C-SAP OER, University of Birmingham by Darren Marsh and Anna Gruszczynska

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Presentation at SCORE OER event held on 10 March 2010 in Birmingham, by C-SAP OER Project presented by Darren Marsh, University of Birmingham.

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C-SAP OER, University of Birmingham by Darren Marsh and Anna Gruszczynska

  1. 1. EVALUATING THE PRACTICE OF OPENING UP RESOURCES FOR LEARNING AND TEACHING IN SOCIAL SCIENCES Darren Marsh, C-SAP Anna Gruszczynska, C-SAP
  2. 2. Social sciences perspective on OERs <ul><li>Motivations </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Critique </li></ul><ul><li>Communities of practice model </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative methodology </li></ul>
  3. 3. Materials submitted: 6 partners, 4 subjects, 360 credits Partner name/ institution Modules released Credit weighting No. of discrete items (usually includes module handbook, lecture slides, assessment material etc.) Pam Lowe, Aston University [Sociology] Comparative sociology 10 10 Embodiment 10 10 Gender and society 10 11 Race and ethnicity 10 10 Sociology of health and illness 10 9 Sociology of reproduction 10 11 Angels Trias i Valls, Regent’s College (materials were produced during a previous role at Lampeter University) [Anthropology] Anthropological ideas 20 1 Exploring religions and cultures 20 27 Visual anthropology 20 25 Cathy Gormley-Heenan, University of Ulster [Politics] Government of UK and Ireland 20 13 Public policy 20 12 State crime 20 12 Jon Parker, Keele University [Politics] Mass media in America 15 17 Why politics matters 15 11 Politics of sustainability 15 24 British politics since 1945 15 13 Dave Harris, MARJON (Plymouth) [Sociology] Sociology of leisure 30 10 Introduction to research methods 30 11 Helen Jones, Manchester Metropolitan University [Criminology] International e-communication exchange 15 9 Learning and employability 15 7 Gender, crime and justice 15 15 Crime and violence 15 12
  4. 4. Series of development activities <ul><li>“ Before” and “after” narratives </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraging reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Mapping the modules </li></ul><ul><li>Providing the context </li></ul><ul><li>An iterative process </li></ul>Shared working space: pbworks wiki
  5. 5. Teaching materials <ul><li>Tacit understandings </li></ul><ul><li>Localised </li></ul><ul><li>Context-bound </li></ul><ul><li>Located on institutional VLEs </li></ul><ul><li>The need to tease out the teaching rationale </li></ul>
  6. 6. Some propositions for pedagogical frameworks <ul><li>What is a pedagogical framework? The point is not to construct one ideal pedagogical framework; but neither are all possible frameworks equally satisfactory. </li></ul><ul><li>Goodyear, P & Jones, C (2004) Pedagogical frameworks for DNER (Distributed National Electronic Resource) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Some propositions about the framework for the use and re-use of open educational resources: Part 1 <ul><li>a. courses are designed as 'sets' of modules (i.e. they have been modularised) </li></ul><ul><li>b. modules (in line with HE convention and practice) are aligned with learning outcomes, and a form of assessment </li></ul><ul><li>c. the contextualisation of modules involves intent that is often implicit / tacit / invisible - and constructing them to be shared requires this intent to be re-examined by a) the originator b) future user(s) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Some propositions about the framework for the use and re-use of open educational resources: Part 2 <ul><li>d. the re-use of modules that require strong context might afford (cultural) reproduction rather than a (re)design for learning </li></ul><ul><li>e. stripping away contextual info in modules in order that they might be re-used is problematic in that insufficient structure may remain for others to use </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dimensions of transformation: <ul><li>translation </li></ul><ul><li>ownership </li></ul><ul><li>re-use </li></ul><ul><li>recontextualisation </li></ul>
  10. 10. Producing materials which are: <ul><li>Shareable </li></ul><ul><li>Customisable </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible </li></ul><ul><li>Pedagogically robust </li></ul><ul><li>Open (CC licensing) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Case studies <ul><li>Partners’ reflections on the process: before, during, after </li></ul><ul><li>Focused around one module but reflect across the scope of the project </li></ul>
  12. 12. Project toolkit <ul><li>Map </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnose </li></ul>Generate (work in progress!)
  13. 13. Questions? Comments?

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