Greetings to all,
We are ready to test the technology to support our OERu learners thanks to Jim Tittsler, Lead Software Engineer at the OER Foundation who has now integrated a feed from the ask.oeruniversity.org website into the WEnotes (WikiEducator Notes) timeline. You will find more technical detail in Jim's recent wikiblog entry and see how this fits into the elearning environment for the OCL4Ed course. A BIG thank you to Jim who continues to innovate on a shoestring budget.
The OERu network agreed to trial the ask.bot community-based question and answer forum as a possible solution for a Frequently Asked Questions database to support learners in future OERu courses. Academic volunteers and learners can earn Karma points and badges -- for participating in the community (for more information consult our beginners guide on using Ask OEru).
This is an Invitation for academic volunteers to help test the technology
Kathleen, Supten, Alison, Simon and John have expressed an interest to help and be one of our first AVIs. This invitation is extended to the rest of the community to join them.
We have a unique opportunity to trial this approach as a component of peer-to-peer learning support for the OERu model with the upcoming OCL4Ed workshop starting on 20 June 2012. We would appreciate any of the participants in this discussion with intermediate or advanced knowledge of OERs and Creative Commons Licenses to join the course and volunteer a little time to help us test the Ask OERu engine from the perspective of an academic volunteer - while supporting hundreds of learners from +50 countries.
If you don't have intermediate or advanced knowledge of OERs, copyright and Creative Commons -- you should definitely join our free OCL4Ed celebratory workshop :-). We are here to share the gift of knowledge.
Wayne and Vasi