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OER Panel Presentation by Dr Rory McGreal, Athabasca University for the DEHub/ODLAA Education 2011 to 2021- Global challenges and perspectives of blended and distance learning the (14 to 18 February 2011).

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  • Screen size and variety of mobile devices limits the breadth of formatting and length of exercises that can be reasonably employed for this project. Content has been scaled down in some areas to keep to a smaller word set for exercises. Use of colour/bold/other visual indicators and how this will display on the various devices is less certain, so there are greater limitations on how the content can be presented and coded for mobile devices
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  • Has anyone heard of a unit of measure called a “twitch”? A twitch is a unit of measure in electronic game design. It is equivalent to 1/200th of a millisecond. In this time, electrons travelling on a wire can travel 13 000 miles. What does this tell us? -- That God in his or her infinite wisdom designed the world perfectly for playing video games.
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  • The new technologies are developing at a rapid pace. In the Seychelles Islands of the Indian Ocean, the Australians are known for pulling up their boats alongside a swimming shark, leaning over and easing themselves onto the creature's back. The trick is: They DON'T Let go. No matter where or how fast the shark goes, they have to maintain their grip on the dorsal fin and hang on. Modern technology is like that. It is moving so rapidly and so erratically that all we can do is climb aboard and hang on.
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  • OER Issues

    1. 1. OER Issues Rory McGreal TEKRI Athabasca University DEHub Conference Sydney, NSW February, 2011
    2. 4. Important Preview Mobile learning
    3. 5. Important Preview <ul><li>Add mobile learning </li></ul>1.6 million Internet connexions World population: 6.8 billion ¼ of the world’s population http://www.soil-net.com/album/Places_Objects/slides/Globe%20Planet%20Earth%20NASA.jpg
    4. 6. Important Preview Mobile Learning The world is going mobile
    5. 7. Important Preview <ul><li>Add mobile learning </li></ul>3.4 billion mobile devices 1.3 billion mobile internet users 1/3 only access internet via mobile
    6. 8. Mobile Learning Wireless Access
    7. 9. http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1048/1022720488_0a1b779fc8.jpg
    8. 10. bandwidth features performance functionality usability accessibility A Balancing Act Ken Anderson, Scholarlykitchen.org http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/50088733_58935531ce.jpg
    9. 11. WWW is flexible for display on different-sized screens, enabling user preferences (font size, etc.) Fluid design ( elastic or liquid )
    10. 12. Finding OER http://mediaspin.com/blog/?paged=18 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/3080636881_91692258ae_z.jpg?zz=1
    11. 13. OERs for Development Goal of developing together a universal educational resource available for the whole of humanity… hope that this open resource for the future mobilizes the whole of the worldwide community of educators ” UNESCO 2002
    12. 14. Games Evony Hidden expedition: Titanic http://www.freegameaccess.com/play-hidden-expedition-titanic.htm
    13. 15. OER Mix & Match & Licenced content http://my.aegean.gr/gallery/8310-1/stress-student.gif
    14. 16. Adapt. Reuse. Repurpose. Not invented here! OER ASSEMBLE
    15. 17. OER 9 Be flexible *It happens! Nassim Taleb
    16. 18. Generalisability is Important. It can reduce costs OER
    17. 19. Alternate learning routes Everyone’s different OER
    18. 20. OER Assessment & accreditation
    19. 21. Twitch = 2 jiffies or 200 milliseconds
    20. 22. 12 Standards Interoperability OER
    21. 25. General Eric Shinseki , retired Chief of Staff, U. S. Army
    22. 26. [email_address] OER