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Published on September 18, 2008

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Lane, A.B. (2006) Open Educational Resources for Developing Partnerships from the UK Open University, 4th Pan Commonwealth Forum on Open and Distance Learning, Jamaica, 31 Oct - 3 Nov 2006.
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OpenLearn Professor Andy Lane, Director http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn

Open Educational Resources for developing partnerships from the UK Open University Wednesday 1 st November 2006, Jamaica

Wednesday 1 st November 2006, Jamaica

Aims of OpenLearn initiative To make some of The Open University’s distance learning materials freely accessible in an international web-based open content environment and, in so doing, to advance open content delivery method technologies by: Deploying leading-edge learning management tools for learner support; Encouraging the creation of non-formal collaborative learning communities; and Enhancing international research-based knowledge about modern pedagogies for higher education.

To make some of The Open University’s distance learning materials freely accessible in an international web-based open content environment and, in so doing, to advance open content delivery method technologies by:

Deploying leading-edge learning management tools for learner support;

Encouraging the creation of non-formal collaborative learning communities; and

Enhancing international research-based knowledge about modern pedagogies for higher education.

OpenLearn initiative Stages Stage 1 Planning and preparation (Oct 05 to Mar 06) Stage 2 Implementation, research and evaluation (Apr 06 to Mar 08) Stage 3 Sustained development (Apr 08 - ?)

Stage 1 Planning and preparation (Oct 05 to Mar 06)

Stage 2 Implementation, research and evaluation (Apr 06 to Mar 08)

Stage 3 Sustained development (Apr 08 - ?)

Stage 2 goals Utilise Moodle as the basis of OSS VLE platform; Develop two complementary sites: the Learning Space the Lab Space Have 900 learning hours in the Learning Space for launch in October 2006 rising to 5400 hours at the end of two years; Make a further 8100 hours of material available within the Lab Space at the end of two years. Use Creative Commons 2.5 Licence Add a range of open source collaborative learning tools to the Lab Space devised by our Knowledge Media Institute.

Utilise Moodle as the basis of OSS VLE platform;

Develop two complementary sites:

the Learning Space

the Lab Space

Have 900 learning hours in the Learning Space for launch in October 2006 rising to 5400 hours at the end of two years;

Make a further 8100 hours of material available within the Lab Space at the end of two years.

Use Creative Commons 2.5 Licence

Add a range of open source collaborative learning tools to the Lab Space devised by our Knowledge Media Institute.

Learning Space Structure based on ‘read only’ content supplemented by informal learning tools in Moodle such as learning journal, discussion groups, book marking, etc. Deliver through Moodle as resources plus activities Mix of web authored, audiovisual and print authored content as units of study taken from current courses Range of media asset types and activities Units of size 4 to 30 hours user engagement Inclusion of quality assured material from the Lab Space

Structure based on ‘read only’ content supplemented by informal learning tools in Moodle such as learning journal, discussion groups, book marking, etc.

Deliver through Moodle as resources plus activities

Mix of web authored, audiovisual and print authored content as units of study taken from current courses

Range of media asset types and activities

Units of size 4 to 30 hours user engagement

Inclusion of quality assured material from the Lab Space

Lab Space Supply ‘read only’ content from Learning Space Supply other content from archive of discontinued courses without 3 rd party material Allow retrieval, editing, revision, translation of material Allow re-depositing of new version Allow depositing of material generated by other creators Research zone Collaborative social computing tools Fostering learning communities between Educators, Learners and Other Users Giving online teaching and learning a social life

Supply ‘read only’ content from Learning Space

Supply other content from archive of discontinued courses without 3 rd party material

Allow retrieval, editing, revision, translation of material

Allow re-depositing of new version

Allow depositing of material generated by other creators

Research zone

Collaborative social computing tools

Fostering learning communities between Educators, Learners and Other Users

Giving online teaching and learning a social life

Benefits to learners Test bed for improving study skills; Sample HE study before enrolling; Pursue in depth a topic that interests them; Discuss topics and share experiences with others; Refresh/update knowledge or skills Keep a personal record of what they have done.

Test bed for improving study skills;

Sample HE study before enrolling;

Pursue in depth a topic that interests them;

Discuss topics and share experiences with others;

Refresh/update knowledge or skills

Keep a personal record of what they have done.

Benefits to educators Investigate OU approach to teaching a particular topic; Download Units for incorporation into courses, whether online, blended or f2f; Reversion and localise Units for their own purposes and their own contexts; Share materials and ideas with other educators worldwide; Collaborate with others in developing new OERs; Contribute to research into the effectiveness and uses made of OERs .

Investigate OU approach to teaching a particular topic;

Download Units for incorporation into courses, whether online, blended or f2f;

Reversion and localise Units for their own purposes and their own contexts;

Share materials and ideas with other educators worldwide;

Collaborate with others in developing new OERs;

Contribute to research into the effectiveness and uses made of OERs .

Benefits to other organisations Direct employees/members to appropriate units for knowledge or skills updating Deliver Units in other formats e.g. print, CD under cost recovery basis Download and reversion Units for targeted and local delivery to employees/ members to help widening access or participation programmes Mix OERs from different sources into new courses Provide tutorial support services for employees/members to ensure participation and completion

Direct employees/members to appropriate units for knowledge or skills updating

Deliver Units in other formats e.g. print, CD under cost recovery basis

Download and reversion Units for targeted and local delivery to employees/ members to help widening access or participation programmes

Mix OERs from different sources into new courses

Provide tutorial support services for employees/members to ensure participation and completion

Major Challenges Empowering people to make use of an information rich world through appropriate learning technologies and support networks; Opening up the opportunities for non-formal learning as part of a life long learning agenda; Understanding better how to reach hard-to-reach groups and tackle educational disadvantage; Managing quality assurance and intellectual property rights creatively and moving thinking forward on these; Creating a sustainable system or network for developing and supporting open educational resources.

Empowering people to make use of an information rich world through appropriate learning technologies and support networks;

Opening up the opportunities for non-formal learning as part of a life long learning agenda;

Understanding better how to reach hard-to-reach groups and tackle educational disadvantage;

Managing quality assurance and intellectual property rights creatively and moving thinking forward on these;

Creating a sustainable system or network for developing and supporting open educational resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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