Leeds 13 oer and sustainability finalultra2007


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Presentation by Chris Pegler (SCORE) for 'Making Open the easiest option: OER and sustainability' event in Leeds, 13 May 2010

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Leeds 13 oer and sustainability finalultra2007

  1. 1. OER and sustainability SCORE event, Leeds, 13 May 2010 http://www.wordle.net/
  2. 2. <ul><li>Welcome from OU Regional Director </li></ul><ul><li>Nick Berry </li></ul>Making Open the easiest option: OER and sustainability OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  3. 3. Programme OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10 <ul><li>10:00 Welcome, coffee & refreshments, registration </li></ul><ul><li>10:15 Introduction and welcome by OU Regional Director, Nick Berry </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse and OER, the journey to sustainability Chris Pegler </li></ul><ul><li>11.00 A sustainable model for an institutional OER – UNICYCLE (Leeds Met.) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simon Thomson and Jakki Sheridan-Ross </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>11.45 Break </li></ul><ul><li>12.00 Sustainable policies, sustainable resources and predictions for sustainable re-use: lessons from the OOER project: MEDEV, Newcastle </li></ul><ul><li>Megan Quentin-Baxter and Suzanne Hardy </li></ul><ul><li>12.45 Sharing OER sustainability examples: Overview and activity intro </li></ul><ul><li>13:00 Lunch and networking </li></ul><ul><li>14.00 Discussion: What will it take to make OER sustainable? </li></ul><ul><li>14.15 Drafting a ‘Leeds manifesto’ on OER sustainability. </li></ul><ul><li>15.00 Tea and coffee </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why reuse matters <ul><li>Reuse takes us beyond ‘good intentions’ </li></ul><ul><li>Without reuse what are we sharing for? </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse of resources can feed into: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable e-learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Making practice public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping resources ‘alive’ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A virtuous cycle of ‘openness’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>But it’s not something we’re used to doing </li></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  5. 5. OER and reuse <ul><li>OER = RLO + open license (Wiley, 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>Investment in reuse potential ‘up front’ </li></ul><ul><li>BUT will people want to reuse? </li></ul><ul><li>Reuse potential is reflection of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivation of users </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of resource (various measures) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology (low barriers) (Pegler, OER10) </li></ul></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  6. 6. In the beginning ... <ul><li>There was a quest for sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>ChrisPegler </li></ul><ul><li># oerday Key point (raised across strands) is sustainability. And changes in behaviour (they hope). 3:07 AM Jan 26th, 2009 via web </li></ul><ul><li>Did they manage it? </li></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  7. 7. Not just a ‘Panda Project’? Pandas are not self-sustaining. They require a lot of external effort to keep them going. They are ‘pets’. &quot;1600 pandas&quot; Par WWF, Nantes, 4 avril 2009 http://www.flickr.com/photos/st3f4n/3411490323/ by Stéfan OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  8. 8. So what is ‘sustainability’? <ul><li>Wikipedia – of course (11 th May 2010) </li></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10 ‘ Sustainability is the capacity to endure’ . It’s about survival beyond the short term. The end point in an ecological system? Reuse & Sustainability = signs of a healthy ecology?
  9. 9. Some ecology concepts <ul><li>‘ An information ecology is a complex system of parts and relationships. It exhibits diversity and experiences continual evolution. Different parts of an ecology coevolve . .. [there is] a sense of locality.’ </li></ul>13/5/10 OER and Sustainability (Pegler) Nardi and O’Day (1999) First Monday 4 (5) http://www.firstmonday.org/issues/issue4_5/nardi_chapter4.html ‘ Monoculture - a fake, brittle ecology - gives sensational results for a short time, then completely fails.’ Robert Robertson, CETIS (OAI5, 2007) http://indico.cern.ch/getFile.py/access?contribId=11&sessionId=10&resId=1&materialId=slides&confId=5710 Eutrophication ‘promotes excessive plant growth and decay ... disrupts normal functioning of the ecosystem’
  10. 10. The OER ecosystem <ul><li>Sustainability is viewed differently depending on who you are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Funder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practitioner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainable supply or sustainable demand? </li></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  11. 11. The funder’s story OER and Sustainability (Pegler) By mtsofan http://www.flickr.com/photos/mtsofan/2450496004/ We’ve given you money to change your behaviour. We need to see change continuing – not just while the money lasts. 13/5/10
  12. 12. The practitioner <ul><li>Supply: What’s in it for me once the money/support runs out? Motivation . Quality . Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Demand: Will it still be there once the project ends? Motivation . Quality . Technology </li></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  13. 13. Institutional priorities OER and Sustainability (Pegler) Is it a showcase? Or a workspace? Or both? 13/5/10
  14. 14. Community view <ul><li>Existing community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it make sense as part of the ‘portfolio’? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does the community want it? Are they engaged? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to resource this and new/other projects? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Newly created community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does this new community work? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How can it carry on past funding? </li></ul></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  15. 15. About SCORE  <ul><li>Increasing sector capacity for effective OER creation/use. </li></ul><ul><li>Moving from a supply-led approach to reflect institutional/student needs. </li></ul><ul><li>How? 36 fellowship projects; 3600 hours of OER reflecting sector needs; 18 engagement events; enquiry-based support and advice service, ‘vibrant’ web 2.0-based virtual community, engagement with international OER community </li></ul><ul><li>www.open.ac.uk/score </li></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10
  16. 16. Thank you + questions? <ul><li>Chris Pegler [email_address] </li></ul>OER and Sustainability (Pegler) 13/5/10 http://www.wordle.net/