Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Open Educational Resources (OER)

Melissa Hackman (OSI) and Jan-Bart de Vreede (Kennisnet).

Melissa gave an overview on OER starting with a definition with a UNESCO definition..
Examples were given of how this were done in many countries oa South Africa, Poland , New Zealand, Brazil, United States ..

Jan-Bart spoke about Wikiwijs, a project part of the Dutch OER strategy, it is for teachers to develop teaching material. The differences were explained with Wikipedia and Mediawiki... And explained about how an architected approach allow for the development of projects like Wikiwijs. There are many "open" aspects to all this and he explained them all.

The question I asked was if it would not be good when the OER tools are internationalised and localised ... It turns out that this is indeed an issue.

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