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Current directions in educational repositories

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Current directions in educational repositories

  1. 1. Current directions in educational repositories: my perspective Patrick McAndrew Institute of Educational Technology
  2. 2. www.open.ac.uk
  3. 3. Iet.open.ac.uk/courses
  4. 4. 6m visitors since launch
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/trushu/3712280049
  6. 6. The legacy trap
  7. 7. Search Solving search trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/pulpolux/151695072
  8. 8. Metadata Trap
  9. 9. Build it and they will come trap http://openlearn.open.ac.uk
  10. 10. The system is everything trap
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos /marcemarc/2385399277/ The one stop shop trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcemarc/2385399277/
  12. 12. Forgetting the past trap
  13. 13. The Holy Grail trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritual_marketplace/2207966935
  14. 14. The brick wall trap Viscious circle • Head brick wall http://www.flickr.com/photos/43204851@N00/182910562
  15. 15. The brick wall trap Viscious circle • Head brick wall
  16. 16. Reasons to be cheerful?
  17. 17. Be Open
  18. 18. Openness works http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/1805374441/
  19. 19. Learning does happen
  20. 20. Listening to others
  21. 21. Testing ideas
  22. 22. Keep it simple
  23. 23. How many different types of learning and teaching approaches do you need?
  24. 24. How many different types of learning and teaching approaches do you need? Think… Pair… Share
  25. 25. Build on the work of others
  26. 26. Look for the unexpected 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 Content Social
  27. 27. Ask…
  28. 28. Traps • Searching – beat Google • Metadata – for the good of others • Audience – they will emerge from use • System – the backend takes over from the frontend • One stop shop – ignores reality • Forgetting the past – avoid reinventing the wheel • Holy Grail – seeking what does not exist • Brick wall – carry on regardless
  29. 29. Advice • Openness – be open • Participation – routes in • Involve others – experts and users • Keep simple – hide complexity • Build on work of others – mashup don’t build • Find the right questions
  30. 30. Dr Patrick McAndrew The Open University Institute of Educational Technology Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA olnet.org

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