Promoting OERs through Open Repositories and Social Networks

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Promoting OERs through Open Repositories and Social Networks

  1. 1. Promoting the Creation, Share and Use of OERs through Open Repositories and Social Networks Julià Minguillón Universitat Oberta de Catalunya
  2. 2. We live in the age of content abundance LO’s are everywhere!
  3. 3. We pursue the 4 R’s Reuse Redistribute Revise Remix
  4. 4. Important factors for LO’s Granularity / size Open format License
  5. 5. Plenty of LOR’s MERLOT, CAREO OpenCourseWare
  6. 6. But are these LO’s reused? Language Standards Editing tools
  7. 7. Repository main goals Ensure preservation Promote reutilization Other: positioning
  8. 8. Repositories are mainly… …institutional …managed by librarians …not user-centered
  9. 9. UOC open repositories O2: institutional OER: thematic
  10. 10. LOR on Statistics (DSpace) Exercises Examples Data Tables Equations Graphics Simulations
  11. 11. Learning Objects are… …diverse …heterogeneous …created by teachers and students
  12. 12. …and Learning is… …more than just structured organized content
  13. 13. Learning can be seen as… …connecting concepts …putting them into context
  14. 14. …so LOR’s need to be… …integrated into the learning process …learner-centered
  15. 15. browsing and searching LO’s must be findable …but then, what else?
  16. 16. Once a LO is found… …the learner should be able to share his/her learning experience
  17. 17. Actions on LO’s …comment / ask …rate / favorite …tag …share / subscribe
  18. 18. The LOR becomes… …part of an e-portfolio …a community of practice / learning …a continuous support
  19. 19. Project status Create a new UI Permanent handles Promote del.icio.us Gather + analyze data
  20. 20. Thank you! Julià Minguillón jminguillona@uoc.edu slideshare.net/jminguillona CC-BY-NC-SA

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