The Users’ Experience Patrick McAndrew, Research & Evaluation Director OpenLearn, The Open University 29 th  November 2007
Users: Learners and Educators
Formal education - Sticks and carrots <ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Progression </li></ul><ul><li>Peer approval...
Open education - What sticks and carrots? <ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Progression </li></ul><ul><li>Peer appr...
Reasons for study  (data from initial study of OpenLearn registered users March 2007)
Courses users want
What users like http:// tagcrowds.com   (Thanks to Gill Clough for pointer!) “ I like the idea of learning for pleasure as...
How users see OpenLearn
OpenLearn as formal learning Results 1 - 10 of about 11,800 from openlearn.open.ac.uk for work
OpenLearn informal learning <ul><li>“ I live in New Zealand and wonder if there are many kiwis registered.  If so it would...
Context and community matter
Anne’s story
Producer view
Content in XML
Lessons .zip Formats Time Access Collaboration
Things are happening…
Reaching out
Looking to the future: disaggregation
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    1. 1. The Users’ Experience Patrick McAndrew, Research & Evaluation Director OpenLearn, The Open University 29 th November 2007
    2. 2. Users: Learners and Educators
    3. 3. Formal education - Sticks and carrots <ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Progression </li></ul><ul><li>Peer approval </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors who call </li></ul>
    4. 4. Open education - What sticks and carrots? <ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Progression </li></ul><ul><li>Peer approval </li></ul><ul><li>Assignment deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>Examinations </li></ul><ul><li>Tutors who call </li></ul>X ?
    5. 5. Reasons for study (data from initial study of OpenLearn registered users March 2007)
    6. 6. Courses users want
    7. 7. What users like http:// tagcrowds.com (Thanks to Gill Clough for pointer!) “ I like the idea of learning for pleasure as opposed to learning to achieve targets.” “ Free learning that you can dip into at your leisure.” “ Ability to try OU course units before registering for the course.” “ To upgrade skills … and to meet the requirements for the jobs”
    8. 8. How users see OpenLearn
    9. 9. OpenLearn as formal learning Results 1 - 10 of about 11,800 from openlearn.open.ac.uk for work
    10. 10. OpenLearn informal learning <ul><li>“ I live in New Zealand and wonder if there are many kiwis registered. If so it would be nice to know. :-)” </li></ul>“ I would like to meet any student that are on similar courses as me. :-)” Results 1 - 10 of about 214 from openlearn.open.ac.uk for fun. It is just for fun. Your answers are not assessed, so don't worry about getting things wrong.
    11. 11. Context and community matter
    12. 12. Anne’s story
    13. 13. Producer view
    14. 14. Content in XML
    15. 15. Lessons .zip Formats Time Access Collaboration
    16. 16. Things are happening…
    17. 17. Reaching out
    18. 18. Looking to the future: disaggregation

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