Impact of Open Educational Resources: What Does Research Tell Us? 16 July 2008 IAU 13 th  General Conference Utrecht, Neth...
Panelists: <ul><li>Dr. Grainne Conole </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>The Open Uni...
OER: a definition <ul><li>Web-based materials offered freely and openly for use and reuse in teaching, learning and resear...
Why OER? <ul><li>Knowledge as public good + www = extraordinary opportunity for sharing, use, and reuse of knowledge and t...
Critical assumptions for OER success: <ul><li>Fundamentally social and technical ..  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An entire ecosy...
The Cape Town Declaration <ul><li>“… a statement of principle, a statement of strategy and a statement of commitment … mea...
Open Educational Resources The Way Forward Susan D’Antoni Manager of UNESCO on-line community exploring issues of OER
Aims of the on-line community: <ul><li>International dialogue and information exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Linking people wh...
What are the characteristics of the community? <ul><li>600+ members </li></ul><ul><li>98 countries </li></ul><ul><li>67 de...
What are the issues? <ul><li>Advancing the movement </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising </li></ul><ul><li>Communities and ...
Join the community <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Consult the resources </li></ul><ul><...
www.oercommons.org
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  1. 1. Impact of Open Educational Resources: What Does Research Tell Us? 16 July 2008 IAU 13 th General Conference Utrecht, Netherlands
  2. 2. Panelists: <ul><li>Dr. Grainne Conole </li></ul><ul><li>Institute of Educational Technology </li></ul><ul><li>The Open University, UK </li></ul><ul><li>New Ways of Achieving the Vision of OER’s </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Mona Laroussi </li></ul><ul><li>University of Lille, France </li></ul><ul><li>National Institute of Applied Sciences & Technology, Tunis, Tunisia </li></ul><ul><li>Elearning 2.0:Pedagogical Illusion </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dr. Sally M. Johnstone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Winona State University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>U.S.A </li></ul>
  3. 3. OER: a definition <ul><li>Web-based materials offered freely and openly for use and reuse in teaching, learning and research </li></ul><ul><li>(UNESCO, 2002) </li></ul><ul><li>Only open if they are released under an open licence </li></ul><ul><li>Includes any tool, material or technique used to support access to knowledge </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why OER? <ul><li>Knowledge as public good + www = extraordinary opportunity for sharing, use, and reuse of knowledge and tools to help others learn. </li></ul><ul><li>William & Flora Hewlett Foundation’s OER Goals: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To help equalize access to knowledge and educational opportunities across the world </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Critical assumptions for OER success: <ul><li>Fundamentally social and technical .. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>An entire ecosystem – not just pipes and wires </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Fostered, not built </li></ul><ul><li>Developed by ‘searchers’ not ‘planners’ that adapt to local systems </li></ul><ul><li>Not built all at once or globally, but built in modular increments </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure results from creating interoperability between systems </li></ul><ul><li>Built on what has already been done; leveraging prior investments </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Cape Town Declaration <ul><li>“… a statement of principle, a statement of strategy and a statement of commitment … meant to spark dialogue, to inspire action and to help the open education movement grow.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Cape Town Open Education Declaration, 2008) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Open Educational Resources The Way Forward Susan D’Antoni Manager of UNESCO on-line community exploring issues of OER
  8. 8. Aims of the on-line community: <ul><li>International dialogue and information exchange </li></ul><ul><li>Linking people who might not otherwise meet </li></ul><ul><li>Creating an international OER community </li></ul>
  9. 9. What are the characteristics of the community? <ul><li>600+ members </li></ul><ul><li>98 countries </li></ul><ul><li>67 developing countries </li></ul>
  10. 10. What are the issues? <ul><li>Advancing the movement </li></ul><ul><li>Awareness raising </li></ul><ul><li>Communities and networking </li></ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling creation and re-use </li></ul><ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Technology tools </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity development </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling learning with OER </li></ul><ul><li>Learning support services </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Removing barriers to OER </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright and licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Financing </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul>
  11. 11. Join the community <ul><li>Email </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Consult the resources </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>http://oerwiki.iiep-unesco.org </li></ul>
  12. 12. www.oercommons.org
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