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Open education resources (oer)


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What is Open Education and what are OER?

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Open education resources (oer)

  1. 1. Open Education Resources (OER) BCIT PART-TIME STUDIES PD DAY JUNE 4, 2016
  2. 2. Welcome! Rosario Passos BCcampus Advisor, Open Education Twitter: @PW_Passos
  3. 3. About This Workshop Explore issues around Open Education Locate Open Educational Resources (OER) in repositories, assess them and integrate them into your teaching, online and in the classroom, to promote learner engagement and create meaningful learning experiences for your students
  4. 4. What Is Open Education?
  5. 5. What Is Open Education? Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. - SPARC,
  6. 6. The 5 Rs of Open • Make and own a copyRetain • Use in a wide range of waysReuse • Adapt, modify, and improveRevise • Combine two or moreRemix • Share with othersRedistribute
  7. 7. What are OER? "freely accessible, openly formatted and openly licensed documents and media that are useful for teaching, learning, education, assessment and research purposes.“ Wikipedia
  8. 8. Examples of OER • Open textbooks • Videos • Course materials • Lesson plans • Software • Games • Simulations • Wikis • Blogs • Adaptive tests
  9. 9. OER and Student Achievement 11 Peer Reviewed Studies
  10. 10. 48,623 Students
  11. 11. 93% Same or Better Outcomes
  12. 12. Student Achievement: No Significant Difference “In three key measures of student success—course completion, final grade of C- or higher, course grade– students whose faculty chose OER generally performed as well or better than students whose faculty assigned commercial textbooks.” A multi-institutional study of the impact of open textbook adoption on the learning outcomes of post-secondary students in Journal of Computing in Higher Education
  13. 13. OER Quality: Myth or Reality? 9 Peer Reviewed Studies of Perceptions of OER Quality
  14. 14. 4,510 Professors and Students 50% as good as 35% superior 15% inferior
  15. 15. Quality? Evaluating OER Achieve Rubrics ◦ Rubric I. Degree of Alignment to Standards ◦ Rubric II. Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter ◦ Rubric III. Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching ◦ Rubric IV. Quality of Assessment ◦ Rubric V. Quality of Technological Interactivity ◦ Rubric VI. Quality of Instructional Tasks and Practice Exercises ◦ Rubric VII. Opportunities for Deeper Learning ◦ Rubric VIII. Assurance of Accessibility
  16. 16. Pedagogy Behind OER Mind-as-a-container status quo (Freire, 1970) vs. socially constructed knowledge (negotiated vision) Transformative pedagogy (critical and analytical thinking) (Giroux, 1997, Freire, 1970) Social constructivism though dialogical method (meaningful dialogue) Collaboration, co-creation, enquiry Lifelong learning Constructionism
  17. 17. Licensing: Creative Commons (CC)
  18. 18. Licensing Combination Attribution (CC BY) Attribution — Share-Alike (CC BY-SA) Attribution — No Derivatives (CC BY-ND) Attribution — Non-Commercial (CC BY-NC) Attribution — Non-Commercial — Share-Alike (CC BY-NC-SA) Attribution — Non-Commercial — No Derivatives (CC BY-NC-ND) To license an OER – P2PU
  19. 19. Creative Commons logo by Creative Commons used under a CC-BY 3.0 License CC license image from Copyright in Education & Internet in South African Law used under CC-BY 2.5 South Africa license
  20. 20. The Spectrum of Open Source:
  21. 21. OER Commons BC Campus Open Ed – open textbooks MIT Open Courseware Connexions OpenStax College - textbooks SOL*R - shareable resources from BC Campus Merlot - learning objects repository Saylor Open Learn Khan Academy HippoCampus Curriki P2PU EdX- Free courses from a consortium of universities Open Courseware Consortium Free Images: Flickr – CC, Wikimedia Commons Free e-texts: Flat World Knowledge, Bookboon, College Open Textbooks OER Repositories
  22. 22. Learn About Open The School of Open
  23. 23. How Could You Use OER in Your Classes? Group Work Image: CC BY SA 2.0
  24. 24. Adopting OER in the Classroom Use independently of other resources Integrate them with other resources Use them “as is” Adapt OER to your needs/context Integrate OER in your teaching and learning
  25. 25. Adapting OER Find OER Check the license Adaptation: content-based, context, relevance Check attribution requirements Re-release it under Commons Go to Creative Commons
  26. 26. Integrating OER Find OER Check the license Look for content alignment Scaffold the resource Build on the resource, if appropriate Integrate activities in the resource Need for attribution?
  27. 27. The BCcampus Open Textbook Collection
  28. 28. HOW do I adopt an Open Textbook for my course?
  29. 29. 4 Easy Steps 1.Find 2.Review 3.(Supplement) 4.Distribute
  30. 30. 1. Find
  31. 31. 1. Find
  32. 32. 2. Review
  33. 33. 3. (Supplement)
  34. 34. 4. Distribute to Students  Provide the link to the textbook to your students. OR  Download copies of the book and put them on another site, e.g. LMS, Dropbox Google Documents (and share that link) OR  If you have a faculty website put copies of the files on your faculty site and send students to your website to download the copy. OR  Connect with your bookstore or print to make print copies available for your students.
  35. 35. Why OER Matter
  36. 36. By Ashashyou (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons Slideshare link