As internationalisation, research impact and teaching and learning excellence have risen up institutional agendas, we are re-evaluating the long-term impact of our robust participatory methodology for creating open E-Learning resources and its journey from ‘innovation to embedded’.
“You can’t be empowered and have a voice some of the time, you have to be empowered and have a voice all of the time.” (Windle et al 2010)2
In the session we will share our co-development methodology. An accessible, well-defined, evidence-based process using a creative participatory approach, it allows a wide range of stakeholder groups (academics, students, service users, carers, families, healthcare professionals, third sector, learning technologists) to share their knowledge and expertise with specified learning groups in a format with proven effectiveness. This will include presenting evaluation data, critique and reflection on the method.
The methodology develops shared ownership of resource content, while preserving quality control. One significant benefit is its transferability into a wide range of settings, allowing diverse stakeholder groups (in Health) to share their knowledge and perspectives, whilst giving them an accessible method with which to communicate this to a wider audience. We will share examples, including ‘Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice’; a resource storyboarded in participation with lecturers, learning technologists an alcohol charity and its service users. The open resource is used in the curriculum and by other organisations. Involving stakeholders in this way results in a more authentic piece of learning for students and users, bringing their experiences and stories into the classroom.
We will share the ASPIRE framework that forms the backbone of our resource development. The framework, developed as a part of the SCORE programme2, forms 6 steps; Audience, Storyboarding, Populating, Integrating, Release, Evaluation.
We will demonstrate our participatory workshops showing examples of how we have translated these into RLOs for learners worldwide and will introduce our forthcoming FutureLearn MOOC ‘Your Health Your Voice’ which builds on our presentation themes.
The session will comprise 20 minutes presentation and 10 minutes interaction. Delegates will have a hands-on taster of an aspect of ASPIRE supported by handout materials.
- Windle, R. et al. (2010). Sharing and reuse in OER: experiences gained from open reusable learning objects in health. Available: http://jime.open.ac.uk/articles/10.5334/2010-4/. Last accessed 29th May 2015.
- Dr Richard Windle. (2011). Understanding and Supporting the Reuse of OER with Health Sciences. Available: http://www.open.ac.uk/score/files/score/file/Richard%20Windle%20SCORE%20Fellowship%20Final%20Report%20Web%20Version.pdf. Last accessed 27 March 2015.Windle,
- R.J. and Wharrad, H (2010). Reusable Learning Objects in Health Care Education. A. Bromage, L.Coulder, & F. Gordon (Eds). Interprofessional E-Learning and Collaborative Work: Practices and Technologies. Pp. 244-259. PA, USA, IGI-Global Publishing