OER collaborators beyond borders: the case of Brazil


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Presentation given by Andreia Inamorato dos Santos at the SCORE (Support Open Resources in Education) event held at the Open University Library on the 29th June 2010.

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  • Structure: Background – OU/IET 3-5 researching openness – OLnet, OpenLearn, numbers, spread 6-
  • OER collaborators beyond borders: the case of Brazil

    1. 1. Andreia Inamorato dos Santos SCORE 29th June 2010 Andreia I. Santos OER collaborators beyond borders: The case of Brazil
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    5. 5. From user to provider <ul><li>MOVE 1: invite (under)graduate programme coordinators to browse OL for courses of potential interest to their students as complementary study material, to be translated into Portuguese.  OER USER </li></ul><ul><li>MOVE 2: invite coordinators to suggest Unisul courses of potential interest to external communities for upload and sharing on the Unisul Collaborations Area inside the LabSpace of OpenLearn.  OER PROVIDER </li></ul>Andreia I. Santos
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    9. 9. Unisul motivations <ul><li>To use , provide , promote uptake . Then... </li></ul><ul><li>Make the collaboration formal! Commitmet! </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage DE faculty and technical staff to participate ( innovation ). </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage students to use OpenLearn ( quality ) </li></ul><ul><li>Publish, repurpose, translate material (8 Portuguese-speaking countries = 223 million people ( opportunity ) </li></ul><ul><li>Share their own intellectual production ( cross-cultural studies ). </li></ul><ul><li>Build on existing reputation ( opportunity ) </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the collaborator  relate with them ( relationships ) </li></ul>Andreia I. Santos
    10. 10. Towards OER acculturation <ul><li>“ + in June” Programme 2009: </li></ul><ul><li>The Concept of Innovation (215 students) </li></ul><ul><li>Designing the User Interface (136 students) </li></ul><ul><li>TOTAL = 351 students enrolled. </li></ul><ul><li>Steps involved: </li></ul><ul><li>Translation. </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptation. </li></ul><ul><li>Hiring tutor. </li></ul><ul><li>Double interface: UnisulVirtual VLS and OpenLearn website </li></ul>Andreia I. Santos
    11. 11. Taking OER beyond the university Programme + June 2010 <ul><li>Digital literacy initiave: basic computer skills + “Information on the Web” (taken from OL). </li></ul><ul><li>Aimed at UnisulVirtual students’ friends and/or relatives (30,853 students at UV). </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor + friend/relative support  widening participation  participatory culture. </li></ul>Andreia I. Santos
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    14. 14. What is it about collaboration? Andreia I. Santos Andreia Santos – opened2007 – a.i.santos@open.ac.uk
    15. 15. Collaboration cycle Andreia I. Santos
    16. 16. Researching UnisulVirtual <ul><li>Addressing the following research questions : </li></ul><ul><li>✔ 4 a/b. How can we support (in) formal learning communities? </li></ul><ul><li>✔ 5 a. Are OER being reused by teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>✔ 5 d. What does a collaborative framework for learners with OER mean? </li></ul><ul><li>✔ 1 a . How can web 2.0 technologies support community work? </li></ul><ul><li>✔ How can we understand the user-provider-user continuum? (imperialism or opportunity?) </li></ul>Andreia I. Santos
    17. 17. Thank you! <ul><li>Andreia Santos </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: Open Content Online </li></ul><ul><li>aisantos.wordpress.com </li></ul>Andreia I. Santos