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Presentation at the EDU_LEARN Conference 2011, Barcelona, Spain Presentation at the EDU_LEARN Conference 2011, Barcelona, Spain Presentation Transcript

  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesTHE PERVADING NOTION OF OER AS A NETWORKEDCONCEPT TO FACILITATE COOPERATION AND TEAM- BASED DEVELOPMENT M. Deimann; FernUniversität in Hagen (GERMANY) C.A. van Dorp; EADTU (NETHERLANDS) A. Pollini; International Telematic University Uninettuno (ITALY) Department of Instructional Technology & Media
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesOpen Educational Resources§ Free access to open content; provided free of charge§ Content is liberally licensed for re-use in educational activities; free from restrictions to modify, combine and repurpose§ For educational systems/tools software is used for which the source code is available§ Currently Second Generation of Projects such as “Open Educational Resources in Higher Education (OER HE)” with EADTU as Coordinator§ Goal: To extend the achievements on OER as initially launched under the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation Grants§ Work package on Team-Based Development 04.07.11 Department of Instructional Technology & Media
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesChallenges of OER§ Little awareness of the idea of OER in Germany (Zauchner et al., 2008)§ Little reputation of adopting OER for teachers (Angster & Uphoff, 2009) However, these are rather assumptions which are not based upon empirical data§ On the other side, there are surveys (OECD: Giving knowledge for free, 2007) that revealed different challenges§ However, the focus was on the macro-level not on the individual§ Therefore, a study was conducted to focus on the micro-level in German-speaking countries 04.07.11 Department of Instructional Technology & Media
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesDelphi-Study§ Criteria for selecting experts § Documented experiences with OER (traceable) § Worked with OER practically and/or scientifically § Different backgrounds (e.g. sociology, computer science)§ Panel of 12 Experts from German-speaking countries with an average experiences of ten years with E-Learning§ Two rounds:(1) Qualitative interviews discussing six theses on OER(2) Quantitative survey with questions extracted from the interviews 04.07.11 Department of Instructional Technology & Media
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesResults§ Definition and perception of OER is elaborated and differentiates between distinct aspects§ OER is perceived as a buzz-word; however it has not yet been incorporated into Higher Education (Paradox) Hurdle Example N Cultural Academic teaching not based on sharing; “Not invented 10 here”; strong focus on research at the expanse of teaching OER-specific Low degree of awareness; missing initiatives (as opposed to 8 Open Access); too little OER materials Legal Uncertainty: What can I use? How can I use it? 4 Technical Insufficient usability of OER; search engine for OER is missing 4 04.07.11 Department of Instructional Technology & Media
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesCase Studies of Team-approaches in OER§ Humanities Network ● One of the longest established and most active networks in the Humanities ● Share understanding of open and distance learning ● New approach: complementary course production ● Theme-oriented rather than team-based§ MedNet ● Promotes harmonisation of Euro Mediterranean education ● OER recently included in the strategic development plan ● Hierarchical, top-down, approach
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesExpert interviews§ How can OER be promoted in European Higher Education?§ Experts coming from US, UK, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Germany§ Interviews conducted between January and March 2011§ Some Results: ● Commercial effect: link OER with more commercial products of the organisation (e.g. educational or training courses) ● Network effect: gradually explore and elaborate functional networks for OER design, development, and delivery ● Cooperation effect: gain access to other teams and institutions to co-produce OER
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesRecommendationsI. Establish a common knowledge base (team related aspects and OER) e.g., ensure mutual benefits for all stakeholders by setting clear goals for the engagement with OERII. Set shared quality criteria for OER (based on a theoretical framework)III. Propose a team approach by utilizing a blended approachIV. Definition of logical and pedagogical infrastructures for OERV. Develop strategies to promote OER e.g. stress mutual gains; build social capital
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesSummary and Discussion• OER as a powerful innovation with increasing impact on Higher Education• Despite of the euphoria for the key principles, OER still has to tackle major challenges• This requires a solid empirical data base (mostly qualitative to explore the dynamic field)• New focus on team work as an important form of academic cooperation• Recommendations to insprire teams
  • Faculty of Cultural and Social SciencesThank you very much for your attention! 04.07.11 Department of Instructional Technology & Media