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OER: It’s not the artifact, it’s the process (Mark McGuire, U of Otago)

by Senior Lecturer at Department of Applied Sciences, University of Otago on Jul 05, 2012


See the version with audio and slides: http://goo.gl/gkZR8. ...

See the version with audio and slides: http://goo.gl/gkZR8.
These are the slides from a seminar presentation that I presented on 28 June at the University of Otago. You can hear (and download) the audio (MP3) on UniTube (http://goo.gl/3F7IR). Even better, you can see (and download) the slides and hear the audio together on my blog (http://goo.gl/gkZR8).

Feel free to contact me at mark.mcguire@otago.ac.nz.

"Open Educational Resources: It’s not the artifact, it’s the process". Presented at the Open Educational Resources Seminar, University of Otago, 28 June 2012


If we think of OERs as we think of physical artifacts, we might focus on their design, production, storage and distribution. We could quantify their number, calculate their popularity, and track their use. However, in open, distributed, networked learning environments, the emphasis is not be on the resources but on the engagement between participants who create, use, modify, and share experiences. Resources can be used to prompt and fuel conversations, and the results of one conversation can be saved and used as fuel for another, but it is the way in which they are created and used that determines their effectiveness in learning contexts. In this talk, I will use examples from several open courses to explore the nature of digital resources and discuss how they are used to enable constructive engagements between networked learners. I suggest that, although appropriate resources are an important part of the learning process, we need to pay more attention to the design of the structures and networks in which they are generated and circulated.



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