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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  
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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources
  • http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/
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  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_educational_resources
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  • Open educational resources: finding, using, sharing?

    1. 1. Open Educational Resources: finding, using, creating?<br />R. John Robertson,<br /> Learning Enhancement Network<br /> 25th March 2010<br />This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 2.5 UK: Scotland License.<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />Purpose and Introductions<br />OER context and initiatives<br />What is an Open Educational Resource?<br />Finding OERs<br />Using OERs<br />Why create/ release OERs?<br />
    3. 3. Purpose and introductions<br />To provide an overview of open educational resources<br />To identify some ways to find resources<br />To discuss some of the reasons why you might consider sharing some of your resources<br />3<br />
    4. 4. UKOER and JISC CETIS<br />4<br />
    5. 5. Open Educational Resources: context<br />Photo credit and license:<br />‘Open’ Flickr user: mag3737 CC: BY NC SA<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/mag3737/1914076277/<br />
    6. 6. OER: a wider context<br />Openness<br />Open Source<br />Open Access<br />Open Data<br />Open Licensing – Creative Commons<br />Existing practices of sharing <br />Potential business model?<br />6<br />
    7. 7. OER History<br /><ul><li>“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)</li></ul>7<br />
    8. 8. Open Education: a rough guide<br />characterised by a commitment to create, share and use/remix educational resources.<br />no set choices of platform, standard, format, or type of material, but lots of lightweight and informal approaches <br />use of clear licensing and some avoidance of resources with restricted license. <br />Beginning to move towards the educational mainstream?<br />
    9. 9. OER initiatives (1/3)<br />
    10. 10. OER initiatives (2/3)<br />
    11. 11. OER initiatives (3/3)<br />MIT OpenCourseWare<br />OU OpenLearn<br />Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative<br />OpenMichigan<br />CCLearn/ Creative Commons<br />UKOER<br />iTunesU<br />11<br />
    12. 12. OER background ideologies?<br />Open Education: a spectrum of ideologies and reasons<br />do we need institutions?<br />RLOs – automatically finding paths of learning?<br />Marketing, reputation, recruitment<br />Cost savings and efficiency <br />Photo credit and license: CC: BY NC SA<br />‘Questions’ Flickr User: Bill McIntyrehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/billmcintyre/2084652206/sizes/s/<br />
    13. 13. What is an OER?<br />Photo credit and license:<br />‘Questions’ Flickr User: oberazzi CC: BY NC SA<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/oberazzi/318947873/<br />
    14. 14. What is an Open Educational Resource? (1/2)<br />An image to whole course with learning design, outcomes, and contents<br />pdf, <br />course designs <br />ppt, <br />lecture videos, <br />images, <br />animations<br />question items<br />textbooks<br />...<br />14<br />
    15. 15. What is an Open Educational Resource? (2/2)<br />Distinguishing features...<br />Educational origin/ association/ purpose/ function...<br />Open license (frequently CC)<br />Usually non-transactional <br />granting permissions without further request<br />15<br />
    16. 16. Finding OERs (1/3)<br />Google<br />Yes, but lots of noise<br />online resource management tools<br />Flickr (general search or photostream e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/core-materials/ )<br />Youtube (general search or channel e.g. http://www.youtube.com/user/wellcometrust )<br />Scribd (general search or user e.g. http://www.scribd.com/jarossiter )<br />iTunesU (general search or institutional channel)<br />Slideshare (general search or project user e.g. http://www.slideshare.net/skillsforscientists)<br />16<br />
    17. 17. Finding OERs (2/3)<br />Specialist stores (some examples)<br />Jorum (http://www.jorum.ac.uk/ )<br />HEA subject centre sites (http://humbox.eprints.org/ )<br />Institutional repositories (e.g. http://repository.leedsmet.ac.uk/main/index.php)<br />Wellcome Trust (http://images.wellcome.ac.uk/ ) <br />BUFVC (http://bufvc.ac.uk/ http://bobnational.net/ )<br />17<br />
    18. 18. Finding OERs (3/3)<br />Specialist search (some examples)<br />Folksemantic (http://www.folksemantic.com/ )<br />OerCommons (http://www.oercommons.org/ )<br />Creative Commons (http://opened.creativecommons.org/Find_OER)<br />Xpert (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/xpert/)<br />18<br />
    19. 19. Using OERs<br />Possible issues:<br />‘not invented here’ – trusting it?<br />time commitment – finding it? judging its worth?<br />localisation – adapting it for my context/class?<br />using – what can I do with it? understanding licenses<br />19<br />
    20. 20. After using, sharing?<br />20<br />
    21. 21. Why create/ release OERs?<br />For individuals<br />Supporting current students<br />Altruism<br />Reputation<br />Efficiency and management<br />Capitalising on stuff you’re doing anyway<br />21<br />
    22. 22. Why create/ release OERs?<br />For institutions<br />Reputation, reputation, reputation<br />Efficiency and management<br />Funding requirement<br />Recruitment<br />Student support and retention<br />22<br />
    23. 23. Concerns about OERs (1/2)<br />For institutions<br />Giving away education<br />Giving away content that could be sold<br />Losing competitive edge<br />Poor materials reflecting on reptuation<br />Liability and risk<br />23<br />
    24. 24. Concerns about OERs (2/2)<br />For individuals<br />Thinking materials not good enough to share<br />Liability<br />Plagiarism?<br />Diminishing their value to the institution?<br />24<br />
    25. 25. Discussion<br />25<br />
    26. 26. Further Information<br />Contact details<br />robert.robertson at strath.ac.uk<br />

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