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Flosscom overview

  1. 1. FLOSScom Martin Weller
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Partners: MERIT (Maastricht), Aristotle Uni of Thessaloniki, Uni of Paisley, SPI (Portgugal) </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source communities can be seen as learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Look at how learning occurs in these communities and what are the underlying success factors. </li></ul><ul><li>Use these as an example of ‘Best Practice’ in how ICT can help to improve education in terms of learning processes, up to date content and open inclusive education </li></ul>
  3. 3. Outcomes & findings <ul><li>Better understanding of learning in FLOSS eg FLOSS members value learning, rate it highly </li></ul><ul><li>Models for how this can be transferred to HE, eg Inside, outside and hybrid </li></ul><ul><li>Case studies </li></ul><ul><li>3 reports </li></ul><ul><li>PhD </li></ul><ul><li>Open Ed </li></ul>
  4. 4. Implications & Impact <ul><li>Tensions between HE & learning communities </li></ul><ul><li>Models for OU to explore </li></ul><ul><li>Open education as a model </li></ul><ul><li>UNU strategy </li></ul>

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