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“Small” languages –big achievements:
communities engaged in Open Educational Practice
Katerina Zourou, Web2Learn, Greece
LangOER conference, September 26-27, Brussels.
achievements in the Open
=> Teacher engagement; re-use; localisation
Small languages- achievements in the Open (2)
=> Emphasis on practices; hands-on approach for educators
Small languages- achievements in the Open
=> Community building; bottom-up, socially-sustained OER
A user profile at
network based and
In OEP, how far have we been with…
Food for thought:
What is an original? What is a remix?
Alek Tarkowski at webinar "Moving towards Open Educational Practices“, April 21, 2015
How « open » are we with content remix? What kind of « mix » of
resources (incl.non-OER) are we open to embrace?
Greek OER aggregator
Searches among OER and user-generated content (UGC)
“Engagement of individuals who voluntarily offer their
knowledge to a knowledge seeker (an organisation, a
company, etc. Howe (2006).
Howe, J. (2006). "The Rise of Crowdsourcing". Wired, 14 (6.)
• Loosing sight of the big picture? =>How to valorize edu
practice using OER and non-OER without downplaying
the value of licensed materials?
– Does the legal framework of OER inhibit users from taking
bottom-up action? When is best time to introduce it?
• Should we approach OER as work in progress and not
polished content off the shelf?
• Should we reconsider the role of communities in OER
• Shouldn’t we we embrace new spaces and modes of
Few ideas to discuss?