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OCWC Global Conference 2013: OER Research Hub
 

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Martin Weller

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    OCWC Global Conference 2013: OER Research Hub OCWC Global Conference 2013: OER Research Hub Presentation Transcript

    • Martin Weller
    • • Background to OER Research Hub project• Activity• Discussion
    • Aim is to Answer:‘What is the impact of OER on learning andteaching practices?’ and identify the particularinfluence of openness.
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/photography-andreas/5488161239/MIT OCW launched 2002OERs not new kid on the block anymore
    • Separate evidence from beliefhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/iampeas/5192976345/
    • The hypotheses:11 hypotheses across 4 sectors& 8 collaborationsBased on OLNet, OpenLearnexperienceCollaboration with Hewlett
    • OER improve student performance/satisfaction
    • People use OER differently from other onlinematerials
    • OER widen participation in education
    • OER can help at-risk learners to finish theirstudies
    • OER use leads educators to reflect on theirpractice
    • OER adoption brings financial benefits forstudents/institutions
    • Quality indicators are the most important factorfor learners when selecting OERs
    • Informal learners develop their own forms ofstudy support
    • OER support informal learners in moving toformal study
    • OER use encourages institutions to change theirpolicies
    • Informal assessments motivate learners usingOER
    • Project approach• 8 Collaborations• 4 Researchers• 4 Sectors• Fellowships• Horizontal & vertical take on hypotheses• Hypothesis hub
    • Plan• Collaborations starting now• 1st data gathering to August• Visiting fellows• Dissemination• 2nd round of data gathering & analysis• Dissemination• Open approach
    • Activity• OERchery• In your view:– Is the hypothesis Important – Not Important– Is it Provable – Not Provable• Are you K12, Further Ed, Higher Ed
    • What hypotheses are we missing?• Pop them in the box!
    • Feedback and links• Oerresearchhub.org• http://www.scoop.it/t/olnet• Oer-research-hub@open.ac.uk• @oer_hub