Learning Repositories

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Learning Repositories

  1. 1. Meeri Sild Tallinn Lillekyla Gymnasium
  2. 2. While training teachers… <ul><li>Beginners </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced </li></ul><ul><li>Ready-made materials (mostly for printing) </li></ul><ul><li>Interactive exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Modification/adjustment of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Publication of own materials </li></ul>
  3. 3. Ready-made materials (1) <ul><li>Search may be time-consuming </li></ul><ul><li>“ adjective” </li></ul><ul><li>Google- 8,590,000 results </li></ul><ul><li>Delicious- 528 results </li></ul><ul><li>LeMill- 3 results </li></ul><ul><li>More description- less time </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ready-made materials (2) <ul><li>Not all materials are instantly usable </li></ul><ul><li>Modification needs </li></ul><ul><li>How to find the author to ask for permission </li></ul><ul><li>Some repositories (e.g. LeMill)- cooperation is one key features </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why teachers publish materials? <ul><li>Sharing with students/colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Acknowledgement, feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Practical need- e.g. while applying for courses….. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why teachers don’t publish? <ul><li>Lack of technical skills </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright </li></ul><ul><li>Myth- “everything published in the Internet is for free use” </li></ul><ul><li>Protection of work </li></ul><ul><li>Slow work of experts on some sites </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question of quality? <ul><li>How to ensure quality of materials </li></ul><ul><li>experts public expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Slow work Lack of competence </li></ul><ul><li>Overcritical teachers </li></ul>
  8. 8. What teachers really need? <ul><li>Quality material </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access </li></ul><ul><li>Find-fast for emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Justified right for modifications </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Examples from practicing teachers </li></ul><ul><li>…………………………. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How to achieve? <ul><li>Learning materials repository as a practice community </li></ul><ul><li>Well- described materials (meta-data) </li></ul><ul><li>Feedback from colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>User-friendly platform </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright awareness and protection </li></ul><ul><li>Result- a collection of quality materials </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Meeri Sild </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Slideshare: </li></ul><ul><li>www.slideshare.net/meerisild </li></ul>

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