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From LMS to PLE: The OpenLearn Test-bed

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    From LMS to PLE: The OpenLearn Test-bed From LMS to PLE: The OpenLearn Test-bed Presentation Transcript

    • From LMS to PLE: The OpenLearn Test-bed
      Dr Alexander Mikroyannidis
      The Open University, UK
    • The OpenLearn project
      • OpenLearn (http://openlearn.open.ac.uk) is a Moodle-based LMS, consisting of two distinct learning areas: LearningSpaceand LabSpace.
      • LearningSpace includes Open Educational Resources (OER) organised in standalone learning units, plus social software and discussion forums to enable collaboration and group work.
      • LabSpace has an experimental and developmental nature; users can submit their own content, as well as remix and reuse the resources available.
    • OpenLearn courses & tools
    • Learner-centric approach
      • OpenLearn has been built around units of study and not the personal profiles of learners; a learner-centric approach is missing
      • Learners do not get any guidance about how to learn on their own, neither from technology, nor from peers
      • Learners need support to plan and control their learning journey
      • ROLE goal: Provide recommendations to learners about resources and other learners (‘study-buddies’)
    • Tools and personalisation
      • Tools currently available in OpenLearn:
      • Videoconferencing (FlashMeeting)
      • Sensemaking (Compendium, Cohere)
      • Blogs
      • Forums
      • Learning clubs
      • Generally disconnected from learning units
      • ROLE goals:
      • Allow learners to gain control over the manipulation and production of content through tools
      • Enable learners to bring in their own tools and personalise their learning environment
    • Social interactions
      • The learning content currently provided by OpenLearn is comprised of standalone units, which are generally not being studied in a social context
      • Lack of support for social interactions
      • ROLE goals:
      • Provide support to learners for community building and collaborative activities
      • A shared learning experience instead of a lone study
    • ROLE widgets in OpenLearn
      Learners aggregate and work collaborativelyon learning resources provided by the Open University (e.g. OpenLearn, iTunesU) and external sources (e.g. Wikipedia, SlideShare, YouTube)
      © www.role-project.eu
    • From LMS to PLE
      • The OpenLearn transition from the LMS towards the PLE paradigm aims in:
      • A richer and more personalized learning experience
      • Support for self-regulated learning
      • Social networking and community-building
      • Openness and adaptivity of the learning environment
      Image sources:
    • ROLE alliance program
      What is the Alliance Program?
      A partner network of strategic users, vendors and other stakeholder
      Why should I become a member?
      As a member you have a lot of benefits e.g., access to our showcase platform, free visit of specific workshops, test of prototypes or attendance at Alliance Partner meetings
      How can I become part of the Alliance Program?
      Please register under http://www.roleproject.eu/AllianceProgram