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Open Educational Ideas
and Innovations (OEI2)
Idea sharing in open professional virtual
communities
Henri Pirkkalainen
PhD...
The key issue: How to increase educational collaborations
towards new courses and services
- e.g. co-creating Open Educati...
Potential of OER
versus current uptake
Clear benefits of using
& re-using OER
• Collaboration
• Quality improvement
• Cost...
New measures needed
Proposing a new approach to Open Education: Idea sharing
-Developing ideas collaboratively instead of ...
Exchanging ideas on
• OERs
• Full courses
• Open textbooks
• Educational projects
• Supplementary materials
• Etc.
Share y...
http://idea-space.eu/
Current ideas worked on:
-OER for refugees
-Programming for kids
-Healthy school project
-New educat...
Curious?
Create an idea space
-We’ll help to spread the word about
your idea & invite collaboration
among our network
Idea...
Thank you
#OpenIdeas
#OER
@hejupirk
Henri Pirkkalainen
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Idea sharing in open professional virtual communities

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Open Educational Ideas and Innovations (OEI2)
Author: Henri Pirkkalainen, PhD, Project Researcher University of Jyväskylä, Finland

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Idea sharing in open professional virtual communities

  1. 1. Open Educational Ideas and Innovations (OEI2) Idea sharing in open professional virtual communities Henri Pirkkalainen PhD, Project Researcher University of Jyväskylä, Finland
  2. 2. The key issue: How to increase educational collaborations towards new courses and services - e.g. co-creating Open Educational Resources
  3. 3. Potential of OER versus current uptake Clear benefits of using & re-using OER • Collaboration • Quality improvement • Cost savings • Foster/enable cross-border teaching OER use and re-use not (yet) a common practice in Higher Education, schools & enterprises Re-use of OER is generally low Lack of appreciation & recognition in the community
  4. 4. New measures needed Proposing a new approach to Open Education: Idea sharing -Developing ideas collaboratively instead of sharing something that is finalized -Utilizing virtual communities with shared interests and ambition How to do this?
  5. 5. Exchanging ideas on • OERs • Full courses • Open textbooks • Educational projects • Supplementary materials • Etc. Share your own or join existing ones -Plan your steps -write collaboratively -Use collaborative features (conferencing, chatting etc) -Share your workhttp://idea-space.eu/
  6. 6. http://idea-space.eu/ Current ideas worked on: -OER for refugees -Programming for kids -Healthy school project -New educational services -Open Badges for OER -…. Considerations: -Sharing ideas in a distributed setting not trivial -Outcome expectations need to be clear -Are you protective towards your ideas or do you welcome the help of others?
  7. 7. Curious? Create an idea space -We’ll help to spread the word about your idea & invite collaboration among our network Idea Space in your environment? -Exploring possibilities to integrate the Idea Space for your purposes
  8. 8. Thank you #OpenIdeas #OER @hejupirk Henri Pirkkalainen FIND US NEXT AT

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