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  • Open Educational Resources George Siemens January 16, 2008
  • Agenda
    • Introductions
    • History of open source
    • Defining OER
    • Sources/Initiatives
    • Challenges
  • Introductions
    • “ To remain human and liveable, knowledge societies will have to be societies of shared knowledge”.
    • Koïchiro Matsuura
  • (Brief) History of Open Source http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/open_source_part_1.htm http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/open_source_part_2.htm http://www.elearnspace.org/Articles/why_we_should_share.htm
  • Stallman: Free Software
  • Open Source Software
  • David Wiley: can we do this with educational content?
  • Definition
    • “ Open provision of educational resources, enabled by information and communication technologies, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for non-commercial purposes”
    • The Way Forward p. 7
  • Free to:
    • Reuse
    • Revise
    • Remix
    • Redistribute
    • (Wiley, 2007)
  • Three types of “open”
    • Legally
    • Socially
    • Technologically
    • http://www.openknowledgefoundation.org/three_meanings_of_open/
  • Q: Why Openness?
  • A “fruitful convergence”
    • Connectivity is increasing
    • Low cost computing/enhanced mobile phones
    • Body of open content is expanding
  • Scope of openness:
    • Content
    • Journals (see http://www.doaj.org/)
    • MOOC
    • Dissemination? Accreditation?
  • Priority #1: Awareness
  • Priority #2: Communities & Networking
  • Priority #3: Capacity Development
  • Priority #4: Quality Assurance
  • Priority #5: Sustainability
  • Priority #6: Copyright
  • How can YOU get involved?
    • Institution-wide initiative
    • Personal sharing of resources
    • Use OERs in your courses
    • Promote OERs with colleagues
    • “ If knowledge is to be shared as OER, there must be change – in institutional policies and procedures, in teaching and learning”
    • The Way Forward, p.8
  • Challenges
    • Systemic change
    • Mixed messages
    • Research on existing use
  • Resources
    • Common Wisdom: Peer Production of Educational Materials (Yochai Benkler, 2005) http://www.benkler.org/Common_Wisdom.pdf
    • Science Dissemination using Open Access (2008) http://sdu.ictp.it/openaccess/SciDissOpenAccess.pdf
    • The Way Forward (UNESCO, 2008) http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org/images/4/46/OER_Way_Forward.pd
    • Open Educational Resources: What are they and why do they matter (OECD) http://www.meaningprocessing.com/personalPages/tuomi/articles/OpenEducationalResources_OECDreport.pdf
    • Giving Knowledge for Free: The Emergence of Open Educational Resources (OECD, 2007) http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/35/7/38654317.pdf
    • Timeline: http://www.xtimeline.com/timeline/Open-Educational-Resources-Movement
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