The Nordic Open Education Alliance: Global Collaborations through Open Educational Resources (OER)


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The presentation introduces the Nordic Open Education Alliance which aims at promoting and support the uptake of Open Educational Resources (OER) in the Nordic countries. The presentation discusses the current status in the Nordic countries and the possibilities to engage in global collaborations. How can we support OER as a tool for educators around the globe? How can we create, re-use and share OER to support global collaborations?

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The Nordic Open Education Alliance: Global Collaborations through Open Educational Resources (OER)

  1. 1. The Nordic Open Education Alliance Open Education in the NordicCountries and Global Collaboration Jan M. Pawlowski OER Sverige, 05.02.2013 Nordic Open Education Alliance Homepage: Position Paper:
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  4. 4. Jyvä skylä , Finland Source: [,]
  5. 5. Global Information Systems at the University of Jyvä skyläFocus areas Projects Global Information Systems OpenDiscoverySpace: OER for Supporting globally distributed Schools workgroups OpenScout: OER for Management Open Educational Resources TELMAP: Technology Forecasting Reference Modeling NORDLET: Nordic Baltic Network for Learning, Education and TrainingE-Learning COSMOS: Open Science Supporting international Resources: Exchange of Scientific education settings Content Cultural adaptation ASPECT: Open Content and Standardization & Quality standards for schools Management iCOPER: New standards for Mobile & Ambient Learning educational technologies Innovative tools and solutions
  6. 6. Open Educational Resources… Resources: Learning materials, courses, simulations Tools: LMS, collaboration tools, … Practices and experiences!
  7. 7. Open Education on the Move UNESCO Paris EU Horizon 2020: OER Declaration Opening Up Educatione. Support capacity building for the sustainable development of quality learning materials. Support institutions, train and motivate teachers and other personnel to produce and share high- quality, accessible educational resources, taking into account local needs and the full diversity of learners. Promote quality assurance and peer review of OER. Encourage the development of mechanisms for the assessment and certification of learning outcomes achieved through OER. f. Foster strategic alliances for OER. Take advantage of evolving technology to create opportunities for sharing materials which have been released under an open license in diverse media and ensure sustainability through new strategic partnerships within and among the education, industry, library, media and telecommunications sectors.g. Encourage the development and adaptation of OER in a variety of languages and culturalcontexts. Favour the production and use of OER in local languages and diverse cultural contexts to ensure their relevance and accessibility. Intergovernmental organisations should encourage the sharing of OER across languages and cultures, respecting indigenous knowledge and rights.
  8. 8. How to make an“OER difference”on a global scale?
  9. 9. How to utilize OER for globalcollaborations across borders and cultures?
  10. 10. Nordic Openness Society open for teachers’Open for Ideas and appreciationInnovation Education open for anyone (schools, universities, adult Open Pedagogies education) and Curricula
  11. 11. Nordic OER NDLA icooperation between 18 counties NRK: Norwegian Web 2.0 initiative by the Finnish National official national Board of Education education and career portal,. learning resources in Swedish is a collection of pedagogical articles resurser Lä nkhå public portal for Instructions for teacherseducational content teacher cards Small Highschools in Finland LeMill, collaboration with Estonia inks and information by SkolverketEMU projectMaterialeplatformen national OER - Open opportunities for learningrepository for all Danish involves nine universitieslearning resources UR access byportal for academic lectures by Utbildningsradion (UR)Danish Public Broadcasting Spindeln search Libguides iportal for resources on OER
  12. 12. The Nordic SituationPerfect ground for Nordic andglobal collaboration“Open” Approaches widely used O ERBUT….– Lack of awareness on all levels– No policies in place– Very few Nordic collaborations….and unfortunately: a stronglack of global collaboration!
  13. 13. The Nordic Open Education Alliance To contribute in utilizing OER for educational development in the Nordic countries and to enable and support collaborative actions in these countries To contribute to global educational development To support the implementation of the Paris OER Declaration and future EU OER initiatives in the Nordic countries To analyze opportunities and barriers for a successful implementation of the Paris Declaration as well as current EU strategies in order to provide guidance for policy makers in governments, institutions and organizations To build and exchange knowledge on OER and OEP in the Nordic Region as a basis for good practices, inspiration for policy building and policy implementation
  14. 14. Nordic OE Alliance: Vision 2017The Nordic countries are a leading area regarding global and EuropeanOERMinistries and universities acknowledge and support use of OEREducators are aware of OER and how to access and utilize OER“Opening up Education values” are shared by a majority ofeducatorsAll schools and institutions have the freedom to choose between theirown, commercial or open materialsOER creation is rewarded in tenure and evaluation proceduresCommunities have formed on research and teachingAccess to OER exists through communitiesCost of educational materials has decreasedNew businesses have been formed providing educational servicesAll publicly funded materials are shared and distributed with openlicensesQuality mechanisms are available and knownAll schools and educational institutions are involved in long-termeducational collaborations, nationally as well as internationallyMaterials and expertise are made available globallyIndividuals and institutions engage in cross-border collaborations
  15. 15. Nordic OE Alliance: Position Paper and ObjectivesBarriersActions How to make itRecommendations work? How to create long- – Policy term, trusted, – Institutions mutual partnerships? – Individuals
  16. 16. Towards Nordic-Global CollaborationsPolicy Level – Create multi-lateral educational partnerships – Support development of OER in different languages – Enforce collaborative research – Provide Nordic OER access pointsInstitutions – Commit to OER development: rewards and recognition – Utilize existing partnerships (ERASMUS, e-twinning, …) – Support and encourage collaborative teachingIndividuals – Create awareness – Create, collaborate, innovate! – Try out new ways of mutual collaboration!
  17. 17. OER creation process Re-thinking the way we create OER Openness and mutual understanding Building meaning and ownership Collaborative Development Re-DesignImperfect Design Collaborative Idea Sharing Teaching Design & Re-Use Develop Improvement Reputation Managemnent Re-Publish
  18. 18. Imperfect Design: Conceptual Models Creating common ideas and common understanding on specific concepts How to approach and structure the subject Agreeing on concepts, differences, relations
  19. 19. Imperfect Design: Ideas, e.g. E- Learning with OER Outcomes – Knowing “open” concepts and legal issues – Utilizing repositories and tools for creating new learning opportunities and collaborative teaching – Critically consider OER vs. commercial contentLesson Method Remarks1 Motivation Anchor Youtube-Video Creative Commons,2 OER Lecture & Discussion Open Source -> Catheral & Bazaar, OpenBasics Access, “Open” Classification3 OER Demonstration and Hands-On Repository Demonstrationsearch Exercise http//, Search for contents for mathematics on Pythagoras theorem4 OER tools Case study Use OpenScout tool library to find the best tools for collaborative authoring (google docs, …)5 Summary Learning Café Reporting experiences – what are pro’s and con’s of OER, what are operational problems
  20. 20. Imperfect Design: Ideas and Sketches Images: Tore Hoel,
  21. 21. Imperfect Design: Simple Outlines Source:
  22. 22. Imperfect Design: Prototypes
  23. 23. SummaryNordic Open Education Alliance provides anaccess point to Nordic Open EducationGrowing initiative to represent Nordic interestsand opportunitiesSupport of global collaboration instead ofexportPromoting innovation – e.g. idea sharing, trustbuilding, collaboration – Emotional (and collective) ownership – Co-creation in collaborations – Creating long term emotional bindings – OER as a dynamic process in groups of trusted colleaguesJoin the partnership!
  24. 24. Starting QuestionsWhat have you shared so far? Have youbeen involved in co-creation processes?Which kind of artifacts would you share andhow to make sense of them?How to realize sharing processes at anearly stage?What are the needs, interests and opinionsin your country?
  25. 25. Contact us…Prof. Dr. Jan M. Pawlowskijan.pawlowski@jyu.fiGLIS on the web… Nordic Open Education Alliance Homepage: Position Paper: LinkedIn Community: