Open Educational Resources: Reflections from Global Perspectives


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Open Educational Resources: Reflections from Global Perspectives

  1. 1. Open Educational Resources: Reflections from Global Perspectives
  2. 2. Teacher Education in Sub-Saharan Africa (TESSA)
  3. 3. TESSA: five distinct characteristics • it is a global consortium, including organisations like the – BBC World Service Trust – the Commonwealth of Learning – the South African Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE) • Focusses on the needs of teacher education in nine African countries.
  4. 4. Audience-specific OERs • audience-specific OERs • Teacher educator: centre of the initiative {vast majority of the OER's have been created collaboratively by teacher educators from across Africa}
  5. 5. Different formats • creatively exploring the use of OER audio content. • different formats - drama, interviews, features - and modes of delivery including radio, CD and use of mobile phones.
  6. 6. Implementation and use of the resources • Significant time and resources is being put into the implementation and use of the resources, an aspect given insufficient attention in many OER initiatives (Atkins et al 2007). • Project design: stress on issues such as – adoption of the resources for different environments and – how best 'users' can be supported in understanding ways of integrating the materials into ‘learning pathways'. Atkins, D. E., Brown, J. E. and Hammond, A. L. (2007) A review of the Open Educational resources (OER) Movement: Achievement, Challenges and New Opportunities. Report to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
  7. 7. Open Educational Quality (OPAL) Initiative
  8. 8. Why is OPAL Innovative? • It extends the model of OER with the concepts of quality and innovation into the concept of open educational practices (OEP) where OER are used in innovative educational scenarios to raise quality for higher education (HE) and adult education (AE)
  9. 9. OPAL: innovation and quality It focuses on innovation and quality through OEP and thus aims at impact of OER use in the field of HE and AE. Existing approaches for fostering the use of OER have made achievements by focussing on building access to resources (e.g. MERLOT, MIT OCW, Stanford iTunes, Openlearn, Rice University, Opentrain UNESCO, OER WIKI UNESCO etc.) and licence models (e.g.
  10. 10. OPAL: multi-stakeholder environment • It is building a multi-stakeholder environment which is taking into consideration the OEP governance community in order to root quality and innovation in a deep consensus, concert activities and provide a European interface to international initiatives.
  12. 12. VUSSC • Free Online Materials • The Virtual University of Small States of the Commonwealth makes available a number of free online course materials. They are aimed at students who have completed their ‘A’ levels and who are at the first-year college level. • Find free course materials that suit your needs. • Online Courses by Subject • Business Gain the knowledge you need to take your business career to the next level. • Education Improve your online teaching skills for a successful career in distance education. • Public Service Learn public service strategies to help others in your community. • Technology Acquire technical skills for a challenging career in the IT sector. • Tourism Develop skills that create opportunities in the expanding service sector.
  13. 13. Growing an institutional health OER initiative: A case study of the University of Ghana
  14. 14. OER Based ODL Course Material
  15. 15. The OpenCourseWare Consortium, APIKOM, the Ministry of Communication and Informatics of Indonesia
  16. 16. OCWC Global Conference 2013
  17. 17. Japan Opencourseware Consortium (JOCW)
  18. 18. OER in Thailand
  19. 19. Thailand Cyber University Open Courseware
  20. 20. OER in Pakistan
  21. 21. Sri Lanka
  22. 22. OER Repository
  23. 23. OER in Thailand
  24. 24. Creative Commons Korea
  25. 25. KOCW
  26. 26. WizIQ: Open Tutorials
  27. 27. Open Course materials