Making OER that is Easy to Find, Adapt,                    and Translate                                                  ...
My backgroundKathi FletcherBackground :  Connexions Project   Manager/Technical Director 4   YrsLessons: Do what you are b...
Remixable Open                                                    Education ResourcesPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (htt...
What makes OER        remixable?Modular : Reusable componentsPluggable : Editable, structured formatShareable : CC license...
Web/Online                                                                 Accessibility ToolsEPUB/E-Book                 ...
Edit /                                                                                                  Transform         ...
Feedback:                                                       Creation, editing                           Packaging and ...
Closing the Loop                                                                                                          ...
Connexions (cnx.org)non-profit publishing platformfor open-source textbooks andlearning materials (1999)1200 open textbook...
Connexions embraces       remixableModular :     Modules and CollectionsPluggable :   Structured document format (XML)Shar...
free online: 4 million uses to dateiPad/iPhone/Android                        $26 in printvia ePub                        ...
Transform open teaching materials to         remixable format
Connexions Importer     Convert, Preview, and Upload docs(word/oo/gdocs/blogs) to Connexions and more
Wherever the learning is – start there.          Word → Remix
Wherever the learning is – start there.          Word → Remix
Web → Remix
Web → Remix
Wikipedia → Remix
Wikipedia → Remix
Google Docs → Remix
Google Docs → Remix
Putting the remixable pieces together
The result – Biology Ch1.1
The result – Biology - Ch1.2
The result – Biology - Ch1.3
Deliver Everywhere
Another Tool: Derive and Translate
A few content pioneers
• Access  – library of free textbooks for the 20    highest-impact college courses  – In remixable format!• High quality  ...
• Every chapter  – remixable•Every image  – reusable•Every HW problem  – adaptable
Another PioneerDept. of Basic Education:     –   Print 2.5 million Siyavula         textbooks     –   Distribute nationall...
Technology Enhanced            33
Technology Enhanced            34
Rich experienceRead anywhereWatch videos / simulations /  presentationsAsk questionsPractice and get diagnostic reports   ...
Remixable Format (different styles)                            36
Remixable Format (different styles)                            37
VOER
Washington Open Course Library    Using Google Docs for next set of courses ----> remix
Next Step            A really easy to use            editor for remixable             content. Needs to            make it...
Find out more / Get involvedDo you have content you want to make remixable?Do you know project leaders or softwaredevelope...
Image AttributionsGold medal - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ksiom, CC-BY-SACoffee Table Book – By User:Mattis (O...
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These are the slides from my talk at SXSWedu 2012, where I discuss the factors for making content easily remixable (adaptable), some new tools supported by my fellowship for transforming content into remixable format, and some content pioneers producing really great remixable content.

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  1. 1. Making OER that is Easy to Find, Adapt, and Translate SXSWedu Conference 2012 Kathi FletcherPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under th Creative Commons Attribution License.
  2. 2. My backgroundKathi FletcherBackground : Connexions Project Manager/Technical Director 4 YrsLessons: Do what you are best at. Empower the community to build an ecosystem.
  3. 3. Remixable Open Education ResourcesPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under th Creative Commons Attribution License.
  4. 4. What makes OER remixable?Modular : Reusable componentsPluggable : Editable, structured formatShareable : CC license, permission to reuseReliable : You can count on it being there
  5. 5. Web/Online Accessibility ToolsEPUB/E-Book PDF/Print Remixable OER Remixability: Learn anywhereLibrary photograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
  6. 6. Edit / Transform Translate. Remixable OER Libraries/ Repositories Learning & Publish, Compile, Accredit Practicing ToolsPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
  7. 7. Feedback: Creation, editing Packaging and · Learning results and translating arranging content · Comments tools and services · Ratings Layout, design & customization Open journals and presses Import/export between Libraries of content Printing services Remixable formats OER Social Federation, learning search & browse systems, learning management Quality review Intelligent Assessment & and standards tutoring and accreditation linking learning machines tools & services OER EcosystemPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
  8. 8. Closing the Loop Edit and translate and then publish to repositories. Ecosystem Create tests With simple publishing, new tools convert and use OER from big initiatives can and transform. questions from be shared and remixed. open banks.Photograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under th Creative Commons Attribution License.
  9. 9. Connexions (cnx.org)non-profit publishing platformfor open-source textbooks andlearning materials (1999)1200 open textbooks/collections20000 Lego modulesfrom contributors worldwidein 40+ languagesmillions of users per monthfrom 190 countries90 million uses ofSTEM content
  10. 10. Connexions embraces remixableModular : Modules and CollectionsPluggable : Structured document format (XML)Shareable : CC-ByReliable : Permanent IDs
  11. 11. free online: 4 million uses to dateiPad/iPhone/Android $26 in printvia ePub (627 pages)
  12. 12. Transform open teaching materials to remixable format
  13. 13. Connexions Importer Convert, Preview, and Upload docs(word/oo/gdocs/blogs) to Connexions and more
  14. 14. Wherever the learning is – start there. Word → Remix
  15. 15. Wherever the learning is – start there. Word → Remix
  16. 16. Web → Remix
  17. 17. Web → Remix
  18. 18. Wikipedia → Remix
  19. 19. Wikipedia → Remix
  20. 20. Google Docs → Remix
  21. 21. Google Docs → Remix
  22. 22. Putting the remixable pieces together
  23. 23. The result – Biology Ch1.1
  24. 24. The result – Biology - Ch1.2
  25. 25. The result – Biology - Ch1.3
  26. 26. Deliver Everywhere
  27. 27. Another Tool: Derive and Translate
  28. 28. A few content pioneers
  29. 29. • Access – library of free textbooks for the 20 highest-impact college courses – In remixable format!• High quality – professionally developed, tested, peer-reviewed content; editorial boards include • 2 Nobel Laureates • Former Director of NSF and President Clinton’s Science Advisor • Past President of the Institute of the Medicine, National Academy of Science • 3 National Academy of Science Members • 5 Institute of Medicine Fellows, National Academy of Science• Ecosystem – organizing partnerships with educational institutions, professional organizations, publishers, …
  30. 30. • Every chapter – remixable•Every image – reusable•Every HW problem – adaptable
  31. 31. Another PioneerDept. of Basic Education: – Print 2.5 million Siyavula textbooks – Distribute nationally to all learners taking: • Mathematics Gr. 10-12 • Physical Science Gr. 10-12Siyavula: – Everything Math – Everything Science 32
  32. 32. Technology Enhanced 33
  33. 33. Technology Enhanced 34
  34. 34. Rich experienceRead anywhereWatch videos / simulations / presentationsAsk questionsPractice and get diagnostic reports 35
  35. 35. Remixable Format (different styles) 36
  36. 36. Remixable Format (different styles) 37
  37. 37. VOER
  38. 38. Washington Open Course Library Using Google Docs for next set of courses ----> remix
  39. 39. Next Step A really easy to use editor for remixable content. Needs to make it easy to add multimedia also.
  40. 40. Find out more / Get involvedDo you have content you want to make remixable?Do you know project leaders or softwaredevelopers that want to get involved?Email me:kathi.fletcher@shuttleworthfoundation.orgRead more on my blog: kefletcher.blogspot.comFollow me: kefletcher on twitter
  41. 41. Image AttributionsGold medal - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Ksiom, CC-BY-SACoffee Table Book – By User:Mattis (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsPackage - By GNOME icon artists (GNOME SVN / GNOME FTP) [GPL (www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html)], via Wikimedia CommonsTranslation - By Jesse Burgheimer [GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html), CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/), GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], via Wikimedia CommonsMouth - By Felsir at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5-2.0-1.0) or GFDL (www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], from Wikimedia CommonsMagnifying glass – By David Vignoni [LGPL (www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html)], via Wikimedia CommonsSchool room – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:MrHarman – CC-BY-SAIntelligent tutor – By Richard Wilson (died 1782) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsEditing pencil - By Everaldo Coelho (YellowIcon) [LGPL (www.gnu.org/licenses/lgpl.html)], via Wikimedia CommonsBlackberry phone : By Ricmoo at en.wikipedia [Public domain], from Wikimedia

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