Build Digital LiteracyBy mikecogh at http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/5968799566/
The essence of OER• 1) Open access• 2) Freely available• 3) Shareable• 4) Relatively discrete ‘chunks’• 5)Saves needing to ‘re-invent the wheel’• 6) Needs to be contextualised• 7) You can add to the OER pool.
Open Courses YouTube Online libraries Journals Wikipedia Images Social networkingGeographical data Twitter E-book repositories Certification
OER Template OEROER OEROER OER Learning Resources Tutorials Peer-to-peer Assessment Certification email Dboard TMA Award LMS skype Exam
Using OER in Course Design 1. Identify the main generic 2. Search for headings for course content relevant (key topics for discussion and resources that learning) can be re- used for these headings 5. Select the format for sharing (wiki etc) Creative Commons Licence 4. Add your new materials 3. Write ‘wrap-around’ to the materials that common pool contextualise and support (if required) the learning resources
Advantages• Rich and ready-made resources• Share the best of what is available• Free at point of use• Encourages best practice• Builds a library of diversity
Disadvantages • Variably quality (but can be brand-led) • Can be hard to locate (need to learn new skills) • Can be size problems (what is appropriate?) • Need to be contextualised (content only is not enough)
How OER are used Open Membership• Ad hoc (on the fly) • More structured• Bottom-up • Tend to be top-down• Low cost (or free) • Can be expensive• Not always peer reviewed • Usually peer reviewed• Free to all users • Free to membership• Weak marketing brand • Strong marketing brand• Inexpensive to maintain • Expensive to maintain• Reliant upon individuals • Reliant upon organisations• May need contextualisation • Probably contextualised• Wide variation in level • Greater consistency in level
Some things to watch The Attention Economy Self-organisation of learners Integration of platforms BIG OER meets small OER Course components will be owned and shared Dominance of Third Places – ubiquitous learning Institutions will provide student supporthttp://www.flickr.com/photos/desireedelgado/3273760287/
Good resources to read• Gurell S. and Wiley, D. (2010) Open Educational Resources Handbook 1.0 for educators. Available from http://wikieducator.org/OER_Handbook/educator_version_one• Commonwealth of Learning (2005) Creating learning materials for open and distance learning: A Handbook for Authors and Instructional Designers. Available from http://www.col.org/SiteCollectionDocuments/odlinstdesignHB2.pdf• OECD (2007) Giving knowledge for free: The emergence of Open Educational Resources. ISBN 978-92-64-03174-6 Available at: www.sourceoecd.org/education/9789264031746• Kanwar, A and Uvalic-Trumbic, (2011) A Basic Guide to Open Educational Resources. Commonwealth or Learning & UNESCO http://www.col.org/resources/publications/Pages/detail.aspx?PID= 357
Useful Links• sideCAP wiki (with resources)http://sidecap.wetpaint.com• Courses on OpenLearnhttp://openlearn.open.ac.uk• The sideCAP report http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/1267854• Creating Open Educational Resources (a free, 15 hour online course) available on Openlearn at http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3636
Resources for online learning (amazon.co.uk)Key Concepts Network ecology Web 2.0 applications
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