Published on February 20, 2014
Wikiwijs: A National Program on OER Robert Schuwer
Agenda • Introduction on Wikiwijs • Digital platform • Quality • Professionalisation • Lessons learned Pagina 2
INTRODUCTION ON WIKIWIJS CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis Pagina 3
Cause > observed success of OER initiatives shown > 2006 OU, 2007 Delft > an increasing set of a variety of OER initiatives in all educational sectors > Mostly by individual teachers > June 2008: policy of ‘schoolbooks for free’ > Sept. 2008: Advice of the Education Council to the Parliament: ‘Make more use of OER for innovation of education’ Pagina 4
National initiative: Wikiwijs > December 2008: Minister of Education launches Wikiwijs as a national OER initiative: > initial focus on primary, secondary and community college education > but actually for all educational sectors > April 2009: broad support in Parliament > May 2009: OU & Kennisnet start preparing this programme > July 2009: delivery Programme Plan > 12th Aug. 2009: Minister’s final OK; Pagina 5
Wikiwijs: policy objectives • stimulate development and use of OER – extend options for customized education – increase quality of education through more flexible and up-to-date learning materials • improve access to both open and ‘closed’ digital learning materials • support teachers in arranging their own learning materials and professionalization • increase teacher involvement in development and use of OER – Making the profession more attractive Pagina 6
Wikiwijs: what’s in a name • Wikiwijs is referring to the philosophy of Wikipedia (using ‘the wisdom of the crowds’) • Wikiwijs is not referring to the functionality or user interface of Wikipedia Pagina 7
Basic principles • maximum (free!) use of existing components of OUNL, Kennisnet and other publicly funded educational organizations • open standards and open source mandatory • all OER learning materials and materials for professionalization to be published under CC-BY or CC BY-SA – In the repository of Wikiwijs • professionalization of both teachers and management! • Research to measure effects on policy goals Pagina 8
THE PLATFORM CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis Pagina 9
Architecture search Wikiwijs Pagina 10
QUALITY CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis
Assumption • Assumption: teachers are the most capable to judge the quality of learning materials • Not have a treshold based on some standpoint of quality • Providing means to make quality visible Pagina 16
Quality measures • Rating by peers • Peer review • Quality mark organizations / groups • But most important: proficient teachers – Professionalization! Pagina 17
Quality mark Pagina 18
PROFESSIONALIZATION CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis Pagina 19
Online and offline • Goal: – Improve knowledge and competencies from teachers in using and creating digital learning materials • Online: sources • Offline: Wikiwijs workshops – For teachers in Primary and Secondary education Pagina 20
Online sources Pagina 21
Offline workshops Pagina 22
RESULTS AND LESSONS LEARNED CC-BY Hester Jelgerhuis
Results 950,971 Building blocks available through Wikiwijs 34,997 Lessons available through Wikiwijs Pagina 24
Main lesson learned • Quality, quality, quality! Pagina 25
Development of learning materials is groupwork Pagina 26
Other lessons learned • Involving stakeholders: important but hard • Infrastructure useful • Development of learning materials is not for everyone • Bottom-up and top-down should be in balance • Sharing is not self-evident Pagina 27
FINALLY Ceterum censeo materia facta tributo oblatum esse gratuito Pagina 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/68751915@N05/ CC BY-SA
Any Questions? Pagina 29
Thank you! www.robertschuwer.nl Robert.Schuwer@ou.nl @fagottissimo linkedin.com/in/robertschuwer Pagina 30
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