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My Dream: Learning Design to promote Open Educational Practices

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Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
13 January 2013

Juliana Raffaghelli: Promoting Open Educational Practices in HE and AE

Tags: Open Educational Practices, Open Educational Resources, Higher Education, Adults Education, Teachers/Faculty Staff Professional Development

Context

 

 

OER has been considered a valid strategy in order to renew educational practices (OECD, 2007), (Conole, 2012), on the basis of the previous discussion about learner centered approaches supported by access to free knowledge, beyond curriculum (Lemke, 1994) (Seely Brown & Adler, 2008). 
There is a rapid expansion in the number of OER projects, as well as the number of people involved and the number of resources available: In January 2007 the OECD identified over 3.000 open courseware available from over 300 universities worldwide.
According to the OPAL final report[1] “although open educational resources (OER) are high on the agenda of social and inclusion policies and supported by many stakeholders of the educational sphere, their use in HE and adult education (AE) has not yet reached the critical threshold which is posing an obstacle to a seamless provision of high quality learning resources and practices for citizens’ lifelong learning efforts. This has to do with the fact that the current focus in OER is mainly put on building more access to digital content
[1] OPAL Project final report – Public part – KA3-ICT project funded within the context of EU LLP (2010-2012) http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/llp/projects/public_parts/documents/ict/2011/ict_mp_504893_opal_final.pdf)

OER has been considered a valid strategy in order to renew educational practices (OECD, 2007), (Conole, 2012), on the basis of the previous discussion about learner centered approaches supported by access to free knowledge, beyond curriculum (Lemke, 1994) (Seely Brown & Adler, 2008). 

There is a rapid expansion in the number of OER projects, as well as the number of people involved and the number of resources available: In January 2007 the OECD identified over 3.000 open courseware available from over 300 universities worldwide.

According to the OPAL final report[1] “although open educational resources (OER) are high on the agenda of social and inclusion policies and supported by many stakeholders of the educational sphere, their use in HE and adult education (AE) has not yet reached the critical threshold which is posing an obstacle to a seamless provision of high quality learning resources and practices for citizens’ lifelong learning efforts. This has to do with the fact that the current focus in OER is mainly put on building more access to digital content

 

[1] OPAL Project final report – Public part – KA3-ICT project funded within the context of EU LLP (2010-2012) 

 

Example

 

I'm working on at least 3 initiatives where the problem is to "open" resources. Teachers/Faculty Staff are reluctant to open and share their designs, for several reasons, but mainly for the lack of confidence in the benefits of Open Education. 

 

 

 

 

 

The change you would like to see (challenge)

 

It would be important to generate an reflexive approach to the adoption of technologies, that enabled teachers/faculty staff to understand the benefits of Open Educational Practices. 

The achievements would go in the direction of cristallizing designs and practices into OER; improving the quality of design and connected practices; generate a space for pedagogical reflection on the basis of LD for openness

My 3 examples of practice (where I would like to intervene are)

 

1- Higher Education - Faculty Seminar at UNITN on Open Educational Resources and Practices, to participate into the Open Education Week - (March 2013)

 

2- Adults Education - An online module for Learning Design in an European Project (Adults' Learning for Intergenerational Creative Experiences) to design workshops/cultural activities on intergenerational learning with adults (February 2013)

 

3- An online workshop with faculty staff on Open Educational Practices within the context of a transnational (latinamerican) network -RITUAL-

 

 

 

 

How you might go about bringing that change

 

Pedagogical approach

 

I'm interested on adopting reflexive approach to teaching, and Design Inquiry. How teaching competences improve through design inquiry, across the process of reflecting on the features their open practices should achieve to reach their own vision of quality.

I would analyze the effectiveness through the TPACK framework, through self-assessment and awareness of the competences achieved.

 

technologies to be used to implement it

Nothing really innovative here...I hope this course will help!

 

  • VLE-MOODLE
  • Facebook/Scoop-it/Blog as open portfolio and narrative on the learning experience
  • Googledocs (shared documents, drafts, checklists -google eform-)
  • Mindmaps
  • Slideshare
  • Youtube
  • etc.

 

Example

 

 

1- The workshop will be traditional; we are working with a highly reluctant to pedagogical innovations faculty staff. The approach to OEP will be explained and tools will be showed and discussed. The FS will try some tools and elaborate their first approach to openness into their own courses.

 

2- Adults' Educators will be supported during four months (blended) in designing and piloting Adults Learning Pilot programmes on intergenerational learning. There will be a FTF workshop in Crete (GR) to present results. 

 

3- A virtual seminar will be implemented as a previous activity to the 2013 Latinamerican Congress on Networked Learning (Aprendizaje Mediado por la Red)

 

 

This is  FAR TOO ambitious.  These are things I'm already doing, but I don't know in which extent I will be able of developing them as part of my course's activity.

Instead, I will try to collaborate with one of the groups in doing something that will inform/improve my practice.

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Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
7:13pm 13 January 2013 (Edited 8:32pm 13 January 2013)


I think my "dream" is connected to these other "dreams" :D

 

Alan Clarke: Adult Education Workshop

Bob Ridge-Stearn: My dream: Quality Assurance for Online Courses.

Geetanjali Soni: Learning design proposal Professional/Faculty development

Lindsay Jordan: Designing a MA/PGCert unit on Open Educational Practice (proposal)

Helen Walmsley: My dream: Learning design for learning design

 

Alan Clarke: Adult Education Workshop
Bob Ridge-Stearn: My dream: Quality Assurance for Online Courses.
Geetanjali Soni: Learning design proposal Professional/Faculty development
Lindsay Jordan: Designing a MA/PGCert unit on Open Educational Practice (proposal)

 

Juliana Elisa Raffaghelli
5:53pm 17 January 2013


Jumping to W2, I think I will use in some extent the contents created by IDA: http://oldsmooc1week1learningdesigndefinition.pbworks.com/w/page/62589007/Learning Design 

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