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  • 1. Welcome to theInstitute of Educational Technology www.open.ac.uk/iet
  • 2. The Open University• Largest University in the UK• 260,000 students• 7,000 tutors• 1,200 academic staff• Modern distance learning Milton Keynes
  • 3. 25% of undergraduates aged under 25
  • 4. Open Education• “The Open Universitys mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas”• 44% of undergraduates start without qualifications needed for a conventional university• 12,000 students with disabilities• 20,000 students outside the UK• Free access to some learning materials online• 20 million downloads from iTunesU
  • 5. Institute of Educational TechnologyIET ensures that the OpenUniversity is a world leader inresearch in educationaltechnology.• Open approaches to research• Collaboration with world class researchers internationally• Linking research and practice
  • 6. IET innovation• First fully online Open University course, in 1998• Masters (MA) in Online and Distance Education• Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice• Pioneer development of learning objects• Journal of Interactive Media in Education (JIME) – Open access journal, launched in 1996
  • 7. IET research• Open Educational Resources – Olnet, Bridge to Success• iSpot• Out There In Here• Personal Inquiry• xDelia• Mobile learning – MOTILL – MASELTOV• Wolfson virtual science lab• Accessibility• Learning analytics• Learning design
  • 8. Olnet: Open Learning Network• Global research hub for open educational resources – Participatory learning – Design of OER – OER effectiveness – OER reuse• Supported by William and Flora Hewlett Foundation• Partnership with Carnegie Mellon
  • 9. iSpot• Open citizen science• Wildlife observation• 16,000 registered users• 85,000 observations• Re-discovered „extinct‟ species• Identified invasive species
  • 10. Out There In Here• Research project funded by EPSRC• Live collaboration between students on field trip and in technology-enhanced room• Ubi-learning: sharing and commenting on field data at a distance
  • 11. Personal Inquiry• Three year project• Open University / University of Nottingham• Aim: – To help children become scientists, by developing their skills of effective science investigation
  • 12. xDelia• 3 year European Union Project• Bio-sensors and serious games to explore effects of emotional bias in financial decision making
  • 13. Mobile learning Access RelevanceCommunity ContextEmbedding Continuity Learning Design Personalisation
  • 14. MOTILL Key aim MoULe To facilitate outdoor learning and• Funded by European collaboration FÓN To support language learning for life Commission Federica To open up access to advanced knowledge• Analysis of mobile LOGOS To enable flexible access to courseware and objects from repositories technologies for lifelong BathSMS WoLF To support students entering university To link college and work-based learning Bletchley learning To personalize learning and link• Collecting evidence from Park museum visit with school or Text home research and practice Contsens To enable context-sensitive and location-based learning Ensemble To support integration and active• Working with policy citizenship by using everyday tools makers to raise awareness MobileDNA To support extracurricular or outreach activity and collaboration• 11 best practice case Mobile Mood Diary To support self-monitoring for long term health care studies
  • 15. MASELTOV• Mobile Assistance for Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Immigrants with Persuasive Learning Technologies and Social Network Services• Funded by European Commission
  • 16. Wolfson OpenScience Lab• £1 million grant from Wolfson Foundation• Online science lab• Remote access to facilities and data
  • 17. IET support to the University• Access for disabled students – Expertise – Training – Evaluation of new technology• Monitoring and evaluation of student learning experience – Database of student profiles and progress – Surveys of student views on quality – Employability – Learner analytics
  • 18. Collecting/measuring Data tools Student Retention Data tables Student Feedback Open comments Key Performance Indicators Actions to improve Executive dashboardSharing good practice Focus Areas Programmes Module reviews External audits/accreditation