Alex Little,  Knowledge Media Institute Open University (UK) 8 May 2008
Open content: a growing field
<ul><li>$9.9m two year programme  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation </li></ul></...
Goals <ul><li>To advance open content delivery method technologies by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploying leading-edge  learn...
Our open content <ul><li>Units from existing and archived OU courses </li></ul><ul><li>From all subject areas and levels <...
Learning Space –  http:// openlearn.open.ac.uk
Lab Space –  http:// labspace.open.ac.uk
Supporting Tools <ul><li>MSG – instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>FM – video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Map...
 
 
 
A few facts and figures <ul><li>Over 500 units published, totalling over 5,000 learning hours  </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,70...
Where next for OpenLearn? <ul><li>Embedding into the OU course production process </li></ul><ul><li>Possible merging of Le...
Thank you! <ul><li>More info:  http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/ </li></ul><ul><li>Email:  [email_address]   </li></ul>
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  • Good morning – I’m Alex Little, I’m a developer in the Knowledge Media Institute at the Open University (UK) and this morning I’m going to give you an insight into our OpenLearn Project.
  • MoodleMoot2008 - Padova, Italy

    1. 1. Alex Little, Knowledge Media Institute Open University (UK) 8 May 2008
    2. 2. Open content: a growing field
    3. 3. <ul><li>$9.9m two year programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>To make distance learning materials freely accessible in an international web-based open content environment </li></ul><ul><li>Programma di due anni ($9.9m) finanziato da The William and Flora  Hewlett Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Scopo: realizzare materiale liberamente accessibile da qualunque web-based  content environment </li></ul>OpenLearn
    4. 4. Goals <ul><li>To advance open content delivery method technologies by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deploying leading-edge learning management tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraging the creation of communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhancing research-based knowledge of open content sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Migliorare le tecnologie relative al delivery di open content: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>per mezzo dell'utilizzo di learning management tool allo stato  dell'arte </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>per l'incoraggiamento nello sviluppo di comunita ; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Migliorare la conoscenza sulla sostenibilità degli open content  mediante la ricerca </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Our open content <ul><li>Units from existing and archived OU courses </li></ul><ul><li>From all subject areas and levels </li></ul><ul><li>All content is under Creative Commons license, anyone can download and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>All the content is self-guided & self-supporting </li></ul><ul><li>Using Moodle for content delivery </li></ul><ul><li>Usando unità da corsi della Open University preesistenti </li></ul><ul><li>Utilizzando contenuti da diversi tipi di argomenti e livelli </li></ul><ul><li>Tutti i contenuti sono pubblicati sotto licenze Creatice Commons,  chiunque può scaricare e riusare il materiale </li></ul><ul><li>Tutto il contenuto è di facile fruizione (self-guided e self- supporting) </li></ul><ul><li>Moodle è il software utilizzato per il content delivery </li></ul>
    6. 6. Learning Space – http:// openlearn.open.ac.uk
    7. 7. Lab Space – http:// labspace.open.ac.uk
    8. 8. Supporting Tools <ul><li>MSG – instant messaging </li></ul><ul><li>FM – video conferencing </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge Mapping – concept & argument mapping </li></ul>
    9. 12. A few facts and figures <ul><li>Over 500 units published, totalling over 5,000 learning hours </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,700,000 unique visitors since launch </li></ul><ul><li>Over 50,000 registered users since launch </li></ul><ul><li>Over 4,500 registrations on OU courses </li></ul><ul><li>Users from over 160 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Translations into Catalan, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese </li></ul><ul><li>Oltre 500 unità pubblicate, oltre 5000 ore di materiale </li></ul><ul><li>Oltre 1.700.000 singoli visitatori dal lancio del progetto </li></ul><ul><li>Oltre 50.000 utenti registrati dal lancio </li></ul><ul><li>Utenti da oltre 160 nazioni </li></ul><ul><li>Tradotto in Catalano, Portoghese, Spagnolo e Cinese </li></ul>
    10. 13. Where next for OpenLearn? <ul><li>Embedding into the OU course production process </li></ul><ul><li>Possible merging of LearningSpace and LabSpace </li></ul><ul><li>New features such as learning pathways, links to other open content resources </li></ul><ul><li>Inline editing of content (wiki-style) </li></ul><ul><li>Integrato nei corsi della Open University </li></ul><ul><li>Possibilità di unire LearningSpace e LabSpace </li></ul><ul><li>Nuove funzionalità come percorsi di insegnament, collegamenti ad altre risorse </li></ul><ul><li>Editor di contenuto in linea (come per i sistemi Wiki) </li></ul>
    11. 14. Thank you! <ul><li>More info: http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/ </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>

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