Introduzione alle Open Educational Resources (OER)

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intervento del professor Lorenzo Cantoni (UNiversità della Svizzera italiana, Lugano) al DOL - Diploma On Line per Esperti di didattica assistita dalle Nuove Tecnologie del Politecnico di Milano, videoconferenza del 31 gennaio 2008.

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Introduzione alle Open Educational Resources (OER)

  1. 1. OER – Open Educational Resources Problemi, opportunità e sfide prof. dr. Lorenzo Cantoni Università della Svizzera italiana (Svizzera)
  2. 2. The roots of OER/1: the case for openness From sophists to Socrates “ Nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, nor secret that will not be known. What I say to you in the darkness, speak in the light; what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops .” (Matthew 10, 26-27)
  3. 3. The roots of OER/2: the case for writing & press From mecenatism to copyrights From speaking to writing and publishing W. von Humboldt: ergon vs. enérgeia ICTs and their impact/role
  4. 4. A definition of OER “ The open provision of educational resources, enabled by information and communication technologies, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for noncommercial purposes” (Johnstone 2005)
  5. 5. A map of OER (source: Margulies 2005)
  6. 6. An example of OER: MIT-OCW Basic data (1800 courses) Usages Informal education
  7. 8. MIT-OCW (2005 evaluation report) <ul><li>61% of OCW traffic is non-US; East Asia: 22%, Western Europe: 15%, South Asia: 6%, Latin America: 5%, other regions: 13% </li></ul><ul><li>49% of visitors are self learners, 32% students, 16% educators </li></ul><ul><li>Self learner uses: enhancing personal knowledge (56%), keeping current in field (16%), planning future study (14%) </li></ul><ul><li>Student uses: complementing a course (38%), enhancing personal knowledge (34%), planning course of study (16%) </li></ul><ul><li>Educator uses: planning a course (26%), preparing to teach a class (22%), enhancing personal knowledge (19%) </li></ul><ul><li>46% of educators have adopted or adapted site content </li></ul><ul><li>62% combine OCW materials with other content; 38% adapt course syllabi; 26% adapt assignments or exams </li></ul><ul><li>98% of visitors find PDF suitable, and 26% prefer it </li></ul><ul><li>44% of visitors seeking video content are students, 40% are self learners, and 14% are educators </li></ul>
  8. 9. ICTs and learning: relevant aspects Never finished – fast changes Collaboration – feedback Multimedia integration A return to orality?
  9. 10. Three big challenges New boundaries and L10n What’s wrong in the building blocks Integration, selection and evaluation
  10. 11. OER & web2.0 UGC Informal education A story
  11. 12. I MIEI BIMBI SULLO SCOOTER (QUELLO IN GARAGE, NON QUELLO NEL COMPUTER...)
  12. 13. My blog & email http://newmine.blogspot.com [email_address]

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