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Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?
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  • This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland License as it contains images with that license.
  • Please note: Logos may be under different licences – their respective owners policies should be consulted before their use. UKOER “Between April 2009 and April 2010, JISC and the Academy are supporting pilot projects and activities that support the open release of learning resources; for free use and repurposing worldwide.” http://www.jisc.ac.uk/oerJISC CETIS “JISC CETIS is an Innovation Support Centre for UK Higher and Post-16 Education sectors funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), and managed by the University of Bolton. The Centre provides strategic advice to JISC, supports its development programmes, represents the sector on international standardisation bodies and works with the educational community to facilitate the use of standards-based e-learning.” http://jisc.cetis.ac.uk//about  
  • Photo credit and license:‘Open’ Flickr user: mag3737 CC: BY NC SAhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources
  • http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
  • http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources
  • “Ideology” Bill McIntyre CC: BY NC SA http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/deed.en_GBhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/billmcintyre/2084652206/sizes/s/
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    • 1. Open Educational Resources: finding, using, creating?
      R. John Robertson,
      Learning Enhancement Network
      25th March 2010
      This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.
    • 2. Overview
      Purpose and Introductions
      OER context and initiatives
      What is an Open Educational Resource?
      Finding OERs
      Using OERs
      Why create/ release OERs?
    • 3. Purpose and introductions
      To provide an overview of open educational resources
      To identify some ways to find resources
      To discuss some of the reasons why you might consider sharing some of your resources
      3
    • 4. UKOER and JISC CETIS
      4
    • 5. Open Educational Resources: context
      Photo credit and license:
      ‘Open’ Flickr user: mag3737 CC: BY NC SA
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/
    • 6. OER: a wider context
      Openness
      Open Source
      Open Access
      Open Data
      Open Licensing – Creative Commons
      Existing practices of sharing
      Potential business model?
      6
    • 7. OER History
      • “The term "open educational resources" was first adopted at UNESCO's 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.”(wikipedia)
      7
    • 8. Open Education: a rough guide
      characterised by a commitment to create, share and use/remix educational resources.
      no set choices of platform, standard, format, or type of material, but lots of lightweight and informal approaches
      use of clear licensing and some avoidance of resources with restricted license.
      Beginning to move towards the educational mainstream?
    • 9. OER initiatives (1/3)
    • 10. OER initiatives (2/3)
    • 11. OER initiatives (3/3)
      MIT OpenCourseWare
      OU OpenLearn
      Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
      OpenMichigan
      CCLearn/ Creative Commons
      UKOER
      iTunesU
      11
    • 12. OER background ideologies?
      Open Education: a spectrum of ideologies and reasons
      do we need institutions?
      RLOs – automatically finding paths of learning?
      Marketing, reputation, recruitment
      Cost savings and efficiency
      Photo credit and license: CC: BY NC SA
      ‘Questions’ Flickr User: Bill McIntyrehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/billmcintyre/2084652206/sizes/s/
    • 13. What is an OER?
      Photo credit and license:
      ‘Questions’ Flickr User: oberazzi CC: BY NC SA
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/
    • 14. What is an Open Educational Resource? (1/2)
      An image to whole course with learning design, outcomes, and contents
      pdf,
      course designs
      ppt,
      lecture videos,
      images,
      animations
      question items
      textbooks
      ...
      14
    • 15. What is an Open Educational Resource? (2/2)
      Distinguishing features...
      Educational origin/ association/ purpose/ function...
      Open license (frequently CC)
      Usually non-transactional
      granting permissions without further request
      15
    • 16. Finding OERs (1/3)
      Google
      Yes, but lots of noise
      online resource management tools
      Flickr (general search or photostream e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/core-materials/ )
      Youtube (general search or channel e.g. http://www.youtube.com/user/wellcometrust )
      Scribd (general search or user e.g. http://www.scribd.com/jarossiter )
      iTunesU (general search or institutional channel)
      Slideshare (general search or project user e.g. http://www.slideshare.net/skillsforscientists)
      16
    • 17. Finding OERs (2/3)
      Specialist stores (some examples)
      Jorum (http://www.jorum.ac.uk/ )
      HEA subject centre sites (http://humbox.eprints.org/ )
      Institutional repositories (e.g. http://repository.leedsmet.ac.uk/main/index.php)
      Wellcome Trust (http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/ )
      BUFVC (http://bufvc.ac.uk/ http://bobnational.net/ )
      17
    • 18. Finding OERs (3/3)
      Specialist search (some examples)
      Folksemantic (http://www.folksemantic.com/ )
      OerCommons (http://www.oercommons.org/ )
      Creative Commons (http://opened.creativecommons.org/Find_OER)
      Xpert (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/)
      18
    • 19. Using OERs
      Possible issues:
      ‘not invented here’ – trusting it?
      time commitment – finding it? judging its worth?
      localisation – adapting it for my context/class?
      using – what can I do with it? understanding licenses
      19
    • 20. After using, sharing?
      20
    • 21. Why create/ release OERs?
      For individuals
      Supporting current students
      Altruism
      Reputation
      Efficiency and management
      Capitalising on stuff you’re doing anyway
      21
    • 22. Why create/ release OERs?
      For institutions
      Reputation, reputation, reputation
      Efficiency and management
      Funding requirement
      Recruitment
      Student support and retention
      22
    • 23. Concerns about OERs (1/2)
      For institutions
      Giving away education
      Giving away content that could be sold
      Losing competitive edge
      Poor materials reflecting on reptuation
      Liability and risk
      23
    • 24. Concerns about OERs (2/2)
      For individuals
      Thinking materials not good enough to share
      Liability
      Plagiarism?
      Diminishing their value to the institution?
      24
    • 25. Discussion
      25
    • 26. Further Information
      Contact details
      robert.robertson at strath.ac.uk

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