The Open Education Working Group: Bringing people and projects together

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Information about The Open Education Working Group: Bringing people and projects together

Published on March 5, 2014

Author: MariekeGuy



Presentation given at Open Data in Education Seminar, St Petersburg, 10th March 2014:

Open Data in Education Seminar, St Petersburg The Open Education Working Group: Bringing people and projects together PRESENTED BY Marieke Guy

Open Knowledge Foundation Promoting open knowledge in a digital age ●  A community-based, not-for-profit with projects and partnerships throughout the world  ●  We build tools, apps and communities to create, use and share open data and content - information that everyone can use, share and build on ●  We believe that by creating an open knowledge commons and developing tools and communities around this we can make a significant contribution to improving governance, research and the economy ●  Collaboration not control, empowerment not exploitation, open not closed

Our Education Requirements …in a changing world “30% of the population is under fifteen. If you accept the forecast for enrolments – and few people have ever overestimated the growth of higher education – the arithmetic is easy. The world will need to create four sizeable new universities every week for the next 15 years or adopt alternative approaches.” Sir John Daniel, Commonwealth of Learning

•  •  •  •  •  •  •  Resources Assessment Licensing Tools Data Learning & Teaching Practice Policy Open Education Pie

•  Open data that comes out of education institutions •  Open data that can be exploited/ used by education institutions •  Open data that can be exploited/ used by education •  Open data… Open Data in Education

Using Open Data meet educational needs By supporting students ●  New tools, enriching resources, exploration, informed choices By supporting schools and institutions ●  Learning analytics, improve efficiencies, benchmarking By supporting governments and policy ●  Change in policy, transparency, education reform

Education & Development How can open data help? •  Data is crucial for planning, managing budgets and spending, and evaluation and transparency of data is essential •  Interesting work going on to build tools to analyse data, building capacity etc. •  Uganda – 1995-2001 school funding rose from 24% to 82% - open data cited as significant contributor •  Global Partnership for Education Open Data Project (57 key education indicators from 29 countries) •  The data revolution in education and development: •  School of data:

Why a Working Group? Reasons for development of the group ●  We wanted to see open data in education pulled into the wider debate around open education ●  Opportunity to bring together silos of activity: content and OER, OEP, open policy, licensing, data, tools… ●  Allow us to collaborate with people across sectors and globally – get the bigger picture ●  Where can open data in education lead? All possibilities still exist ●  Community building compliments what we are doing

•  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  •  Lobbying Transparency Open Transport Open Sustainability Open Spending Open Science Personal Data and Privacy Public Domain Open Bibliography Open Humanities Open Access Open GLAM Open Design and Hardware Open Linguistics Open Government Data Open Definition Open Archaeology Open Economics Open Development Open Product Data •  Open Education Working Groups

…established to bring together people and groups interested in open education. Its goal is to initiate global cross-sector and cross-domain activity that encompasses the various facets of open education. Open Education Working Group

The Group Launch At OKCon, Geneva, September 2013 ●  Largest global open knowledge conference ●  Ran an open education panel session with over 100 attendees ●  Group officially launched Facilitated by Doug Belshaw, Badges & Skills Lead, Mozilla Foundation Panelists: •  OER perspective: Jackie Carter, MIMAS, University of Manchester •  Open practitioner perspective: Davide Storti, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) •  Open data perspective: Mathieu d’Aquin, LinkedUp •

Transparent Working “Eat our own dog food” ●  Website/blog ●  Open education around the world posts ●  Guest blog posts ●  Working Group calls ●  Membership charter ●  Discussions on group mission ●  Call for advisory board members

Open Education Around the World Series of posts •  Greenland •  Iceland •  United Kingdom •  Scotland •  Tanzania •  India •  South Africa •  Rwanda •  Holland …

General Activities Areas of interest and ideas ●  Community building – making contact ●  OKFest, July, Berlin – hopefully holding and open education fringe festival workshop ●  Support for LMRI initiatives ●  OER and small languages and cultures (multilingualism) ●  Support for member activities e.g. Open Data Ireland booksprint ●  OPPI workshop, Helsinki – mapping of synergies

Activities: Handbook The Open Education Handbook ●  A collaboratively written living web document targeting educational practitioners and the education community at large ●  Coverage is broad and determined by authors ●  Kick-started at a series of booksprints and events ●  Available online for editing in Booktype, open source book editing software ●  More on this later…

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