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Open Ed Workshop (full day)



These slides are for a 6-hour workshop on the basics of Ope Ed. See for additional materials.

These slides are for a 6-hour workshop on the basics of Ope Ed. See for additional materials.



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Open Ed Workshop (full day) Open Ed Workshop (full day) Presentation Transcript

  • Free Content + Open Tools + Mass Collaboration = Learning for All
  • Agenda
    • Introduction
    • Free tools and content
    • Wiki editing
      • Wikipedia
      • Wikibooks
      • Open dictionary
      • Curriki, FreeReading, and more
    • Licensing your own work
  • Did you know...
    • Wikimedia Commons has 2,822,614 free, shareable media files.
    • Flickr has over 69 million free, shareable photos.
    • MIT has 1,800 of its courses free and online.
    • The Florida Dept. of Ed. recently adopted a free literacy program.
    • Gutenberg Press has 25,000 free open books online (including audio books).
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  • The OER Movement
    • Open Educational Resources are:
      • Digital
      • Free and open (free ≠ open)‏
      • Shareable and optimally customizable
      • Tools, content, and implementation strategies
      • For teachers, students, and lifelong learners
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  • Kids and Copyright
    • Copyright issues are relevant and engaging to kids
      • They are consumers and creators.
      • They want to be “legal.”
      • They don't know much about open content, but are eager to learn and to share their own work under alternative licenses like Creative Commons.
  • A word about filtering and inappropriate content....
  • Legal Basics
    • Recommendation for education: CC BY or CC BY SA
    • Attribution (BY)‏
    • No derivative (ND)‏
    • Non-commercial (NC)‏
    • Copyleft/Share Alike (SA)‏
  • Exploring Licenses
    • Go to Wikipedia
    • Find any photo
    • Identify the license and source
    • What are the requirements for using the photo you found?
  • Tools
  • Tools
    • CamStudio - screen casting
    • FreeMind, Cmap - graphic organizers
    • More
      • SourceForge
      • SchoolForge
    More Open Tools
  • Exploring Tools
    • Think of a piece of software that you'd like to have on your teachers' or students' computers but can't afford
    • Look in or to see what is available
  • Content
  • Content – Photos and Clip Art
    • Photos
      • Wikimedia Commons
      • The Open Photo Project
      • morgueFile
      • Flickr (Creative Commons subset)‏
    • Clip art
      • Open Clip Art Library
      • WP Clip Art
    • For full list, see
  • Photos and Art
    • Choose a topic.
    • Find 2-3 photos or illustrations that could be used for a report on your topic.
    • Copy and paste art into a word processing document (Word or Open Office).
    • Write a credit with each piece citing the source and the web site.
  • Content – Multimedia
    • Video
      • Wikimedia Commons video
      • Tree of Life
      • NextVista
    • Music and sound
      • ccMixter
      • MusOpen
      • Wikimedia Commons music
      • Spoken Wikipedia
      • Gutenberg audio books
    • For full list, see
  • File Conversion
    • Sometimes files you download may not be in a format compatible with your tools
    • Online conversion tools
  • File Formats
  • Video and Music
    • Choose a topic.
    • Find 1-3 video clips or pieces of music that could be used for a multimedia presentation on your topic.
    • Convert if necessary, and insert them into a presentation (PowerPoint or Open Office-Impress).
    • Write a credit for each piece citing the source and the web site.
  • Content – Educational Resources
    • Wikibooks
    • Curriki
    • WikiEducator
    • OER Commons
    • FreeReading
    • Gutenberg Press
    • SlideShare
    • MIT Open CourseWare
  • Instruc. Resources
    • Choose a topic.
    • Find 1 or 2 instructional resources on your topic that could be used with students.
    • Evaluate the resource. How would you use it? How would you change it?
  • Wiki Editing and Helping to Build OER
  • Beginning Wiki Editing
    • Go to
    • Create an account for yourself
    • Create your user page
      • Tell about yourself
      • Add a link (your school, your web page)‏
      • Practice editing
  • Editing Wikipedia
    • Go to
    • Find an article about something you know about (your hometown, your school, a hobby, etc.)‏
    • Edit the article and make it better!
  • Kids Dictionary #1
    • Go to
    • Create an account
    • Find a word and write a definition
    • Try the “instant karma” link
    • Look at “recent changes” and improve someone else's work
  • Kids Dictionary #2
    • This dictionary was started with a word list from the 1913 Webster's dictionary
    • Get in small groups; brainstorm and search for words that may be missing
        • Technology
        • new inventions
        • “ pop” culture words
  • More!
    • Edit and explore
      • Wikibooks
      • Curriki
      • FreeReading
      • Wikispaces
      • SlideShare
  • Sharing Your Work
    • Put CC license on web site or work
    • Use CC options on sites like Flickr, SlideShare,, etc.
  • Q&A
    • Questions?
    • Comments?
    • Suggestions?
    • Thanks for coming!
    • Karen Fasimpaur
    • [email_address]