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    Current directions in educational repositories(P. McAndrew) - 2nd Share.TEC project workshop Current directions in educational repositories(P. McAndrew) - 2nd Share.TEC project workshop Presentation Transcript

    • Current directions in educational repositories: my perspective Patrick McAndrew Institute of Educational Technology
    • www.open.ac.uk
    • Iet.open.ac.uk/courses
    • 6m visitors since launch
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/trushu/3712280049
    • The legacy trap
    • Search Solving search trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/pulpolux/151695072
    • Metadata Trap
    • Build it and they will come trap http://openlearn.open.ac.uk
    • The system is everything trap
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos /marcemarc/2385399277/ The one stop shop trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcemarc/2385399277/
    • Forgetting the past trap
    • The Holy Grail trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritual_marketplace/2207966935
    • The brick wall trap Viscious circle • Head brick wall http://www.flickr.com/photos/43204851@N00/182910562
    • The brick wall trap Viscious circle • Head brick wall
    • Reasons to be cheerful?
    • Be Open
    • Openness works http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/1805374441/
    • Learning does happen
    • Listening to others
    • Testing ideas
    • Keep it simple
    • How many different types of learning and teaching approaches do you need?
    • How many different types of learning and teaching approaches do you need? Think… Pair… Share
    • Build on the work of others
    • Look for the unexpected 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Content Social
    • Ask…
    • 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
    • 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
    • Dr Patrick McAndrew The Open University Institute of Educational Technology Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA olnet.org