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Learning the Hard Way: Lessons in Designing OER in, for and through Partnership

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OEPS presentation at ALTC 2016
6 September 2016

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Learning the Hard Way: Lessons in Designing OER in, for and through Partnership

  1. 1. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Learning the hard way: lessons in designing open educational resources in, for and through partnership [1326] Ronald Macintyre and Anna Page (OEPS), 6 September 2016 for ALTC
  2. 2. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland About us The Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project facilitates best practice in Scottish open education. We aim to enhance Scotland’s reputation and capacity for developing publicly available and licenced online materials, supported by high quality pedagogy and learning technology. “”
  3. 3. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland What do we mean by OEP? We think of Open Educational Practices as those educational practices that are concerned with and promote equity and openness. Our understanding of ‘open’ builds on the freedoms associated with “the 5 Rs” of OER, promoting a broader sense of open, emphasising social justice, and developing practices that open up opportunities for those distanced from education. “”
  4. 4. 4 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Development of new content and new practices Working in partnership – typical scenario • External organisations new to open learning may have some material to share • They may already use traditional methods of teaching/training • Seek to get wider exposure and uptake of their material – OER is one way of doing this • Keen to harness collaborative working through supportive networks but not sure how to start • OEPS works with partners to explore what openness and the power of their existing networks might do which they might not have been able to do before • Aim to embed open practices within networks or organisations
  5. 5. 5 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Development of new content and new practices Working in partnership – partnership as a design process* • Explore the Partner’s needs and what they know about the learners • Learning through doing – participatory design • Draw out their expertise, they draw on our education expertise • Help them identify uncertainties, build expertise and revise their content • Build their confidence in course creation • Challenge our thinking – for example is existing OER relevant for their context? * Cannell, P., Macintyre, R. and Hewitt, L. (2015) ‘Widening access and OER: developing new practice’, Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 17(1), pp. 64-72.
  6. 6. 6 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Development of new content and new practices Emerging issues • EXISTING MATERIALS: Materials may exist online already but not in a format best suited for online learning • TIME FOR DISCUSSION: • Learning Design discussions to work out the audience and reasons for creating an online version take time • A series of discussions might be needed for partners to understand about OER, open licenses, possible course structures and assessment options, including badging • SCHEDULE: A sample production schedule is a crucial tool in early meetings as it helps inform discussion, expectations, roles, responsibilities and future planning leading to an actual production schedule
  7. 7. 7 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Development of new content and new practices Good practice • Encouraging a partner to compile an asset register helps them re-evaluate the content they want to share • Involve partner in production • OEPS is documenting the production process to share openly for others to try out and revise for their context • Case studies about partner created OERs shared on OEPS hub
  8. 8. 8 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Development of new content and new practices Practice based knowledge Practice based knowledge Technical capability Technical capability OEPS team Partner Academic knowledge Academic knowledge Collaboration via adapted course team methodology Collaboration via adapted course team methodology Skills in educational design Skills in educational design Intellectual property Intellectual property Quality processes for production Quality processes for production LearnersLearners NetworksNetworks Contributions
  9. 9. 9 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Development of new content and new practices Quiz co- authoring Quiz co- authoring Video editing (use external contractor) Video editing (use external contractor) OEPS team Partner Advice and guidance Advice and guidance Current roles and responsibilitiesCurrent roles and responsibilities Quiz co- authoring Quiz co- authoring Video filming (external contractor) Video filming (external contractor) Content tagging, rendering Content tagging, rendering Authoring, identify assets Authoring, identify assets Quiz testingQuiz testing Critical reading Critical reading Critical reading Critical reading Quiz building and testing Quiz building and testing Draft Course reviewing Draft Course reviewing Badge set upBadge set up Badge designBadge design
  10. 10. 10 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Case Study – a UK national health charity Face to face workshops for health care workers Face to face workshops for health care workers Workbooks and activities Workbooks and activities Video and Audio assets Video and Audio assets Shared Workbooks as open PDFs online Shared Workbooks as open PDFs online Scale and Reach limitedScale and Reach limited F2F Learner feedback positive F2F Learner feedback positive RetainRetain
  11. 11. 11 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Case Study – a UK national health charity Create open online course based on Workshop materials, including video & audio assets Create open online course based on Workshop materials, including video & audio assets Quiz 1Quiz 1 Quiz 2Quiz 2 Quiz 3Quiz 3 Quiz 4Quiz 4 Quiz 5Quiz 5 Self-reflection log Self-reflection log Course badgeCourse badge Later maybe formal accreditationLater maybe formal accreditation Some kind of informal accreditation Some kind of informal accreditation Reuse, Revise and RemixReuse, Revise and Remix
  12. 12. 12 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Case Study – a UK national health charity Learning Design workshops – identified audience, aims, tools for delivery Learning Design workshops – identified audience, aims, tools for delivery Partner compiled Asset list to keep track of assets and copyright permissions Partner compiled Asset list to keep track of assets and copyright permissions Video introductions to each section filmed Video introductions to each section filmed Quiz 1Quiz 1 Quiz 2Quiz 2 Quiz 3Quiz 3 Quiz 4Quiz 4 Quiz 5Quiz 5 Video re-filmed to with new re-use permissions Video re-filmed to with new re-use permissions Some images re-drawn for online animation Some images re-drawn for online animation Questions in workbooks re-written for online quizzes Questions in workbooks re-written for online quizzes Workbook content revised slightly Workbook content revised slightly Activities reviewed Activities reviewed Reuse, Revise and RemixReuse, Revise and Remix
  13. 13. 13 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Case Study – a UK national health charity Release new open course on an open platform Release new open course on an open platform Partner compiled Asset list to keep track of assets and copyright permissions Partner compiled Asset list to keep track of assets and copyright permissions Hold open online events focussing on the course themes Hold open online events focussing on the course themes Encourage learners to share and discuss via social media Encourage learners to share and discuss via social media RedistributeRedistribute RetainRetain Scale and Reach wideScale and Reach wide CC licence allowing others to reuse and remix for their context CC licence allowing others to reuse and remix for their context Promote the course to network of contacts Promote the course to network of contacts Invite and analyse feedback, share findings on OEPS hub Invite and analyse feedback, share findings on OEPS hub Learners show badge online Learners show badge online
  14. 14. 14 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Development of new content and new practices Production issues with OU and external partner model • Roles and responsibilities need to be agreed in the early production stages to avoid misunderstandings and delays • Authoring – who is writing it and what impact on their time? • Assessment – who writes quiz questions? • If badged, who is designing the badge? • Who sets up and tests the materials? • Internal OU production methods are geared to OU materials for students or OpenLearn, for example video production • Some OU systems not ‘open’ to external users – a direct authoring tool for OpenLearn Works/Create is coming, but is several months away
  15. 15. 15 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Development of new content and new practices Quiz co- authoring Quiz co- authoring University Partner Advice and guidance (on OEPS hub) Advice and guidance (on OEPS hub) Future roles and responsibilitiesFuture roles and responsibilities Video filming & editing (external contractor) Video filming & editing (external contractor) Authoring, identify assets Authoring, identify assets Quiz building and testing Quiz building and testing Critical reading Critical reading Draft Course reviewing Draft Course reviewing Badge design and set up Badge design and set up Content upload Content upload What services might be offered? What services might be offered?
  16. 16. 16 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland OEPS open courses so far Created collaboratively with partners • Understanding Parkinson’s http://www.open.edu/openlearnworks/UnderstandingParkinsons Case study at http://www.oeps.ac.uk/create-your-own/building-oer-partnership- understanding-parkinsons Evaluation early findings https://oepscotland.org/2016/07/14/preliminary-findings- evaluation-pilot-cohort-studying-understanding-parkinsons/ • My Seaweed looks weird http://www.open.edu/openlearnworks/SAMS_SeaweedWeird Created collaboratively by the OEPS team with open review • Becoming an open educator http://www.open.edu/openlearnworks/becoming-open-educator
  17. 17. 17 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland References Cannell, P., Macintyre, R. and Hewitt, L. (2015) ‘Widening access and OER: developing new practice’, Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 17(1), pp. 64-72. Grant, R. M. (2010) Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 7th edn, Oxford, Blackwell Publishing. Kemmis, S. (2010). Research for praxis: Knowing doing Pedagogy, Culture and Society, 18, 1, 9-27. Lane, A. (2012) Collaborative Development of Open Educational Resources for Open and Distance Learning, HE Academy, http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/assets/documents/oer/OER_CS_Andy_Lane _Collaborative_development_of_OER_for_distance%20learning.pdf last accessed 16th of August 2013 Macintyre R. (2015) Designing Open Learning Journeys http://www.oeps.ac.uk/create-your-own/designing-open-learning-journeys [accessed March 2016]
  18. 18. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Contact Us: Email: OEPScotland@gmail.com Social media: @OEPScotland www.oepscotland.org www.oeps.ac.uk

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