Whiteboards of the OAI web strategy

I say “web strategy” in the title rather than “web site” because the concept is a “red” section (photo of left portion of white board) that is the branded OAI website hosted by UnivPubs CMS. The Red Section, (nominally) a
one page site, provides links off-site to the Assessment Innovation “blue” “social” site where there is a membership feature, with the goal of developing a community space. A “Green” section (photo of right portion of
white board) is a public read space. Its content is muddled in this drawing, including both 3rd party blogs and RainKing Chronicles and other fully public read OAI content. Added later in out thinking an “orange” section below the
green one has read restricted OAI content (eg projects being worked with programs)

The other three images are from conversations with Theron and Joshua about the MRG reading from John Seely Brown Minds on Fire

The challenge is to figure out how to have JSB’s “legitimate peripheral participation” and a “social” site (a la Educause’s Ning site) and still have the “professional” qualities of a site linked to OAI. (See Data Flows photo)

Data flows to red and blue zones

The issue is, how to get the “authority” voices to take more central places without squashing the “novice” voices on the periphery.


Contexts (groups)

The reason to work on this I’m still framing, but it involves developing a “system of assessment” for NWCCU that I think requires a “system” of professional development for OAI and Liaisons as well as a “system” of sharing WSU work on the problem of Learning Outcomes assessment in ways that can gather help on the problem from distributed collaborators.

The model that we were looking at in these drawings is Huffington Post more than the old CTLT Common Underground page.

Later, Nils wrote this blog post trying to think thru the”Blue Zone” part of this strategy discussion.

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  1. […] me the discussion was a return to our previous conversation about the OAI’s web presence/strategy and my thinking about how to develop a professional learning community as part of that web […]

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