User:Jtneill/Grants/Student-authored open textbooks 2010

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Student-authored open textbooks as learning and assessment exercises
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About the project[edit]

  1. Proposal
  2. Plan
  3. For more information, contact James Neill

The project in action[edit]

  1. Motivation and emotion - Textbook chapter guidelines
  2. Motivation and emotion - Textbook
  3. Motivation and emotion - Textbook pedagogy

Deliverables[edit]

Progress-0250.svg Completion status: this resource is ~25% complete.

The "Student-authored open textbooks as learning and assessment exercises" project will support development, description, evaluation and dissemination of an underlying pedagogy and methodology. More specifically, the proposed project will undertake to:

# Progress Title Description
01 3von10.png Motivation and emotion student-authored textbook Conduct an online textbook assessment project (as part of 7124-6665 Motivation and Emotion, Semester 2, 2010), including training students in wiki and multimedia skills, intellectual property and open licensing, step-by-step guidance for student authoring of chapters, staff and peer feedback on plans and draft chapters, student recording of 5 min. multimedia summaries of the chapters, marking and feedback of the chapters and multimedia, collation of the final electronic book and online multimedia showcase, and printing and distributing of the books.
02 0von10.png Student experience evaluation study Conduct an evaluation study of students’ experience of the textbook chapter and multimedia authoring exercise via analysis of e-portfolio comments and survey-based data.
03 0von10.png Peer-review of project Seek and collate peer-feedback about the textbook chapter project from Reference group (Amanda George and Navjot Bhullar (Psychology), other faculty academic staff involved in related assessment exercises (e.g., Leigh Blackall, Ben Rattray, and/or Robin McConnell), other interested faculty staff and others involved or interested in the textbook-authoring exercise.
04 0von10.png Author a paper for publication Write a paper for publication about open academic teaching pedagogy and the online textbook authoring exercise and/or present at a related higher education conference.
05 0von10.png Develop generic guidelines Develop generic guidelines and suggestions about how to utilise an online textbook authoring assessment exercise.
06 0von10.png Staff development workshop Develop a hands-on workshop about how student-authored open textbooks can be used as a learning and assessment exercise.
07 0von10.png Assessment futures summary Contribute a summary of the project to the Assessment Futures website.
08 0von10.png Investigate further grant funding Investigate potential external grant funding (e.g., ALTC) for further developing and supporting student- and staff-authored open source textbooks.
09 0von10.png Symposium Organization and involvement in the hothouse symposium. [This is a shared ITaLL task]
10 0von10.png Dissemination 1 major or 2 minor dissemination pieces.

Examples: A minor piece – a workshop, a seminar. A major piece – A peer reviewed publication. [This is an individual task]

11 0von10.png Journal Weekly journal or blog entries on hothouse project. [This is an individual task]
12 0von10.png Model Documentation of a teaching model. [This is a shared task between TLC and the individual]

Schedule[edit]

Project
Week
Sem 2
Week
Dates Tasks
00 00 W1-5 of Sem 2
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students were briefed about the textbook authoring project and trained in basic wiki skills needed for the e-portfolio and open textbook chapter authoring
    2. Students signed up for a textbook chapter topic
    3. Students developed and discussed plans for their textbook chapters (ongoing)
01 06 20/09 – 24/09
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students draft their textbook chapters, with unit convener editing and feedback (Week 1 of 7)
  2. Attend "Assessment Futures in Work-integrated Learning" workshop by David Boud (Tues 21/10) (Deliverable 7)
  3. Hothouse
    1. Share a 5 min presentation about the project to Hothouse group (5 min Q&A) (24/09)
    2. Project plan meeting with Hothouse staff (24/09)
02 07 27/09 – 01/10
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students draft their textbook chapters, with unit convener editing and feedback (Week 2 of 7)
    2. Order equipment (headsets, digital camera + tripod, graphics tablet)
  2. Design textbook authoring exercise student experience survey (Deliverable 2)
  3. Draft human research ethics application (Deliverable 2)
03 08 04/10 – 08/10
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students draft their textbook chapters, with unit convener editing and feedback (Week 3 of 7)
  2. Submit human research ethics application to ADR (Wed 6/10) (Deliverable 2)
04 09 11/10 – 15/10
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students draft their textbook chapters, with unit convener editing and feedback (Week 4 of 7)
05 10 18/10 – 22/10
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students draft their textbook chapters, with unit convener editing and feedback (Week 5 of 7)
06 11 25/10 – 29/10
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students draft their textbook chapters, with unit convener editing and feedback (Week 6 of 7)
  2. Ethics committee meets (Mon 25/10) (Deliverable 2)
07 12 01/11 – 05/11
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students draft their textbook chapters, with unit convener editing and feedback (Week 7 of 7)
  2. Student experience evaluation study (release to students) (Deliverable 2)
08 13 08/11 – 12/11
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Students' textbook chapters due
    2. Mark and collate textbook chapters into final pdf
    3. Assist students with multimedia recording
    4. Send pdf order to printers
  2. Develop generic guidelines for student-authored textbook exercises (Deliverable 5)
09 14 15/11 – 19/11
  1. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1):
    1. Students' multimedia recording of their textbook chapters due
    2. Marking and collating multimedia recordings into an online showcase
  2. Write and submit assessment futures summary (Deliverable 7)
  3. Investigate and summarise opportunities for further grant funding (Deliverable 8)
    1. Student experience evaluation study (close survey) (Deliverable 2)
  4. Analyse student experience survey data and write summary (Deliverable 2)
10 15 22/11 – 26/11
  1. Hothouse
    1. Present and record about the project outcome to the Hothouse Symposium (Mon 22/11)
  2. Motivation and emotion (Deliverable 1)
    1. Student e-portfolio marking and collate comments about textbook chapter exercise
  3. Develop and book a staff development workshop for December 2010 or January 2011 (Deliverable 6)
  4. Distribute outcomes to reference group for peer-review of project (Deliverable 3)
11 16 29/11 - 3/12
  1. Author a paper for publication (Faculty writing week) (Deliverable 4)
  2. Write-up peer-review of project (Deliverable 3)
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Other student-authored textbook projects @ UC[edit]

  1. Robin McConnell (doing a student authored open text book on Wikibooks.org Sem 1, 2010)
  2. Lubna Alam (Sem 1, 2010)
  3. Ben Rattray (Sem 2, 2011)

See also[edit]

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