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OER Issues

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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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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

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