Keynote - Wheeler: Open of use? The challenge of user generated content and its impact on OER
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26 October 2010
- The world is changing.
- OER – UNESCO definition 2002; resources free for use by a community of users.
- Tools are just mere vehicles – Richard Clarke.
- What can OER do? Emphasises learning communities and engagement, supports development of skills. Is premised upon sharing of resources around a community of interest. Digital totems. Tribal behaviour – share values and ideas.
- Community - has been defined as a group of interacting people living in a common location, in digital age common location is not as important as common interest.
- What are the characteristics of distributed learning communities? Celebration – dancing in the streets. Connection. Communication – online, en masse. Collaboration. All of these things feed into user generated content.
- User generated content: content that is created and shared freely by learners and/or teachers which has not been through a process of formal peer review – Concede project – May 2010
- Learning with e’s blog. Started as a reflective tool but has become a publishing tool in its own right. Tend to put research up there now rather than using more formal publishing mechanisms. There is a dialogic form of peer review.
- Wikipedia Revolution 2009 Andrew Lih is different in that is doesn’t try to frame the creation of new entries, its open ended.
- Advantages of OER – sharing development costs of learning resources among institutions and professional communities means a better return on public investment. Promotes competencies and creativity and critical thinking. Improves quality of materials because of peer review, supports lifelong learning and social inclusion. Accessibility of resources previously unavailable. Saves time and effort through reuse of resources for which IPR issues have been resolved.
- Barriers to OER: quality concerns, suspicion of openness, ownership (IP), sustainability, search tools?
- David Wiley - 6 trends for the digital age: analogue to digital, tethered to mobile, closed to open, isolated to connected, generic to personal, consuming to creating
- Free/open content: use, find, copy, modify and sharing of knowledge.
- Dave Cormier 2008 open networks If info is recognised as useful to the community it can be counted as knowledge. Community as curriculum rhizomatic viewpoint suggested that a distributed negotiation of knowledge can allow a community of people to legitimise the work they are doing among themselves. Participatory and negotiated experience of rhizomatic community engagement.
- LMS vs. PLE content centric vs. learner centric, management vs. sharing, pre defined set of tools vs. learners needs first, tool selection second
- Formal (20 %) vs. informal learning (80%) Cofer 2000 informal workplace learning
- A tale of two papers. Two papers first in a traditional journal took 18 months to review and another 18 months to be published. Second paper published in an open scholarship journal. Took from point of submission, published within a few months. In addition was open peer reviewed – transparent process. 1st journal impact 2.05 vs. 1.93. This is the future of publishing.
- Peter Drucker – times of turbulence.
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