Development and Delivery of an OER based University Course: Wawasan Open University Experience
The paper discusses the processes adopted in developing an OER integrated five credit Post Graduate course: ICT in Education, and also the strategy followed at the University for the delivery of the course to distance learners. The course is structured with five units and demands about 200 hrs of study on the part of the students. The course inputs included course guide, study units (Self instructional materials), tutor marked assignments, tutorials, online support and final examination. The study units are structured with sufficient provision for reading texts, additional readings, video clips, activities, reflection, case-studies and items for checking the progress etc. The paper discusses the processes followed in designing and developing the course curriculum, identification and integration of OER materials in to the content of the course, organisation of the content, design of assignments and examination, the course delivery and the organisation of learner support system. The paper also makes an attempt to share the experiences of course writers, instructional designer course coordinator/tutor and students. Finally the paper makes an attempt to provide guidelines for designing and delivery of OER based courses through distance mode. // Paper ID: 358
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