy, which is reflected in the drafted license agreements, aims to do so.


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IO2.04 Exchange platform: EFESE depository app

The EFESE depository app was developed as a tool for the exchange of courses. Among other characteristics, the EFESE app a) facilitates the uploading of course material by the author in an easy, user-friendly manner, b) addresses issues of quality and uniformity control, and c) addresses issues of copyrights.


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IO2.05 Video: introduction to the creation of audio-visual learning material

This is an instructional video that provides an introduction to three types of audio-visual learning material. It is useful for anybody interested in blended learning and the creation of audio-visual learning material. The video was originally produced for teaching staff to prepare them for the EFESE training in Leuven. Mariet Vriens (KU Leuven) explains the types of audio visual learning material that could be created for blended courses.


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IO2.06 Guidelines on video preproduction

The following presentation explains some principles, theories, and practical applications on the creation of audio-visual learning material, with a focus on the first stage, i.e., preproduction.


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IO2.07 Questionnaires on interactivity

Two questionnaires were constructed to get feedback from the instructor and the students, respectively, after experiencing a long-distance synchronous session where Skype was used as the online interaction tool. These data-collection instruments can be adapted to other research on interactivity, especially on the attitudes of the two parties (instructor and students) towards the experience.


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IO2.08 Report on interactivity

The following ppt presentation illustrates with graphics the results of a pilot test on interactivity. Specifically, it refers to a long-distance synchronous session where Skype is used as the on-line interaction tool. This study collects the impressions and comments from both students and the instructor after experiencing a Skype session for the first time.


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