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  • Are Open Educational Resources Cultural Colonisation? Patrick McAndrew OLnet.org
  • Cultural content
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNhHTfDyJjU
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  • More neutral More local
  • More neutral More local
  • Cultural discourse
  • Discourses in OpenLearn Andreia Santos – opened2007 – a.i.santos@open.ac.uk
  • The Discourse of collaboration
    • MIT OCW is committed to open systems and will share its approach with those who may want to launch similar efforts.
    Andreia Santos – opened2007 – a.i.santos@open.ac.uk Extract 1: from MIT’s OCW OpenCourseWare website OCW now stands as a new model for disseminating knowledge, serving as a sort of “ shared intellectual commons ” available to educators and learners around the globe Extract 2: from MIT’s OpenCourseWare website
  • The Discourse of collaboration Andreia Santos – opened2007 – a.i.santos@open.ac.uk What does the Open University bring to the open content field? […] A vast quantity of high quality learning materials: we specialise in content and support designed for distance and e-learning; this includes self-assessment tools, collaboration forums and a personalised learner experience […] Extract 3: from OpenLearn website
  • The Institutional Discourse
    • Open content is consistent with the University’s commitment to social justice and widening participation in higher education
    Andreia Santos – opened2007 – a.i.santos@open.ac.uk Extract 6: from the OpenLearn website – power point presentation introducing the initiative
  • The Institutional Discourse Andreia Santos – opened2007 – a.i.santos@open.ac.uk OpenLearn… […] Could be a way of building markets and reputation […] Extract 7: from OpenLearn website - power point presentation introducing the initiative
  • The Institutional Discourse Andreia Santos – opened2007 – a.i.santos@open.ac.uk MIT department heads believe that MIT OCW is a tool that indirectly aids in recruitment Extract 8: from MIT’s OpenCourseWare ‘How to’ website
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  • OU Culture
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  • Implementation view
  • Implementation view XML/Moodle Targets Media team
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  • HTML Research team Research Agenda
  • Cultural mix
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  • OCWC membership
  • OCWC membership Japan Affiliates USA Spain UK
    • Open =
    • Unlimited
    • Freed
    • Free
    • AND
    • Available
    • Accessible
    • Connected
    • Empowered
  • 8m visitors since launch
  • User augmented content
  • Collaborations
  • Out
  • In
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  • The interfaces UnisulVirtual OpenLearn
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  • All part of the solution http://www.lumaxart.com/
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  • Open Educational Resources are Cultural Communication
  • Credits
    • Coke can* http://www.flickr.com/photos/55935853@N00/3434490584/
    • Hands & Puzzle* http://www.lumaxart.com/
    • Open Sign* http://www.flickr.com/photos/rightee/4356950
    • Community Dialogue* http://www.flickr.com/photos/nesri/3629974453/
    • Other images* http://www.flickr.com/photos/openpad/
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  • Dr Patrick McAndrew The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
    • www.open.ac.uk/openlearn
    • o lnet.org
    • [email_address]