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Open Educational Resources - a method of Teacher Professional Development (ROER4D)

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Gurumurthy Kasinathan, IT for Change

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Open Educational Resources - a method of Teacher Professional Development (ROER4D)

  1. 1. ROER4D ● SP5 - Collaborative co-creation of OER by teacher educators and teachers in India: A participatory action research study ● Gurumurthy Kasinathan, IT for Change ● Banff, Calgary, April 2015
  2. 2. The research aims to study “whether and how, a bottom-up approach, where participants collaboratively and actively co-create contextual resources ('embedded' within a 'community of learning'), can support effective OER models”. Important URLs for project STF (LPLC) mailing lists - http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php/See_old_STF_mails KOER English wiki portal - http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER/en/index.php KOER Kannada wiki portal - http://karnatakaeducation.org.in/KOER Photos from workshops, schools - https://plus.google.com/photos/112402509869329495346/albums
  3. 3. IT and education The education system largely teaches as if computers did not exist Computer labs provided to all Government High Schools but not used – teachers do not find them relevant
  4. 4. Geography – virtual atlasGeography – virtual atlas Teachers learn specialised educational software applications (open source) Science (simulations)Science (simulations) Concept MappingConcept Mapping Turtle (Visual Programming)Turtle (Visual Programming)
  5. 5. Physics with Stellarium Geography with Marble Kalzium- Chemistry Maths with Geogebra Teachers create resources using open source educational applications
  6. 6. Image editing - GIMP audio editing -audacity Concept mapping - Freemind Teachers learn a variety of free and open source authoring tools – text, image, audio, animation, mind maps, video Video editing Video recording
  7. 7. Teachers network through subject specific google groups ● 15000 Teachers trained to participate in “Subject Teachers Forums” for sharing experiences and seeking ideas and resources
  8. 8.  'Subject Teacher Forum', a state-wide teacher education program, consisting of mailing groups in Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Kannada and English and on School Leadership  Teachers share ideas, experiences and resources; mentor and seek help of peers, explore new areas of learning, network with teacher educators and state functionaries on the forums  15,000 teachers from 6,000 schools across the state, part of the groups ● 60,000 + emails shared, 80% are on academic issues ● Globally, the largest community of learners from one school system ● Subject Teacher Forum program (STF)
  9. 9. No access 1-3 years > 3 years 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% 95.51% 1.12% 3.37% 6.90% 15.52% 77.59% Access to internet Comparable PLC No 1-3 years > 3 years 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% 96.92% 0.00% 3.08% 14.29% 24.49% 61.22% Internet for learning needs Comparable PLC No 1-3 years > 3 years 0.00% 10.00% 20.00% 30.00% 40.00% 50.00% 60.00% 70.00% 80.00% 90.00% 100.00% 98.41% 0.00% 1.59% 10.00% 22.00% 68.00% Use of computer for learning needs Comparable PLC
  10. 10. 19 8% 9 4% 198 82% 16 7% Explicit non-OERs Implicit non-OERs Implicit OERs Explicit OERs

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