Wikiwijs, the quality system 20110518

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Wikiwijs, the quality system 20110518

  1. 1. Wikiwijs Robert Schuwer 19 May 2011, The Hague The Quality System
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Why Wikiwijs </li></ul><ul><li>What is Wikiwijs </li></ul><ul><li>Quality in Wikiwijs </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cause <ul><li>observed success of OER initiatives shown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2006 OU, 2007 Delft </li></ul></ul><ul><li>an increasing set of a variety of OER initiatives in all educational sectors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly by individual teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>June 2008: policy of ‘schoolbooks for free’ </li></ul><ul><li>Sept. 2008: Advice of the Education Council to the Parliament: ‘Make more use of OER f or innovation of education’ </li></ul>
  4. 4. National initiative: Wikiwijs <ul><li>December 2008: Former Minister of Education launches Wikiwijs as a national OER initiative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>initial focus on primary, secondary and community college education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>but actually for all educational sectors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>April 2009: broad support in Parliament </li></ul><ul><li>May 2009: OU & Kennisnet start preparing this programme </li></ul><ul><li>July 2009: delivery Programme Plan </li></ul><ul><li>12th Aug. 2009: Minister’s final OK ; </li></ul>
  5. 5. Wikiwijs: phases <ul><li>Dec. 2009: launch of beta version with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>three focus subjects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arithmetics, Math, Languages </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary, secondary, community college sector </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous improvement based on user feedback </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sept. 2010: roll out to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>other subjects and domains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Higher Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>March 2011: delivery of Implementation Plan for a second period of funding until end of 2013 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How to make it sustainable? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Wikiwijs: policy objectives … <ul><li>stimulate development and use of OER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>extend options for customized education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>increase quality of education through more flexible and up-to-date learning materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>improve access to both open and ‘closed’ digital learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>support teachers in arranging their own learning materials and professionalization </li></ul><ul><li>increase teacher involvement in development and use of OER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making the profession more attractive </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Wikiwijs offers … <ul><li>a Repository of open educational resources </li></ul><ul><li>a Referatory to digital educational resources: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>open and closed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>free access and access to be paid for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>public and commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>easy to use arrangement and development tools for teachers / professors </li></ul><ul><li>end-user support for teachers / professors when creating and using learning materials </li></ul>
  8. 8. Wikiwijs architecture Wikiwijs search
  9. 9. Wikiwijs: basic principles … <ul><li>open standards and open source mandatory </li></ul><ul><li>all OER learning materials and materials for professionalization to be published under CC-BY or CC-BY-SA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In the repository of Wikiwijs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>professionalization of both teachers and management! </li></ul><ul><li>Research to measure effects on policy goals </li></ul>
  10. 10. Wikiwijs: on quality … <ul><li>Assumption : teachers are the most capable to judge the quality of learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Not have a treshold based on some standpoint of quality </li></ul><ul><li>Providing means to make quality visible </li></ul>Photo by JoeBeone @ Flickr.com
  11. 11. Peer review <ul><li>Rating learning materials (1 – 5 stars) </li></ul><ul><li>Writing review </li></ul><ul><li>Report shortcomings </li></ul>Photo by jvleis @ Flickr.com
  12. 12. Quality mark organisations <ul><li>View on quality </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transparent for visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Judge learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Earmarked when meeting the requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Goal: generate trust for users </li></ul>Photo by Sylvar @ Flickr.com
  13. 13. Problems with learning materials <ul><li>404 errors </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong metadata </li></ul><ul><li>Login </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Yet another account </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No deeplink after login </li></ul></ul>Photo by nicksarebi @ Flickr.com
  14. 14. Get community active <ul><li>Minimal requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1 (e.g. 404, spelling mistake, wrong metadata, outdated) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 2 (e.g. no learning goals) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Having paid teachers to “walk around” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1: report shortcoming </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 2: write review with suggestions for improvement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pass: rate material </li></ul></ul>Photo by d’Arcy Norman @ Flickr.com
  15. 15. But probably most important: <ul><li>Teachers proficient to use and create digital learning materials </li></ul><ul><li>Wikiwijs Professionalization </li></ul>Photo by Ivan Walsh @ Flickr.com
  16. 16. Thanks for your attention! <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>www.wikiwijs.nl Photo by Wouter Schuwer

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