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Open Educational Resources Initiative in Macedonia

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Presentation by Irina Shumadieva on Open Educational Resources (OER) at the SFK12 Software Freedom Kosova Conference 2012

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Open Educational Resources Initiative in Macedonia

  1. 1. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN MACEDONIA Irina Shumadieva Metamorphosis Foundation 07.09.2012, Pristina, Kosovo
  2. 2. BEFORE THE OER INITIATIVE IN MACEDONIA There was…
  3. 3. Open Access Initiative • We introduced the concept of free availability of high quality research and scientific materials to faculties around the country • We hold presentations and trainings for academics • We helped one institution to set up an online repository for their works – Institute of Economics in Skopje
  4. 4. Dspace • Localized in Macedonian and Albanian • Virtual machine (OVF format) • + Documentation with installing instructions • set and running in less then an hour
  5. 5. The problems • Universities doubt the quality of the research materials produced by the students • Especially private universities • Lack of resources: technical, human, procedures… • Lack of enthusiasm
  6. 6. The positive effects • Visibility  More impact • Searching is easy • More citations • Saving time and money • Less plagiarism • Long lasting harvesting • Improvement of scientific work
  7. 7. OPEN ACCESS + OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
  8. 8. Resources available in Macedonia • Е-uciliste.com - independent project by a secondary school teacher; most of the content is generated by the students • Toolbox (http://toolbox.pep.org.mk) – rich collection of useful links and educational materials in Macedonian and Albanian Language • Grandma's Games (http://www.grandmasgames.org) – innovative way for transferring knowledge and cultural practices and implementation of the learn through games methodology • http://skoool.mk – interactive multimedia content • e-ucebnici.mk - digital library of e-textbooks for children in primary and secondary school
  9. 9. Why is OER important? OER usually stands for educational tools that are easily accessible on the internet and are free to use • Less time and money for education and research • Helps teachers to share contents they need for teaching • Opens new ways of adopting knowledge • Easily accessible materials all the time • Educational materials in new formats (multimedia) • Easy exchange of knowledge and better cooperation between students, teachers and between them • Promotes local languages and culture
  10. 10. Coordination group • Group of teachers in primary and secondary schools • Researchers • Academic scientists • Enthusiasts  sharing experiences, knowledge and ideas  promote OER in their institutions
  11. 11. Educational and promotional materials
  12. 12. OER.mk
  13. 13. OER application • In process of development • Based on the concept of systematization proposed by http://www.oercommons.org • Goal: • To gather individual OER initiatives in one place • To incite creation of new materials • To promote the culture of sharing • To help students find proper educational materials
  14. 14. CONFERENCE 14th and 15th of November in Skopje You are invited
  15. 15. OPEN EDUCATION FOR AN OPEN WORLD – LET’S SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE
  16. 16. THANK YOU Irina Shumadieva Metamorphosis Foundation http://metamorphosis.org.mk irina@metamorphosis.org.mk

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