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Terese Bird The Impact on Learning of iTunes U OER

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Slides of the morning presentation by Terese Bird for the event : "Does it make a difference? The impact of repositories and OERs on teaching and learning", March 2011

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Terese Bird The Impact on Learning of iTunes U OER

  1. 1. The Impact on Learning of iTunes U Open Educational Resources Terese Bird Learning Technologist and SCORE Fellow Beyond Distance Research Alliance University of Leicester 23 March, 2011
  2. 2. iTunes U for University
  3. 4. 22 March 2011
  4. 6. Snapshot via Twitter <ul><li>5 th – 10 th March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>“ iTunesU” </li></ul><ul><li>101 tweets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>73 English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 non-English </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Characterising iTunes U Tweets Category of Tweet Number Use iTunesU material to teach others 4 Use for oneself – just interested 13 Use for oneself – learn something specific 10 Technical discussion 7 Academic discussion 15 General positive 20 General positive – OER-related 3 Negative 1
  6. 8. What are iTunes U users thinking?
  7. 9. iTunes U Impact Survey <ul><li>N = 126 </li></ul>
  8. 10. iTunes U Impact Survey <ul><li>24.6% had already used educational material from iTunes or iTunes U </li></ul>
  9. 11. Open University iTunes U Site
  10. 13. University of Leicester Microbiology Bytes iTunes podcasts 164 episodes; each file downloaded average of 73x every month at peak (Courtesy of Dr Alan Cann, University of Leicester Department of Biology http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/microbiologybytes-enhanced/id177803088)
  11. 14. Other Impact <ul><li>PhD student applications improve </li></ul><ul><li>Hits on university website increase </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia OER </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile OER </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Campus </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 </li></ul>Photo courtesy of superkimbo on Flickr
  12. 15. Photo courtesy of Sigalakos on Flickr

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