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"OER Open Educational Resources and FLOSS" by Carmen Holotescu @ eLiberatica 2007

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This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2007. …

This is a presentation held at eLiberatica 2007.

http://www.eliberatica.ro/2007/

One of the biggest events of its kind in Eastern Europe, eLiberatica brings community leaders from around the world to discuss about the hottest topics in FLOSS movement, demonstrating the advantages of adopting, using and developing Open Source and Free Software solutions.

The eLiberatica organizational committee together with our speakers and guests, have graciously allowed media representatives and all attendees to photograph, videotape and otherwise record their sessions, on the condition that the photos, videos and recordings are licensed under the Creative Commons Share-Alike 3.0 License.

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  • 1. Open Educational Resources and FLOSS OER Definition OER and FLOSS – lessons learned Key points in OER OER and Web 2.0 Advantages of using OER Important OER projects A pilot program for Romanian teachers Carmen Holotescu Director Timsoft - http://www.timsoft.ro Lecturer University of Politehnica, Timisoara - http://www.cs.utt.ro Online Instructor UMUC - http://www.umuc.edu eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 2. OER DefinitionOpen Educational Resources – OER: “the openprovision of educational resources, enabled byinformation and communication technologies, forconsultation, use and adaptation by a community ofusers for non-commercial purposes.”The term:• has been introduced and promoted in the context ofUNESCO’s aim to provide free access to educationalresources on a global scale,• was first adopted by UNESCO in 2002 in the final reportof the Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware forHigher Education in developing countries eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 3. OER definitionWilliam and Flora Hewlett Foundation:“At the heart of the movement toward Open EducationalResources is the simple and powerful idea that theworld’s knowledge is a public good and that technology ingeneral and the Worldwide Web in particular provide anextraordinary opportunity for everyone to share, use, andre-use knowledge. ” eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 4. OER DefinitionOER comprise three major areasof activity:• the creation of open source software and developmenttools - needed to produce, store, share, search, accesscontent; spaces for learning communities / communitiesof practice ,• the creation and provision of open content ( differentgranularity ) – open courseware / open content projects,free courses, Learning Objects repositories• the development of standards and licensing tools. eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 5. OER and FLOSS. Lessons learned• OER and FLOSS are complementary• OER development can mirror and take advantage ofthe FLOSS collaborative model•FLOSS can promote creation of OER content indeveloping countries• OER developers should commit to open licenses•more inclusive formats for document exchangeshould be used•FLOSS can support technical demands of OERdevelopment / better searching of OER UNESCO International Institute for Educational Plannings Open Educational Resources Community http://oerwiki.iiep- eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 unesco.org Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 6. FLOSS tools for OER UNESCO International Institute for Educational PlanningsOpen Educational Resources Community http://oerwiki.iiep- unesco.org eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 7. Key Points in OER to foster the acquisition of specific competencesneeded by teachers and learners to adopt open educational practices within and acrosseducational institutions - such practices follow acompetency-focused, collaborative paradigm of learningand knowledge acquisition priority should be given: to learning communities instead of teacher-centrededucation, to development of knowledge and skills required forsolving problems instead of subject-centred knowledgetransfer. eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 8. OER and Web 2.0  collaboration: blogs, wikis, social networks  content: syndicated using RSS feeds, categories created with social bookmarking systems  licence: Creative Commons Openness is the core paradigm of content, tools and services in Web 2.0 digital environments eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 9. OER advantages for educational networks and institutions sharing development costs among institutions orprofessional communities => a higher return oninvestment of public funds promote digital competence for the knowledge society -tools and content that allow learners to develop theircritical thinking and creativity increase educational quality of content - quality control,feedback and improvements within content alliances,communities and networks who share content foster lifelong learning and social inclusion - easyaccess to resources that may otherwise not beaccessible by potential user groups. eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 10. OER advantages for teachers, students, learners offer flexibility in choosing from a broader range ofsubjects and topics for teaching and learning save time and effort through reusing resources forwhich IPR/copyright issues have already been resolved easy-to-use tools to set up collaborative environments:blogs, wikis, social networks, RSS feeds syndication promote user-centred approaches in education andlifelong learning; participants not only consumeeducational content but develop their own ePortfolios,and share study results and experiences with peers. eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 11. Open Educational Resources Projects - worldwideUNESCO International Institute for EducationalPlannings Open Educational Resources Community -http://www.unesco.org/iiep  OpenCourseWare Consortium - http://ocwconsortium.org/ OER Commons Open Educational Resources -http://www.oercommons.org eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 12. Open Educational Resources Projects - Europe Open eLearning Content Observatory Services -http://www.olcos.org - Roadmap 2012• EUN – European Schoolnet - http://www.eun.org Learning Resource Exchange eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 13. Romanian Open Access Projects Educational Portals: http://portal.edu.ro,http://www.didactic.ro Online materials – universities websites Educational Blogs, Wikis: http://www.timsoft.ro/resurse.shtml eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 14. A pilot program for Romanian teachers Project “Development of Education Policy Concerningthe Integration of the Information and CommunicationTechnology and Communications in the Pre-UniversityRomanian Education System” - Finnish Consulting Group Activity 1 – pilot program for using OER and newtechnologies in teaching and learning - implemented bySeppo Tella, University of Helsinki, Carmen Holotescu,Timsoft eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 15. Materials, discussions, collaborative exercises on aMoodle platform - http://www.ecomunitate.ro/moodle eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 16. A pilot program for Romanian teachersTopics:OER, Web 2.0 in education,RSS feeds, collaborative bookmarking systems, blogs,wikis, social networks, OS in education, CreativeCommonsCollaborative Projectspublished on KEProjectwiki -http://keproject.wikispaces.com eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS
  • 17. Using OER means:open access / use / re-use / create / share / validate OER specific competences, open educational practices, learning communities Thank you! eLiberatica, Brasov, May, 18-19, 2007 Carmen Holotescu: Open Educational Resources and FLOSS

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