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Wikiwijs: how about teachers?

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Presentation at seminar "OER support through policy - exchange and discussion of good practices" @OECD, Paris, 29 January 2015

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Wikiwijs: how about teachers?

  1. 1. Wikiwijs: how about teachers? Ronald Slomp & Robert Schuwer
  2. 2. Agenda • What is Wikiwijs? • Teacher support • Results 2
  3. 3. 3 CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis What is Wikiwijs?
  4. 4. Characteristics • National program OER • Initiated by Minister of Education, Culture and Science • 2009 – 2013 • All educational sectors 4
  5. 5. Objectives • Stimulate development and use of OER • Improve access to both open and ‘closed’ digital learning materials • Support teachers in arranging their own learning materials and professionalization • Increase teacher involvement in development and use of OER 5
  6. 6. 6 Search Create & Share Teacher Support
  7. 7. State of affairs @ 2013 • ~10,000 active user profiles – mainly primary & secondary education • > 1M downloads & referrals in 2013 • 11,000 lessons and courses • 70,000 referrals to lessons and courses • ~635,000 OER available 7
  8. 8. 8 CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis Teacher support
  9. 9. 9 Online resources Offline workshops Online courses Also for management!
  10. 10. Online resources 10 Vocabulary for metadata
  11. 11. 11 Type of learning materials: Professionalization
  12. 12. Online courses 12 Developed by SLO National institute for curriculum development in the Netherlands
  13. 13. 13 Self study or in groups
  14. 14. Offline workshops • September 2012 – December 2013 • Train the trainer • Three types of workshops – Quality of DLM – Learn using the Wikiwijs platform (creating (remix) and sharing) – Searching OER • Free of costs • On demand of a school • >100x organized 14
  15. 15. Results of activities ultimo 2013 • 1800+ teachers trained • Number of remixes in Wikiwijs increased from 1237 to 2466 in 2013 – Also due to usability improvements of the remix tool • Number of downloads increased to >1M in 2013 • Three courses recognized by teacher registry • ~70% of teachers share DLM (was ~43% in 2009) 15
  16. 16. Meeting policy options (1) • Introduce working with OER as a major element of teacher training for new teachers. • Alternatively or additionally, offer specific modules on producing and working with OER as part of on-going professional teacher training provisions. • This may be a stand-alone course or one which focusses generally on, for instance, student-centred learning, which includes the use of OER as a distinct part. 16
  17. 17. Meeting policy options (2) • Provide intensive training to a small share of teachers / instructors etc. on how to get the best out of OER • Set up a system which enables this knowledge to cascade into other teachers’ / instructors’ practice. • The ‘trainers’ in this case might be given an award or special status in order to encourage them to take part in such an activity. 17
  18. 18. Meeting policy options (3) • Set up a national competency centre, which offers a central place for advice and training to teachers / instructors • Release an information campaign and/or guidelines, which encourage teachers and instructors to use OER in their teaching provision and, if necessary, change the regulations in order to allow them to do this. 18
  19. 19. Conclusions • Attention for teachers professionalization is – Necessary – But not sufficient – For OER adoption by teachers • Mixture of – Individual and group support – Online and offline 19
  20. 20. Thank you! 20 ? ? ? ? ? r.slomp@minocw.nl r.schuwer@fontys.nl For the offline workshops: Rory Sie rory.sie@hu.nl Paper: Wikiwijs: An unexpected journey and the lessons learned towards OER http://openpraxis.org/index.php/OpenPraxis/article/view/116/pdf

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