Make Learning at School and Learning at Home Seamless: Use Deeply-Digital, OER-based Curricula Created in the Collabrify Roadmap Platform
Abstract: 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 During the workshop, attendees will build Roadmaps. We urge attendees to bring with them the outline of a lesson that they will then cast into the form of a deeply-digital lesson Roadmap. It is our intention that attendees will leave our workshop with the skills and understanding needed to continue using the free Collabrify Roadmap Platform to develop exciting curricula to support the new generation digital pedagogies and digital learning!