Wikiwijs, a National Initiative on OER

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Presentation on breakfast session "Really open education" at the EU Parliament on 18-2-2014

Presentation on breakfast session "Really open education" at the EU Parliament on 18-2-2014

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  • 1. Wikiwijs: A National Program on OER Robert Schuwer
  • 2. Agenda • Introduction on Wikiwijs • Lessons learned • The sequel Pagina 2
  • 3. National initiative: Wikiwijs > December 2008: Minister of Education launches Wikiwijs as a national OER initiative: > initial focus on primary, secondary and community college education > but actually for all educational sectors > April 2009: broad support in Parliament > May 2009: OU & Kennisnet start preparing this programme > July 2009: delivery Programme Plan > 12th Aug. 2009: Minister’s final OK; Pagina 3
  • 4. Wikiwijs: policy objectives • stimulate development and use of OER – extend options for customized education – increase quality of education through more flexible and up-to-date learning materials • improve access to both open and ‘closed’ digital learning materials • support teachers in arranging their own learning materials and professionalization • increase teacher involvement in development and use of OER – Making the profession more attractive Pagina 4
  • 5. Basic principles • maximum (free!) use of existing components of OUNL, Kennisnet and other publicly funded educational organizations • open standards and open source mandatory • all OER learning materials and materials for professionalization to be published under CC-BY or CC BY-SA – In the repository of Wikiwijs • professionalization of both teachers and management! • Research to measure effects on policy goals Pagina 5
  • 6. Actions • Create portal / platform • Communicate on OER advantages • Involve stakeholders to create awareness on OER – Policy makers – School management – Teachers Pagina 6
  • 7. Architecture search Wikiwijs Pagina 7
  • 8. Assumption on quality • Assumption: teachers are the most capable to judge the quality of learning materials • Not have a treshold based on some standpoint of quality • Providing means to make quality visible Pagina 8
  • 9. Quality measures • Rating by peers • Peer review • Quality mark organizations / groups • But most important: proficient teachers – Professionalization! Pagina 9
  • 10. Quality mark Pagina 10
  • 11. RESULTS AND LESSONS LEARNED CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis
  • 12. Results • • • • • • >650K Building blocks available through Wikiwijs 35K Lessons available through Wikiwijs >1M uses in 2013 >400K visits in 2013 2,5K remixes available (increase of 100% in 2013) 3K ratings averages on 6.7 Pagina 12
  • 13. Lessons learned • Quality, quality, quality • Involving stakeholders: important but hard • Infrastructure useful • Development of learning materials is not for everyone • Bottom-up and top-down should be in balance • Sharing is not self-evident • Wikiwijs alone is not sufficient to mainstream OER Pagina 13
  • 14. THE SEQUEL CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis Pagina 14
  • 15. How to proceed? • Portal / platform service on Kennisnet – Development and support • Stimulation for open and online education – early 2014 announced by current Minister of Education Bussemaker – for higher education – 1M€ / year for several years • No sequel on national level for other educational types Pagina 15
  • 16. More information and background • Wikiwijs platform – www.wikiwijs.nl • Wikiwijs program plan: – http://openserviceblog.files.wordpress.com/20 11/09/110815-wikiwijs-program-plan-20112013-def.pdf • POERUP Country report: – http://poerup.referata.com/wiki/Netherlands Pagina 16
  • 17. Thank you! www.robertschuwer.nl Robert.Schuwer@ou.nl @fagottissimo linkedin.com/in/robertschuwer Pagina 17