Closing remarks of the III UOC UNESCO Chair International Seminar

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Published on May 26, 2008

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UOC UNESCO Chair in e-learning Third International Seminar Open Educational Resources: Institutional Challenges Closing session

Motivations (I) UOC’s mission: to provide people with training throughout their lives, overcoming barriers imposed by time and space O means open

UOC’s mission: to provide people with training throughout their lives, overcoming barriers imposed by time and space

O means open

Motivations (II) UOC’s UNESCO Chair in e-learning: to foster an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities on the positive effect that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) represents for universities, and promote equal opportunities in accessing ICTs

UOC’s UNESCO Chair in e-learning: to foster an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation activities on the positive effect that the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) represents for universities, and promote equal opportunities in accessing ICTs

UOC UNESCO Chair Activities: Instruction Diffusion: roundtables / seminars Cooperation: networks Open Educational Resources emerge from the new needs of lifelong learning scenarios

Activities:

Instruction

Diffusion: roundtables / seminars

Cooperation: networks

Open Educational Resources emerge from the new needs of lifelong learning scenarios

Seminar structure Two study cases: Open University UK OpenLearn (N. Sclater) MIT OpenCourseWare (S. Miyagawa) Six conferences: Institutional challenges (D. Wiley) Educational aspects (C.S. Burrus) Technological aspects (M. Sicilia) Economic aspects (P. Baumgartner) Legal aspects (R. Xalabarder) OER and virtual universities (S. D’Antoni)

Two study cases:

Open University UK OpenLearn (N. Sclater)

MIT OpenCourseWare (S. Miyagawa)

Six conferences:

Institutional challenges (D. Wiley)

Educational aspects (C.S. Burrus)

Technological aspects (M. Sicilia)

Economic aspects (P. Baumgartner)

Legal aspects (R. Xalabarder)

OER and virtual universities (S. D’Antoni)

OLCOS project Open Learning Content Observatory Services EU funded, 2006-2007 Main goal: building an (online) information and observation centre for promoting the concept, production and usage of open educational resources, in particular, open digital educational content (ODEC) in Europe Main outcomes: Roadmap Tutorials OER diffusion and promotion More information available at olcos.org

Open Learning Content Observatory Services

EU funded, 2006-2007

Main goal: building an (online) information and observation centre for promoting the concept, production and usage of open educational resources, in particular, open digital educational content (ODEC) in Europe

Main outcomes:

Roadmap

Tutorials

OER diffusion and promotion

More information available at olcos.org

We’ve been discussing… It’s about learning Learning is not just content But content is still behind: Activities Tutoring Assessment

It’s about learning

Learning is not just content

But content is still behind:

Activities

Tutoring

Assessment

Content is not a ‘closed’ issue Granularity: Assets Units Modules Lessons Courses Granularity determines: Pedagogical model Metadata for content description

Granularity:

Assets

Units

Modules

Lessons

Courses

Granularity determines:

Pedagogical model

Metadata for content description

Learning is changing Competency based Lifelong learning scenarios E-learning environments Personalization issues Content becomes “secondary”

Competency based

Lifelong learning scenarios

E-learning environments

Personalization issues

Content becomes “secondary”

Open Educational Resources Too many terms: content, educational resources, learning objects, … Open adds a new level of confusion: Free? Accessible? Usable? Modifiable? Can they be sold?

Too many terms: content, educational resources, learning objects, …

Open adds a new level of confusion:

Free?

Accessible?

Usable?

Modifiable?

Can they be sold?

Challenges Those coming from LO’s plus: Quality issues Cultural issues Technological infrastructures Sustainability Licensing

Those coming from LO’s plus:

Quality issues

Cultural issues

Technological infrastructures

Sustainability

Licensing

Recommendations (I) Inform (and convince): Authors Publishers Instructional designers Teachers Users Top-down and bottom-up approaches Remove producer-consumer barriers

Inform (and convince):

Authors

Publishers

Instructional designers

Teachers

Users

Top-down and bottom-up approaches

Remove producer-consumer barriers

Recommendations (II) Stick to standards: IEEE LOM MPEG-7 / MPEG-21 IMS LD OpenCyC BPEL Creative Commons … and, unfortunately, so many others

Stick to standards:

IEEE LOM

MPEG-7 / MPEG-21

IMS LD

OpenCyC

BPEL

Creative Commons

… and, unfortunately, so many others

So… what? We have the contents We have the pedagogical models We have the standards We have the technologies We have the licenses We have the will What else do we need?

We have the contents

We have the pedagogical models

We have the standards

We have the technologies

We have the licenses

We have the will

What else do we need?

Closing session We must give attribution to: Speakers OLCOS partners Audience All the used resources will be available through the post-seminar web site: Presentations Selected papers Video recordings Transcriptions

We must give attribution to:

Speakers

OLCOS partners

Audience

All the used resources will be available through the post-seminar web site:

Presentations

Selected papers

Video recordings

Transcriptions

See you soon! Thank you for coming and participating in such a rich seminar! Post-seminar site available at www.uoc.edu/catedra/unesco/seminario/english

Thank you for coming and participating in such a rich seminar!

Post-seminar site available at

www.uoc.edu/catedra/unesco/seminario/english

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