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EdMedia2011, the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, (Lisbon, June 27 - July 1).

EdMedia2011, the World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, (Lisbon, June 27 - July 1).

Andrew Law (Director, Open Media, Open U)

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  • Bringing the Social into Learning with Open MediaAndrew LawDirector Open MediaThe Open University, UK
  • Overview •  What is The Open University (OU)? •  What is Open Media? •  How has it changed over 40 years? •  Public and open content •  iSpot and SocialLearn •  Key lessons, themes and next steps.
  • What is the Open University (UK) •  Supported, Distance Education •  Scale •  Quality •  Open
  • Scale 8,800 15,700 4,200 3,400 167,000 8,400 6,300Student headcount, 2009/10
  • Quality Russell Group 175 1994 Group University Alliance Million+ Group Other 150 Open University2008 National Student Survey 125 100 75 1.00 1.50 2.00 2.50 3.00 2008 Research Assessment Exercise
  • Open•  No Barriers•  Support the Community•  Open Media
  • Open Media: Our Charter
  • Open Media: Paths into Learning Free, public, educational materials
  • Paths: First Steps Science at the OU
  • Paths: First Steps
  • Paths: Anywhere, anytime, mobile Science at the OU
  • Paths: Anywhere, anytime, mobile Science at the OU
  • Paths: Anywhere, anytime, mobile
  • Paths: Discover, share, rate, comment
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Paths: An Example Journey
  • Paths: An Example Journey Science at the OU
  • Lessons for OU: Content
  • Lessons for OU: Content ‘Ontological and Semantic Analytic Framework for Conceptualising Bio-systems Functionality’ or ‘The Meaning of Life’
  • Lessons for OU: Content discoverable targeted concrete offer
  • Lessons for OU: Content discoverable anytime targeted anywhere concrete offer mobile
  • Lessons for OU: Content discoverable anytime rate targeted anywhere share concrete offer mobile comment
  • Lessons for OU: Content discoverable anytime rate targeted anywhere share concrete offer mobile comment Exploiting the social layer
  • Next Steps: Content •  Data - Making Data Engaging
  • Next Steps: Content •  Data - Making Data Engaging •  Linked Data – Developing New Services
  • Next Steps: Content •  Data - Making Data Engaging •  Linked Data – Developing New Services •  YouTube – Linking Up and Participating
  • Next Steps: Content •  Data - Making Data Engaging •  Linked Data – Developing New Services •  YouTube – Linking Up and Participating CHALLENGE: Exploiting the social for awareness but ... are we being ‘social’ in our open learning?
  • Next Steps: Participation
  • Next Steps: Networks •  Millions  interested  in  nature   •  Large  audiences  watch   nature  TV  programmes   •  Vast  wealth  of  OERs  on   nature   •  Existing  Communities   •  How  can  we  engage?  
  • Next Steps: Networks Science at the OU
  • Take a photo
  • SocialNetwork Status Domain ExpertReputation
  • •  12,500 registered users•  150,000 unique visitors•  60,000 observations and 100,000 images of•  5,753 taxa; 4,421 (77%) at species level•  96% observations have received a name
  • •  Non-OU publishing model - UGC•  Catalyst around subject passion•  Exploits the strengths of existing communities•  Exploits technical features of network (reputation)•  Reputation as a proxy for learning achievement?•  Prone for mobile
  • Reputation received against reputation given for Invertebrates,log-log plot, showing fitted power law (dotted line) with exponent 0.345 and R2 = 0.62.
  • Next Steps with iSpot •  Mobile •  iSpot Nature, History, Art? •  But Spotting = Learning? Science at the OU •  iSpot Philosophy? SHARE HISTORYOU CHALLENGE:Subject agnostic?Features of SN can we exploit?
  • Next Steps: Networks with PathsInterested in Social Learning which is .... AND•  Ubiquitous and Open •  Content Connecting•  Content Agnostic •  Crowd/Group Powered•  Subject Agnostic •  Reputation Tempered•  Catalyses Discussion •  Catalyses Progression•  Socially Powered •  Analytics Powered
  • Next Steps: Networks with PathsA social learning layer supporting progression on paths with any open media
  • User Profile
  • Use and Build Paths
  • Use and Build Paths screencast
  • Social Media Tools
  • Analytics and Recommend
  • Open, Recommend, Reputation. ?
  • Open, Recommend, Reputation. ?
  • Open, Recommend, Reputation. ?
  • Open, Recommend, Reputation. Alec George ?Patricia
  • Open, Recommend, Reputation. Alec George ?Patricia Andrew
  • Open, Recommend, Rep•  Paths: Looking at overlaps, linked data and analytics•  Recommendations: Can we close gaps, show new?•  Reputation: Add to analytics to aid recommendations?•  It’s open to content – but is it everywhere?
  • Open and Ubiquitous
  • Open and Ubiquitous
  • Open and Ubiquitous screencast
  • Next Steps: Networks with PathsIs it real (yes), does it work (yes), is it effective (pilots) BUT .... •  Ubiquitous and Open •  Content Connecting •  Content Agnostic •  Crowd/Group Powered •  Subject Agnostic •  Reputation Tempered •  Catalyses Discussion •  Catalyses Progression •  Socially Powered •  Analytics Powered
  • open.ac.uk/openlearn/openlearn.open.ac.uk/data.open.ac.uk@OpenUniversity
  • http://www.ispot.org.uk/d.j.clow@open.ac.uk@dougclowhttp://dougclow.wordpress.com
  • Blog:open.ac.uk/sociallearnIntroduction:sociallearn.open.ac.uk
  • Future Learning at the Open University? •  Scale Social Learning •  Quality •  Facilitated by machine •  Open •  Powered by people
  • Bringing the Social into Learning withOpen Media Thanks to the following: iSpot Team: Especially Doug Clow, Jonathan Silvertown Social Learn Team: Especially Simon Buckingham-Shum, Mark Glaister and Rebecca Ferguson THANKYOU