Cluster Groups Template/Form
Use this online form to submit your suggested intervention by 12:45PM on Thursday, April 12th.
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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)
(6) Primary Actors: who drives implementation?
- Content creators
- End users (teachers, learners, etc.)
- tool builders
- distributors/content hosts
- other: (please specify)
- 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
(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?
(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)