Evaluation and Design of Educational Courseware


The idea of this wiki is to help us together to build up a broader understanding of the design and development of educational courseware. If you are not used to using wikis, then this is a good time to start learning.

It is quite difficult to find basic help on how wikis work, here is one page from the wikispaces Help wiki that may be useful
http://help.wikispaces.com/Editing+a+Page. You can start from here and then explore further. These Help pages assume you are a teacher wanting to set up a wiki with your learners, if you make allowances for this, then you can explore some of the editing features.

Fundamentally, the pages work a bit like a group word processor, but you can add links to other pages in the wiki, or to external pages. Anyone who is a member can edit any page, so you need to understand this, but things don't get lost if you delete them, because you can bring back an older version. If you do something that you are not sure of, then contact me (Gary Motteram). If you don't like the changes someone else has made then change them back. If there are unresolved disputes, refer them to me (Gary Motteram).

There are a number of existing pages and a number of links (Aug 2013), some are well organised and some are not. I'm going to keep editing pages, as often as I can, but the idea is that you should do this, too. The point of a wiki is that it is created by a group with the underlying ideas are that more heads are better than one, and no-one knows all the answers. The aim is to bring back here what you find out about different topics and weave these into the existing texts. If there is a great website already out there, then put a link, but tell us what the website we are going to does. If you do some research on a topic area and manage to create a text, then add this in. You can then come back these later, both for writing your assignments, but also for the future, I will not remove you from this space, although you can remove yourself, if you want.

Gary Motteram

PLEASE DO NOT POST PDFS OR OTHER COPYRIGHT MATERIAL DIRECTLY ANYWHERE ON THESE PAGES. ONLY USE TEXTS YOU HAVE CREATED YOURSELVES, OR LINKS. IF YOU WANT TO ADD SOMETHING THAT IS COPYRIGHT, YOU NEED PERMISSION TO DO SO. IF YOU USE PICTURES, USE ONES THAT ARE OPEN SOURCE OR ONES WHERE YOU OWN THE COPYRIGHT.