My #CCK11 Talk - Sharing to Connect, Interact and Learn!


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This presentation explores openness in education, and my own journey embracing openness in what I discover and learn.

It was presented (Elluminate session) during week 9 (Openness & Transparency) of the 'Connectivism & Connective Knowledge 2011 (CCK11)' course facilitated by Stephen Downes and George Siemens.

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  • Endowment Model • Single large grant • Managed by fund-holder Funding via interest Eg. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy $US 3 to 4 million fund $190,000 budget Membership Model• Organizations join consortium • Members pay fees • Projects managed collectively Eg. Sakai Eg. MERLOT Eg. OCW Consortium Donations Model • Donations solicited from public • May involve project membership (by individuals) • Project manged by a board Eg. Wikipedia foundation Apache foundation Conversion Model "In the Conversion model, you give something away for free and then convert the consumer of the freebie to a paying customer." Sterne and Herring (2005) • Contributor Pay • Creators of resources pay for ‘publication’ • Resources are managed by the publisher charges for this process will be met by funding bodies, such as the WellcomeTrust - 1% of their annual spend. Eg. Public Library of Science But also Think about YouTube, Blogger, Flickr (pro) • Sponsorship Model • The ‘public television’ model • Resources are ‘sponsored’ by donors • Usually in return for sponsorship spot Advertising….? Examples MIT iCampus Outreach Initiative (Microsoft) (CORE, 2005) Stanford on iTunes project (Apple) Institutional Model Examples: OpenCourseWare Open Knowledge Initiative OPLC All from MIT • Sponsoring organization pays costs • Considered part of its ‘mandate’ It usually manages it, too… and there may be side-benefits Government Funding Model • Government funds • Usually managed by arms-length board (but not always) • Intended to serve government objectives… Examples OLPC (again) Canada SchoolNet Universities, colleges, schools Hewlett Foundation • UNESCO OER projects • Commonwealth of Learning
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  • My #CCK11 Talk - Sharing to Connect, Interact and Learn!

    1. 1. Sharing to Connect,Interact & Learn!<br />Zaid Ali Alsagoff<br />This work is licensed under <br />Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0. <br />
    2. 2. HELLO!<br />
    3. 3. AGENDA<br />Openness in Education<br />Embracing Openness<br />Lessons Learned<br />
    4. 4.
    5. 5. Openness in Education?<br />Open Educational Resources (OER) <br />Assessment<br />Online Facilitation<br />Teaching<br />Credits<br />Open Source Software <br />Accreditation<br />Open Textbooks <br />Open Courseware (OCW)<br />
    7. 7. Open Education Resources (OER)?<br />Accidental OER!<br />OER Diagram:<br />Accidental OER:<br />
    8. 8. <ul><li> Reuse - copy verbatim
    9. 9. Redistribute– share with others
    10. 10. Revise– adapt and improve
    11. 11. Remix– combine with others </li></ul>The 4Rs<br />David Wiley<br />Source:<br />
    12. 12. CREATIVE COMMONS<br /><br />Image source:<br />
    13. 13. Open Publication License<br /> Attribution<br /> Notification of modifications<br /> No-derivatives clause <br />Open Publication License:<br />Blog:<br />David Wiley<br />
    14. 14. OER Funding Models<br />Endowment<br />Conversion<br />Institutional <br />Government<br />Donations<br />Membership<br />Source:<br />
    15. 15. Besides Funding, We Need to Consider…<br />Source:<br />Usability<br />Durability<br />Accessibility<br />Effectiveness<br />
    16. 16. Finding OER - Starting Points!<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    17. 17. OER News<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    18. 18. Find Free Online University Courses? <br /><br />
    19. 19. YouTube EDU<br /><br />
    20. 20. Academic Earth<br /><br />
    21. 21. TED Talks<br />Inspired talks by the world's greatest thinkers and doers.<br /><br />
    22. 22. Massachusetts Institute of Technology<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    23. 23. iTunes U<br /><br />
    24. 24. Wikiversity<br />Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources and learning projects for all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning. <br /><br />
    25. 25. WikiEducator<br />An evolving community intended for the collaborative:<br /><ul><li>Planning of education projects linked with the development of free content.
    26. 26. Development of free content on Wikieducator for e-learning.
    27. 27. Work onbuilding open education resources (OERs) on how to create OERs.
    28. 28. Networking on funding proposals developed as free content. </li></ul><br />
    29. 29. Peer-to-Peer University<br /><ul><li>All courses are free and based on materials and resources openly available on the web.
    30. 30. Anyonecan volunteer to run a course.
    31. 31. Groups of peers come together to learn course materials collaboratively. </li></ul>Learning for everyone, by everyone, about almost anything!<br /><br />
    32. 32. University of the People<br />Claims to be the world’s first tuition-free online academic institution dedicated to the global advancement and democratization of higher education. The high-quality low-cost global educational model embraces the worldwide presence of the Internet and dropping technology costs to bring university-level studies within reach of millions of people across the world. <br /><br />
    33. 33. Khan Academy<br /><br /><br />
    34. 34. Wolfram Alpha<br />The answer is a question!<br />Wolfram Alpha (styled Wolfram|Alpha) is an online service that answers factual queries directly by computing the answer from structured data, rather than providing a list of documents or web pages that might contain the answer as a search engine would.<br /><br />
    35. 35. Quora<br />Accumulating Knowledge<br />Organized<br />Collaborative<br />People<br />Targeted<br />Reusable <br />Continually Improving<br />Quora is a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited, and organized by everyone who uses it. <br /><br />
    36. 36. OER Glue<br /><br />
    37. 37.<br />More Free Learning Resources…<br />
    38. 38. Barriers to OER<br />Funding (Individuals Vs. Institution)<br />Project Type (Producer Vs. centralized)<br />Expressing & Mixing Licenses<br />Access/Control<br />Existing Structures (centralized, financially oriented, hierarchical) <br />THIS IS A POLICY PROBLEM<br />Higher Education is behaving like the recording and movie industries!<br />NOT A TECHNOLOGY PROBLEM<br />Not only the technologies we need exist, they're free and open!<br />Entails not just mechanism but a model of production, use, distribution.<br />Adapted From: &<br />
    39. 39. WE WANT MORE!<br />A Conversation on OER!<br />The Open Education <br />Open Debate! <br />105 page document:<br />Article:<br />
    40. 40. Open Education Gurus?<br />
    41. 41. My Open Education Gurus<br />
    42. 42.
    43. 43. Why Share Your ______ For FREE?<br />Lady Gaga:<br />Sneezing Panda:<br />Khan Academy:<br />
    44. 44. STILL INSPIRED?<br />1 View!<br />
    45. 45. SO, WHAT INSPIRESYOU TO SHARE?<br />
    46. 46. WHAT INSPIRESME TO SHARE?<br />
    47. 47. REMEMBER!<br />What I hear, I forget.<br />What I see and hear, I remember somewhat.<br />What I hear, see, question, and discuss with others, I begin to understand.<br />What I see, hear, question, discuss, and do, I learn.<br />And after all this, when I teach, I master the learning.” <br />-Mel Silberman<br />Source:<br />
    48. 48. StianHåklev<br />The Open Scholar<br />Source:<br />
    49. 49. Turning Back The Clock!<br />
    50. 50. Sharing Knowledge is Power!<br />1<br />Still Working!<br />Animation Missing!<br />June 2004 – July 2007<br />Source:<br />
    51. 51. Lesson Learned<br />“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” <br />- Albert Einstein<br />Time to move on!<br />
    52. 52. Blogging to Learn!<br />2<br />Ultimate tool for lifelong learning!<br />July 2007 – Lifelong Learning!<br />
    53. 53. A Few Blogging Stories!<br />
    54. 54. e-Learning 2.0 Workshop<br />1<br />3<br />2<br />4<br />New Boss!<br />1 Year Later…<br />Prof. Jai Mohan<br /><br />
    55. 55. IDEA!<br />“Let’s create anE-BOOK out of my posted <br />learning nuggets.”<br />22nd July, 2008<br />
    56. 56. Nuggets<br />300<br />172<br />69<br /><br />
    57. 57. Mission Accomplished!<br />Learning<br />Tools<br />Teaching<br />Content<br />Stories<br />EduGames<br />URL:<br />6th August, 2008<br />268 Pages<br />
    59. 59. BE CAREFUL, BECAUSE IT CAN…<br /><br />
    60. 60. IF SO, ADMIT YOUR MISTAKE(S) AND DO THE…<br /><br />
    61. 61. Male Brain Vs. Female Brain <br />Mark Gungorexplains the difference between the male and the female brain.<br />Video:<br />
    62. 62. Lesson Learned<br />Blogging is an amazing tool for…<br />Lifelong Learning!<br />
    63. 63. Creating AHA-G(raphics)<br />3<br />SHOCK, CLICK, INSPIRE, and make you LAUGH, all at the same time! <br />Tom Kuhlmann<br />Article:<br />
    64. 64. Presentation:<br />PLENK2010:<br />Critical Thinking:<br />Some are Reused, Too…Cool <br />
    65. 65. Lesson Learned<br />The process of creating AHA-G(raphics), awakens the kid in me, and nurtures my creative mind.<br />
    66. 66.<br /><br /> Exploring SlideShare!<br />4<br />
    67. 67. Lesson Learned<br />Learning and facilitating LEARNING IS <br /> FUN…<br />IF <br />WE<br /> TRY!<br /><br />
    68. 68. Using Twitter to Amplify… <br />5<br />Joseph Thibault <br />Article:<br />
    69. 69. SO, WHAT IS YOUR #MOODLEWISH?<br />
    70. 70. Use Twitter #Hashtags to Amplify Your Learning! <br />"The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages" <br />Article:<br />
    71. 71. Lesson Learned<br />You amplify your learning and connections by sharing, interacting, and being RECEPTIVE TO CRITICISM! <br />Don’t just follow… ENGAGE!<br />
    72. 72. URL:<br />
    73. 73. Amazing Stories of Sharing<br />Alan Levine<br /><br />
    74. 74.
    75. 75. Embrace Openness, Because…<br />
    76. 76. Q&A<br />
    77. 77. Zaid Ali Alsagoff<br />E-Learning Manager<br />E-mail :<br />Blog :    <br />Twitter:<br />IMU :<br />DID : +603-2731 7327<br />Ext. : 3115<br />
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