Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

The impact on learning of iTunes U Open Educational Resources


Published on

Presentation delivered at the Languages Open Resources Online Event "Does it make a difference? Reseraching adn evaluating the impact of repositories and OERs on teaching and learning", 23 March, 2011, at the Open University, Milton Keynes, UK

Published in: Education, Technology
  • Be the first to comment

The impact on learning of iTunes U Open Educational Resources

  1. 1. The Impact on Learning of iTunes U Open Educational Resources Terese Bird Learning Technologist and SCORE Fellow Beyond Distance Research Alliance University of Leicester 23 March, 2011
  2. 2. iTunes U for University
  3. 4. 22 March 2011
  4. 6. Snapshot via Twitter <ul><li>5 th – 10 th March 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>“ iTunesU” </li></ul><ul><li>101 tweets </li></ul><ul><ul><li>73 English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 non-English </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. Characterising iTunes U Tweets Category of Tweet Number Use iTunesU material to teach others 4 Use for oneself – just interested 13 Use for oneself – learn something specific 10 Technical discussion 7 Academic discussion 15 General positive 20 General positive – OER-related 3 Negative 1
  6. 8. What are iTunes U users thinking?
  7. 9. iTunes U Impact Survey <ul><li>N = 126 </li></ul>
  8. 10. iTunes U Impact Survey <ul><li>24.6% had already used educational material from iTunes or iTunes U </li></ul>
  9. 11. Open University iTunes U Site
  10. 13. University of Leicester Microbiology Bytes iTunes podcasts 164 episodes; each file downloaded average of 73x every month at peak (Courtesy of Dr Alan Cann, University of Leicester Department of Biology
  11. 14. Other Impact <ul><li>PhD student applications improve </li></ul><ul><li>Hits on university website increase </li></ul><ul><li>Multimedia OER </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile OER </li></ul><ul><li>Beyond Campus </li></ul><ul><li>K-12 </li></ul>Photo courtesy of superkimbo on Flickr
  12. 15. Photo courtesy of Sigalakos on Flickr