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Training the trainer at SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

Training the trainer at SNDT Women's University, Mumbai

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  • 1. Introduction to e-Content Prepared by Zoraini Wati Abas
  • 2. Types of e-Content OERs RLOs eBooks Online Dictionaries Encyclopedia
  • 3. OERs the-oer-tipping-point-arrived/ ges/OCW-OER.aspx#searchingoer
  • 4. 4Open Learning Open Educational Resources  MIT Open Courseware (over 1,800 courses)  ome/index.htm  OpenLearn   Creative Commons (Share, Remix, Reuse)    Open access peer-reviewed journal  http://www.jucs.orgZW Abas 15 October 2010
  • 5. 5ZW Abas 15 October 2010
  • 6. MIT OpenCourseware  Unlocking Knowledge,
Empowering Minds.  Free lecture notes, exams, and videos from MIT.  No registration required.
  • 7. MIT in every home 4-the-world-is-open world-is-open-opener-4
  • 8. 8ZW Abas 15 October 2010
  • 9. 9ZW Abas 15 October 2010
  • 10. 10ZW Abas 15 October 2010
  • 11. 11iTunes UZW Abas 15 October 2010
  • 12. Abas15 October 2010 12
  • 13. Abas15 October 2010 13
  • 14. Other links Apple iUniversity  Einztein  Lecture Fox  Open Learning Initiative  OER Commons  Video Lectures   World Public Library 
  • 15. 15 Different kind of universities (in the future) Peer2Peer University $70,000 seed grant from the Hewlett Foundation to launch its first 10 pilot courses. Opened for enrolment on 9-09-09 Computer and Business Programs Dr. Russell S. Winer “The University of the People is an idea whose time has come".ZW Abas 15 October 2010
  • 16. The OER University  x?ID=130  x?ID=130
  • 17. in memory of Steve Jobs Apple University
  • 18. RLOs Definition  "an interactive WWW-based resource based on a single learning objective which can be used in multiple contexts"Learning Object Repositories” (SONET, Nottingham University) RLO Repositories  /rlos/rlo_repositories.htmlSource:
  • 19. HEAL (Health EducationAssets Library)
  • 20. RLOs vs CAL Whats the difference between RLOs and Computer-Assisted Learning (CAL)? In principle, none: both RLOs and CAL are computer applications to support learning. In practice, RLOs are small, bite-sized chunks of e-learning focussing on a particular narrow topic (eg drug half-life), containing typically 15- 30 minutes of learning material. CAL applications are much larger, usually disk- based, packages containing many hours if not days of instructional content, exploring a particular topic (eg the autonomic nervous system) in detail. RLOs are more flexible than CAL applications and can be developed in much shorter timescales, but at the cost of depth of instructional content.Source:
  • 21. Why use RLOs? As a teacher, you might find RLOs useful:  to use in teaching sessions to illustrate specific topics  to present a topic already dealt with in a course book in a multimedia format more engaging to some students  to incorporate into WebCT/Blackboard courses  as preparatory reading for lectures or tutorialsSource:
  • 22. E-books. What are they? Digital version(s) of a typical hardcopy book Defined by the Oxford Dictionary of English as "an electronic version of a printed book which can be read on a personal computer or hand-held device designed specifically for this purpose" Most are available online today Example of E-book device: Kindle
  • 23. Project Gutenberg Project Gutenberg offers over 36,000 free ebooks to download to your PC, Kindle, Android, iOS or other portable device. Choose between ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. We carry high quality ebooks: All our ebooks were previously published by bona fide publishers. We digitized and diligently proofed them with the help of thousands of volunteers. No fee or registration is required, but if you find Project Gutenberg useful, we kindly ask you to donate a small amount so we can buy and digitize more books.
  • 24. Downloading books arebecoming more and morecommon… Read on here:
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  • 26. To provide access and reflexive opportunities to thepublic so the content will always be improved over timeThink about it – With increasing platforms such as thisto make all of us be part of the content makingprocess, what impact will it have on the learningprocess?
  • 27. Wikibooks is Wikibooks?Wikibooks is a collaborative book authoring website, where usersfrom all over the world work together to write textbooks and othertypes of instructional books on many topics. It is a Wikimediaproject, operated by the same group of people who runWikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation. You can edit this page, andalmost all pages like it, at any time. That is the basic principle ofWikibooks. Anyone can edit it.HistoryThe Wikibooks project was started in 2003, and has sincebecome one of the largest free e-book websites in the world . . .
  • 28. Audiblebooks.com
  • 29. is:a place to view and share educational material made ofsmall knowledge chunks called modules that can beorganized as courses, books, reports, etc. Anyone mayview or contribute:authors create and collaborateinstructors rapidly build and share custom collectionslearners find and explore content
  • 30. Some of the main players inthe Book Digitalisation game Open Library: Questia: California Open Source Textbook Project (COSTP): Digital History: Ebrary:
  • 31. Today’s authors… Realise the return-of-investment of their books do not come in the form of dollars and cents Are becoming easily accessible to their readers Recognize the ‘middle-man factor’ can be deleted in the publishing process Appreciate the lower costs needed to publish content (with the availability of today’s user-friendly publishing tools) Understand that digital publishing is the way to go!
  • 32. Online Dictionaries Oxford Dictionaries  Cambridge Dictionaries  Merriam-Webster Online  Longman English Dictionary Online 
  • 33. Encyclopedia pedia.html
  • 34. The End