Nordlet Oer Theses Pawlowskir20090918


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Experiences on the international use of Open Educational Resources - followed by 9 theses for the future of OER

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Nordlet Oer Theses Pawlowskir20090918

  1. 1. Open Educational Resources – A Nordic Perspective <ul><li>Jan M. Pawlowski </li></ul><ul><li>Umeå, 18.09.2009 </li></ul>
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  3. 3. … Jyväskylä, Finland… Source: [,]
  4. 4. JYU: Global Information Systems <ul><li>Focus areas </li></ul><ul><li>Global Information Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting globally distributed workgroups </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Modeling </li></ul><ul><li>E-Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting international education settings </li></ul><ul><li>Cultural adaptation </li></ul><ul><li>Standardization & Quality Management </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile & Ambient Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Innovative tools and solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Projects </li></ul><ul><li>OpenScout: OER for Management </li></ul><ul><li>COSMOS, Open Science Resources: Exchange of Scientific Content </li></ul><ul><li>ASPECT: Open Content and standards for schools </li></ul><ul><li>iCOPER: New standards for educational technologies </li></ul><ul><li>LaProf: Language learning in ICT and agriculture </li></ul><ul><li>NORDLET: Nordic Baltic Network for Learning, Education and Training </li></ul>
  5. 5. Contents <ul><li>Open Content and Re-Use </li></ul><ul><li>Case Study Results: How does it work in the real life in Finland </li></ul><ul><li>9 theses: OER in the future </li></ul>
  6. 6. Open…?
  7. 7. Open Source…
  8. 8. Open…
  9. 9. Open Educational Resources…
  10. 10. So, why doesn’t it work in Education? <ul><li>Barriers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ not invented here” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Education is something special!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I have no time” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Googling might not be enough </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Insecurities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Potentials & needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on new stuff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cooperation and synergies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills in the use of ICT and tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enormous resource pools </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Experiences from our Case Study: How much have you…
  12. 12. Experiences from our Case Study: Would you…
  13. 13. Experiences from our Case Study: Which kind of…
  14. 14. Experiences from our Case Study: What helps…
  15. 15. Experiences from our Case Study: With whom…
  16. 16. Experiences from our Case Study: International concerns…
  17. 17. Experiences from our Case Study: International concerns of re-use
  18. 18. Conclusion: The Key Factors <ul><li>Experiences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Willingness but something is missing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness workshops are a promising starting point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Still some key factors to be improved </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Key Factors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Awareness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum and work-place integration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal relations and trust </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use tools </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Theses on OER: Content (1-3) <ul><li>Decent-quality content is available at any time, in any place, for any system, for any field </li></ul><ul><li>Services are main business the education and training </li></ul><ul><li>Activities and experiences are be the most wanted OER </li></ul>
  20. 20. Theses on OER: People (4-6) <ul><li>New rewarding systems are used </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative teaching is the key educational competency </li></ul><ul><li>Trusted (social) networks are the main point of exchange </li></ul>
  21. 21. Theses on OER: Economy (7-9) <ul><li>Countries with high education quality will adopt OER widely </li></ul><ul><li>The Nordic countries will be the early adopters of OER </li></ul><ul><li>OER are the main instrument of development cooperation </li></ul>
  22. 22. Contact us… Prof. Dr. Jan M. Pawlowski GLIS on the web… NORDLET