Supporting an Open Learning Network Free and Open Source Software, Open Knowledge, Education and Technology Stephen Downes...
The Argument in One Slide <ul><li>Learning and cognition happen in a network </li></ul><ul><li>Networks need to be open in...
<ul><li>Autonomy – each node is self-governing </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity – nodes encouraged to have varying states </li>...
Openness? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sJUDx7iEJw <ul><li>Freedom to run, to read, to share, to modify </li></ul><ul><l...
Openness in Education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxwtMXEhH0I <ul><li>Openness – standards, software, systems </li></ul...
Open Standards <ul><li>Learning Object Metadata  SCORM </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Design, Common Cartridge, Tools Interop ...
Open Source Software <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Sakai, Elgg, Atutor, LAMS </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W...
Open Educational Resources <ul><li>Projects: OCW, Khan, MERLOT </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing: GFDL; CC by, SA, NC, ND </li><...
Sustainability Issues <ul><li>Models: Endowment, Membership, Donations…  </li></ul><ul><li>Issues: Lock-in, high-bar, floo...
Open Courses <ul><li>MOOC: Massive Open Online Course </li></ul><ul><li>Network Design, Community Based  </li></ul>http://...
<ul><li>Aggregate – gather resources from wherever they may be </li></ul><ul><li>Remix – mash up, put together, join </li>...
<ul><li>Big Data, Web of Data, Semantic Web, RSS, Geo, FOAF… </li></ul><ul><li>Mash-ups, APIs, the Cloud, Social Network <...
<ul><li>http://www.downes.ca   </li></ul><ul><li>Free Learning </li></ul>Stephen Downes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0i...
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In this talk I outline definitions of open as they relate to open educational resources, cover some areas of OERs, and introduce alternative ways to think about OERs. Alternative slides, with videos, actually used during the talk: <a>vid slides</a>. For audio and video, see http://www.downes.ca/presentation/268

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Supporting an Open Learning Network

  1. 1. Supporting an Open Learning Network Free and Open Source Software, Open Knowledge, Education and Technology Stephen Downes National Research Council Canada V Jornadas de SIG Libre, Girona, Spain 24 March 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrxgpS5bmcc
  2. 2. The Argument in One Slide <ul><li>Learning and cognition happen in a network </li></ul><ul><li>Networks need to be open in order to function </li></ul>http://www.clipcanvas.com/video-footage/gfx-graphics-neural-network-human-7728.html
  3. 3. <ul><li>Autonomy – each node is self-governing </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity – nodes encouraged to have varying states </li></ul><ul><li>Openness – unhindered movement of signals, nodes </li></ul><ul><li>Interactivity – knowledge and learning are emergent </li></ul>http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4126240905912531540#
  4. 4. Openness? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sJUDx7iEJw <ul><li>Freedom to run, to read, to share, to modify </li></ul><ul><li>Perspectives on freedom, as holder, as searcher </li></ul>
  5. 5. Openness in Education http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxwtMXEhH0I <ul><li>Openness – standards, software, systems </li></ul><ul><li>Openness – educational resources, courses, assessment </li></ul>
  6. 6. Open Standards <ul><li>Learning Object Metadata SCORM </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Design, Common Cartridge, Tools Interop </li></ul>http://vimeo.com/17570724 http://www.imsglobal.org/metadata/ http://ltsc.ieee.org/wg12/ http://www.adlnet.gov/
  7. 7. Open Source Software <ul><li>Moodle </li></ul><ul><li>Sakai, Elgg, Atutor, LAMS </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvCIv5KCbeE&fmt=22 http://moodle.org/ http://www.schoolforge.net/
  8. 8. Open Educational Resources <ul><li>Projects: OCW, Khan, MERLOT </li></ul><ul><li>Licensing: GFDL; CC by, SA, NC, ND </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw5k98GV7po http://www.oergrapevine.org/OER_projects http://wiki.oercommons.org/mediawiki/index.php/Projects http://creativecommons.org/
  9. 9. Sustainability Issues <ul><li>Models: Endowment, Membership, Donations… </li></ul><ul><li>Issues: Lock-in, high-bar, flooding, conversion </li></ul>http://ijello.org/Volume3/IJKLOv3p029-044Downes.pdf http://www.downes.ca/post/7804 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U
  10. 10. Open Courses <ul><li>MOOC: Massive Open Online Course </li></ul><ul><li>Network Design, Community Based </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eW3gMGqcZQc http://cck11.mooc.ca/
  11. 11. <ul><li>Aggregate – gather resources from wherever they may be </li></ul><ul><li>Remix – mash up, put together, join </li></ul><ul><li>Repurpose – localize, adapt, mark up, tag, review, lip dub </li></ul><ul><li>Feed forward – as video, slides, graphics, text </li></ul>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPEuu5mpC4s
  12. 12. <ul><li>Big Data, Web of Data, Semantic Web, RSS, Geo, FOAF… </li></ul><ul><li>Mash-ups, APIs, the Cloud, Social Network </li></ul>The Open Learning Ecosystem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLL6x_TNMSo
  13. 13. <ul><li>http://www.downes.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Free Learning </li></ul>Stephen Downes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0iI0pgTUx0
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