Open Education and Personal Learning http://www.downes.ca/presentation/360

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Open Education and Personal Learning http://www.downes.ca/presentation/360 Stephen Downes OE Global, Banff, Alberta April 23, 2015

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Think of OERs as words in a conversation

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It forces us to think about how they can be used. http://oerworkshop.pbworks.com/w/page/33932297/OER%20Workshop

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Consider how words are used in education. http://electronicportfolios.org/balance/index.html

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We are constrained in so many ways Limited to objectives and educational purpose The words have to contain educational content They must perform (say) one of Gagne’s tasks That pedagogy is limited to one of knowledge transfer Students are rendered essentially mute http://citt.ufl.edu/tools/gagnes-9-events-of-instruction/

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Pask: Conversational Theory https://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/pub/fos/pdf/scott.pdf

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Knowledge is reified by, and is the product of, not only an individual, but of the wider community. http://www.informationr.net/ir/8-1/paper142.html

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What are OERs? “OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.” http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational-resources/what-are-open-educational-resources-oers/

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So what follows? Deconstructing OERs Representing knowledge and understanding Students as authors of OERs

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Deconstructing Sentences A simple sentence has subject-object-verb A complex sentence can have much more http://language-theory.pl/language629.html

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Anatomy of a Tweet

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Understanding LOLcats & Memes http://dashes.com/anil/2007/04/cats-can-has-gr.html

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Where Conversations Happen http://profitecture.com/how-to-get-conversations-going-on-social-media-2/

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What Conversations Contain http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/20/introverts-signs-am-i-introverted_n_3721431.html

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RRN Aggregation and Storage Email RSS OAI Sharepoint Facebook Twitter Monster Government Repositories Desire2Learn Coursera EdX etc Parsing Scraping Analytics etc Article Photograph Video Person Author Publisher Organization Job Opportunity Competency Cetrificate Event Location / Place Time / Date Storage RELATIONS Personal Context

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Understanding Knowledge http://www2.webster.edu/~corbetre/philosophy/education/freire/freire-2.html

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Knowing a Pile of Facts? Image: http://www.rightattitudes.com/

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The Graph Database http://neo4j.com/developer/graph-database/

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Quality & Narrative Accuracy Reputation of author/institution Standard of technical production  Accessibility  Fitness for purpose Really? These? https://openeducationalresources.pbworks.com/w/page/24838164/Quality%20considerations

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Learning in Context Task-Focused Network-based

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How OERs (Really) Begin http://www.khanacademy.org/

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Performance Support http://www.cognitiveadvisors.com/resources/mobile-performance-support-design-principles

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User-Generated OERs

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Working Out Loud http://johnstepper.com/2014/01/04/the-5-elements-of-working-out-loud/

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Personal Assistant for Learning http://www.adlnet.org/adl-initiative-baa-new-submission-window-open-for-personal-assistant-for-learning-pal-proposals-2/index.html http://www.slideshare.net/damonregan/regan-tla-infrastructureforfutureoflearningsintice2013

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Personal Learning Record Activity Record - LRS Portfolio, artifacts and evidence Badges, certificates, credentials, competencies OERs PLR

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Informal OER Ecosystem

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Creating Live OERs

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LPSS: Some Case Studies

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MOOC – CCK08 https://sites.google.com/site/themoocguide/3-cck08---the-distributed-course

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Plearn – Importance of the Graph http://www.slideshare.net/Downes/after-moodle http://www.slideshare.net/Ritakop/kopfourniercanadianinstitutedistanceeducationresearchple

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OIF – MOOC-REL http://rel2014.mooc.ca/

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PCO Badges for Learning http://www.downes.ca/post/63738

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ONGARDE http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vol14/no2/page70-eng.asp

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ALECSO – Capacity Building http://www.downes.ca/presentation/337

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MINT - Mobile INteractive Trainer http://www.downes.ca/post/59876

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Collecting xAPI from Med Sims https://www.flickr.com/photos/stephen_downes/15710336207/ http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/rd/medical/

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Concierge OMS https://concierge.portal.gc.ca/

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How to Engage http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/solutions/collaborative/lpss.html

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Stephen Downes http://www.downes.ca