Open Education andPersonal Learning

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Open Education and Personal Learning 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.

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Consider how words are used in education.

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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

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Pask: Conversational Theory

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Knowledge is reified by, and is the product of, not only an individual, but of the wider community.

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What are OERs? “OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.”

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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

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Anatomy of a Tweet

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Understanding LOLcats & Memes

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Where Conversations Happen

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What Conversations Contain

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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

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Knowing a Pile of Facts? Image:

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The Graph Database

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Quality & Narrative Accuracy Reputation of author/institution Standard of technical production  Accessibility  Fitness for purpose Really? These?

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Learning in Context Task-Focused Network-based

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How OERs (Really) Begin

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Performance Support

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User-Generated OERs

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Working Out Loud

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Personal Assistant for Learning

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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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Plearn – Importance of the Graph

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PCO Badges for Learning

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ALECSO – Capacity Building

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MINT - Mobile INteractive Trainer

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Collecting xAPI from Med Sims

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Concierge OMS

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How to Engage

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Stephen Downes