Ukoer10: Discovering OER

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Slides from our talk for the discovering OER session at the UKOER10 event; Lorna M Campbell and R John Robertson

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  • Ukoer10: Discovering OER

    1. 1. Discovering OER: What are we looking for?<br />Lorna M. Campbell and R. John Robertson, CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 2010<br />This work is licenced under a Creative Commons Licence.<br />
    2. 2. What are you looking for?<br />Materials on research methods<br />Assessment Items<br />Resources to support a specific topic (e.g. employability)<br />A course on recursion in programming<br />An image of crystal defects<br />Something I can use in my textbook (i.e. commercially) <br />Resources to support a particular learning outcome<br />Resources at a particular educational level<br />
    3. 3. Where might you find stuff?<br />Google<br />In a repository or other specific known system<br />Through a feed<br />Using an aggregator or search tool e.g. DiscoverEd, <br />On iTunesU<br />In JorumOpen<br />YouTube, Flickr, Scribd, SlideShare<br />
    4. 4. The UKOER approach<br />Putting useful stuff where people can find it!<br />How hard can that be...?<br />
    5. 5. UKOER guidelines<br />Put it in JorumOpen<br />Put it somewhere else<br />Tag it with ukoer<br />Include other information like: Title, Author, Date, URL, File format and size<br />Use an open license like Creative Commons<br />
    6. 6. What did projects do?<br />
    7. 7. Metadata for description<br />
    8. 8. Dissemination formats<br />
    9. 9. Most of the technical choices were a direct result of platform choice<br />
    10. 10. Discovering OER: Phone a friend<br />R. John Robertson and Lorna M. Campbell, CETIS, UKOER10, 23 July 2010<br />
    11. 11. How do people actually find OERs?<br />
    12. 12. A bit of...<br />Google<br />In a repository or other specific known system<br />Through a feed<br />Using an aggregator or search tool e.g. DiscoverEd, <br />On iTunesU<br />In JorumOpen<br />YouTube, Flickr, Scribd, SlideShare<br />
    13. 13. OR<br />
    14. 14. Asheesh in phone booth by Naufragio<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/naufragio/541523566/<br />CC: BY SA<br />
    15. 15. Ask someone:<br />Down the corridor<br />On Twitter<br />On Facebook<br />By email<br />On an email list<br />Through your blog<br />
    16. 16. Advantages<br />Personal<br />Community building<br />Expert knowledge<br />Recommended resources<br />Usually quick<br />Easy to refine search<br />
    17. 17. Drawbacks<br />Scale<br />Annoying?<br />Ignored<br />Personality driven<br />Suggests other methods of discovery not effective or efficient<br />Erratic <br />‘closed’ search<br />
    18. 18. Do we know if we ‘put useful stuff where people can find it’?<br />Not yet<br />But we’re looking into it<br />

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