Finding & Using OER

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Paul Stacey University of Northern BC 3-Feb-2011 hands on workshop guided exploration of open educational resources

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Finding & Using OER

  1. 1. Finding & Using OER Paul Stacey February 3, 2011
  2. 2. Hands-on Workshop Agenda <ul><li>Open license types and responsible use </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits – student, instructor, institution </li></ul><ul><li>Use cases - course supplement, component, whole course, entire curricula </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregators, search engines, repositories </li></ul><ul><li>Search criteria - academic level, domain, field of study, … </li></ul><ul><li>Technical format, instructional design, quality </li></ul><ul><li>Videos that show what a set of OER would look like in a range of UNBC delivery methods. eg. Wordpress, Blackboard, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Current trends and directions </li></ul>Activities designed for f2f and online. Guided exploration on finding and using open educational resources.
  3. 3. Attribution <ul><li>Attribution is given to IDRC and Wawasen Open University for the online OER Workshop: </li></ul><ul><li>http://oerworkshop.pbworks.com </li></ul><ul><li>Some activities in this UNBC workshop reuse elements of the OER Workshop. </li></ul>
  4. 4. License Types & OER Benefits <ul><li>Guided Explore Activity #1 - License Types & OER Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>1. Go to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://oerworkshop.pbworks.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out Module 1 - Understanding the benefits of digitization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also have a look at http://www.bccommons.ca </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Reconvene for group discussion around observations, discoveries, questions, ... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits: social, economical, quality improvement, collaboration & partnerships, academic planning, public relations & advertising </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://scope.bccampus.ca/mod/forum/search.php?search=OER+benefits&id=8 </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Use Cases & OER Types <ul><li>Guided Explore Activity #2 – Use Cases & OER Types </li></ul><ul><li>Option 1 Digital Images Go to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://oerworkshop.pbworks.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out Module 3 - Finding free or open-licensed digital images </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also have a look at http://www.archive.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Option 2 Open Textbooks Explore: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://oerconsortium.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://chemwiki.ucdavis.edu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.coursesmart.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.flatworldknowledge.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reconvene for group discussion around observations, discoveries, questions </li></ul>
  6. 6. Finding OER <ul><li>Guided Explore Activity #3 – Aggregators, Search Engines, Repositories </li></ul><ul><li>1. Go to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://oerworkshop.pbworks.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check out Module 2 - Examining sample OER projects and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Reconvene for group discussion around observations, discoveries, questions, ... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>search criteria - academic level, domain, field of study, … </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OER size/type - course supplement, component, whole course, entire curricula </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Technical Format, ID, Quality <ul><li>Guided Explore Activity #4 – Quality OER </li></ul><ul><li>1. Explore the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Opal Initiative http://oer-quality.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eCampusAlberta's e-Learning Rubric http://www.ecampusalberta.ca/index.php?q=rubric </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards for Digital Learning Content in British Columbia http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/docs/digital_learning_standards.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards for K-12 Distributed Learning in BC http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/dist_learning/docs/dl_standards.pdf </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>European Foundation for Quality in E-Learning http://www.qualityfoundation.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>2. Reconvene for group discussion around observations, discoveries, questions, … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>3 dimensions of quality 1. academic, 2. pedagogical, 3. technical </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. OER @ UNBC In Context <ul><li>Guided Explore Activity #5 – OER @ UNBC </li></ul><ul><li>1. Explore the following: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Videos that show what a set of OER would look like in a range of UNBC delivery methods. eg. Wordpress, Blackboard, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant Potter activity & demo </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Discussion </li></ul>
  9. 9. Current Trends & Directions <ul><li>Guided Explore Activity #6 - Trends </li></ul><ul><li>Explore the following : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. Department of Labor and Department of Education Commit $2 billion to Create Open Educational Resources for Community Colleges and Career Training http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/26100 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborate to compete - Seizing the opportunity of online learning for UK higher education http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/hefce/2011/11_01/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State of Washington to Offer Online Materials, Instead of Textbooks, for 2-Year Colleges http://chronicle.com/article/State-of-Washington-to-Offer/125887 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OER University http://wikieducator.org/OER_University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Final thoughts </li></ul>
  10. 10. Q&A – Followup <ul><li>Paul Stacey Director Communications, Stakeholder & Academic Relations </li></ul><ul><li>BCcampus 555 Seymour Street, Suite 200 Vancouver, BC V6B 3H6 </li></ul><ul><li>web site: http://www.bccampus.ca phone: 604-412-7736 blog: http://edtechfrontier.com </li></ul>

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