Finally an example of OER which hits fairly close to home for us: Alec Couros had completed his phd and decided to share his dissertation with the world by publishing it openly online Since publishing that document has been viewed nearly 28000 times Because he used an open license and shared his work people knew that they could build upon and adapt the ideas and diagrams he created. One of his diagrams “The Networked Teacher” became somewhat of an internet senstion.
It was adapted for the Portuguese context
It was translated to Greek
It was again adapted and translated to Spanish
And finally it was adapted locally at the University of Cape Town for the South African context. What this diagram represents is the idea of an open scholar. The term ‘open scholar’ has started being used to indicate a new type of academic for whom ‘openness’ is the default approach. This academic is largely online, probably keeps a blog, makes all their presentations available via something like slideshare, engages with new resources such as YouTube, shares bookmarks in delicious, belongs to social networks such as ning or twitter and publishes some of their content in open access journals. There are powerful sentiments coming out lately in terms of education reform - The more powerful technology becomes and the more abundant information becomes, the more indispensable good teachers are The open scholar shares their teaching and learning material and knowledge of quality content and uses ideas from other OER’s around the world. Rather than spending a great deal of time designing their teaching materials (or tools) they can focus on pedagogy, context, and teaching. The key to all this is easy sharing and networking facilitated by open licensing and new technologies. The academic can increase their reach and visibility in the process.
I would like to end with the following quote: ‘Today, a confluence of events is creating the perfect storm for significantly advancing education. With a growing inventory of openly available educational tools and resources, and with an increasingly engaged and connected community, transformative opportunities for education abound. The good news is that the emerging open education movement in higher education and beyond is beginning to change the way educators use, share, and improve educational resources and knowledge by making them open and freely available.’ (Iiyoshi & Kumar 2008:2)
Global education Conference pt 2
THE V SIGN
V FOR VICTORY
gives the victory sign
at a political rally,
The "V" for victory that Winston Churchill used (with the
palm facing outward, same as the American sign for
"peace"), when the palm is reversed, it means something
If a person used two fingers to order two beers in a
British pub.. it has insulting connotations…
the two fingers in a 1st grade math class may
refer to the number "two"
THIS SIGN MIGHT MEAN
"OK" in the United States
"money" in Japan
"sex" in Mexico
"homosexual" in Ethiopia
an obscenity in Brazil
“Zero” in Southern France
VOCABULARY AVERAGE OF A 14-
YEAR-OLD DROPPED FROM
25,000 WORDS IN 1950S TO ONLY
10,000 WORDS IN 1999.
“Numbers.” Time Magazine 155, no 6 (Feb 14, 2000);
Vocabulary Average for 14-Year-Old
WHAT THIS RESULTS TELL US?
BLAME somebody or something
No parent involvement?
Too much TV/ New media
No enough reading
Or question the data?
Who did the research?
Who sponsored it?
Who were the participants?
We may simply say language evolves?
Today, can we read and understand old English ?
We may also argue that our students are not
learning another language…
WHAT IS A
Personal Response System (PRS)
Audience Response System (ARS)
Classroom Performance System (PRS)
Small, handheld gadget that allows
audiences and students to participate in
presentations or lectures by submitting
responses to interactive questions &
viewing the responses as a graph
HOW DO YOU RATE THISHOW DO YOU RATE THIS
"Using Science in Second Life made it a lot easier for me to do
projects and homework." -- KoraAnne
"Learning in Second Life was fun and taught me a lot of things
because its learning and having fun instead of just learning and
being bored." -- Latisha
LEARNING GLOBAL SCIENCE
How to teach Science in SL?
"I did not like science before I did this course. I wish I could have
Second Life in each class. This is the most amazing thing that I've
experienced in high school so far." -- Andrysse
VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES
"I would recommend this style of learning to anyone who loves
science and online games. It would appeal to what they like." –
SCIENCE AT HOME
"I never thought global science could be so fun to learn." – Naomi
"It was fun and a great learning experience I enjoyed going on
second life to do science." – Lucius
"I recommend this [class] to people all over the world because they
would be able learn things about science and have fun at the same
time." -- Asha
How to teach everything else?
"In class instead of just writing every day we would use the
computer to type our notes, look up information, and sometimes
get pictures to do class work and homework." -- KoraAnne
‘Today, a confluence of events is creating the
perfect storm for significantly advancing
education. With a growing inventory of openly
available educational tools and resources, and
with an increasingly engaged and connected
community, transformative opportunities for
The good news is that the emerging open
education movement in higher education and
beyond is beginning to change the way
educators use, share, and improve
educational resources and knowledge by
making them open and freely available.’
(Iiyoshi & Kumar 2008:2)
Attwood, R (2009) Get it out in the open. Online:
http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?storycode=408300 24 September
Bonk, C. (2009) The World is Open for a Reason-Make that 30 Reasons! elearn Magazine,
July 2, 2009. http://elearnmag.org/subpage.cfm?section=articles&article=85-1
Downes S (2007) Models for sustainable open educational resources. Interdisciplinary
Journal of Knowledge and Learning Objects 3: 29-44.
Downes, S. (2009) Open Education: Projects and Potential. ECOO Richmond Hill Presented
on November 12, 2009 http://www.downes.ca/cgi-bin/page.cgi?presentation=231
Iiyoshi, T & Kumar, MSV (Eds) (2008) Opening Up Education: The collective advancement
of Education through Open Technology, Open Content, and Open Knowledge.
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
O’Reilly, T (2003) The Architecture of Participation. Available online:
http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/3017 (Checked 4 October 2009)
Yuan, L, MacNeill, S and Kraan W (2008). Open Educational Resources – Opportunities and
Challenges for Higher Education. JISC CETIS. Available at
http://wiki.cetis.ac.uk/images/0/0b/OER_Briefing_Paper.pdf [Accessed 4 February 2009].
The OER UCT Project homepage http://www.cet.uct.ac.za/oer
Science and ICT http://www.slideshare.net/juko101/science-and-ict/
Building a global teaching profile:Showcasing Open Educational Resources at
UCTMichael Paskevicius, Michelle Willmers & Cheryl Hodgkinson-Williams
Teaching with Technology Mini Conference 18 November 2009 University of
Learning Global Science Using Second Life Working with Global Kids at the High
School for Global Citizenship, New York
Global Kids (www.globalkids.org) Second Life Curriculum is available in PDF format
at RezEd.org (www.rezed.org/group/GKslcurriculum)
Literature Review in Primary Science and ICT REPORT 5: FUTURELAB SERIES.
Colette Murphy, Graduate School of Education, Queens University,Belfast
Power of Digital Storytelling-
There are some students projects on youtube-
Teddy Stallard Story- http://www.makeadifferencemovie.com/
Blue Ribbon Story http://www.blueribbonmovie.com/
on you tube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?
background video on you tube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytmv9awy-
text version- http://www.blueribbons.org/blue_ribbon_story.shtml