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Open Educational Resources - experiences from Great Britain and Internationally. First presented to a Swedish audience in Stockholm February 2010 by Patrick McAndrew. …

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  • In OLnet we are harnessing the interest of people across the world in a common area to identify research issues and then apply our “collective intelligence” by sharing ideas and evidence supported by tools (such as Compendium, Cohere and Cloudworks).
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    • 1. Erfarenheter från Storbritannien Experiences from Great Britain Patrick McAndrew
    • 2.  
    • 3. OCWC membership n=191 June 2009
    • 4. OCWC membership Japan Affiliates USA Spain UK n=191 June 2009
    • 5. www.open.ac.uk
    • 6. Iet.open.ac.uk/courses
    • 7.  
    • 8.  
    • 9.  
    • 10. 8m visitors since launch
    • 11. I am currently in the Army on a 6 month tour in Iraq. It has been difficult for me to get computer access consistently but when I have been able to go on open learn I have enjoyed the opportunity. The purpose of my learning is mainly self development but also work related. I believe OpenLearn is a brilliant concept. It challenges traditionally held views about education. OpenLearn IS the way teaching & learning need to be. Free. No boundaries. Web-based, self-paced, 365-24-7, collaborative. User feedback Probably the best on-line resource for language learning I have come across.
    • 12. Our motivations
      • The philosophy of open content matches the Open University’s mission.
      • Open Content is a developing movement : join sooner rather than later.
      • The Risks in doing nothing: technology and globalisation need to be addressed.
      • A route for outreach beyond our student body that builds on our good experience of broadcast with the BBC.
      • A chance to learn how to draw on the world as a resource and introduce new technologies.
      • A Demonstration of the quality of Open University materials in new regions.
      • A testbed for new technology and new ways of working.
      • A way to work with external funders who share similar aims and ideals.
      OpenLearn = an experiment to understand more OpenLearn: Motivation and futures OECD Expert Workshop 26 th October 2006
    • 13. Research Questions
      • How can we sustain our work with Open Content?
        • What are the costs?
        • What are the benefits?
      • What do our users do in the Learning Space?
        • Where is the Learning?
        • What do users enjoy doing?
      • How can tools enable users to participate?
        • Do the tools work with the content?
        • How do tools help build communities?
      • How can free content help people enter education?
        • Reaching under-represented classes?
        • Can free content lead to further learning?
    • 14. Research Questions
      • How can we sustain our work with Open Content?
        • What are the costs? Measure our own experience .
        • What are the benefits? Holistic view – look for examples
      • What do our users do in the Learning Space?
        • Where is the Learning? Identify activity patterns as learning
        • What do users enjoy doing? Stories from the users
      • How can tools enable users to participate?
        • Do the tools work with the content? Trials of tools – feedback
        • How do tools help build communities? Support shared aims
      • How can free content help people enter education?
        • Reaching under-represented groups? Targeted studies
        • Can free content lead to further learning? Monitor connections
    • 15. Ask…
    • 16.
      • Enhance OU reputation
      • Extending reach
      • Recruitment of students
      • Widening participation
      • Experiment with courses
      • Accelerate technologies
      • Catalyst for collaboration
      • Research base
      http://oro.open.ac.uk/17513/
    • 17. Recruitment
      • 13, 000+ registrations via OpenLearn
      • Fifth most selected reason
      • Best conversion to become a student.
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/winton/2124809525/
    • 18.  
    • 19. OLnet and Collective Intelligence Collective intelligence: augmented functions that enabled by the existence of a community. Collective intelligence emerges through the coexistence of people in the same environment . In OLnet we aim to develop a software infrastructure that exploits the collective action and interaction of a community of users online in an “ intelligent way”; that is to say: obtaining effects and reaching goals that exceed single users and community capability and intentions.
    • 20. Collating views
    • 21. Listening to others
    • 22. Testing ideas
    • 23. Getting data
    • 24. Participatory learning
    • 25. Content attracts CC-BY-NC-SA http://www.flickr.com/photos/stansich/188953946/
      • If it is …
      • Unique
      • Quality
      • Fresh
      • Fast
      • Micro
      • Relevant
    • 26. Social support
      • Participation:
      • Browse/gather
      • Share expertise
      • Collaborate
      • Spread control
    • 27. http://olnet.org
    • 28.  
    • 29.  
    • 30.  
    • 31. UK OER Programme …
    • 32.
      • UK OER Institutional projects
        • Coventry University Open Content Employability Project
        • Exeter University Open Exeter
        • Leeds Metropolitan University Unicycle
        • Leicester University OTTER
        • Nottingham University BERLiN
        • Oxford University Open Spires
        • Staffordshire University OpenStaffs
      • UK OER Individual projects
        • University of York Open Source Electronics Learning Tools
        • University of Westminster www.multimediatrainingvideos.com project
        • University College Falmouth openUCF
        • Anglia Ruskin University NumBat (Numeracy Bank)
        • UCL OL Environment Early Modern Low Countries History
        • University of Central Lancashire EVOLUTION
        • University of Lincoln Chemistry.FM
        • Bradford University OER Project
      • UK OER Subject projects
        • SC LLAS (Southampton), ENG (Royal Holloway), PRS (Leeds), HCA (Warwick) The HumBox Project
        • SC ICS (Ulster) OE Repository for Computer Science
        • SC ENG (Loughborough) OER Pilot
        • SC UKCME (Liverpool) CORE-Materials
        • SC Economics (Bristol) TRUE
        • SC Physical Sciences (Hull/Liverpool) Skills for Scientists
        • SC GEES (Plymouth) C-change in GEES SC ADM (Brighton) OER in Art, Design and Media
        • SC MSOR (Nottingham Trent) FETLAR
        • SC Bioscience (Leeds) Interactive Lab & Fieldwork Manual
        • SC UKCLE (Warwick) Simulation Learning Resources
        • SC HSAP (KCL) Public Health OER in University Sector
        • (PHORUS) SC C-SAP (Birmingham) Evaluating collective endeavour in OER for the social sciences
        • SC MEDEV (Newcastle) Organising OERs (OOER)
      OpenLearn 3 years on, Tuesday 19th January
    • 33.  
    • 34.
      • Do OER approaches transfer?
      • Do OER threaten the University model?
      • How to have successful projects?
      Questions?
    • 35. Dr Patrick McAndrew The Open University Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA
      • www.open.ac.uk/openlearn
      • o lnet.org
      • [email_address]

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