Floe concept design mindmap and next steps

James William Yoon jyoon at ocad.ca
Mon Oct 4 16:26:01 UTC 2010

Hi all,

On Floe, we've been working on a concept design to act as a straw man and
artifact for thinking around.

Framing Floe as a project that approaches inclusive open education resources
from a learner role and an educator/producer role allows us to articulate
the following goals:

On the learner's side, we want to connect users to appropriate resources.
Learners should be able to express a learning need/desire, and the system
should then: 1) find resources matching that expression, 2) transform
existing resources to match that expression, or 3) create a demand for such

On the educator's side, we want to enable OER producers to be able to create
transformable content through the use of authoring tools/toolkits/utilities
that naturally afford the production of inclusive content. (Side note: we
also want to explore the idea of crowd sourcing to transform existing
resources into other modes)

I've put together a mindmap of ideas and considerations for envisioning the
Floe design concept. It can be found here:


Over the next while, I'll be taking this soup of ideas and manifesting them
into some sketches and wireframes.

Thoughts, questions, and feedback are always appreciated, :)

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