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OLnet: Open Learning network in 3 slides


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Summary of the OLnet project at the Open University in 3 slides prepared for IET research synthesis 24 May 2011


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OLnet: Open Learning network in 3 slides

  1. 1. OLnet: Open Learning network Patrick McAndrew, Simon Buckingham Shum, Gráinne Conole, Eileen Scanlon, Ann Jones, Doug Clow, Chris Pegler, Canan Blake, Freda Wolfenden Tina Wilson, Elpida Makriyannis, Natalie Eggleston, Karen Cropper, Rob Farrow, Giota Alevizou, Andreia Santos, Anna de Liddo, Michelle Bachler Kasia Kozinska, Pauline Ngimwa, Nick Freear, Liam Green-Hughes Janet Dyson, Sara Crowe, Patrina Law, Gary Elliott-Cirigottis Candace Thille, Renee Fisher, John Rinderle, Jim Greeno, Jim Greeno 2009-2012. $3m ($2.010m at OpenU). Partnership with Carnegie Mellon and Hewlett Foundation. Supporting Research, Fellowships and Infrastructure
  2. 2. Outcomes & findings 24 Fellowships Research projects and ORO Publications UNESCO survey of non-English OER Data from China teaching excellence Barriers to OCW in Turkey Trackable resources from Canada Auto analysis software from Xerox New models of use in Brazil Understanding African infrastructure Models for social uptake for US Approaches to mapping the OER world Learning design and patterns for OER 19378 Rethinking openness 25819 Understanding what teachers want 24118 How users participate 22288 Studying the ways groups learn 23392 Directions for education 21894 Collective intelligence models 23352 Infrastructure Cohere Cloudworks OERoploy Claims Garden
  3. 3. Impact <ul><li>Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Feed through to the OU </li></ul><ul><li>International presence </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence collection </li></ul><ul><li>Attracting key figures </li></ul>Eight “related” funded projects including Open Learning: Bridge to Success Cathy Casserly Jenny Preece David Wiley Susan D’Antoni George Siemens Policy briefs Lead sessions Links to advocacy