Tapestry: Enabling Interactive, Remixable, Reusable, and Extensible Open Educational Modules

TitleTapestry: Enabling Interactive, Remixable, Reusable, and Extensible Open Educational Modules
Faculty/College/UnitArts
StatusActive
Duration3 Years
Initiation04/01/2018
Project Summary

With online content becoming ubiquitous in many UBC courses, there is a need to reconsider how such content is created and how it might be better leveraged to improve learning outcomes. The present project is working to develop a tool, called Tapestry, that will enable a novel development model for online course content: One that is learner-centered, constructivist, and emphasizes student-faculty co-creation and reusability. Tapestry will allow for the production of interactive, remixable, reusable, and extensible educational modules. In addition to the Tapestry interface, we are also developing four interactive educational modules for use within Tapestry. Each module will deal with one aspect of living in a diverse world: (1) Intercultural Understanding; (2) Gender and Sexuality; (3) Indigenous Communities, and (4) Disabilities. Taken together, these major project outputs will encourage new modes of teaching and learning and also foster diverse and inclusive environments for UBC community members.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2018/2019
Year 1: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSteven Barnes
Year 1: Funded Amount84,822
Year 1: Team Members

Steven Barnes, Instructor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Celina Berg, Instructor, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Christine D’Onofrio, Instructor, Art History, Visual Art and Theory
Saeed Dyanatkar, Executive Producer, UBC Studios and UBC Emerging Media Lab
Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, Student Diversity Initiative, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Rachelle Hole, Associate Professor / Co-Director, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship, School of Social Work, UBC Okanagan
Kayli Johnson, Instructor, Chemistry and Vantage College, Faculty of Science
Simon Lolliot, Instructor, Psychology and Vantage College, Faculty of Arts
Erin Michalak, Professor, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Katherine Moore, Undergraduate Student, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Linnea Ritland, Undergraduate Student, Theatre and Film, Faculty of Arts
Janice Stewart, Senior Instructor, Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Faculty of Arts

Year 2: Project YearYear 2
Year 2: Funding Year2019/2020
Year 2: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 2: Principal InvestigatorSteven Barnes
Year 2: Funded Amount100,949
Year 2: Team Members

Celina Berg, Instructor, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Christine D’Onofrio, Instructor, Art History, Visual Art and Theory
Saeed Dyanatkar, Executive Producer, UBC Studios and UBC Emerging Media Lab
Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, Student Diversity Initiative, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology
Rachelle Hole, Associate Professor / Co-Director, Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship, School of Social Work, UBC Okanagan
Kayli Johnson, Instructor, Chemistry and Vantage College, Faculty of Science
Simon Lolliot, Instructor, Psychology and Vantage College, Faculty of Arts
Erin Michalak, Professor, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Katherine Moore, Undergraduate Student, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Janice Stewart, Senior Instructor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice
Ryan Tomm, Graduate Student, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Benjamin Cheung, Lecturer, Psychology, Faculty of Arts