Talk given to the United World College of the Adriatic, Duino, Italy on Nov 8, 2010. Abstract: Did you know that there are 12,000 Chinese courses, 460 Indonesian textbooks, or 5000 hours of video from one single Pakistani university all freely available online? This presentation will take you on a whirlwind tour of global open educational resources, and give a sense of the diversity of projects that exist, and how they have developed.
The United World College of the Adriatic is an intensely international and multicultural place, however the IB program is firmly Western in its outlook on knowledge. Can students access open educational resources in their own languages to supplement their classroom learning -- and bring new perspectives into the discussion? And can open educational resources provide a path for students to give back to their national communities.
View extensive blog post about this presentation here: http://reganmian.net/blog/2010/12/07/oer-for-a-multicultural-classroom-student-as-user-and-producer/