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Open educational resources in a global context


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This presentation is related to the C-SAP e-Learning Forum event: sharing materials and practice in the social sciences

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Open educational resources in a global context

  2. 2. Way forward? <ul><li>According to  the Horizon Report 2010 by The New Media Consortium, open content is expected to reach mainstream teaching and learning within one year or less. </li></ul><ul><li>Global approaches to: </li></ul><ul><li>- searching for OERs </li></ul><ul><li>- educational and business models </li></ul><ul><li>-addressing possible tensions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Searching for OERs: <ul><li>Folksemantic resources: </li></ul><ul><li>OER recommender (widget to add related OERs) </li></ul><ul><li>Open CourseWare finder - </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed aggregators: </li></ul><ul><li>Ensemble aggregator - </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo Pipes: </li></ul><ul><li>Feed43: </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons Tools </li></ul><ul><li>DiscoverED - </li></ul><ul><li>HEI endorsed tools </li></ul><ul><li>Global Learning Objects Brokered Exchange (GLOBE) alliance - </li></ul>
  4. 4. Student-centred approach <ul><li>Open.Michigan: </li></ul><ul><li>The University of Michigan’s Open.Michigan initiative houses several open content projects </li></ul><ul><li>dScribe is a student-centred approach to creating open content. </li></ul><ul><li>Students work with faculty to select and vet resources </li></ul>
  5. 5. Hybrid Education 2.0 <ul><li>Carnegie Mellon : “Learning is sharing”: </li></ul><ul><li>Hybrid application of the open-learning program: combining tutor-led sessions with open content </li></ul><ul><li>OERs embedded within the curriculum and credit-bearing content </li></ul>
  6. 6. Interactive and collaborative online-learning experience <ul><li>Open University’s LabSpace </li></ul><ul><li>IndieSpace (an area of LabSpace dedicated to those users who are unfamiliar with how to remix material, upload their own material or use our tools; or those who wish to experiment) </li></ul><ul><li>ProjectSpace (an online environment where partners can collaborate on the research and development of open educational resources, this is not a “permanent” home for resources) </li></ul><ul><li>SectorSpace (space for showcasing OERs, users also have additional control over the branding of the area ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Blogging openly <ul><li>University of Mary Washington : </li></ul><ul><li>A Wordpress-based publishing platform; space for creating class blogs, course websites, student portfolios </li></ul>
  8. 8. Spotlight on pedagogy: MERLOT content builder <ul><li>Tips for Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>What advice do you have for others who might want to use this learning resource? What did you learn about using it? How might you revise the resource and adapt it? </li></ul><ul><li>Writing tip : this section is particularly important to those who might want to try using this item - what do they need to know to be successful? </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections </li></ul><ul><li>Looking back on this project, what did you learn about your own teaching when using this resource? What's next on your list in terms of using this resource or in working with others to use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Writing tip : what you learned by creating these learning resources is invaluable information to others and may help motivate them to try something new. This is a good place to add links to new projects you are working on, or other information you think would benefit a new or novice user of these materials. </li></ul>
  9. 9. OER issues globally <ul><li>Between 2005-2007 a Community of Interest of more than 600 members from over half of the 193 Member States of UNESCO took part in online discussions on Open Educational Resources </li></ul>Priority issues for developed and developing country respondents Developed countries Developing countries Awareness raising and promotion Awareness raising and promotion Communities and networking Capacity development Sustainability Communities and networking Quality assurance Technology tools Copyright and licensing Learning support services Capacity development Research Accessibility Policies Financing Quality assurance Standards Financing Learning support services Sustainability
  10. 10. Tensions of OERs