OLnet: Fostering Open Educational Practices

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Presentation on Open Educational Practices and the focus areas of OLnet (slides first presented at IITE Conference St Petersburg 16 November 2010 by Patrick McAndrew). CC-BY
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  • Fellowships: operating at scale. Picture of sign posts to everywhere. Big world. Then picture of fellows that we have.
  • OLnet: Fostering Open Educational Practices

    1. 1. olnet.org Fostering Open Educational Practices Patrick McAndrew, Associate Director (Learning & Teaching) Institute of Educational Technology The Open University, UK
    2. 2. Experience
    3. 3. http://www.flickr.com/photos/bartelomeus/4184705426/ OLnet aims to search out the evidence for use and reuse of open educational resources olnet.org Research
    4. 4. www.open.ac.uk Understanding openness
    5. 5.  Enhance OU reputation  Extending reach  Widening participation  Experiment with courses  Accelerate technologies  Catalyst for collaboration  Research base  Recruitment of students http://oro.open.ac.uk/17513/
    6. 6. Investment in OER olnet.org Funding of OER projects (m$) 2001-2010 McAndrew, P. and Cropper, K. (2010). Open Learning Network: the evidence of OER impact. In: Open Ed 2010: The Seventh Annual Open Education Conference, November 2-4, 2010, Barcelona, Spain. http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/document.cfm?docid=13221
    7. 7. The Open Educational Practice cube model THE DIMENSION: What? Strategies and Policies Barriers and Success Factors Tools and Tool Practices Skills Development and Support THE CONTEXT: Where? Macro level (society) Meso level (organisation) Micro level (individuals) MATURITY: How well is it established? Initial (not yet started) Managed Defined Optimizing (embedded / advanced) DIMENSION CONTEXT MATURITY 7
    8. 8. OER factors olnet.org Infrastructure/tools Attraction/use Design Adoption Policy Contexts
    9. 9. Tools for sharing
    10. 10. Attracts: • Quality • Unique • Fresh • Fast • Small • Relevant OER Content as an attractor
    11. 11. Design for openness
    12. 12. Ways to use OER
    13. 13. “OER is a catalyst for Deeper Learning” Barbara Chow, Hewlett Foundation Jim Fruchterman http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrandomf/4506044752 Open Policy
    14. 14. olnet.org OER in different contexts
    15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/scissorhands33/3430164569/ olnet.org Fellowships for researchers and practitioners who wish to contribute to the understanding of the OER design and use worldwide
    16. 16. Fellowships olnet.org
    17. 17. olnet.org Open Future?  Embrace openness: operation, teaching & research  OER as the catalyst for change  Work across boundaries  Open research as a new approach McAndrew, P., Scanlon, E., Clow, D. (2010) “An Open Future for Higher Education” Educause Quarterly, http://oro.open.ac.uk/21894/
    18. 18. Patrick McAndrew The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA olnet.org p.mcandrew@open.ac.uk / olnet@open.ac.uk olnet.org

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