OB3 is the app for online academic study. Within 60 minutes author and share meaningful independent and collaborative study documents, without support of an educational designer or technologist. Documents can take the form of curriculum content, essays, reflections, practice experience, and professional portfolios. Activities in OB3 promote the development of active learning communities, in study programmes using blended, flipped classroom, problem-based, or deeper learning approaches.
OB3 runs in the Cloud with options to integrate with your Institution's LMS..
Flyer: OB3 attributes and benefits
Case study video: Interview with Ara Midwifery Department (prepared for TTMEC 2021)
Publications: Gomez et al. working paper (2018), Gomez et al. at ASCILITE 2017, Daellenbach et al. at ASCILITE 2014
Dr Gloria Gomez undertakes the educational and interaction design research that underpins OB3’s development. Her past experience includes being the visual designer for IHMC’s CmapTools and a number of other educational products internationally. From 2012 to 2017, she taught design in the masters of Product Development and Innovation at the University of Southern Denmark. She is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney.
Rodney Tamblyn is co-founder and CEO at OB3, where he heads up sales, product and operations. His background includes 30 years experience developing and supporting educational technologies for Higher Education.
We offer enhanced support level for customers piloting OB3 at the Departmental or Enterprise levels. This covers collaborative engagement for educators and course teams, through initial engagement and planning of your pilot, and then through initial course delivery. OB3 reporting services can provide further data-driven insights on how students are engaging with your course. We provide pilot support through on-site visits and online meetings, and via OB3 support systems (provided in-app and via email).
We offer a pilot analysis and report service, where we will analyse your course (during delivery and at course conclusion) and provide you with a written report, including recommendations for refinement of future course delivery. This service is provided by our co-founder Dr Gloria Gomez.
OB3 development services for enterprise clients support specialised learning applications built on the OB3 platform or using our APIs, platform integrations, or to prioritise development of OB3 features aligned to your strategic needs.