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Talking All Things Open

  1. 1. Talking About All Things Open Paul Stacey May 3, 2011
  2. 2. Opportunity Side of Open Pedagogies
  3. 3. Open Source Software Open-Source Software (OSS): Computer software that is available in source code form for which the source code and certain other rights normally reserved for copyright holders are provided under a software license that permits users to study, change, and improve the software.
  4. 4. Moodle http://moodle.org
  5. 5. Open Source Software <ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><li>$0 licensing fee </li></ul><ul><li>easily and quickly adapted </li></ul><ul><li>customization and enhancements don't require large investments </li></ul><ul><li>not dependent on proprietary vendors implementation decision or timeline </li></ul><ul><li>source code bugs, improvements and feature requests are all openly shared and managed </li></ul><ul><li>education institutions can join forces to form community based developer networks or share hosting & support </li></ul><ul><li>participants in the developer communities are also users of the software </li></ul>
  6. 6. Lots Of OSS in Education
  7. 7. Open Access Research Publication Open Access (OA): Free, immediate, permanent online access to the full text of research articles for anyone, webwide. There are two roads to OA: 1. the &quot;golden road&quot; of OA journal-publishing , where journals provide OA to their articles (either by charging the author-institution for refereeing/publishing outgoing articles instead of charging the user-institution for accessing incoming articles, or by simply making their online edition free for all) 2. the &quot;green road&quot; of OA self-archiving, where authors provide OA to their own published articles, by making their own eprints free for all.
  8. 8. Open Access Press http://www.aupress.ca
  9. 9. Open Access Journals http://www.doaj.org
  10. 10. Open Government & Data Open Government: A policy and legal framework to open up access to publicly held information, promoting transparency and enabling wider economic and social gain. <ul><li>promote creative and innovative activities, which will deliver social and economic benefits </li></ul><ul><li>make government more transparent and open in its activities, ensuring that the public are better informed about the work of the government and the public sector </li></ul><ul><li>enable more civic and democratic engagement through social enterprise and voluntary and community activities </li></ul>
  11. 11. Open Government/Data
  12. 12. Open Educational Resources (OER) Open Educational Resources (OER): Learning materials that are freely available under a license that allows them to be: <ul><li>reused - you have the right to reuse the content in its unaltered / verbatim form </li></ul><ul><li>revised - you have the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself </li></ul><ul><li>remixed - you have the right to combine the original or revised content with other content to create something new </li></ul><ul><li>redistributed - you have the right to make and share copies of the original content, your revisions, or your remixes with others </li></ul>Implementation involves licenses, tools (store, search distribute, …), processes (design, development, …) and resulting content (full courses, modules, learning objects, media elements, …)
  13. 13. Foundation Funded OER http://cnx.org http://openlearn.open.ac.uk http://ocw.mit.edu
  14. 14. Publicly Funded OER http://solr.bccampus.ca http://wikiwijsinhetonderwijs.nl/over-wikiwijs/english http://www.jorum.ac.uk
  15. 15. Open Textbooks http://education.newsweek.com/2011/01/25/who-needs-textbooks.print.html http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/Alberta+student+textbook+fees+could+half/4010791/story.html “ Gov. Schwarzenegger Launches First-in-Nation Initiative to Develop Free Digital Textbooks for High School Students” “ Texas seeks open textbooks.”
  16. 16. Open Pedagogies Massively Open Online Courses Teaching openly in public Open use of student work Pedagogies
  17. 17. Open Pedagogies OER University
  18. 18. Talking All Things Open <ul><li>Panel </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the effects these forms of &quot;openness&quot; are having on education. </li></ul><ul><li>Roundtables </li></ul><ul><li>How are you participating in or implementing practices associated with Open Source Software, & Open Access Research Publishing, Open Government/Data, Open Educational Resources, Open Pedagogies? </li></ul>theme
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