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  • 1. Current directions in educational repositories: my perspective Patrick McAndrew Institute of Educational Technology
  • 2. www.open.ac.uk
  • 3. Iet.open.ac.uk/courses
  • 4. 6m visitors since launch
  • 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/trushu/3712280049
  • 6. The legacy trap
  • 7. Search Solving search trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/pulpolux/151695072
  • 8. Metadata Trap
  • 9. Build it and they will come trap http://openlearn.open.ac.uk
  • 10. The system is everything trap
  • 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos /marcemarc/2385399277/ The one stop shop trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcemarc/2385399277/
  • 12. Forgetting the past trap
  • 13. The Holy Grail trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritual_marketplace/2207966935
  • 14. The brick wall trap Viscious circle • Head brick wall http://www.flickr.com/photos/43204851@N00/182910562
  • 15. The brick wall trap Viscious circle • Head brick wall
  • 16. Reasons to be cheerful?
  • 17. Be Open
  • 18. Openness works http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/1805374441/
  • 19. Learning does happen
  • 20. Listening to others
  • 21. Testing ideas
  • 22. Keep it simple
  • 23. How many different types of learning and teaching approaches do you need?
  • 24. How many different types of learning and teaching approaches do you need? Think… Pair… Share
  • 25. Build on the work of others
  • 26. Look for the unexpected 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Content Social
  • 27. Ask…
  • 28. Traps • Searching – beat Google • Metadata – for the good of others • Audience – they will emerge from use • System – the backend takes over from the frontend • One stop shop – ignores reality • Forgetting the past – avoid reinventing the wheel • Holy Grail – seeking what does not exist • Brick wall – carry on regardless
  • 29. Advice • Openness – be open • Participation – routes in • Involve others – experts and users • Keep simple – hide complexity • Build on work of others – mashup don’t build • Find the right questions
  • 30. Dr Patrick McAndrew The Open University Institute of Educational Technology Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA olnet.org