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A journey from OER to Digital Badges.

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  1. 1. OER + OAA² Peter Rawsthorne @prawsthorne Backchannel: #OAA2 Absolutely no rights reserved...
  2. 2. Open Educational Resources (OER) Open Access Assessment (OAA)Open Access Accreditation (OAA)
  3. 3. Life Long Learner•Capilano College - CMPT Graduate 1990•BCIT - B.Tech Graduate 1996•JIBC - Conflict Resolution 1997•Memorial - M.Ed IT 2007•#NoPhD - Networked & Open PhD ongoing
  4. 4. Straddling two career paths•20 years in technology Mozilla, Protexis, Fincentric, UBC, BCAA, CLEBC, ICBC , Ritchie Bros., AppNovation, Xantrex, VFS•15 years in teaching Capilano College, BCIT, Memorial University, Wikiversity, COL, WikiEducator, CLEBC•I still alternate between the two
  5. 5. Setting out to inspire adult learners. Pedagogy, technology and life-longlearning from outside the institutions.
  6. 6. What is Open?
  7. 7. What is Access?
  8. 8. Free (as in beer)Where anybody canconsume, access andmodify•Source code•Educationalresources•Other
  9. 9. What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?•As far as I am concerned, absolutelyeverything!•Caveat, this is from the perspective of theindependent self-directed learner.•This is different for anything organized.
  10. 10. Wikis, books, rich-media, internet, everything…
  11. 11. In my experience with OER, itseems to come down to quality and licensing.
  12. 12. How do you control the “quality” ofsomething developed in the open?• Featured articles,• liking, +1, traffic, reuse… etc. •these are social.•What other ways are available?
  13. 13. What is the point of licensing? Who does it protect?in the learning context, why does licensing matter… really?
  14. 14. What is it about the independent self-directed learner?•Fair-dealing - Canada•Fair-use – US•There is No case law!!!!•Even with Bill C-11
  15. 15. What/when is the end point for OER? •Some people say 30 years... •Some say 10... •Does the question even make sense? •What is the point of OER?
  16. 16. How do YOU assess a person’sknowledge about something?
  17. 17. How should WE be assessed onour learning / depth of learning?
  18. 18. Where do you go for expertknowledge? How do you assess expertise? ?
  19. 19. What about social search and reputation?
  20. 20. How could we create an Open Assessment approach?
  21. 21. How do we represent accomplishments?
  22. 22. Currently there are a plethora ofapproaches toward accreditation.
  23. 23. What are the alternative methods to recognizing accomplishments, accreditation, and mastery?
  24. 24. Welcome Digital Badges
  25. 25. Mozilla Open BadgesThis project is mostly about;  Creating open source  Promoting an idea  Facilitating a discussion  Advancing a meta-data specification
  26. 26. oerdigitalbadges
  27. 27. The go-cart badge
  28. 28. full circle.Setting out to inspire adult learners. Pedagogy, technology and life-longlearning from outside the institutions.
  29. 29. Meta-cognition is really important. Mindfulness, self-awareness and action. How do you learn? Two themes...Metacognitive Knowledge – reflecting on what we know. Metacognitive Regulating – directing our learning.
  30. 30. William Pinar Allegories of the Present: Curriculum Development in a Culture of Narcissism and Presentism"
  31. 31. This leads to personal curriculum mapping.Why shouldnt we create our ownpersonal curriculum? Back to the go-kart badge ;)Blended is the way!!!!! Connected learning offers much!
  32. 32. Thank-you!
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