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Presentation for GOGN at #OEGlobal 2016

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This is an early appraisal of my research interests in Open Education for the coming year.

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Presentation for GOGN at #OEGlobal 2016

  1. 1. TEACHING & LEARNING WITH OER JAMISON R. MILLER THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
  2. 2. REAL EDUCATIONAL UTOPIAS IN THE SPACE OF FLOWS TEACHING & LEARNING WITH OER JAMISON R. MILLER THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
  3. 3. HELLOI am Jamison Miller I am a doctoral candidate in the School of Education at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, USA. My MA is in cultural geography, BA (Honors) is in urban geography, and AA in liberal arts. My first career was in museum photography. You can find me at jrmiller@wm.edu, @millerjamison, jrmiller.us
  4. 4. The University of Mary Washington DTLT, Martha Burtis, Jim Groom, DS106, A domain of one’s own, Reclaim Hosting Jesse Stommel, Hybrid Pedagogy, Digital Pedagogy Lab Virginia Commonwealth University ALT Lab, Gardner Campbell, Laura Gogia, Tom Woodward, Hosting #OpenEd16 Virginia Community College System Richard Sebastian, ELI Digital Open, Z-Degree, Zx23, Lumen Learning Virginia WHAT IS GOING ON IN VIRGINIA?
  5. 5. 3 PAPER DISSERTATION THEORY STUDENTS INSTRUCTORS
  6. 6. 3 PAPER DISSERTATION THEORY
  7. 7. 3 PAPER DISSERTATIONTHEORY Work through the application of “space of flows” (Castells, 2000) as the context for open education and “real utopias” (Olen Wright, 2010) as its practice.
  8. 8. OPEN EDUCATION IN THE SPACE OF FLOWS Sociologist Manuel Castells has built a theoretical framework for our economies and society that are informational, global, and networked. He describes this as The Networked Society and identifies one of the defining attributes as the SPACE OF FLOWS, where “the material organization of social practices work through flows”. 1 Image: http://www.republica.com.uy/que-nos-dejo-el-enredo-internacional/362804/
  9. 9. OPEN EDUCATION AS A REAL UTOPIA Sociologist Erik Olin Wright has built a theoretical framework for a CRITICAL and EMANCIPATORY approach in social science. He proposes developing accounts of viable alternatives to dominant institutions and social structures, or “real utopias”, that are based in principles of equality, democracy, and sustainability. 2 Image: DV Ltd. / Sigtryggur Ari
  10. 10. 3 PAPER DISSERTATION STUDENTS INSTRUCTORS
  11. 11. 3 PAPER DISSERTATIONSTUDENT USE OF OER How are students using OER in their coursework? What is learning like with OER? How does the use compare to non- open resources? INSTRUCTOR USE OF OER How are instructors implementing OER in their instruction? How is the adoption of OER (content) influencing pedagogy (practice)?
  12. 12. Results across multiple studies indicate that students generally achieve the same learning outcomes when OER are utilized and simultaneously save significant amounts of money. (Hilton, 2016)
  13. 13. Evaluating the effects that OER have on learning is problematic for several reasons. (Farrow, de los Arcos, Pitt, & Weller, 2015)
  14. 14. OER 1. How are students learning with OER? What are they doing with them, how are they using them? What, if any, affordances are leveraged by the “open” qualities of the resources? 2. How are instructors teaching with OER? Is open being leveraged beyond “gratis”? How? Is “open” entering into pedagogical practices, designs, or implementations? How? PEDAGOGY IN
  15. 15. TEACHING & LEARNING WITH OER CASE(S) ∎ Z-Degree at Tidewater Community College ∎ zELI at Northern Virginia Community College both built in collaboration with Lumen Learning
  16. 16. TEACHING & LEARNING WITH OER RESEARCH QUESTIONS ∎ How are students using OER in their coursework? What is learning like with OER? How does the use compare to non-open resources? ∎ How are instructors implementing OER in their instruction? How is the adoption of OER (content) influencing pedagogy (practice)?
  17. 17. TEACHING & LEARNING WITH OER THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK(S) (Panke & Seufert, 2013) ∎ Sociocultural theories ∎ Cognitive information processing ∎ Emotions, interest, and flow
  18. 18. TEACHING & LEARNING WITH OER METHODOLOGY & METHODS ∎ (Comparative) Case Study or Phenomenology/graphy ∎ Surveys and document review ∎ Observation, interviews, and focus groups
  19. 19. OER PEDAGOGY WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP? Is there evidence of a shift from pedagogies of scarcity to pedagogies of abundance? (Weller, 2011; 2014) Image: CC(0) American Telegraph Co
  20. 20. REAL EDUCATIONAL UTOPIAS IN THE SPACE OF FLOWS TEACHING & LEARNING WITH OER JAMISON R. MILLER THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY
  21. 21. CREDITS ∎ Presentation template by SlidesCarnival ∎ Creative Commons and Flickr for robust image searching ∎ GO-GN and the OER Hub for funding to attend #oeglobal@G@ gogo may an
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