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Second Open Education Handbook Booksprint


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Slides for the second booksprint for the Open Education Handbook. It is being organised in collaboration with the LinkedUp Project, Wikimedia Deutschland and Creative Commons. Event held on Friday 22nd November 2013 at the Wikimedia Deutschland, Berlin.

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Second Open Education Handbook Booksprint

  1. 1. Open Education Handbook BOOKSPRINT#2 Berlin, 22nd November 2013 FACILITATED BY MARIEKE GUY
  2. 2. LinkedUp Project •  FP7 coordination and support action running from 1 November 2012 - 31 October 2014 “Pushes forward the exploitation and adoption of public, open data available on the Web, in particular by educational organisations and institutions”
  3. 3. Project Partners •  •  •  •  Web site: Twitter: @linkedupproject Hashtag: #linkedupproject Facebook:
  4. 4. LinkedUp Challenge •  A series of three competitions promoting the innovative use of linked and open data in an educational context •  About finding ways to link and mash up educational and crossdomain linked and open data to provide novel applications and services for open and distance education •  Looking for educationally relevant demos, protoypes and tools which use open or linked data •  Can use any open data (not just what is in the LinkedUp catalogue) and open to all! •  Benefits: cash prizes; showcase ideas; networking opportunities, develop for real world settings; kudos, work with real data sets; data and development support •  Vid now launched
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  6. 6. Available Datasets The Linked Education Cloud is a repository/catalogue of Web datasets relevant to educational applications. It is provided according to the standard of the Web of Data, and is constructed based on input from the LinkedUp Community.
  7. 7. Open Education Working Group
  8. 8. WG •  Part of the sustainability of the LinkedUp project •  Want to “catalyse an active, diverse and well connected community of content producers, metadata experts, technologists and others in academia, data management communities, publishing...” •  Launched in September ( •  Has a mailing list and Twitter feed •  Soon: advisory board and calls •  Writing of the Open Education Handbook is one of the first activities
  9. 9. So what is Open? “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — ` subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike.”
  10. 10. Licence •  The Open Education Handbook will be licenced under a Creative Commons Attribution (Unported) v3.0 (Attribution CC BY) •  “This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. “
  11. 11. What’s a Booksprint A Book Sprint brings together a group to produce a book in 3-5 days. There is no pre-production and the group is guided by a facilitator from zero to published book. There are three important outcomes from Book Sprints: •  Producing a book •  Sharing knowledge •  Team/community building
  12. 12. Elements of a Booksprint •  •  •  •  •  •  Importance of real space collaboration and face-to-face working Encouraging discussion and brainstorming Begin with no preconceived ideas about what the book should be All voices are valid – try and avoid domination by individuals You should have ownership of the book Session to be strongly facilitated There are five main parts of a Book Sprint (Dr D. Berry and M. Dieter): 1.  Concept Mapping 2.  Structuring 3.  Writing 4.  Composition 5.  Publication
  13. 13. Timetable 10:30 - 10:40 Introduction from Wikimedia Deutschland 10:40 – 10:50 Introduction to booksprints, LinkedUp and the Open Education Handbook 10:50 – 11:00 Introduction from Creative Commons – what is open education? 11:00 - 11:15 Warm up activity 11:15 - 12:30 Group work – brainstorming, questions 12:30 - 12:40 Recap from morning. 12:40 - 1:00 Grab lunch! Walkround! 1:00 - 2:30 Group work – writing, content 2:30 - 3:45 Individual writing 3:45 - 4:00 Conclusions, feedback, next steps
  14. 14. Our Mini Booksprint! We will cover: •  Structuring: Thinking about what should be in the handbook, questions, elaborating on chapter headings, dividing the work, scoping the book, adding in further links/related resources etc. •  Writing: distributing sections/chapters, writing and discussion, but mostly writing. •  Composition: iterative process of re-structure, checking, discussing, copy editing, and proofing.
  15. 15. Ideological Confrontation
  16. 16. And remember… There are no failures today “Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try.” Dr Seusstry!”
  17. 17. Warm up Activity: Spectogram •  Write down a controversial statement that you either agree or disagree with on a post-it note •  We’ll choose one statement •  You need to stand on the ‘invisible’ line: one end stands for “I agree completely”, the other end for “I disagree completely” •  People at opposite ends explain their reasoning •  Have you changed your mind? Share!
  18. 18. Group Work - Morning In your groups write down ideas on post-it notes: Audience •  Who is the audience for the handbook? •  Are there other people it might be useful for? •  How should it work as a handbook? Questions •  What questions will these people ask when they come to the handbook? What do users want to know? - 1 point per post-it note - Add these to the wall - Cluster around topics, adjust
  19. 19. Ideas for Topic Areas •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Open Educational Resources Open Licences Open Badges Open Learning and Practice Open Data Open Policy Open Tools
  20. 20. Identified Challenges Ensuring a universal style to the handbook Adding a glossary to the handbook Further agreement on definitions and glossary items Backing up ideas with references and links Providing a flow through the handbook while still allowing separate sections to be read in isolation •  Identifying the synergies between different areas of work. This will require more high-level reflection. •  •  •  •  • 
  21. 21. Group Work - Afternoon •  Get in to groups for topic areas •  Collect all the questions relating to your topic area •  Look at the content already available in the handbook and consider whether your questions have been sufficiently answered •  Include the questions that appear in boxes in handbook •  Start fleshing out the answers using content already there and bring in new content. •  Add questions in red
  22. 22. Individual Work - Afternoon •  Individual or pair writing on the chapter you have been assigned •  Editing, writing, proof reading
  23. 23. Conclusions & next steps •  How did you feel the day went? •  How far along have you got with writing in your topic area? •  What do you feel would be the best next steps?
  24. 24. Acknowledgements •  Thank you to Wikimedia for hosting the event and providing space and catering! •  Thank you to Creative Commons and LinkedUp for their support •  Thank you to Adam Hyde for his wise words •  Thank you to all the authors so far!
  25. 25. A big thank you to you!! •  For updates on the Open Education Handbook join the Open Education Mailing list ( •  Marieke Guy –
  26. 26. for Participating!