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3. Panel: Communities of practice in OER
This session highlights how drawing on the Higher Education Academy subject centre model has...
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23 July 2010
This session highlights how drawing on the Higher Education Academy subject centre model has supported the development of OER-engaged communities, and how OER can support a subject in danger of disappearing from the UK entirely.
Speakers: Paul Chin (UK Physical Sciences Centre), Ulrich Tiedau (University College London)
Communities of practice
Paul Chin (UK Physical Sciences Centre)
Challenges with OER
- Willingness to contribute?
- Working with larger consortium?
- IPR (and working to finding a common understanding)
- Meta tagging resources
All those that are involved in the subject centre and the discipline
Further involvement: to fit with existing priorities and routines and interests
Case studies: Skills for scientists projects
Consortium of 19 partners from 17 institutions plus an independent partner
Required to cover 360 credits of content
Covers wide range of resources across chemistry, etc
STEM project wiki (http://stemoer.pbworks.com/)
As in intro to OER; collective experience in OER (physical science based)
Impact of culture of sharing; people more willing to share
People now creating their own OER; trickling down and positive reinforcement with colleagues in member institutions
Broader institutional willingness
Teachers’ quotes: challenges and tensions: time commitments yet enthusiasm: ‘I estimate that I have been working form less than the minimum wage’;
Ownership, responsibility & sustainability key to Communities of Practice with OER.
13:02 on 23 July 2010
VirtualDutch: OER and distance learning in a lesser taught language
Ulrich Tiedau UCL Dutch http://www.dutch.ac.uk/
23 m speakers as a native language
Dutch provision in UK HE: 4 universities with four degrees
Aims and Objectives
Inter-institutional collaborative teaching and learning
Creating shared T&L resources
Based on existing cross-cultural collaboration (beyond open education)
Both pedagogical and cultural (i.e. declined use of Dutch)
Multimedia materials and study packs
Integrated mainstream media together with teaching and learning resources
Collaborative teaching projects (students leading)
Writer in residence
Early modern low countries history (OER Dutch history)
Combination of the residential UCL course with Virtual Dutch
Timeline of cross-channel interactions
Distance learning programme
Institutional virtual learning environment
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