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Welcome to the Phoebe Project Wiki
A practitioner-focused environment to support design for learning
The Phoebe project aims to guide practitioners working in post-compulsory learning (FE, HE and ACL) in designing effective and pedagogically sound learning activities. To realise this aim, we are:
- Developing a prototype online planning tool that will offer users both flexible and guided paths through the planning process and encourage them to explore new approaches and tools in their pedagogy;
- User-testing the planning tool for functionality and usability; and
- Investigating the feasibility of further development and the integration of the planning tool into pedagogic practice by embedding it in teacher-training and staff-development contexts.
The project is being carried out by Oxford University Department for Continuing Education and Oxford University Computing Services, and is funded under the JISC Design for Learning programme. Phase 1 (01/05/06 to 28/02/07) focused on developing a proof-of-concept prototype. In phase 2 (01/03/07 to 28/02/08) we are working on a more full-featured tool for evaluation with practitioners.
Phoebe Phase 2: work-in-progress prototype.
We will be evaluating Phoebe Phase 2 later in the Autumn. If you would like to be involved, please send an email to Liz Masterman and we will add you to our "Friends of Phoebe" list.
- 11/10/07: Marion is demonstrating Phoebe at the JISC Programme meeting in Birmingham
- 11/09/07: Liz demonstrated Phoebe Phase 2 at the University of Greenwich's annual Staff Conference. The customisation aspects of the tool in particular were well received, and a number of teaching staff expressed interest in participating in the Phase 2 evaluation.
- 08/09/07: Liz demonstrated Phoebe Phase 2 at the Alt-C Conference in Nottingham, where we also had a poster. We were delighted with the interest shown in both sessions, and also gained a great deal from our various discussions on the role and value of pedagogic planning tools in general.
- 23/07/07: We have now issued over 35 guest accounts to people interested in Phoebe: not just to participants in the D4L programme, but also to people who have heard about the Phoebe project or even stumbled across it. We're particularly pleased to have received requests from overseas, including Portugal, Australia, Brazil and Dominica.
For older news see the News Archive.
Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning Unit, Oxford University Department for Continuing Education:
Learning Technologies Group, Oxford University Computing Services:
- Liz Masterman: researcher & evaluation specialist
Links to other pages
For more information about Phoebe, please follow the links below:
- General Overview
- Practitioner-Focused Design and Evaluation
- Phase 2 Content Specification
- Technical Development
- Phoebe Downloads
This project page runs on the Trac enhanced wiki and issue tracking system.