Cluster Groups Template/Form

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Use this online form to submit your suggested intervention by 12:45PM on Thursday, April 12th.

Please send questions and feedback to:

An outlined of suggested fields and attributes is below.

Overview of Intervention

(1) Intervention Title

(2) Brief description of the intervention

(3) Cluster Identifier (letter)

(4)Level of intervention: Micro, meso, macro or research?

  • Micro: intervention is focused on impacting creators and users. Associated keywords: Learning & Teaching, Guidance/Training/Mentoring, Customization/Reuse/Remix/Business & Sustainability Models
  • Meso:Intervention focuses on the intermediaries, infrastructure and elements that help to link creators and end-users and contribute to building the systemic elements that facilitate the delivery, distribution and flow of OER materials. (Associated keywords: Accessibility, Tools & Technology, Search & Discoverability mechanisms, Quality Control, Accreditation, Feedback mechanisms)
  • Macro:intervention addresses broader systemic issues such as policy and legal frameworks or behavioral and cultural aspects that shape the overall OER ecosystem. (Associated keywords: Supportive Policies, Copyright & Licensing, Community Building, Lobbying)
  • Research: focus is on improving information and effort to understand the opportunities, challenges, impacts and efficacy of various OER strategies and mechanisms. (Associated keywords: Impact assessments, Evidence gathering and sharing, Case Studies)

Key Intended Attributes of Intervention

(5) Primary (or initial) context of intervention:

  • Formal learning
  • Informal learning
  • National (focus on one country)
  • Multinational

(6) Primary Actors: who drives implementation?

  • Content creators
  • End users (teachers, learners, etc.)
  • Facilitators/intermediaries
    • tool builders
    • distributors/content hosts
    • publishers
    • schools
    • other: (please specify)
  • Researchers
  • Policy makers

(7) Requires new intermediary or supporting organization?

  • Can be implemented by existing organizations.
  • Would require a new consortium of existing organizations
  • Would require expanded cooperation of an existing cooperative arrangement of institutions
  • Would require the creation of new organizations to implement

(8) Intended Timeframe:

  • Hackable? i.e. able to explore, initiate or pilot with a short burst of hacking/development, including Friday’s Hackday?;
  • Short-term – reaches maturity in less than a year
  • Medium-term – reaches maturity in 2-4 years
  • Long-term – reaches maturity in more than 4 years

(9)Ongoing management needs - low, medium, or high?

  • Low – little additional effort to maintain
  • Medium – significant ongoing effort required to maintain
  • High – intensive effort to maintain

(10) Contributes to High Quality OER Supply:

  • Aimed at facilitating sustainability?
  • Aimed at facilitating re-usability of OER?
  • Translation component?

(11) Contributes to Supportive Policies:

  • Requires or is focused on supporting legal and/or formal policy changes?
  • Focus of policy intervention:
    • Institutional level
    • National
    • Global

(12) Contributes to OER standards:

  • Facilitates feedback and quality assessment?
  • Promotes interoperability?
  • Promotes accessibility?
  • Promotes discoverability?

(13) Adoption & Reach:

  • Expands audiences and increases OER adoption?
  • Engages non-traditional audiences?
  • Focus on community building?
  • Requires significant public outreach campaign?
  • Likely to face opposition from vested interests?
  • Behavioral changes or cultural shift required?

(14) Research & Evaluation:

  • Supports evidence-gathering, data collection, impact assessment?
  • Requires more research and supporting information?

Implementation Requirements/Considerations

(15) Financial requirements: low, medium, high?

  • Low - can be implemented with little or no additional funding
  • Medium - less than 100k per year
  • High - more than 100k per year

(16) Coordination needs - low, medium, or high?

  • Low - able to launch without recruiting other participants
  • Medium - requires coordination and buy-in of several organizations
  • High - requires broad coordination/buy-in

(17) Dependencies - low, medium, or high?

  • Low - stand alone intervention that requires no complementary efforts;
  • Medium - depends on another change/intervention;
  • High - depends on several other complementary interventions/changes

(18) Level of risk and uncertainty - low, medium, or high?

  • Low – results are predictable
  • Medium – reasonable degree of predictability
  • High – results are unpredictable

(19) Implementation complexity - low, medium, or high?

  • Low – easy to implement
  • Medium – reasonable to implement
  • High – it is complicated

(20) What types of innovations are required for development and implementation? (short answer)

(21) Additional important considerations that have not been covered in the questions above? (short answer)