OCWC Global Conference 2013: OER Research Hub

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OCWC Global Conference 2013: OER Research Hub

  1. 1. Martin Weller
  2. 2. • Background to OER Research Hub project• Activity• Discussion
  3. 3. Aim is to Answer:‘What is the impact of OER on learning andteaching practices?’ and identify the particularinfluence of openness.
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/photography-andreas/5488161239/MIT OCW launched 2002OERs not new kid on the block anymore
  5. 5. Separate evidence from beliefhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/iampeas/5192976345/
  6. 6. The hypotheses:11 hypotheses across 4 sectors& 8 collaborationsBased on OLNet, OpenLearnexperienceCollaboration with Hewlett
  7. 7. OER improve student performance/satisfaction
  8. 8. People use OER differently from other onlinematerials
  9. 9. OER widen participation in education
  10. 10. OER can help at-risk learners to finish theirstudies
  11. 11. OER use leads educators to reflect on theirpractice
  12. 12. OER adoption brings financial benefits forstudents/institutions
  13. 13. Quality indicators are the most important factorfor learners when selecting OERs
  14. 14. Informal learners develop their own forms ofstudy support
  15. 15. OER support informal learners in moving toformal study
  16. 16. OER use encourages institutions to change theirpolicies
  17. 17. Informal assessments motivate learners usingOER
  18. 18. Project approach• 8 Collaborations• 4 Researchers• 4 Sectors• Fellowships• Horizontal & vertical take on hypotheses• Hypothesis hub
  19. 19. Plan• Collaborations starting now• 1st data gathering to August• Visiting fellows• Dissemination• 2nd round of data gathering & analysis• Dissemination• Open approach
  20. 20. Activity• OERchery• In your view:– Is the hypothesis Important – Not Important– Is it Provable – Not Provable• Are you K12, Further Ed, Higher Ed
  21. 21. What hypotheses are we missing?• Pop them in the box!
  22. 22. Feedback and links• Oerresearchhub.org• http://www.scoop.it/t/olnet• Oer-research-hub@open.ac.uk• @oer_hub

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