CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine
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CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine
Dedicated to those "quiet and honourable educators who cared to share their work openly and inspired many." (V. Irvine)
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Resources related to Openness, Future of Ed, & MOOCs - Google Drive

Resources related to Openness, Future of Ed, & MOOCs - Google Drive | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"Note: This document is on cloud computing outside of Canada. Your participation here indicates you read the informed consent document in the CEET Meet on Open Practices couse and have implied consent."

 

To access that page register using the first link below>> General>> Informed Consent for Participation in Cloud Computing.  

~ Twitter stream -- #ceetopen at https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ceetopen&src=tyah

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Open Source Schools

Open Source Schools | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"Our aim is to help you decide whether open source software might offer benefits for learning, teaching, engaging pupils and parents, managing information and resources, or school administration.

 

The website provides information and articles about open source software, advice on getting started, case studies of its adoption in schools, a directoryfor exploring what is available, and a glossary. All registered members are welcome to create content for the site.

 

We are building a community of people who have experience of open source software in schools, and those who are just getting started. There are a number of forums for you to share ideas and experiences and contribute to the debate about the use of open source software in schools."

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Solvr - Private and collaborative problem-solving | Brainstorming | Discussions that lead somewhere

Solvr - Private and collaborative problem-solving | Brainstorming | Discussions that lead somewhere | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

Collaborative problem-solving tool: free, real time, private, no registration, fully open

Help file at http://a.freshbrain.com/solvr/help

 

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The 21st Century

The 21st Century | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it
Implications for the Future, Social Media, OER, ICT Adaptation, Educational Technology.

 

 

For open education topics --> Filter>> OpenAccess

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101 Open Educational Resources

101 Open Educational Resources to spice up your learning and teaching.
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Open Educational Resources infoKit

Open Educational Resources infoKit | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"~has the thorough collection on OER information,including OER basics, myths, glossary, management, quality, cultural consideration, barriers, enablers, accessibility, and legal issues ~supported by the Higher Education Academy / JISC Open Educational Resources program"

 

Note: original source -- https://openeducationalresources.pbworks.com/w/page/24836480/Home

 

GLOSSARY -- https://openeducationalresources.pbworks.com/w/page/25144460/Glossary ;

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Disney’s money is going to education, says George Lucas

Disney’s money is going to education, says George Lucas | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it
The sale of Lucasfilm for $4.05-billion will finance educational projects...
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All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum

From Verena who says this illustrates risk-taking at its best!!

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The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon starts Nov. 12, 1012

The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon starts Nov. 12, 1012 | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

Our free, online conference starts Monday, November 12 and runs around the clock for five days. No registration is required; you can join this network for email updates.

 

 

Recommended sessions: 

~Verena Roberts Creating Open Online Courses for k12 Students: The OC@ADLC (http://www.globaleducationconference.com/forum/topics/creating-open-online-courses-for-k12-students-the-oc-adlc?xg_source=activity )

~Susan Bainbridge Open University Initiatives in Developing Countries: What Works? (http://www.globaleducationconference.com/forum/topics/open-university-initiatives-in-developing-countries-what-works ;)

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Excerpts from a Cafe Forum discussion about moving from OER towards open teaching/learning

Excerpts from a Cafe Forum discussion about moving from OER towards open teaching/learning | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

[To view this exchange in its entirety in the Meet's Cafe Forum, http://moodlemeets.learnnowbc.ca/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=1261, you must be registered. Go to the CEET Community website, and follow the registration links -- http://ceetbc.ning.com/.

 

Verena Roberts: "As I learn more about “open learning” I am really questioning “open pedagogy” as well....and I wonder if we are too focused on the resources and content and not enough on “how the students learn as a result of open learning opportunities?” Maybe its about taking baby steps - Open Leadership (opportunity creation, supporting innovation, inquiry, questions) Introducing Open Resources, Creative Commons awareness, and then introducing “stages” or modules of open learning/pedagogy."

 

Dave Porter: "You're right that the focus in the OER movement has been about content and resources. ... The symptom being addressed initially was providing free access to resources from institutions and schools in an open manner to help democratize the knowledge held there. MIT's mantra "Unlocking knowledge, empowering minds," is representative of that approach. ...The whole open pedagogy piece was and is being explored by instructors all over the planet. ... Yup, one of the big benefits of the open movement is its contribution to helping us consider new practices, and even with missteps and cul de sacs along the way. Making mistakes and challenging convention always have payoffs, even if we only see them ourselves. The open pedagogy piece is a work in progress. Professional development for me *is* something we do for ourselves.

 

Verena: "What is open learning, or the open movement really about?"

 

Dave: "Open Learning (the upper-case letters version) has been around for quite a long time and is really about providing educational opportunities for all citizens by lowering barriers through increased access and flexibility, while maintaining the academic rigor expected of higher education institutions. ... Open learning really took off after 1949 when the Universal Declaration of Human Rights enshrined the principles of access to education for all that have been more recently reaffirmed in the UN's Millenium Goals.

 

Open learning (lower case) is more about providing access to knowledge and learning opportunities that individuals and groups can pursue through active engagement with knowledgeable people and interesting subject matter. It's about doing and is constructivist in nature. I always like to think that people have been doing open learning forever and that small children model the process from birth. .... It's also encouraging learners to take on some of the load themselves, avoiding a purely transmissive approach, by providing pathways and resources that support androgogy where it can be applied."

 

Verena: "In Higher Education, especially EdTech programs, how can we integrate open learning pedagogy more transparently, effectively and immediately?"

 

Dave: "Legacy and autonomy [have] to be considered when trying to change the path of the academy.... [and] open pedagogy is not yet mainstream. Pain-for-gain threshold has to be lowered for instructors to fully engage both with the practice models and the resources required to enable the practices. This means instructors need to see how 'open' can fit their professional workflows as teachers and how it can enrich the experiences of their students.

 

You need to get both right, and this will require compelling models of practice that can be replicated. There are some, and this [CEET Meet] is one. We need more good models and "rock star" exmaples to establish a critical mass and the proverbial 'tipping point'."

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November CIDER Session, Nov. 7

November CIDER Session, Nov. 7 | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

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Inge de Waard will take a look at what MOOCs are and how ubiquity affects learner interactions. Starting from the history of MOOCs and their general design, the session will gradually focus on the different learner interactions. MOOCs are a contemporary course format that allows students from all parts of the world to connect and interact on specific topics. Traditionally MOOCs use a lot of social media to promote networking and collaboration between learners. These social media in combination with learner created content exchange leads to a specific learner dynamic.

 

Note: you might want to grab this opportunity to see her free. Most of her articles are definitely not 'open'. 

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CEET community & archived CEET Meets

CEET community & archived CEET Meets | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it
CEET is a community for educators interested in teaching with technology (http://ceetbc.ning.com/). We welcome new members, and invite you to join the Open Education Resources and other groups that share your interests.

CEET EVENT CALENDAR -->  http://ceetbc.ning.com/events  (You may have to join the community to see this.)

CURATED RESOURCES
This collection summarizes discussions, suggestions, and resources that came up in the Meet forums. Using the tags found be clicking the Filter Tab to help you find topics of interest.

FIND ARCHIVED & FUTURE MEETS
This Meet has been archived by LearnNowBC at http://www.learnnowbc.ca/educators/MoodleMeets/ArchivedMeets.aspx. You will need to register to access past and current learning events.

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Smarter Science

Smarter Science | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"An open-source framework for teaching and learning K-12 science and developing the skills of inquiry, creativity and innovation in a meaningful and engaging manner." 

 

Inquiry-based learning that's easy to implement: resources, training, how-to's, more

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Michael Geist - Canadian Copyright Reform In Force: Expanded User Rights Now the Law

Michael Geist - Canadian Copyright Reform In Force: Expanded User Rights Now the Law | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it
Dr.Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa., c-11 takes effect...
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The Future of Learning, Networked Society - Ericsson

"Can ICT redefine the way we learn in the Networked Society? Technology has enabled us to interact, innovate and share in whole new ways. This dynamic shift in mindset is creating profound change throughout our society. The Future of Learning looks at one part of that change, the potential to redefine how we learn and educate. Watch as we talk with world renowned experts and educators about its potential to shift away from traditional methods of learning based on memorization and repetition to more holistic approaches that focus on individual students' needs and self expression."

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K-12 Open Education Advocacy Project - K12 Open Ed Wiki

K-12 Open Education Advocacy Project  - K12 Open Ed Wiki | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

Goals

~To increase the awareness of the open content movement in K-12 education

~To mobilize a community of educators and educational experts to develop new open content resources and to repurpose/relicense existing resources for K-12 teachers and students

~To accumulate a large amount of content for the key subject areas of language arts, math, science, and social studies in grades K-12 that correlates to various national curriculum frameworks

~To provide a system of curration and review for this conten

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Open Educational Resources,O.E.R

Open Educational Resources,O.E.R | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"Open educational resources page: OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or creative common area and are freely available to anyone over the Web. They are an important element of an infrastructure for learning and range from podcasts to digital libraries to textbooks and games."

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P2PU | OER in the K-12 Classroom (archived)

P2PU | OER in the K-12 Classroom (archived) | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

This course explored how a variety of free, open educational resources (OERs) can be used in K-12 classrooms. In this course, learnersl researched, remixed, and usde OERs suitable to their students' needs and also published some of your own educational resources under an open license.

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Wikipedia in the classroom, a tool for teaching — Wikimedia blog

Wikipedia in the classroom, a tool for teaching — Wikimedia blog | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"Tina Loo, a history professor at the University of British Columbia, recently incorporated Wikipedia in her North American environmental history class (HIST 396), the first history class in the Wikimedia Foundation’s Canada Education Program, which promotes editing and improving Wikipedia articles as part of educational curricula. The 60 students in her class worked in teams to expand existing Wikipedia articles and start new ones. In total, they worked on thirteen articles, all based on subjects in Canadian environmental history."

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Canvas

Canvas is the new, open-source learning management system that's revolutionizing the way we educate. Easy to learn, easy to use. Sign up for a free trial today!

 

NOTE: 'open source' does not mean open resource which implies free. This is1/2 free. If you teach a class on their network 'for free'. To explore, you have to pay, pay, pay!!

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Whither "Learning" in open learning?? (from Michael Maser in CEET Meet Cafe Forum)

Whither "Learning" in open learning?? (from Michael Maser in CEET Meet Cafe Forum) | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"I perceive a missing thread in the focus of open education ... and the files I've so far perused, and that is a deeper understanding of who we are as a learning species, something I hope would orient any discussion about education today.

 

Personally, I think we've been led by the nose for so long - told and conditioned to think that we don't think unless guided to by instructional format - that we no longer believe our own natural learning abilities. Yet we do learn naturally, and only when we fully recognize and embrace this notion, and help others (including our children and students) to see this and fully engage this sensibility (birthright, really) will we realize a fuller learning potential.

 

"Open pedagogy" may help grease this, or not, depending on how one interprets "pedagogy" ... which also means "the training of slaves". I prefer "open learning" which I interpret to mean as helping to nurture and stimulate learning, something I believe I practice as an educator and (authentic) mentor; and my practice of this is significantly informed by what I know about human learning and what I've studied for 25+ years about this. I've just concluded a series of courses by Dr. Daniel Siegel, who is working from the leading edges of neurology and psychology to help reshape psychiatry, and I think those fields, in addition to sociology, is where we educators should be seeking clues on open learning, and not leaving this to administrators and technologists. They are uninformed about human learning for the most part and so it is no wonder they generally keep mistaking the past for the present, and deluding themselves about the future.


Salman Khan inadvertently stumbled into his success and now everyone's falling over themselves to replicate his process and successes; I hope we are courageous enough to recognize how his success merely reflects human nature! And it's clues are pretty simple, really.


If we want to broadly invigorate open learning then let's start by empowering ourselves to recognize our own nature and proclivities for learning. That's not going to come from Ed Tech or Admin leadership until they recognize this in themselves and adapt themselves and the learning enviros and ed procedures they are designing to this new (sic) reality.


Where I see some daylight is in the successes of Khan (if we deign to really grok what's going on), how the I-net (and YT and it's imitators) have spawned a new era of self-directed and self-succeeding learning, and many other examples that make obvious how limiting classroom-based learning really is for so many.


And, as I said in another response to David Porter, I also think "rock stars" are very worthy examples of study and emulation for this new brave open learning world, because almost all of them - superstar or journeyman - honed their chops and knowledge through dedicated self-study, apprenticing-mentoring, and discovery-trial and error, all without classroom instruction. Most of them are walk-outs and walk-outs, just like the leaders of the digital revolution who succeeded despite schooling!"

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Graduate Diploma in Online Learning and Teaching - Education Programs, BC, Canada | VIU

Graduate Diploma in Online Learning and Teaching - Education Programs, BC, Canada | VIU | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

Welcome to all the students in this course who are following this CEET Meet. It's great to have you with us. If you have course blogs or other interesting links to share, please add your suggestions here using the "Suggest" tab at the top. 

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OER Synthesis and Evaluation / OpenPracticesBriefing !!!SUPER!!!

OER Synthesis and Evaluation / OpenPracticesBriefing !!!SUPER!!! | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"The most obvious benefit of open learning resources is that students are free to study in a wide range of settings. This can help overcome problems with access, or can mean that learning in the field, the workplace, or on placement is enhanced by access to relevant content.

 

Use of open educational content, whether guided by teaching staff or self-directed, exposes learners to a wider range of ideas, media, representations, and conceptual approaches than a closed course can provide. We have found evidence of students being troubled by this variety: they worry that they will be penalised if they use material not approved by their lecturer or will 'waste time' covering material that is not central to their assessments. This demonstrates that open approaches need careful introduction to students. Where teaching staff explicitly embrace and reward self-directed research, students benefit from the exposure.

 

Open teaching/learning practices in the curriculum allow students to develop relevant skills for living and working in an era of open knowledge. These skills are discussed in more detail in the following sections.Releasing sample OERs as an aspect of course marketisation – a growing trend – allows students to make meaningful choices between learning opportunities, both when they are choosing what and where to study and when they are choosing options within their programme.

 

Open research helps to blur the boundaries between learning and original exploration. Taught students can be directed towards open access research data and publications, particularly in subject areas where these are becoming more widely available. Students can also become involved in research projects much earlier in their careers if projects are conducted in an open fashion, involving a range of expert and less expert contributors."

 

See also their homepage at https://oersynth.pbworks.com/w/page/29595671/OER%20Synthesis%20and%20Evaluation%20Project ;

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Flat World Knowledge to Drop Free Access to Textbooks - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Flat World Knowledge to Drop Free Access to Textbooks - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | CEET Meet (Nov'2012): Open Practices in Education ~ Valerie Irvine | Scoop.it

"Sometimes free costs too much." Read on to see an interesting twist (untwist?) on how to ensure fairness in access to resources: charging everyone the same amount is more democratic.

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