The Open University OER initiative is mentioned at the Times Higher Education.
Workshop facilitated by Brandon Muramatsu and Jeff Merriman
OER10 Conference, Cambridge, UK - Opening Talk by Dr Malcom Read, JISC Executive Secretary
Dr Read starts by discussing the various contexts in which 'openness' is used:
GUIDE WORKSHOP - ROME
Live blogging, 18th March, 9AM
Talk by Dr Indrajit Banerjee
Live blogging 2pm:
Talk given by Dr Robin Goodfellow for the Teaching and Learning Research Group of the Open University (TLRG).
Live blogging, 10:00 AM
TUDelft University is hosting a seminar on open courseware today, mostly targeting the universities of the Netherlands. The idea is to bring together prospective and existing initiatives to discuss the challenges and the successes of OER provision.
The experience of the Open University of the Netherlands was presented by Robert Schuwer:
Live blog post, 3pm
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1) Models of technology:
All projects use a pool of technologies: social networking (e.g. Facebook, Ning, Cloudworks), repositories (OpenLearn, slideshare, flickr), mapping software (e.g. Compendium, Cohere).
2) Models of learning:
Common to all projects: an attempt to blend formal and informal learning;
Discussed: the individual and social dimension; structure and unstructured materials.
3) Models of community:
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What does each project think they can get out of this workshop?
What are the models of learning?
What do we mean by communities? What about collaborations?
In terms of technology, what are the experiences we have in terms of using different tools? How can we pull this knowledge together?
How can we use tools to better communicate and support communities?
How to explore ways of communication between OU existing projects?
This morning we are gathered together at the Open University, The Design Observatory, Observation Space, to discuss the connections amongst the various OER projects existing in the university. By 'we' I mean representatives from projects such as OLnet, Atelier-D, OpenLearn, SCORM, LDI, iSpot, the TERG research group and the OU Library.