Wikiwijs, driver for innovation 20110527
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Wikiwijs, driver for innovation 20110527



ESSIE Annual Meeting. 27 mei 2011 Leuven (Belgium).

ESSIE Annual Meeting. 27 mei 2011 Leuven (Belgium).



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Wikiwijs, driver for innovation 20110527 Wikiwijs, driver for innovation 20110527 Presentation Transcript

  • Wikiwijs Robert Schuwer 27 May 2011, Leuven Using OER as Driver for Innovation
  • Agenda
    • What is Wikiwijs
    • Driver for technical infrastructure
    • Driver for metadata infrastructure
    • Driver for structure on learning materials
  • National initiative: Wikiwijs
    • December 2008: Former 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 ;
  • Wikiwijs: phases
    • Dec. 2009: launch of beta version with:
      • three focus subjects
        • Arithmetics, Math, Languages
      • Primary, secondary, community college sector
      • Continuous improvement based on user feedback
    • Sept. 2010: roll out to:
      • other subjects and domains
      • Higher Education
    • March 2011: delivery of Implementation Plan for a second period of funding until end of 2013
      • How to make it sustainable?
  • 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
  • Wikiwijs offers …
    • a Repository of open educational resources
    • a Referatory to digital educational resources:
      • open and closed
      • free access and access to be paid for
      • public and commercial
    • easy to use arrangement and development tools for teachers / professors
    • end-user support for teachers / professors when creating and using learning materials
  • Wikiwijs architecture Wikiwijs search Standard metadatamodel “ National” harvester Need for structure on Learning objects
  • Technical infrastructure
    • Harvester proof-of-concept
      • Technical challenge
      • No quality checks on metadata
      • Not scalable
    • Influence Wikiwijs
      • Scalable architecture
      • Actions to improve metadata
      • More collections to connect (mix open and closed)
      • Combination with harvester for HE
  • Metadata infrastructure
    • Two standards
      • HE vs other sectors
      • Both LOM-application models
      • Complicated process for management of vocabularies
    • Influence Wikiwijs
      • Harmonisation to 1 standard: NL-LOM
      • Improved process for management of vocabularies
  • Structuring learning materials
    • National curriculum primary & secondary education
      • High level
      • Implemented in commercial textbooks
    • Influence Wikiwijs
      • Development of vocabularies to model learning trajectories
      • Bridge between closed and open learning materials
  • Role Wikiwijs
    • Create demand on infrastructure
    • Important stakeholder
      • Therefore influence on development
      • But also dependant on choices not influencable by Wikiwijs (in speed of development)
  • Thanks for your attention!
    • [email_address] Photo by Wouter Schuwer