Wayne Mackintosh, International Centre for Open Education,  Otago Polytechnic 2009 Back to the future of OER International...
A return to tradition? WE MUST BE FREE WE MUST BE OPEN Woodleywonderworks, http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/1291468732...
OER Foundation The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides l...
WikiEducator  We're turning the  digital divide  into  digital dividends  using  free content  and  open networks . We hop...
What about K12 in the US? 50% of new teachers leave the profession in 5 years (2006 NEA),  Kids who won't be going to school
Getting the focus right
Development costs of quality OER Instructional design, multimedia design, editing etc. Cost categories Academic authoring ...
The OER secret is in the REMIX Licensing that grant permisions (not restrictions)  Enablers Editable file formats 80% 20% ...
ElementaryTechTeacher, http://www.flickr.com/photos/7855946@N08/3264547221/ OER Innovation & new technology Ice harvesting...
Wayne Mackintosh, personal image Can you imagine a world where ... All digital content is freely available  In formats whi...
Creating a pdf collection <ul><li>Add article </li></ul><ul><li>Create a collection </li></ul><ul><li>Save a collection </...
Examples of the Remix potential Wiki OER Authoring LMS Print-based materials Content Cartridge
Wayne Mackintosh, International Centre for Open Education,  Otago Polytechnic 2009 Established May 2006 -  How is WikiEduc...
Exceeding strategic targets
Age distribution Our WE surprise? 50%  >  45 years
Current roles of WikiEducators
Why do you join WikiEducator?
Wayne Mackintosh, International Centre for Open Education,  Otago Polytechnic 2009 Professional Development for OER - Moti...
Why do you join WikiEducator?
Digital literacy and social software In the past, have your created a user account on a wiki (other than WikiEducator)?
Learning4Content workshops > 3 500 educators  > 90 workshops > 120 Countries
mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right  versus  doing the right thing Founding...
mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right  versus  doing the right thing Founding...
OER maturity model for NZ schools
Wayne Mackintosh, International Centre for Open Education,  Otago Polytechnic 2009 Thinking about quality - Product or pro...
mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right  versus  doing the right thing Founding...
mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right  versus  doing the right thing Founding...
mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right  versus  doing the right thing Founding...
mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right  versus  doing the right thing Founding...
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  1. 1. Wayne Mackintosh, International Centre for Open Education, Otago Polytechnic 2009 Back to the future of OER International reflections on quality, professional development and sustainable education
  2. 2. A return to tradition? WE MUST BE FREE WE MUST BE OPEN Woodleywonderworks, http://www.flickr.com/photos/wwworks/1291468732/ Share, Remix, Reuse “ Legitimate plagiarism? ”
  3. 3. OER Foundation The Open Education Resource (OER) Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that provides leadership, networking and support for educators and educational institutions to achieve their objectives through Open Education. “ OER is a sustainable and renewable resource”
  4. 4. WikiEducator We're turning the digital divide into digital dividends using free content and open networks . We hope you can help us. Voted best educational wiki, Steven Downes, Dec 2007 Inaugural recipient of the award for Exemplary Open Education Resource (OER) practices
  5. 5. What about K12 in the US? 50% of new teachers leave the profession in 5 years (2006 NEA), Kids who won't be going to school
  6. 6. Getting the focus right
  7. 7. Development costs of quality OER Instructional design, multimedia design, editing etc. Cost categories Academic authoring time 80% 20%
  8. 8. The OER secret is in the REMIX Licensing that grant permisions (not restrictions) Enablers Editable file formats 80% 20% Technologies which talk to each other Remix by SunshineConnely, source from helmet13 url: http://flickr.com/photos/22281745@N04/2431072914/
  9. 9. ElementaryTechTeacher, http://www.flickr.com/photos/7855946@N08/3264547221/ OER Innovation & new technology Ice harvesting Once the largest industry in America In 1850 – invention of artificial ice makers (Reusable) Digital learning resources Ice harvesting or new innovation?
  10. 10. Wayne Mackintosh, personal image Can you imagine a world where ... All digital content is freely available In formats which can be easily edited (online & offline) <ul><li>Customised collections can be exported for: </li></ul><ul><li>The delivery of your choice (e.g. print/online) </li></ul><ul><li>You favourite LMS/VLE </li></ul>That's what we're doing, and WE invite you to help us ....
  11. 11. Creating a pdf collection <ul><li>Add article </li></ul><ul><li>Create a collection </li></ul><ul><li>Save a collection </li></ul><ul><li>Share a collection </li></ul>
  12. 12. Examples of the Remix potential Wiki OER Authoring LMS Print-based materials Content Cartridge
  13. 13. Wayne Mackintosh, International Centre for Open Education, Otago Polytechnic 2009 Established May 2006 - How is WikiEducator doing? - Who are our WikiEducators? - Why do they join our family?
  14. 14. Exceeding strategic targets
  15. 15. Age distribution Our WE surprise? 50% > 45 years
  16. 16. Current roles of WikiEducators
  17. 17. Why do you join WikiEducator?
  18. 18. Wayne Mackintosh, International Centre for Open Education, Otago Polytechnic 2009 Professional Development for OER - Motivations? - Needs? - How do we respond?
  19. 19. Why do you join WikiEducator?
  20. 20. Digital literacy and social software In the past, have your created a user account on a wiki (other than WikiEducator)?
  21. 21. Learning4Content workshops > 3 500 educators > 90 workshops > 120 Countries
  22. 22. mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right versus doing the right thing Founding member or FTE4WikiEducator Join the OER Foundation New Zealand's OER Challenge “ We haven’t the money, so we’ve got to think” Lord Ernest Rutherford
  23. 23. mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right versus doing the right thing Founding member or FTE4WikiEducator Join the OER Foundation OERNZ
  24. 24. OER maturity model for NZ schools
  25. 25. Wayne Mackintosh, International Centre for Open Education, Otago Polytechnic 2009 Thinking about quality - Product or process? - Is OER any different? - Whose or Who's quality
  26. 26. mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right versus doing the right thing Founding member or FTE4WikiEducator Join the OER Foundation Quality – the OER red herring? Reflections Educators “get” quality 80% OER production models Producer – consumer or Mass-peer collaboration Traditional Filter then publish Contemporary Publish then filter
  27. 27. mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right versus doing the right thing Founding member or FTE4WikiEducator Join the OER Foundation What about the future? Open Philanthropy Will effect real social change 80% Connect the OER silos With open content – its doesn't matter where it's hosted
  28. 28. mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right versus doing the right thing Founding member or FTE4WikiEducator Join the OER Foundation We believe in education, so where's all the OER? “ How many years [can the closed copyright] mountain exist Before it's washed to the sea? Yes, 'n' how many years can some [educators] exist Before they're allowed to be free? Yes, 'n' how many times can [we] turn our [heads], Pretending [we] just don't see? The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind.&quot; Impenetrable ambiguity? Either the answer is so obvious it is right in your face, or the answer is as intangible as the wind - Wikipedia Bob Dylan
  29. 29. mpjashby, http://www.flickr.com/photos/34190239@N06/3242757124/ Doing things right versus doing the right thing Founding member or FTE4WikiEducator Join the OER Foundation US American Graduation Initiative “ We'll support the creation of a new online - and open-source - clearinghouse of courses so that community colleges across the country can offer more classes without building more classrooms.” President Barack Obama “ We do not know where this kind of an experiment will lead; but that is exactly why we ought to try it.”

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