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Overview

Preferences for Global Access: 2 branches project plan

  • details of what needs to be done next
  • details of the SME involvement
    • parlay into affinity diagram exercise
    • what else for SME meeting activities and goals?
  • Structure of early activities
    • put a simple graffle together showing structure of activities and tie-in with existing work (GPII/Cloud4All and OER Commons)

Branch 1: Research and Reporting

Task Order 0001. Feasibility Study (start Sept 24, 2012 - end Sept 23, 2013)

Task 1: Knowledge Base Development

2.1.1 – Gather and disseminate knowledge of proposed user profile system for users with disabilities

report to DoE mid-April 2013, submit final report June 23, 2013

  • A. design and implement a strategy for gathering and synthesizing and reporting knowledge (putting structure together for SMEs)
    • this is the matrix
    • develop a matrix of information to be gathered on all relevant projects and efforts (survey of what’s happening out there)
    • tools to create matrix include lit and pub review, search online with follow-up by phone or email, finding experts, public consultation social networks, etc., documenting all.
  • B. create an online platform for dissemination (wiki?)
    • review FLOE, Fluid, GPII and Cloud4All platforms for accessibility (Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 compliant).

2.1.2 – Summarize expert judgment on how to assist users in creating profiles

report to DoE mid-April 2013, submit final report June 23, 2013

  • A. full range of users, scenarios, and contexts (AccessForAll)
  • B. Make this summary available online
    • SMEs help design study
    • aggregate information from 2.1.1 with current methods
    • monthly updates
Task 2: Software Tool Feasibility Study

2.2.1 – Describe appropriate and feasible support for creation of user profiles

using findings of the feasibility study, create use case scenarios that cover range of projects, users, needs and prefs.

report to DoE mid-July 2013, submit final report September 23, 2013

A. use case scenarios

2.2.1.1

2.2.2 – Report describing how system developed from the blueprint can be sustainable, and integrated with existing work on user profiles

report to DoE mid-July 2013, submit final report September 23, 2013

Branch 2: Prototyping

Preferences for Global Access Development plan

Summary

  1. Design and implement new learner preferences and features into Learner Options
  2. Connect Learner Options with the GPII preferences server in the cloud
  3. User interface components for editing metadata about OER content
  4. Standard formats for representing, sharing, and interoperating content metadata
  5. “Matchmaking”: preferences/content-aware search and browse
  6. Integrate 1-5 into OER Commons
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