Activity objectives

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The indicators for evaluation of the project activities specifies that 80% of the short term objectives specified by the project team have been achieved or exceeded. Activities refer to the actions of the project team which are required for the attainment of the project outputs. The operational objectives for each of the project activities are listed below.


Literature study


Activity objective Perfomance indicator Target date Comments
Determine annotated bibliography format and methodology
Consensus approval by project team

Develop annotations of 150 words for 100 of the most relevant publications

Consensus approval by project team

Peer reviewed by the chief investigator




Online survey

Activity objective Perfomance indicator Target date Comments
Design OER survey for educators including sections for demographics, prior knowledge of OER, institutional approaches, personal views and experience in using OER. Consensus approval by project team

Develop draft survey for comment and review by project team, reference group and others targeting a respondent completion time of 30 minutes Consensus approval by project team and selected reviewers
Eg survey was reviewed by reference group, evaluator
Select an online survey tool and upload the survey for piloting and testing.
  • Review comments evaluated and implemented
  • Majority of testers complete survey in specified time


Selection of mailing lists of targeted professional bodies to approach
  • Consensus approval by research team
  • Approval from list owners




Selection of individual emails
Consensus approval by research team


Conduct survey with a minimum of 100 responses, minimum 10% representation from each stakeholder group, Minimum 60% of Australian Universities represented.




Interviews

Activity objective Perfomance indicator Target date Comments
Determine interview format and questions for 30 minute telephone interview
Consensus approval by project team

Selection of interviewees, Minimum of 10, at least 1 representative from each stakeholder group, no more than 20% from one institution
Consensus approval by project team and selected reviewers
Targeted approach may be considered if response rate is low.
Conduct the interviews

Validation from interviewees

Consensus approval of interview report from project team








Inventory of relevant policies


Activity objective Perfomance indicator Target date Comments
Determine methodology
Consensus approval by project team

Collection of at least 5, Intellectual property, copyright and/or OER policies from each Australian State
Consensus approval by project team











Data analysis



Activity objective Perfomance indicator Target date Comments
Survey Analysed
Preliminary survey analysis validated by team members and selected members

Interviews analysed according to thematic analysis matrix and other emerging themes

Transcriptions approval by interviewees

Preliminary interview analysis validated by team members and selected members



Policies Analysed
Policy analysis validated by team members and selected members


Team Develop Final Research Report

Final research report approved by team members and selected others





Communicating findings


Activity objective Perfomance indicator Target date Comments
Present at Conferences

ACODE program

ED Media Proceedings

ICDE Proceedings

OCWC Proceddings

DEANZ Proceedings

EDEN Proceedings



Develop Journal Articles

Open, Flexible and Distance Education

Distance Education - Special Edition



Disseminate survey findings to OER community via direct mail and professional association email lists


Reporting


Activity objective Performance indicator Target date Comments
Develop ALTC Progress Report 1

Consensus approval by project team

Approved by ALTC

April 30

July 4


Completed

Develop ALTC Year one Report
Consensus approval by project team

Approved by ALTC

Oct 30
In Progress
Develop ALTC Progress Report 2

Consensus approval by project team

Approved by ALTC


Not started
Develop ALTC Final Report
Consensus approval by project team

Approved by ALTC


Not Started