Breaking down the walls The benefits of being OPEN
Lunchtime Bytes - South Australian Department of
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Outline
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Open Education
Open Resources
Open Source
Open Hardware
Open Standards
Case Closed

Open Soluti...
It's a mindset...

... not a particular technology
Open Solutions for Online Learning
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Monocultures
Void of diversity
Dependence
Wastelands
Benefits select few

Open Solutions for Onl...
Open Education
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Barriers of entry
Constructionist philosophy
Freedom of choice
Promotion of ‘sharing’
Improving ...
School of Open
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Copyright for educators
School of Ed
Collaborative Workshops
Grant writing
Open Science

Open So...
Open Educational Resources (OER)
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Open licensing
Public domain
WikiEducator
Wikiversity
Government funding

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Open Source
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Source code
Free (as in puppy)
Collaboration
Free your mind

Open Solutions for Online Learning
Example - Moodle LMS
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Open Source
Created in Australia
No. 1 LMS
Community
Integrations

Open Solutions for Onli...
Open Hardware
● Open design blueprints
● Collaboration
● Faster production
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● There is no spoon

Open Solutions for ...
Example - Raspberry Pi
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Open Hardware
Created for Education
>1,000,000 units in first year
Ecosystem growing
expon...
Superior Educational Value ?

versus

Open

Closed

Open Solutions for Online Learning
Superior Educational Value ?

versus

Hands-on

Spectator
Open Solutions for Online Learning
Superior Educational Value ?

versus
Building

Destruction

Open Solutions for Online Learning
Superior Educational Value ?

versus

Producer

Consumer

Open Solutions for Online Learning
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Technology focus deters from learning
Quality control
Availability (Digital Divide)
Owner...
Lure of the 'dark side'
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Nobody ever got fired for buying XYX *
venturing into the 'unknown'
The 'SHINY' factor
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Go forth and be open ...

... and may the source be with you !
Open Solutions for Online Learning
About Brightcookie
● Established 2003
● Adelaide & Perth offices
● IT and educational backgrounds
● Consulting
● Learning ...
QUESTIONS ? IDEAS ? COMMENTS ?
● Twitter: leogaggl
● Google+: Leo Gaggl
● LinkedIn: leogaggl
● Foursquare: leogaggl
● Flic...
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Breaking down the walls the benefits of being open

  1. 1. Breaking down the walls The benefits of being OPEN Lunchtime Bytes - South Australian Department of Education & Child Development Leo Gaggl, Managing Director Brightcookie.com Educational Technologies Open Solutions for Online Learning Open solutions for online learning
  2. 2. Outline 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Open Education Open Resources Open Source Open Hardware Open Standards Case Closed Open Solutions for Online Learning
  3. 3. It's a mindset... ... not a particular technology Open Solutions for Online Learning
  4. 4. Walled Gardens ● ● ● ● ● Monocultures Void of diversity Dependence Wastelands Benefits select few Open Solutions for Online Learning
  5. 5. Open Education ● ● ● ● ● Barriers of entry Constructionist philosophy Freedom of choice Promotion of ‘sharing’ Improving quality Open Solutions for Online Learning
  6. 6. School of Open ● ● ● ● ● Copyright for educators School of Ed Collaborative Workshops Grant writing Open Science Open Solutions for Online Learning
  7. 7. Open Educational Resources (OER) ● ● ● ● ● Open licensing Public domain WikiEducator Wikiversity Government funding Open Solutions for Online Learning
  8. 8. Open Source ● ● ● ● Source code Free (as in puppy) Collaboration Free your mind Open Solutions for Online Learning
  9. 9. Example - Moodle LMS ● ● ● ● ● Open Source Created in Australia No. 1 LMS Community Integrations Open Solutions for Online Learning
  10. 10. Open Hardware ● Open design blueprints ● Collaboration ● Faster production cycles ● There is no spoon Open Solutions for Online Learning
  11. 11. Example - Raspberry Pi ● ● ● ● Open Hardware Created for Education >1,000,000 units in first year Ecosystem growing exponentially Open Solutions for Online Learning
  12. 12. Superior Educational Value ? versus Open Closed Open Solutions for Online Learning
  13. 13. Superior Educational Value ? versus Hands-on Spectator Open Solutions for Online Learning
  14. 14. Superior Educational Value ? versus Building Destruction Open Solutions for Online Learning
  15. 15. Superior Educational Value ? versus Producer Consumer Open Solutions for Online Learning
  16. 16. Potential Dangers ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Technology focus deters from learning Quality control Availability (Digital Divide) Ownership (©) Business models #firstworldproblem Future is not user friendly Open Solutions for Online Learning
  17. 17. Lure of the 'dark side' ● ● ● ● ● Nobody ever got fired for buying XYX * venturing into the 'unknown' The 'SHINY' factor Training Support * Originally 'IBM', however can be substituted by 'Apple', 'Micrososoft' and increasingly Google Open Solutions for Online Learning
  18. 18. Go forth and be open ... ... and may the source be with you ! Open Solutions for Online Learning
  19. 19. About Brightcookie ● Established 2003 ● Adelaide & Perth offices ● IT and educational backgrounds ● Consulting ● Learning technologies ● Learning content ● Support ● 8 employees ● Various specialist contractors ● www.brightcookie.com Open Solutions for Online Learning
  20. 20. QUESTIONS ? IDEAS ? COMMENTS ? ● Twitter: leogaggl ● Google+: Leo Gaggl ● LinkedIn: leogaggl ● Foursquare: leogaggl ● Flickr: leogaggl ● Blog: http://brightcookie.com/blog/ ● Private Blog: http://leo.gaggl.com/ ● Email: leo [at] brightcookie.com.au Open Solutions for Online Learning Open solutions for online learning

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