An introduction to KOER December 2013

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An introduction to KOER December 2013

  1. 1. Karnataka Open Educational Resources KOER - A New Model of Teacher Education STF/HTF 2013-14
  2. 2. Current educational context ● NCF and RTE have proposed a new framework of education – – inclusive, contextual and meaningful education – ● learners to bring in their knowledge and experience build skills and capabilities for 21st century What is needed for this new framework? – Contextual meaningful curricular resources – Quality of teacher professional development ● ● Integrate ICTs into Teacher Education ICT enabled community of learning to share and collaborate
  3. 3. Current resources context ● Textbook is the most important resource ● Other (departmental) resources – – Only one source; supply driven /top down – ● Limited; made once for the year Largely textual External resources – Mostly non-digital – Expensive – Cannot adapt
  4. 4. Beginnings of Open Educational Resources (OER) ● Global Phenomena – – Massachussetts Institute of Technology course materials for free called Open Courseware (2001); www.edx.org – ● Launch of wikipedia (2001) Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa; http://www.tessafrica.net/ Initiatives in India – – ● National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning (NPTEL); http://nptel.iitk.ac.in/ IGNOU Open courses Move from textual content to include different kinds of digital content – image, audio, video
  5. 5. What are the principles of OERs ● 4Rs (called “Four Freedoms”) – – Resources can be revised/ adapted to make it relevant – Combine different kinds of OERs to make a new resource – ● Resources can be accessed for free and used Redistribute - Share the revised/ remixed resource Copy Left – Allows these four freedoms – Creative Commons License
  6. 6. Characteristics of OERs ● Types of OERs – Sharing already created academic content for free www.khanacademy.org; www.tessafrica.net – Structuring free course materials and courses www.edx.org; www.coursera.org;www.nptel.iitk.ac.in – Creating a collaborative community www.wikipedia.org ● Dynamic; continuously updated ● Multiple perspectives – Collaborative, involve many Reference: IGNOU_OER_Presentation
  7. 7. OERs a national educational priority ● Karnataka Open Educational Resources Kannada KOER ; English KOER – – Built on a wiki platform – Created by practising teachers, collaboratively – Locally relevant, meaningful, dynamic – Teacher plays a key role – ● Same principles as OERs Of the teacher, by the teacher and for the teacher National Repository of Open Educational Resources – Facilitated by the NCERT – Similar principles as KOER
  8. 8. KOER - New Model in Teacher Education  Community of teachers (STF and HTF members) create, share and review resources – Peer learning – Peer review  How does this happen? – Email forums for sharing experiences and ideas – Wiki for resource sharing and access – Community collaboratively, continuosly learning, creating, sharing and evaluating resources
  9. 9. KOER - New Model in Teacher Education  Resource creation has thus become a method of teacher education – When a teacher creates a resource, she learns – Teacher feels empowered with respect to teaching learning processes – ● Move beyond text book culture A teacher education programme has become a source for resource creation – Continuous resource creation – Multiple perspectives, ideas, different kinds of resources – Interactive classrooms
  10. 10. KOER – Status  Class IX new text books, subject portals – Maths – Science – Social Science  Thematic portals – ELM – Assessment    Wiki login id to create, edit for more than 100 teachers More than 2000 resource pages and 1000 resource files uploaded Nearly 200,000 views of KOER
  11. 11. KOER – Status  Cascade STF Pages  STF information  News articles  Teachers contributions – Direct upload /edit – Contribute button – Comment and provide feedback on resources
  12. 12. KOER (Kannada) – Maths Subject Portal http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/index.php/ಪ್್ರವೇಶದ್ವಾರ:ಗಣಿತ
  13. 13. KOER (English) – STF Cascade page http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/STF_Cascade_District_Workshops_2013-14

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