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Octopus: a collaborative environment supporting the development of effective instructional design

Mylonakis Emmanouil, Arapi Polyxeni, Moumoutzis Nektarios, Christodoulakis Stavros, Ampartzaki, Maria

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TitleOctopus: a collaborative environment supporting the development of effective instructional designen
CreatorMylonakis Emmanouilen
CreatorΜυλωνακης Εμμανουηλel
CreatorArapi Polyxenien
CreatorΑραπη Πολυξενηel
CreatorMoumoutzis Nektariosen
CreatorΜουμουτζης Νεκταριοςel
CreatorChristodoulakis Stavrosen
CreatorΧριστοδουλακης Σταυροςel
CreatorAmpartzaki, Mariaen
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineersen
Content SummaryCurrent technology does not meet the needs andexpectations of instructional designers and teachers to collabo-rate on creating and using effective instructional designs tokeep learners motivated and maximize the learning outcome.On the one hand, the IMS Learning Design standard is verycomplex for instructional designers and teachers to understandand use as a common language. On the other hand currenttools, especially those close to the standard are not highly usa-ble. This paper presents Octopus, an environment supportingcollaboration between instructional designers and educatorsfor the development of educational templates and scenariosthat can be used and reused in different educational contexts.Octopus pays special attention in the users' needs while it stayscompatible with standards. Thus, usability studies have beenperformed from the earliest development steps, while a num-ber of workshops have been organized with the participation ofpedagogy experts and teachers. A significant number of educa-tional templates and scenarios have been developed with Octo-pus as well, within ongoing EU projects.en
Type of ItemΠλήρης Δημοσίευση σε Συνέδριοel
Type of ItemConference Full Paperen
Date of Item2015-11-15-
Date of Publication2013-
SubjectDistance learningen
Subjectdistance educationen
Subjectdistance learningen
Bibliographic CitationM. Mylonakis, P. Arapi, N. Moumoutzis, S. Christodoulakis and M. Ampartzaki, "Octopus: A collaborative environment supporting the development of effective instructional design", in 2013 Second International Conference on E-Learning and E-Technologies in Education, doi. 10.1109/ICeLeTE.2013.6644385 en