Wikiwijs, driver for innovation 20110527

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

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Wikiwijs, driver for innovation 20110527

  1. 1. Wikiwijs Robert Schuwer 27 May 2011, Leuven Using OER as Driver for Innovation
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>What is Wikiwijs </li></ul><ul><li>Driver for technical infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Driver for metadata infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Driver for structure on learning materials </li></ul>
  3. 3. National initiative: Wikiwijs <ul><li>December 2008: Former Minister of Education launches Wikiwijs as a national OER initiative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>initial focus on primary, secondary and community college education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but actually for all educational sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>April 2009: broad support in Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>May 2009: OU & Kennisnet start preparing this programme </li></ul><ul><li>July 2009: delivery Programme Plan </li></ul><ul><li>12th Aug. 2009: Minister’s final OK ; </li></ul>
  4. 4. Wikiwijs: phases <ul><li>Dec. 2009: launch of beta version with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>three focus subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arithmetics, Math, Languages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary, secondary, community college sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement based on user feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sept. 2010: roll out to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>other subjects and domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 2011: delivery of Implementation Plan for a second period of funding until end of 2013 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to make it sustainable? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Wikiwijs: policy objectives … <ul><li>stimulate development and use of OER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>extend options for customized education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase quality of education through more flexible and up-to-date learning materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>improve access to both open and ‘closed’ digital learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>support teachers in arranging their own learning materials and professionalization </li></ul><ul><li>increase teacher involvement in development and use of OER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making the profession more attractive </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Wikiwijs offers … <ul><li>a Repository of open educational resources </li></ul><ul><li>a Referatory to digital educational resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open and closed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>free access and access to be paid for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public and commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>easy to use arrangement and development tools for teachers / professors </li></ul><ul><li>end-user support for teachers / professors when creating and using learning materials </li></ul>
  7. 7. Wikiwijs architecture Wikiwijs search Standard metadatamodel “ National” harvester Need for structure on Learning objects
  8. 8. Technical infrastructure <ul><li>Harvester proof-of-concept </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No quality checks on metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not scalable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Influence Wikiwijs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scalable architecture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Actions to improve metadata </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More collections to connect (mix open and closed) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Combination with harvester for HE </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Metadata infrastructure <ul><li>Two standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HE vs other sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Both LOM-application models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complicated process for management of vocabularies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Influence Wikiwijs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harmonisation to 1 standard: NL-LOM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved process for management of vocabularies </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Structuring learning materials <ul><li>National curriculum primary & secondary education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented in commercial textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Influence Wikiwijs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development of vocabularies to model learning trajectories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bridge between closed and open learning materials </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Role Wikiwijs <ul><li>Create demand on infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Important stakeholder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore influence on development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But also dependant on choices not influencable by Wikiwijs (in speed of development) </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Thanks for your attention! <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>www.wikiwijs.nl Photo by Wouter Schuwer

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