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Blended Learning - Open Educational Resources


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An introductory overview of OER

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Blended Learning - Open Educational Resources

  1. 1. Dr Barbara Newland CLT November 2011
  2. 2.  What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? Where to find OER Ways of using OER Discussion of using OER
  3. 3. “The term Open Educational Resources was coined by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in 2002 (Caswell et al, 2008) and it embraces OpenCourseWare but would also include any educational materials, technologies and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re- mix, improve and redistribute.”
  4. 4.  „An OpenCourseWare is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials, organised as courses.‟(OpenCourseWare Consortium)
  5. 5.  MIT - Open University -OER Commons JISC earning/oer
  6. 6.  Merlot – Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Teaching Online - JORUM Text books eg Pearson Flickr - Youtube -
  7. 7. Institutional Open Content EmployabilityCoventry University Project11Exeter University Open Exeter12Leeds Metropolitan University Unicycle13Leicester University OTTER14Nottingham University BERLiN15Oxford University Open Spires16Staffordshire University OpenStaffs17
  8. 8. Individual Open Source Electronics LearningUniversity of York Tools18 www.multimediatrainingvideos.coUniversity of Westminster m project19University College Falmouth openUCF20Anglia Ruskin University NumBat21 (Numeracy Bank) Open Learning Environment EarlyUniversity College London Modern Low Countries History22 EVOLUTION: Educational and Vocational Objects for23University of Central Lancashire Learning Using Technology In Open Networks24University of Lincoln Chemistry.FM25 Open Educational ResourcesBradford University Project 26(OERP)
  9. 9. SubjectSC LLAS (Southampton), ENG (Royal Holloway), PRS The HumBox Project27(Leeds), HCA (Warwick) Open Educational Repository in Support of ComputerSC ICS (Ulster) Science28SCEngineering (Loughborough) Open Educational Resources Pilot29 CORE-Materials: Collaborative Open Resource Environment –SC UKCME (Liverpool)) for Materials30 TRUE: Teaching Resources for UndergraduateSC Economics (Bristol) Economics31SC Physical Sciences (Hull) Skills for Scientists32 C-change in GEES33: Open licensing of climate change and sustainabilitySC GEES (Plymouth) resources in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  10. 10. SC ADM (Brighton) Open Educational Resources in Art, Design and Media34 FETLAR 35(Finding electronic teaching learning andSC MSOR (Nottingham Trent) assessment resources) An Interactive Laboratory and Fieldwork Manual for theSC Bioscience (Leeds) Biosciences36SC UKCLE (Warwick) Simulation Learning Resources37 Public Health Open Resources in the University Sector38SC HSAP (KCL) (PHORUS) Evaluating the practice of collective endeavour in opening up keySC C-SAP (Birmingham) resources for learning and teaching in the social sciences39SC MEDEV (Newcastle) Organising Open Educational Resources40 (OOER)
  11. 11.  Open resource to support PhD scholars with research data management Women in history DELILA Developing Educators Learning and Information Literacies for Education CPD4HE: Open Resources on HE Teaching and Learning Information Literarcy Resource Bank List of tools, resources
  12. 12.  Warwick "Writers" app for the iPhone. ◦ “more than 200 rare recordings of over 150 authors and poets discussing their work and creating processes, from the 1970s to the present day.” ◦ writers_app ImageVis – visualisation application
  13. 13.  Regular use and projectsScreen Archive South East - Jane Devine- Mejia (SASE) was working with Malcolm McInnes on a fashion unit using these resources 66336/screen-archive-south-east/
  14. 14.  ALTO project ◦ led by University of the Arts  working with three arts faculties (at Brighton, Kirklees College and Herriot Watt University) ◦ funding from the third phase of JISC / Academy OER funding. ◦ Stephen Mallinder, Sarah Atkinson and Debbie Flint will be working at Brighton to try to find out about perceptions and existing examples of open educational practice in the faculty and to start thinking about how this could be developed further.
  15. 15.  JISC success stories /openaccesssuccess.aspxUNESCO policy guidelines n-and-information/access-to- knowledge/open-educational-resources/
  16. 16.  Identify your learning objective Integrate into curriculum using studentcentral Search Support from ◦ Learning Technology Advisors ◦ Information Advisors
  17. 17.  “The material here on OpenLearn has been cleared for use using the Creative Commons Attribution-Non- Commercial-ShareAlike 2.0 for England and Wales. This in short means you are free: ◦ to copy, distribute, display and perform the work ◦ to make derivative works ◦ as long as you follow these conditions: Attribution: you must give the original author credit. Non-Commercial: you may not use this work for commercial purposes. ShareAlike: if you alter, transform or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a licence identical to this one. If you want to look at the whole legal code you can do so here: Creative Commons Legal Code.”
  18. 18.  Freedom of access; both for yourself and others Freedom from proprietary systems and corporations Encourages pedagogical innovation Lowers costs to students Potential publicity Contribution to a community Method of collaboration Helpful to future educators Potentially beneficial to developing nations Avoids „vendor lock-in‟ or a situation in which you have to use one companys products. 36
  19. 19.  Time commitment Teachers sometimes not rewarded by the system for their efforts Some projects require startup resources Quality varies May not meet accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities Need to check accuracy before use May need a high degree of customisation (called localisation in the OER community) Technical requirements vary and some require you to use a particular software Requires varying degrees of continual financial support Licensing and obtaining copyright clearance can be difficult Some institutions may be concerned about „giving it away‟.
  20. 20.  Abundance of OERs Be careful about copyright, quality and sustainability