The use cases here refer to work submitted to the JISC Rapid Innovation Open Educational resources programme. These use cases apply to the new tools that are proposed in this project, not to the functionality that is already in place.
A lecturer who wished to create, manage and disseminate examples and materials. A user lecturer who wished to access resources and understand how best to use them.
A lecturer logs in using OpenID credentials, then enters and manages examples, checks and reviews usage and usage analytics, manages resources to facilitate viewing. A user lecturer searches, views and finds specific resources, they select specific resources that indicate student engagement and progress.
Level of Participants Addressed
Applies to all participants
Lecturer - Enter and manage examples
- The lecturer wishes to review student progress
- Select a summary view of tutorials
- The system provides an overview of tutorials, their characteristics and a summary of usage data
- Filter the data according to multiple criteria (e.g. specific tutorials, keywords or usage periods, cohort level, etc.)
- The system displays the filtered data, updating the view dynamically
- Request details for the presented data
- System provides the details in the form of data labels (for single items) or a denormalised data table (for multiple items of data)
- The lecturer reviews data, employs it informing their: (i) practice in the short term, (ii) their co-ordination with teaching team members; and (iii) module planning. The same data is employed as evidence institutions quality processes (e.g. module/course files.)
Lecturer - Organise resources to facilitate viewing of examples
- The system provides the lecturer with an overview of tutorials, their characteristics and a summary of usage data (educational resource analytics).
- The system proposes to link these education resource analytics to the open resource meta-data.
- The lecturer checks permissions and provides less structured data for the same link, such as a commentary on specific challenging material.
- The system records the changes and updates open repository with new meta data for the resource
User lecturer - Accessing and using OER for programming skills
Users can search and view examples, rate and tag them. The system only accepts data if they are logged in.
- The user is planning a course and/or preparing for a specific topic. They find a range of resources within a repository based upon keywords, tags, etc.
- The system presents users with an overview of some of the resources available. It filters resources presented using meta data generated from usage metrics, such as popularity, the level of different aspects of activity (frequency of editing, of commenting, of program execution…), rating or tagging;
- Users input search and filter requirements. These can be specified in various ways such as through keywords, tags, by specifying a priority order or combination of such criteria.
- The results are returned ordered/filtered the ways specified and relevant information summarised visually for the user.
- Users select a tutorial to view and practice with from those available.
- The users agree to conditions on the making resource analytics open.