Beyond the Open Educational Resource move – towards Open and Participatory Learning Ecosystems Andreas Meiszner The Open University (UK) / Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação (PT) FKFT Free Knowledge, Free Technology Education for a free information society First International Conference, Barcelona July 15th to 17th 2008
Agenda Part 1 Introduction: Web 2.0 from an educational perspective Part 2 The case of Free / Libre Open Source Software (FLOSS) Communities Part 3 The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement Part 4 Towards open and participatory learning ecosystems (OPLE) - The NetGeners.Net pilot course
Web 2.0 – a message beyond the hype I think we're --in a lot of ways --in a period of the most profound reinvention of ...education and how people need to learn since the invention of literacy. Tim O'Reilly
Web 2.0 – the impact ICT and the web 2.0 ENABLES us to do things different and more efficiently, but they are also significantly CHANGE the way we live and work REQUIRING us to acquire new skills and mindsets
Knowledge sharing & learning as an active creation process in disperse environments Web 2.0 – or so it’s called
A greater range of inputs – not just from the educator, but from all contributors so the collective is the source of knowledge, not one individual
A more personalized learning experience – instead of learning objectives that apply to a whole cohort, this approach allows learners to gather the elements of knowledge they require.
Greater sharing of knowledge – in (higher) education much of the previous input is lost, whereas here the dialogue, resources, and outputs remain as learning resources.
Peer production – active engagement in producing something with a set of peers is a powerful motivational and educational driving force.
Real activities – engaging in legitimate activities that are not restricted to an artificial educational setting also provides valuable experience.
Peer support – a large support network provided voluntarily by peers in a collaborative manner nearly 24/7.
Open learning environmen t – The whole is bigger than the sum of its parts, thus there is the need of providing new educational models and scenarios that are not limited to students formally enrolled at a course.
What type of learning environment does FLOSS provides? Today – The FLOSS Case
Part 3 The Open Educational Resource (OER) movement A first step towards Free / Open Education!?!
Today – The OER Case, high quality, largely static Teaser & Courses from EXPERTS
Today – OER vs. Web 2.0 & FLOSS OER from a traditional educational understanding Open education resources are little used and still less adapted and repurposed Graham Attwell 2007
Part 1 OER from a modern understanding Open education resources are widely used… … and also re-used and adapted… but maybe not the way we thought off Today – OER vs. Web 2.0 & FLOSS
Today – OER vs. Web 2.0 & FLOSS Static OER vs. dynamic Web 2.0
Today – OER vs. Web 2.0 & FLOSS Re-using revised: How (re-)useful is your learning activity?
Towards OPLE Who designs what, for which reason and to which extend?
Traditional OER are build
In a static manner
For formal settings (or similar)
Within a given (funded) period
Modern/Future OER are build
By professionals and passionate user
Involving stakeholders from formal and informal education