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IET TCM Event 2013: What makes openness work?
Location: Jennie Lee Building Meeting Room 1 Ground Floor at 10:00 am
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11 February 2013
What makes openness in education work?
This session will be a team presentation and discussion from several people who are working in IET on the OER Research Hub and related projects.
If you are based on campus please join us for this informal, face-to-face session, have a cup of coffee/tea (with biscuits!) and contribute to the discussion. This event will be broadcast live online for every one to watch and will be recorded for replay.
Abstract: The OER Research Hub is supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to investigate hypotheses on the benefits of Open Educational Resources. The OER Research Hub gives us a chance both to share expertise we have already gained at the OU through more than six years of high profile work with OER, and to learn from the experiences of other people. We are working in eight collaborations with other groups around the world to investigate their work and bring together findings across different sectors of education.
Other projects that have also allowed us to look at aspects of OER include TRACKOER (JISC supported), Open Education Innovation and Incubation (EU supported), the Bridge2Success (supported by the Next Generation Learning Challenge) as well as OLnet (previously supported by the Hewlett Foundation).
We will use the framework of the OER Research Hub to look at what we bring to work on OER and also what we are learning from the collaborations.
In this session we expect to:
- Look at the technology and information challenges of working in the open. Discussing how the infrastructure we need to track resources that are openly released. (TRACKOER/OLnet Evidence Hub)
- See how the practicalities of working with OER cross over with the challenges of running courses in the open (Bridge2Success/OLDS MOOC/Progressive Learning Courses)
- Show some examples from the eight collaborations to show what we are finding and how we are carrying out our research. (OERRHub)
Presenters: Patrick McAndrew, Dr Leigh-Anne Perryman, Dr Rob Farrow, Dr Beck Pitt, Dr Bea de los Arcos, Simone Arthur, Dr Nick Freear, Claire Walker (IET)
Location: Jennie Lee Building Meeting Room 1 Ground Floor