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Breaking down the walls the benefits of being open

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Standards compliant learning content, device agnostic learning, BYOT (bring your own technology), OER (open education resources) and more.

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Breaking down the walls the benefits of being open

  1. 1. Breaking down the walls The benefits of being OPEN Lunchtime Bytes - South Australian Department of Education & Child Development Leo Gaggl, Managing Director Brightcookie.com Educational Technologies Open Solutions for Online Learning Open solutions for online learning
  2. 2. Outline 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Open Education Open Resources Open Source Open Hardware Open Standards Case Closed Open Solutions for Online Learning
  3. 3. It's a mindset... ... not a particular technology Open Solutions for Online Learning
  4. 4. Walled Gardens ● ● ● ● ● Monocultures Void of diversity Dependence Wastelands Benefits select few Open Solutions for Online Learning
  5. 5. Open Education ● ● ● ● ● Barriers of entry Constructionist philosophy Freedom of choice Promotion of ‘sharing’ Improving quality Open Solutions for Online Learning
  6. 6. School of Open ● ● ● ● ● Copyright for educators School of Ed Collaborative Workshops Grant writing Open Science Open Solutions for Online Learning
  7. 7. Open Educational Resources (OER) ● ● ● ● ● Open licensing Public domain WikiEducator Wikiversity Government funding Open Solutions for Online Learning
  8. 8. Open Source ● ● ● ● Source code Free (as in puppy) Collaboration Free your mind Open Solutions for Online Learning
  9. 9. Example - Moodle LMS ● ● ● ● ● Open Source Created in Australia No. 1 LMS Community Integrations Open Solutions for Online Learning
  10. 10. Open Hardware ● Open design blueprints ● Collaboration ● Faster production cycles ● There is no spoon Open Solutions for Online Learning
  11. 11. Example - Raspberry Pi ● ● ● ● Open Hardware Created for Education >1,000,000 units in first year Ecosystem growing exponentially Open Solutions for Online Learning
  12. 12. Superior Educational Value ? versus Open Closed Open Solutions for Online Learning
  13. 13. Superior Educational Value ? versus Hands-on Spectator Open Solutions for Online Learning
  14. 14. Superior Educational Value ? versus Building Destruction Open Solutions for Online Learning
  15. 15. Superior Educational Value ? versus Producer Consumer Open Solutions for Online Learning
  16. 16. Potential Dangers ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Technology focus deters from learning Quality control Availability (Digital Divide) Ownership (©) Business models #firstworldproblem Future is not user friendly Open Solutions for Online Learning
  17. 17. Lure of the 'dark side' ● ● ● ● ● Nobody ever got fired for buying XYX * venturing into the 'unknown' The 'SHINY' factor Training Support * Originally 'IBM', however can be substituted by 'Apple', 'Micrososoft' and increasingly Google Open Solutions for Online Learning
  18. 18. Go forth and be open ... ... and may the source be with you ! Open Solutions for Online Learning
  19. 19. About Brightcookie ● Established 2003 ● Adelaide & Perth offices ● IT and educational backgrounds ● Consulting ● Learning technologies ● Learning content ● Support ● 8 employees ● Various specialist contractors ● www.brightcookie.com Open Solutions for Online Learning
  20. 20. QUESTIONS ? IDEAS ? COMMENTS ? ● Twitter: leogaggl ● Google+: Leo Gaggl ● LinkedIn: leogaggl ● Foursquare: leogaggl ● Flickr: leogaggl ● Blog: http://brightcookie.com/blog/ ● Private Blog: http://leo.gaggl.com/ ● Email: leo [at] brightcookie.com.au Open Solutions for Online Learning Open solutions for online learning

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