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
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, Faculty of Arts
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, Faculty of Science and Vantage College
Simon Lolliot, Instructor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Vantage College
Erin Michalak, Professor, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Katherine Moore, Undergraduate Student, Psychology
Linnea Ritland, Undergraduate Student, Theatre and Film
Janice Stewart, Senior Instructor, Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Faculty of Arts

Year 1: 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 proposes to build a new tool, called Tapestry (tapestry-tool.com), that will enable a novel development model for online course content: One that is learner-centred, 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 Tapestry, we will also develop 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) Invisible 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.

Year 1: TLEF ShowcaseYear 1: TLEF Showcase
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

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, Faculty of Arts
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, Faculty of Science and Vantage College
Simon Lolliot, Instructor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Vantage College
Erin Michalak, Professor, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Katherine Moore, Undergraduate Student, Psychology
Janice Stewart, Senior Instructor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Faculty of Arts
Ryan Tomm, Graduate Student, Psychology
Benjamin Cheung, Lecturer, Psychology, Faculty of Arts

Year 2: 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-centred, 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.

Year 3: Project YearYear 3
Year 3: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 3: Project TypeLarge TLEF
Year 3: Principal InvestigatorSteven Barnes
Year 3: Funded Amount63,728
Year 3: Team Members

Steven Barnes, Instructor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Celina Berg, Senior Instructor, Computer Science, Faculty of Science
Christine D’Onofrio, Senior Instructor, Art History, Visual Art and Theory, Faculty of Arts
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, Faculty of Science and Vantage College
Simon Lolliot, Instructor, Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Vantage College
Erin Michalak, Professor, Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine
Katherine Moore, Student Engagement Officer, Psychology, Faculty of Arts
Janice Stewart, Senior Instructor, Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, Faculty of Arts

Year 3: Summary

Online content is prevalent in UBC courses, however content presentation and student-content interactions have seen very little progress away from standard video or talking head formats. The focus of the current project, Tapestry (see tapestry-tool.com), is to develop a tool (the ‘Tapestry Tool’) that allows for novel online course-content creation and interaction, with a special emphasis on student-faculty co-creation and reusability. The Tapestry Tool will allow for the production of interactive, remixable, reusable, and extensible educational modules (aka ‘tapestries’). The Tapestry Tool can be used by instructors or students to modify or create content and interconnections amongst content. Four tapestries will be developed, each dealing with one aspect of living in a diverse world (aka the ‘diversity tapestries’): (1) Intercultural Understanding; (2) Gender & Sexuality; (3) Indigenous Communities, and (4) Disabilities. We can envision the Tapestry Tool and/or these four diversity tapestries being used in many UBC courses. The Tapestry Tool will encourage non-linear, interactive, and evolving modes of teaching and learning.