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).
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
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.
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.
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
Important Preview Mobile Learning The world is going mobile
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
bandwidth features performance functionality usability accessibility A Balancing Act Ken Anderson, Scholarlykitchen.org http://farm1.static.flickr.com/32/50088733_58935531ce.jpg
WWW is flexible for display on different-sized screens, enabling user preferences (font size, etc.) Fluid design ( elastic or liquid )
Finding OER http://mediaspin.com/blog/?paged=18 http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3171/3080636881_91692258ae_z.jpg?zz=1
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
Games Evony Hidden expedition: Titanic http://www.freegameaccess.com/play-hidden-expedition-titanic.htm
OER Mix & Match & Licenced content http://my.aegean.gr/gallery/8310-1/stress-student.gif
Adapt. Reuse. Repurpose. Not invented here! OER ASSEMBLE