Guidelines for learning open educational practice

  In May 2015 Nina Hood and I finalised the outputs of WP1 of the Erasmus Mundus ExplOERer project The WP examined how adult educators across Europe learn open educational practice. Quantitative (521 responses) and qualitative (30 interviews) data were gathered, analysed and structured as guidelines to inform the design and facilitation of professional learning opportunities to support educators in building new…

Driving Disruptive Innovation: developing agile and responsive module production

The production of module content is central to Open University teaching. Inter-professional teams comprising academics, technologists, planners and media production specialists work together to create content with ‘gold standard’ academic, accessibility and production standards. But quality comes at a cost. The production outlay for each module means that each course has to have a 5…

OER for adult learning

            Overview and Analysis of Practices with Open Educational Resources in Adult Education in Europe    Published by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies on November 21, 2013  Authors: Isobel Falconer, Lou McGill, Allison Littlejohn, Eleni Boursinou, Claedonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University, UK Editors: Christine Redecker, Jonatan…

OER4Adults: methodology to scope practices around OERs

In OER4Adults we are providing an overview of Open Educational Practices in Europe by identifying, describing and classifying a comprehensive number of European OER initiatives in the area of Lifelong Learning and adult education. We are identifying bottlenecks and barriers to the innovative implementation and use of OERs in adult learning, surfacing factors critical to…

OER4Adults: researching practices around Open Educational Resources

On Sept 4th 2012 Lou McGill, Isobel Falconer and I met with Yves Punie and Stefania Bocconi at the European Commission’s Institute for Prospective Technological Studies in Seville. We launched an exciting new study that has the potential to shift the dialogue around the creation and use of Open Educational Resources (OERs): OER4Adults (http://oer4adults.org) A unique aspect of the project is that, while encompassing…

SCORE-UKOER

Change is not easy. Traditional values, beliefs and practices prevail. We have uncovered evidence of existing values and beliefs restricting change in open education and open learning practice. On Jan 19th I presented findings from our Evaluation and Synthesis study of the UKOER (Open Educational Resources) Programme funded by the UK Joint Informations Systems Committees and…

Change11-week4-summary

#Change11 MOOC This week I facilitated week 6 of the #Change11 MOOC (Massive Open Online Course http://change.mooc.ca/post/220). The focus of the week was #collective learning. Georgia Tech cloned the MOOC and made a personalised version. Here’s an overview of the week. The week 4 position paper on Connected Knowledge Collective Learning outlined initials ideas http://littlebylittlejohn.com/change11-position-paper/…