FDOL132 unit 6: open educational practice with Simon Thomson
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  • 1. #FDOL132 unit 6: open educational practice Hello and welcome to the #FDOL132 webinar with Simon Thomson 21 November 2013, 9.30-10.30am (UK time) Please go to: Meeting > Audio setup wizard to check your audio “I must say, the FDOL course I’m taking now really gives most of the control to the learners, and I’ve appreciated that quite a lot (although it is quite challenging).” FDOL132 participant Flexible, Distance and Online Learning an open course using COOL FISh http://fdol.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @openfdol #fdol132
  • 2. FDOL132 Learners • Registered: 107 • FDOL132 community in G+ until now: 72 • Signed up for PBL groups: 31 • PBL groups: from 4 to 3 (group 2: 6, / group 3: 5 / group 4: 6) • PBL facilitators: 4 Countries • UK - 66 • Sweden – 17 • Canada – 4 • Ireland – 2 • also participants from: Hongkong, Argentina, Greenland, Switzerland, New Zeeland, Slovenia, Belgium, New Zealand, Norway status: 21 November 2013
  • 3. FDOL overview Unit 1 (12 – 25 Sep): Orientation Unit 2 (26 Sep – 2 Oct): Digital literacies Unit 3 (3 – 16 Oct): Flexible learning and teaching in the digital age Unit 4 (17 – 30 Oct): Collaborative learning and communities Unit 5 (31 Oct – 13 Nov): Supporting learners Unit 6 (14 – 27 Nov): Open educational practices Unit 7 (28 Nov – 5 Dec): Sharing
  • 4. SFHEA Head of eLearning Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 5. Open Education It’s rude not to share. @digisim
  • 6. A bit (more) about me…... I am a “Flipped Academic”. The Flipped Academic (Bruton 2012) is someone who: 1.Informs first and publishes later 2.Works within the research-teaching-service paradigm but adopts criteria to maximize impact 3.Seeks “the truth” and “usefulness” together 4.Views funding received as an input, not an output
  • 7. Before we start……... ● This is a practical session. ● You will be asked to contribute! ● I want to learn as much from you as you from me. ● I will be sharing an open resource with you. ● I would like you to share one with me. ● STOP me at anytime. ● None of this is really my work!
  • 8. OER Global Logo by Jonathas Mello is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Unported 3.0 License Part 1: OER - From closed to open.
  • 9. What does “open” mean for you?
  • 10. Game Changer
  • 11. Advantages of OER ● OER provide freedom of access for both yourself and others. ● Because you can freely adapt them, OER encourage pedagogical innovation. ● Because OER are available free of charge, using them can lower costs to students and organizations. ● You and your organization may benefit from potential publicity. ● When you share OER, you are contributing to the global education community. ● When you share OER, you open a new method of collaborating with your students and colleagues. ● Your OER may be helpful to future educators.
  • 12. “R” is for resources…...
  • 13. OER at Leeds Met
  • 14. OER as an enhancer. ● Recognise our staff’s own resources. ● Provide some institutional resources. ● Enhance with OER
  • 15. Where is your institution?
  • 16. A Real Life Example
  • 17. http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/40129 Part 2: OA - From resource to research.
  • 18. The closed research model. https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/39707
  • 19. The “open” research model. https://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/39707
  • 20. “A” is for access…...
  • 21. OA at Leeds Met
  • 22. http://www.oer-quality.org/ Part 3: OEP - From individuals to institutions.
  • 23. http://www.oer-quality.org/publications/guide/roadmap/ The OEP Roadmap
  • 24. http://cdn.efquel.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Policy_Support_OEP.pdf?a6409c
  • 25. If OER is phase one……. ……….Phase 2 is characterized by the following aspects: ● OER is the means and not an end, in order to transform educational practices in schools and HEIs ● Goes beyond access into open learning architectures ● The focus is on combining formal and informal learning, learning is predominantly seen as construction + sharing ● OEP allows for quality improvement in education through external validation, as all resources and also practices are shared and possibility for feedback is opened. ● Focus is on a change of educational cultures more than on mere resource availability ● OER as value proposition for institutions
  • 26. Does your institution have an open education policy?
  • 27. http://wiki.creativecommons.org/OER_Policy_Registry Policy or not?
  • 28. OEP at Leeds Met
  • 29. OEP at Leeds Met
  • 30. How open are you?
  • 31. Any questions and/or reflections?
  • 32. FDOL132 team Chrissi Nerantzi Academic Developer University of Salford, UK Lars Uhlin Educational Developer Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Maria Kvarnström Educational Developer Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Neil Whitnell Senior Lecturer in Nursing, University of Salford FDOL organiser PBL facilitator FDOL organiser PBL facilitator FDOL organiser PBL facilitator PBL facilitator
  • 33. #FDOL132 last webinar unit 5: sharing experiences Thank you for participating in FDOL. See you online again. with Chrissi, Lars, Maria and Neil 5 December, 6.30-8pm (UK time) Flexible, Distance and Online Learning an open course using COOL FISh http://fdol.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @openfdol #fdol132