Green Education Using Open Educational Resources (OER) (SPDECE 2012)

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Presentation titled "Green Education Using Open Educational Resources (OER): Setting up a Green OER Repository". SPDECE 2012 Symposium, Alicante, Spain, 14/6/2012 (http://transducens.dlsi.ua.es/congress/spdece2012)

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  • 1. SPDECE-2012. Multidisciplinary symposium on the design and evaluation of digital content for education Green Education Using Open Educational Resources (OER): Setting up a Green OER Repository V. Protonotarios, M. Ungur, H. Ebner, N. Manouselis Alicante, Spain, 14/6/2012
  • 2. About Open Educational ResourcesWhat are the OER?OER = Open Educational ResourcesEducational materials that are freely available and licensed in a way that gives users the legal permission to reuse – use the work “as-is” without having to ask permission revise - alter or transform the work to meet the user’s needs remix – combine the work with other works for an enhanced effect redistribute – share the work or derivative work with others.
  • 3. Why use OER? Shared content becomes a vehicle for collaboration and connection Shared materials are continually improved upon through revisions Materials can be adapted and localized to fit the specific audience needs Saves time, cuts costs, and reduces duplication of effort
  • 4. Open Access RepositorySoftware OER combined with open access repository software…
  • 5. How to find OER?OER is supported by an ever-growing active movement ◦ Usually available through specialized learning portalsWe need to focus on OER in the area of agriculture / green topics!
  • 6. OER Commonswww.oercommons.org Provides access to a number of OER on agriculture Provides a number of search options and filtering of the results Green OER Commons (www.oercommons.org/green) hosts resources specifically on green topics
  • 7. Organic.Edunet Web portalwww.organic-edunet.eu Provides access to almost 11,000 resources on Organic Agriculture & Agroecology Features four different search mechanisms and filtering of the results Not all resources are OER, so one should be careful!
  • 8. MERLOT www.merlot.org Provides access to a number of resources on agriculture and green topics Features classification of resources by type as well Users may comment and review resources
  • 9. OER Africa – Agriculture OERwww.oerafrica.org/agricultureoer Provides access to a number of resources on agricultural topics The number of resources is constantly growing Resources are mostly relevant to African agricultural sector
  • 10. FAO Organic Agriculture portalhttp://www.fao.org/organicag/en Provides access to publications, reports, projects, glossary etc. on organic agriculture topics The number of resources is relatively high and growing Resources are classified according to their top-level topic and are easy to find Suitable for vocational training
  • 11. Edutopia: GoGreen databasehttp://www.edutopia.org/go-green launched by George Lucas Educational Foundation Includes lesson plans, projects, web sites Easily retrievable content through search options
  • 12. The issues facedIn most cases: Limited use of metadata = issues in retrieving the resources ◦ Time consuming task Lack of collection policy ◦ Providing info on the attributes of the collection / resources Lack of quality assurance / criteria ◦ Ensuring the quality of the provided
  • 13. Our proposal: Green OERcollection a collection of OER focusing on green topics ◦ a collection of metadata records which describe quality educational material on green topics covers green topics, such as sustainability, agriculture, environment, ecology, energy, biodiversity etc. Describes items like complete lessons or lesson plans, guides and handbooks, journal articles and information sheets
  • 14. Workflow
  • 15. 1. Content retrieval Content experts browsing the web for appropriate content Communication with content providers in special cases Quality Assurance: Content has to meet the Organic.Edunet Core Criteria
  • 16. 2. Annotation Content/Metadata experts using Confolio tool Annotation with Organic.Edunet IEEE LOM AP, using all available info Support for multilingual versions of metadata!
  • 17. 3. Publication1. Organic.Edunet Web portal: http://www.organic-edunet.euCurrently features almost 11,000 resources!
  • 18. 3. Publication2. Green OER-Commons micro-site:www.oercommons.org/greenCurrently features more than 2,000 resources!
  • 19. To sum up There is an obvious need for quality OER in green topics Metadata descriptions are usually incomplete, making retrieval of resources a hard task Quality assurance is not apparent We are working towards addressing these two issues with the Green OER collection!
  • 20. Thank you for your attention!