Open Textbooks : Creation and Remixing Made Easy

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This presentation highlights interoperability and tools for creating and remixing open textbooks. The talk discusses ways to make publishing OER easier by implementing common methods for publishing, …

This presentation highlights interoperability and tools for creating and remixing open textbooks. The talk discusses ways to make publishing OER easier by implementing common methods for publishing, and then gives an early look at a new authoring tool for OER.

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  • 1. Open Textbooks : Creation and Remixing Made Easy 09-2012 Kathi FletcherPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under th Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • 2. My backgroundKathi FletcherFellowship: An OER Roadmap for an Ecosystem of OER Tools for OER • concentrating on authoring and publishing
  • 3. Remixable Open Education RepositoriesPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under th Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • 4. What makes a repository remixable?Modular : Reusable componentsPluggable : Editable formatShareable : CC licensePermanent : You can count on it
  • 5. Web/Online Accessibility ToolsEPUB/E-Book PDF/Print Repositories Remixability: Learn anywhereLibrary photograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • 6. Edit / Transform Translate. OER APIs Greater Shareability Repositories Learning & Publish, Compile, Accredit Practicing ToolsPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • 7. Pluggability is hard to support, thoughAuthoring remixable OER is too hard right nowMake it easier•1) Grow the developer community solving the problemby providing API•2) Create an importer/editor that is as easy as Word.
  • 8. OER Pluggability (Components)Description * Dublin Core, Learning Objects Metadata * LRMI, Schema.org * Paradata (description through deduction)Discovery Methods * OAI-PMH : Getting metadata about and locations of resources in repositories * Embedding in web pages (rdfa, microdata)Remixable Formats * CNXML, OUXML * Docbook, DITA, eLML, wikipedia rst * HTML5 + microdata, EPUB3 + epub:type
  • 9. Closing the Loop: Make publishing easy Edit and translate and then publish to repositories. Create tests With simple publishing, new Ecosystem and use OER from big initiatives can tools convert questions from be shared and remixed. and transform. open banks.Photograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under th Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • 10. Closing the Loop: OERPub / SWORD V2 OERPub / SWORD OERPub OERPub OERPubPhotograph courtesy Joe Crawford (http://www.flickr.com/people/artlung/) under th Creative Commons Attribution License.
  • 11. Transform open teaching materials to remixable format + =>
  • 12. OERPUB Importer Client Convert and Publish
  • 13. Wherever the learning is – start there. Word → Remix
  • 14. Wherever the learning is – start there. Word → Remix
  • 15. Wikipedia → Remix
  • 16. Wikipedia → Remix
  • 17. Google Docs → Remix
  • 18. Google Docs → Remix
  • 19. Web → Remix
  • 20. Web → Remix
  • 21. Add Metadata
  • 22. Publish
  • 23. Deliver Everywhere6/17/11
  • 24. Next Steps – Building an OER editorEngage developer communityTarget HTML5 + Educational SemanticsUse just-in-time author training and smart context
  • 25. Design to be easy to useand still create remixable OER
  • 26. Drag to add an exercise
  • 27. Drag to add an exercise
  • 28. View is clean
  • 29. Options show up in context
  • 30. Advanced options available under gear
  • 31. Navigate by element
  • 32. Math Editing (basic but useful)
  • 33. Rewards for content structure
  • 34. Participating Projects So Far
  • 35. Find out more / Get involvedEmail me:kathi.fletcher@shuttleworthfoundation.orgBlog: kefletcher.blogspot.com
  • 36. 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