Openness as a Tool


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Presentation given at the Seminário em Educação Aberta, Sociedade e Tecnologia, Sao Paulo, Brasil, May 15 2014

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Openness as a Tool

  1. 1. Openness as a Tool Xavier Ochoa ESPOL LACLO
  2. 2. Steal this presentation!
  3. 3. Barriers for Open Education?
  4. 4. Trust or the lack of it…
  5. 5. Education Educational Resources Textbooks Massive Online Courses Learning Analytics are not only solutions to educate the populations in the XXI century Open
  6. 6. They are the ONLY scalable sustainable viable effective efficient solutions
  7. 7. Openness is not an ideology Openness is a tool Technological Legal Social
  8. 8. Three Examples
  9. 9. 1
  10. 10. Openness is not only the same, it is better
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  12. 12. Textbooks are expensive Is that true in Latin America?
  13. 13. Craveiro, G., Machado, J. and Ortellado, P. O mercado de livros técnicos e científicos no Brasil: subsídio público e acesso ao conhecimento‖. Available on the Internet , 2008. (In Portuguese)
  14. 14. We already have a solution!
  15. 15. But there is a bigger problem
  16. 16. Only 50% of students use textbooks Even photocopies / library basically free books
  17. 17. Most textbooks are produced for another context No hablar español! No falar portugues either!
  18. 18. No local authors Little diversity Content is not relevant Consumer-only attitude (Un)expected consequences of current publishing model
  19. 19. Our professors are not used to write books But they produce materials
  20. 20. Digital Ecosystem for Collaborative Textbooks Production A Digital Ecosystem for the Collaborative Production of Open Textbooks: The LATIn Methodology. Journal of Information Technology Education: Research Vol. 12, pp. 225-249
  21. 21. Open Sharing Community
  22. 22. Ecosystem + Wrong License
  23. 23. Open Publisher – Non Profit Company
  24. 24. Collaborative Open Textbooks is not just about having free books. It is a tool that allow us to experiment new models to solve the real textbook problem in Latin American education.
  25. 25. Ecuadorian government needs to train 30.000 teachers in 5 years They want a master program 3
  26. 26. All Ecuadorian universities combined cannot deal with that scale in such short time
  27. 27. Only logical Solution: Accredited MOOCs
  28. 28. Currently in planning phase More news soon…
  29. 29. In Conclusion… • Trust can only be gained with success stories • If Openness provide advantages it will be used, it will be forgotten otherwise • Openness should enable innovative solutions
  30. 30. Gracias / Thank you / Obrigado Visit: Xavier Ochoa Twitter: @xaoch