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Keynote Colombia March2019


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My presentation at the XII edition Societies before the
Digital Challenges 2019 European Lecture Series. The Institute of Education ay University del Norte, Catedra Europa, Barranquilla, Colombia 21-22 March 2019

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Keynote Colombia March2019

  1. 1. Open Education in and for the 21st century. Impact and challenges XII edition Societies before the Digital Challenges 2019 European Lecture Series, The Institute of Education ay University del Norte, Catedra Europa, Barranquilla, Colombia 21-22 March 2019 Professor, Dr. Ebba Ossiannilsson International Consultant, Expert, Quality Reveiwer, Researcher, Sweden
  2. 2. • Access • Inclusiveness • Equity • Equality • Quality • Democracy • Lifelong learning
  3. 3. Open Education • Encompasses resources, tools and practices that employ a framework of open sharing to improve educational access and effectiveness worldwide. • Combines the traditions of knowledge sharing and creation with 21st century technology to create a vast pool of openly shared educational resources, while harnessing today’s collaborative spirit to develop educational approaches that are more responsive to learner’s needs. • The idea of free and open sharing in education is not new. In fact, sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built. • Seeks to scale up educational opportunities by taking advantage of the power of the internet, allowing rapid and essentially free dissemination, and enabling people around the world to access knowledge, connect and collaborate. • Open is key; open allows not just access, but the freedom to modify and use materials, information and networks so education can be personalized to individual users or woven together in new ways for diverse audiences, large and small.
  4. 4. Why is Open Education important? 1 • People want to learn. By providing free and open access to education and knowledge, open education helps create a world to support learning. Students can get additional information, viewpoints and materials to help them succeed. Workers can learn things that will help them on the job. Faculty can draw on resources from all around the world. Researchers can share data and develop new networks. Teachers can find new ways to help students learn.
  5. 5. Why is Open Education important? 2 • People can connect with others they wouldn’t otherwise meet to share ideas and information. Materials can be translated, mixed together, broken apart and openly shared again, increasing access and inviting fresh approaches. Anyone can access educational materials, scholarly articles, and supportive learning communities anytime they want to. Education is available, accessible, modifiable and free.
  6. 6. CHALLENGES There is a constant pressure to “utilize” technology and “expand online learning” without much reflection on how the technology could actually enhance learning rather than just perpetuating ineffective teaching methods.
  7. 7. "No framework provides definitive answers. The answers come from the insights generated by the process of interacting with the framework". (Eades et al, 2010)
  8. 8. The OpenEdu framework • … contributes to the 2016 Communication 'A New Skills Agenda for Europe – Working Together to Strengthen Human Capital, Employability and Competitiveness'2, in which it is observed that skills acquisition and development are essential for the performance and modernisation of labour markets. Lifelong learning via open education is expected to be a route for enhancing individuals' employability. In addition, open and innovative education via digital technologies is one of the six new priorities areas for Education and Training 2020
  9. 9. Those involved should have • A holistic strategy for opening up education that encompasses the 10 dimensions of the OpenEdu framework, • Making the open education strategy part of the overall institutional strategy, • Promoting intra, inter and cross-border collaboration and also partnerships to achieve open education goals, • Exploring new practices and welcoming changes, • Revising their practices at all levels to embrace openness: mission statement and vision, current organisational management structures and day-to-day policies, and the institution's role in the community and globally.
  10. 10. Access … in open education is the removal or lowering of economic, technological, geographical and institutional barriers which obstruct the doorway to knowledge. It grants permission to learners to engage with educational content, courses, programmes, communities of practice, networks and other types of knowledge sharing environments, media and activities in formal and non-formal education. It is also about enabling informal and independent learners to seek and get recognition of their learning.
  11. 11. Content … in open education refers to materials for teaching and learning, and research outputs, which are free of charge and available to all.
  12. 12. UNESCO Definition OER Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium – digital or otherwise – that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions
  13. 13. Pedagogy •Openness in pedagogy refers to the use of technologies to broaden pedagogical approaches and make the range of teaching and learning practices more transparent, sharable and visible. •But also the framework of open pedagogy
  14. 14. Hegarty Open Pedagogy
  15. 15. Recognition in open education has two meanings: a) it is the process, usually carried out by an accredited institution, of issuing a certificate, diploma or title which has formal value; b) it is also the process of formally acknowledging and accepting credentials, such as a badge, a certificate, a diploma or title issued by a third-party institution. These credentials should attest that a set of learning outcomes (e.g. knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competences) achieved by an individual has been assessed by a competent body against a predefined standard.
  16. 16. Collaboration … in open education is about connecting individuals and institutions by facilitating the exchange of practices and resources with a view to improving education. By collaborating around and through open educational practices, universities can move beyond the typical institutional collaboration patterns and engage individuals and communities to build a bridge between informal, non- formal and formal learning. It is a live and evolving practice which is shaped by individuals according to context, goals, resources and possibilities, contributing to the lowering of barriers to education. It is therefore a concept that must be as dynamic as its practice
  17. 17. Research •Openness in research is about removing barriers to access to data and research outputs, and also about broadening participation in research.
  18. 18. Strategy … in open education is the creation of a unique and valuable position on openness, involving different sets of activities.
  19. 19. Technology … in open education refers to technological infrastructures and software which facilitate opening up education in its different dimensions.
  20. 20. Quality … in open education refers to the convergence of the 5 concepts of quality (efficacy, impact, availability, accuracy and excellence) with an institution's open education offer and opportunities.
  21. 21. Leadership … in open education is the promotion of sustainable open education activities and initiatives via a transparent approach from both the top-down and the bottom-up. It paves the way to creating more openness by inspiring and empowering people.
  22. 22. Prime Minister Erna Solberg at the Lifelong Learning Summit, 2019 • We have to invest in the education system. • Lifelong learning starts at a young age. • It is a top priority for us to strengthen the entire learning chain – from kindergartens and schools to higher education and research. • Ensuring high quality from the get-go is the best way to prevent young people dropping out, prolonged unemployment, economic problems and societal exclusion. • We also have to make better use of people's skills and their potential. • It is an investment in individuals. It is an investment in an inclusive society, and it is an investment in a sustainable future.
  23. 23. Let the learners orchestra their own learning Personal vs Personalization In the end of the day it is about you and me, it’s a bout people
  24. 24. CARING IS SHARING, SHARING IS CARING My Footprints Muchas Gracias