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OPEN CONTENT
By Stefan Hudson
WHAT IS IT
OPEN CONTENT IS…
“Working to improve the affordability and effectiveness of
education for everyone.”
-David Wiley
 A netw...
THE 4 R’S
 Reuse
 Revise
 Remix
 Redistribute
MISCONCEPTIONS
Open content is not…
 “Free content”

Or
 “Open Source”
It does not mean…
 Teachers just using Google
 ...
RELEVANCY
 Big implications
 Reduces costs of education for both students and
teachers

 Increases the amount of and ac...
EXAMPLES
IN PRACTICE
Itunes U
Khan Academy
NASA

PBS: Teachers Domain
Gooru
Teachnology
MERLOT
Sharemylesson
Open clip art
FURTHER READING
To be honest most of the articles were well useless
With exception to:
Open Resources: Transforming the Wa...
CONCERNS
GLOBALIZATION
 Who is writing history?
 Will Open Content homogenize culture?
BLOGGERIA™
 “Information is everywhere; the challenge is to
make effective use of it.”
LEECHING
 The Open Content model depends on creativity
to work effectively
 Will Open Content’s convenience be exploited...
ATTRIBUTIONS
NMC Horizon Report 2013 K-12 Edition
Open Resources: Transforming the Way Knowledge
Is Spread
go.nmc.org/open...
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Investigating Open Content

  1. 1. OPEN CONTENT By Stefan Hudson
  2. 2. WHAT IS IT
  3. 3. OPEN CONTENT IS… “Working to improve the affordability and effectiveness of education for everyone.” -David Wiley  A network…  Endless ever expanding resource libraries  Free of charge  .
  4. 4. THE 4 R’S  Reuse  Revise  Remix  Redistribute
  5. 5. MISCONCEPTIONS Open content is not…  “Free content” Or  “Open Source” It does not mean…  Teachers just using Google  Everything on the internet is fair-game
  6. 6. RELEVANCY  Big implications  Reduces costs of education for both students and teachers  Increases the amount of and access to source materials  An emergent technological approach to suit a technological age. “Open content in it’s most positive form is community driven and intrinsically self improving.” -Matt Federoff “In the digital future, textbooks are history.” -The New York Times
  7. 7. EXAMPLES
  8. 8. IN PRACTICE Itunes U Khan Academy NASA PBS: Teachers Domain Gooru Teachnology MERLOT Sharemylesson Open clip art
  9. 9. FURTHER READING To be honest most of the articles were well useless With exception to: Open Resources: Transforming the Way Knowledge Is Spread “universities do not hold the monopoly on information anymore,” 80 Open Education Resource (OER) Tools for Publishing and Development Initiatives
  10. 10. CONCERNS
  11. 11. GLOBALIZATION  Who is writing history?  Will Open Content homogenize culture?
  12. 12. BLOGGERIA™  “Information is everywhere; the challenge is to make effective use of it.”
  13. 13. LEECHING  The Open Content model depends on creativity to work effectively  Will Open Content’s convenience be exploited?
  14. 14. ATTRIBUTIONS NMC Horizon Report 2013 K-12 Edition Open Resources: Transforming the Way Knowledge Is Spread go.nmc.org/openre Matt Federoff: The Open Content Revolution Youtube user: ACU http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDyOZx4fe_8 Clip art used from OpenClipart.com Photo of Frankenstein by Flickr user: e r j k p r u n c z y k

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