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Breaking down barriers - Greenwich APT Conference July 2014
Transcript of Breaking down barriers - Greenwich APT Conference July 2014
Benefits of OEP
Building communities of practice
Unaware of benefits
Lack of senior-level buy in
Content ownership issues
“Encourage the development of user-friendly tools to locate and retrieve OER that are specific and relevant to particular needs. “ (UNESCO, 2012)
Repositories must improve potential to SEARCH, SHARE, REUSE, COLLABORATE
Lack of understanding of benefits
Lack of peer support
Anne, Countess of Chesterfield, Blogging, after Thomas Gainesborough. Mike Licht, 2008. CC BY 2.0. https://www.flickr.com/photos/notionscapital/2560551726
Increasingly important, but why?
TESS India UP M&E Workshop and Gurariya Haweli 2 20 Sept 2013 - Dev Testing, via Flickr. CC BY-SA 2.0.
Identify cultural issues
Work to effect change
Half-open door to heaven, Klearchos Kapoutsis. CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Half-open_door_to_Heaven_(4761478827).jpg
Encompasses many activities
Continuous, rather than binary
Eternal clock, Robbert van der Steeg. CC-BY-SA-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AEternal_clock.jpg
Employment of 'openness'
“...the new wave of policy and advocacy initiatives focus on transparency enabled by the adoption of open educational practices." (Alevizou, 2012)
“The basic policy position... can be summed up very easily: A free license like CC BY or CC BY-SA... should be adopted for all publicly funded educational content." (EOEPP, 2013)
- legitimise practice
- be clear, knowable, and public
- contribute to awareness and mainstreaming
Signpost supporting communities
OEP embedded in teaching qualifications
Leo Havemann, Birkbeck. @leohavemann
Joanna Stroud, LSHTM. @jostroud
Javiera Atenas, UCL. @jatenas
The unit aims to explore definitions of what Open Education might mean and the implications of moving towards open online social spaces for learning... to explore existing and create new OERs that stem from participants’ own teaching practice and may include learning content and software tools that can be freely and openly shared on the web using a Creative Commons Licence
Repositories of OER around the world
The invisible barrier: time?