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Open Educational Practices hub - the role of community and practice in OER creation

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  1. 1. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Open Educational Practices hub – the role of community and practice in OER creation Anna Page (OEPS), 19 April 2016 for OER16
  2. 2. 2 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Project aims The Opening Educational Practices in Scotland project aims to facilitate best practice in open education in Scotland via • the development of a peer support network • an online hub and awareness raising activities Image source: drawn by Anna Page for the OEPScotland project CC-BY https://www.flickr.com/photos/127972386@N04/shares/KGVnD7
  3. 3. 3 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland OEPS Hub Vision The OEPS hub provides an encouraging and engaging place to learn more about open educational practices. It enables users to: • Understand about OER and Open Educational Practices • Find useful OER • Provide tools to do open – finding, remixing, building • Have a place to deliver their OER to the public
  4. 4. 5 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Good practice guidance Advice and guidance articles on the OEPS hub. Case studies from those who practice open education or use OER in an effective or innovative way – please offer your case study. Online courses and guidance: • Becoming an Open Educator – coming soon • Guide to making an online course – coming soon • Badged courses on OpenLearn Works
  5. 5. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland 6 Advantages of an online OEP community HubCreate/ join communities Peer support Import existing or newly created Google forums Set up a twitter feed Pull in links to OERs Showcase projects or resources Host a blog Events calendar
  6. 6. 7 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Online community building challenges Existing communities already have discussion spaces Existing communities might seem niche to some people New communities take time to build Confidence – is my community idea needed? Community/forum moderation is a responsibility
  7. 7. 8 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Online Community building benefits Online opportunities to build new connections New perspectives on existing issues Drive up standards – improve OER/OEP Cross sector partnerships can emerge New ideas and feedback
  8. 8. 9 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Case study – a UK national health charity • OEPS guided the redevelopment of existing workshop & PDFs into OER • Parkinson’s UK now piloting new badged course • Exploring use of open community as optional part of course • Parkinson’s UK planning to create further OERs themselves
  9. 9. 10 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Case studies on the OEPS hub OEPS hub case studies contributed by the community so far: • 11 case studies • 8 about HE (one about HE OER in schools) • 2 about HE/FE/third sector • 1 about third sector • 1 about FE • Most are early adopters/well known in OER world • Some are new to OER/OER creation • One is a community exploring OER for workplace learning
  10. 10. 11 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Spotlight on Case studies Glasgow Caledonian University – advice on how to create an OER policy suited to your institution: “… If people get their own name on [a resource] then they are not going to mind sharing it; that gets around the whole problem of moving on to other jobs, because they don’t have to worry about the university owning it and saying no, you can’t use it because you moved to [another institution].” (Marion Kelt)
  11. 11. 12 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Spotlight on Case studies University of Dundee – students as co-creators of OER: “…It was a fifth year student, preparing their application for their foundation post and they’d been involved in the early days of these students developing OERs and they’d developed a whole series of podcasts and YouTube videos. And he just obviously had not looked at it for about a year or so and he said ‘we’ve had 10,000 hits’. And he said ‘I can’t believe this!’ and it was … thinking that what he’d done people had valued and the comments were positive because they focused on things that they found difficult to learn … actually what they developed was so useful to other medical students.” (Natalie Lafferty)
  12. 12. 13 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Spotlight on Case studies HE/Third sector course – building learner confidence using OER: “… And what appealed the most was that it was flexible because when you’re a carer obviously a lot of your time is taken up with that responsibility and it’s hard to find time to yourself. But the fact that it’s flexible and can be done in your own time, at your own pace, but was also supported … and what helped I think our particular group was the peer support. I don’t know how successful I’d have been, or if it had been as successful, if I had done it all on my own. So for me it worked for those reasons.” (Lesley Bryce)
  13. 13. 14 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Case studies OEPS hub case studies planned: • A further 20 case studies are currently being compiled • From interviews, • Reports, • correspondence • A template for case studies is coming to the OEPS hub soon so you can write your own to share
  14. 14. 15 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Case studies – the gaps Questions: • What goes on in the FE context regarding OER? • How can we invite more ‘new’ to OER to share their examples? • Are there gaps because no one is using OER in FE (unlikely)? • Are those using OER not confident about their practice being good practice (and worth sharing)? • What about those who have had problems with creating, sharing or using OER – are they willing to share their experiences? • What case studies do you have to share?
  15. 15. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Contact Us: Email: OEPScotland@gmail.com Social media: @OEPScotland www.oepscotland.org www.oeps.ac.uk This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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