Learning and Teaching Symposium: Open Educational Resources

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An outline of the issues facing higher education institutions in the UK in relation to open educational resources


<ul><li> 1. Open Educational Resources and the Future of Higher EducationGill Ackerman*1, Rachel Lander*2 and Allan Parsons*3 *1 Academic Liaison Librarian, WBS *2 Senior Lecturer, WBS *3 Academic Liaison Librarian, MAD</li></ul> <p> 2. The Workshop Presentation Information Sheets Online Publications Questions 3. Presentation OER Background and History OER Issues: Sustainability OER: Learning and Teaching Intellectual Property and Copyright University of Westminster and OER 4. OER: DefinitionsOER are teaching, learning and research resourcesthat reside in the public domain or have beenreleased under an intellectual property license thatpermits their free use or re-purposing by othersWilliam and Flora Hewlett Foundationtechnology-enabled, open provision of educationresources for consultation, use and adaptation by acommunity of users for non-commercial purposesUNESCO 5. Why OER? 6. UNESCO meeting October 2002, first used theterm OER and defined them functionally as thetechnology-enabled, open provision of educationresources for consultation, use and adaptation by acommunity of users for non-commercial purposes (Wiley, 2007) 7. President Barack Obama, July 14th, 2009 publiclybacked the global OER movementOnline educational software has the potential to helpstudents learn more in less time than they would withtraditional classroom instruction alone.Later in the same speech he said,[Online courses] will be developed by teams ofexperts in content knowledge, pedagogy, andtechnology and made available for modification,adaptation and sharing. 8. World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress UNESCO, Paris, June 20-22, 2012 Foster awareness and use of OER Reinforce the development of strategies and policies onOER. Support capacity building for the sustainability ofquality learning materials. Foster strategic alliances for OER. Encourage the open licensing of educational materialsproduced with public funds. www.unesco.org 9. Public, Open[From the Public Sphere in a liberal international (political-)economy Public - National - Print Broadcast Open - Global - Digital Networked to the Digital Commons in a neo-liberal globalisation] 10. FreeFree as in liberalNot free as in no cost 11. Seed Funding JISC/HEA OER programme William and Flora Hewlett Foundation 12. Sustainability Financial Technological Human Cultural 13. Cultural Sustainability Flexible Re-usable Context of use Licence Modifiable Adaptable Co-development Reliable Trustworthy Authoritative 14. Trustworthy, Authoritativein part, initially, becomes a question of brandscape: 15. Learning and teaching Guiding Principles Benefits Usage and Examples Technology - sources Roles and relationships 16. Guiding Principles Principle 1: educational futures work should aim to challengeassumptions rather than present definitive predictions Principle 2: the future is not determined by its technologies Principle 3: thinking about the future always involves valuesand politics Principle 4: education has a range of responsibilities thatneed to be reflected in any inquiry into or visions of its future(Facer and Sandford, 2010) 17. Benefits for Staff key points from Leeds Met Designing learning not creating content; Get recognition for your own materials by sharing them as OER and engage in a global community of sharing and using educational resources; Encourage your students to search for OER materials to support their own learning; Embed the use of OER as part of your module/course review process; Get recognition for your work by being attributed by others through OER release. 18. OER Benefits For the individual learner For the Educators For the Educational InstitutionsOER is one component of T &amp; LOER are not always appropriate 19. OER Examples and Repositories SABE: Building Adaption and Conservation course Online Guide to OER in HE Scoop.it! OER Commons Open Scout 20. Technology Technology for producing OER: Tools widelyavailable Supporting staff development Developing Institutional Repositories of OER 21. Roles and Relationships TEL and HE Roles TEL expert advisors/collaborators to workwith staff HEI need to reconsider roles and structure here Role of Academic librarians 22. Role of Academic Liaison LibrariansBellison (2009) identified the following opportunitiesfor librarians to develop their roles in thedevelopment of OER: Librarians can help by contributing their ownOERs to the commons; screening for indexing, and archiving qualityOERs; using OERs in their own teaching; and participating in discussions leading towardresponsible intellectual property policies anduseful standards. 23. IP and creative commons 24. Creative CommonsCreative Commons is a non profit organization thatworks to increase the amount of creativity (cultural,educational, and scientific content) available in thecommons the body of work that is available to thepublic for free and legal sharing, use, repurposing,and remixing.Taken from http://creativecommons.org AccessedMay 22nd, 2012 25. Creative Commons Brief Explanation Creative Commons is a non-profit organisation founded in 2001 in the US with the dedicated aim of making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright. With a Creative Commons licence, you keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit and only on the conditions you specify. 26. Analysis of Institutional Issues The University Finding and using Publishing and repositories Shifting roles Flexible and lifelong learning 27. In our end is our beginningFrom a provider/user paradigm to a community model of collaborative development Utopia: Charles Vest (2006) sees the Open Movement as the emergence of a meta-university a transcendent, accessible, empowering, dynamic, communally constructed framework of open materials and platforms of which much of higher education can be constructed or enhanced Community: Co-development; Co-design; Co-construct; Collaborate Conventional: Producer/Consumer Hierarchical Model 28. Resources: On line Publication Tour our Google site on OER: address in theSymposium abstract Current Awareness section Slide share link for this presentation we willemail all on the contact sheet Handouts to take away </p>