Learning & interactions with the world – people, situations, environment, tools
Learning & interactions with the world – people, situations, environment, tools, socio-technical interface; tools & identity projection and creation; SHORTEN IT AND BULLET POINTS
promoting the topic, raising awareness
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olnet.org<br />Social Learning on OpenLearn<br />Engaging with Open Education<br />Wikisym 2010, Gdansk 7-9 July<br />Katarzyna Kozinska, <br />Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology, Institute of Educational Technology<br />
OpenLearn<br /><ul><li>OER Initiative of The Open University, (OU, UK) supported by The Hewlett Foundation, 2006
‘a hybrid of a repository, structured assets, a community, course-based tools, and personal learning tools’.</li></ul>OpenLearn Research Report 2006-2008 (McAndrew et al., 2009:3) <br />olnet.org<br />
OpenLearn: LearningSpace<br />12 main Topics, ca 100 Learning Clubs, hundreds of Course Units<br />
Social learning on OpenLearn<br /> Actions and activities<br />Social learners<br /><ul><li>‘want to explore tools, connect with other people and construct their own interpretations’ OpenLearnResearch Report 2006-2008 McAndrew et al. (2009:61)</li></ul>Joining learning clubs<br />Contributingto discussions on forums: initiating and/ or responding<br />Creating your learner profile/ identity and making it visible to other users (learning units, clubs, role, additional info, profile photo, journal) <br />Visible journal entries – reflectingpublicly<br />
Motivations for socio-collaborative learning practices on OpenLearn: Examining community interactions among registered users <br />Core Question: <br />What motivates registered users to engage in socio-collaborative learning practices on OpenLearn?<br /> To:<br />identify the offline and online factors that influence users’ participation<br />provide better support, content, tools, spaces<br />olnet.org<br />
Findings: The purposes of interacting with others (through forums, clubs, profiles, browsing, communicating, observing) on OpenLearn<br />Cognitive/ intellectual <br />ASK questions, <br />GETfeedback & information<br />ANSWER, give feedback, offer advice, critique, share opinions<br />GET USED to the system<br />REMAIN INTELLECTUALLY ACTIVE<br />Social/ emotional/ affective<br />CONNECT with ‘similar’ people, get & give support, share fears, ambitions, goals, introducing, encouragement,<br />GAIN INSIGHT into what others are feeling, thinking, get ideas, share experiences, observe ‘attitudes’<br />GET AWAY FROM THE ISOLATION of ODL context<br />FIND OUT who the people are who posted interesting things/ replied to our posts<br />
Factors that influence interactions<br />Tools, forums, profiles, journals - availability, visibility, ease, clarity, support<br />Other users – interest, reciprocity, e.g. evolving in roles gradually; feedback, recognition <br />Values, experiences - appreciation of learning, belief in importance of communication; background<br /> Motivation by:<br />Knowledge, curiosity, recognition, altruism, enjoyment, self-expression, change, new experiences, challenge<br />olnet.org<br />
Why research the topic?World 2010 and Future Forecasts (OECD 2008, 2009; UNESCO, 1999; NIACE, 2009)<br />Social justice and lifelong learning<br />Demographic changes – Ageing Workforce – Migrating Masses – Digital Divide– Poverty - Diversity<br />Opportunities vs. exclusion<br />Solution? Dialogue, awareness = > provide tools and spaces on OER that will enable & promote communication collaboration and connecting within networks of learners, development of skills, not just content<br />Image: maistora, 2008, source: Flickr<br />maistora, 2008, source: Flickr<br />olnet.org<br />
References: <br />McAndrew, P., Santos, A., Lane, A., Godwin, S., Okada, A., Wilson, T., Connolly, T., Ferreira, G., Buckingham Shum, S., Bretts, J. and Webb, R. (2009) OpenLearn Research Report 2006-2008. Milton Keynes, England: The Open University.<br />OECD CERI (2008) Higher Education to 2030. Volume I. Demography. Available from: <http://browse.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/pdfs/browseit/9608021E.PDF><br />OECD CERI (2009) Higher Education to 2030. Volume II. Globalisation. Available from: <http://browse.oecdbookshop.org/oecd/pdfs/browseit/9609041E.PDF> <br />Schuller, T., Watson, D. (2009) Learning Through Life. Inquiry into the Future for Lifelong Learning. Summary. Leicester, United Kingdom: NIACE.<br />The Open University (2010) OpenLearn. LearningSpace. Available from: <http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/home.php> <br />United Nations (1999) The World at Six Billion. Available from: <http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/sixbillion/sixbilpart1.pdf><br />olnet.org<br />
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