Encounters with Appropriated Open Source Courses.

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Encounters with Distributed Open Source Courses Kirsti Ala-Mutka & Tommi Mikkonen Tampere University of Technology Institute of Software Systems

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Overview of the presentation Motivation Course as a venture substance Open Source Courseware extend Course material bank Distributed course association Experiences on a trial course Conclusion

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Motivation Rapid improvement of the field of data innovation Increasing number of understudies Lack of showing assets Constantly changing showing faculty Need to guarantee the substance and advancement of courses All colleges face same issues in their product building training

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Course as a task element Each course has an own character, circle space, loginname, WWW-pages Course related materials are not customized to a specific instructor Course is completed as an undertaking with customary workforce conferences and reports Experiences have turned out to be a decent model if showing staff changes or the course is exchanged to another college

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Open Source Courseware venture 2002-2004 Develops a model for co-agent course improvement between colleges course material bank course association model Helps to create a la mode programming designing instruction Participants: Tampere University of Technology, University of Tampere, Oulu University First 4 courses are given on 2002

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Course material bank All materials are created with Open Source standards (Gnu FDL) Contains all course materials (transparencies, works out, model arrangements, and so forth.) Instructions for material utilization Reports and criticism of past Courses are partitioned into subsections for better reusability

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Distributed course association One college is in charge of addresses and general course administration Remote colleges have staff to deal with neighborhood coaching and organization Lectures are conveyed by videoconferencing, instructional exercises are composed locally Regular workforce gatherings are vital in dealing with the multi-site course extend

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Experiences from a trial course Spring 2002: Programming of cell phones, 4.5 ECTS cu 3 destinations, 150 understudies, 10 educators Contained addresses, works out, task work Student input was packed in course substance, not specialized issues Also understudies that work other than contemplating could all the more effortlessly take the course Both understudies and course staff considered the experience positive

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Exam score dissemination

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Conclusion The model backings well conventional college contact instruction Cost reserve funds in spite of coordination work Course materials and substance must be arranged, recorded and chronicled painstakingly  useful for course improvement when all is said in done Next year this course will be given again with comparative usage model

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Questions? Much obliged to you for your consideration! Contact data: kirsti.ala-mutka@tut.fi tommi.mikkonen@tut.fi Tampere University of Technology Institute of Software Systems

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