Make Learning at School and Learning at Home Seamless: Use Deeply-Digital, OER-based Curricula Created in the Collabrify Roadmap Platform
Elliott Soloway, Center for Digital Curricula, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, United States ; Cathie Norris, Dept of Learning Technologies, College of Information, Univ of North Texas, United States ; Anne Tapp, Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, MI., United States ; Denise Gallemore, Marysville Gardens Elementary School, Marysville, MI, United States ; Dawn Michalak, McAlear-Sawden Elementary, Bay City, MI, United States ; Wendy Skinner, Brandywine Elementary School, Niles, MI, United States
COVID-19 has made it glaringly apparent that learning at school and learning at home must be seamless … for the students and for their teachers. Digital curricula make it possible for learning to be continuous, seamless. While OER – Open Education Resources – are readily available, by and large the OER are objects – not lessons, not full semester units, not whole-year curricula. The Collabrify Roadmap Platform enables educators to draw on OER in order to create lessons, units, whole-year curricula! A lesson is a Roadmap – a graphical, concept-map-like structure, where the nodes are on-computer learning activities (e.g., create an animation) or off-computer activities (e.g., turn-and-talk to your elbow partner). Collabrify is an easy-to-learn and use, device-independent, browser-based, collabrified, graphical, open platform that supports the full life-cycle of deeply-digital lessons
Soloway, E., Norris, C., Tapp, A., Gallemore, D., Michalak, D. & Skinner, W. (2020). Make Learning at School and Learning at Home Seamless: Use Deeply-Digital, OER-based Curricula Created in the Collabrify Roadmap Platform. Presented at EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2020.
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