Presentation on theme: "Mike Sanders, Alison Stokes, Pauline Kneale and Yolande Knight GEES Subject Centre Open Educational Resources (OER) in fieldwork: practicalities, pedagogy,"— Presentation transcript:
Mike Sanders, Alison Stokes, Pauline Kneale and Yolande Knight GEES Subject Centre Open Educational Resources (OER) in fieldwork: practicalities, pedagogy, and cross disciplinary applications 7 th July 2011 Open Fieldwork Project
Session Outline 1.Introduction to OER and background to project 2.Explore the Fieldwork Education Resource Collection (FERC) 3.Practicalities of releasing fieldwork OER 4.pedagogy, and cross disciplinary applications
Open Fieldwork Project Key project aims 1.To establish a collection of UK and international fieldwork OER for sharing and reuse 2.To develop a sustainable community of those interested in contributing and reusing fieldwork resources 3.To engender cultural change towards open licensing of educational resources within the GEES (and wider) disciplines
What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? OER: Educational resources released under an open licence that permits free use, re-use, and development by others for teaching Open licence: A way of licensing your material so that you keep copyright but allow other people to copy and distribute your work on the conditions you specify as long as they give you credit, e.g. Creative Commons
What are OER? The Jorum national repository A place to put OER Jorum contains either: –The actual resources or –A link to the resources The majority of resource in Jorum are freely available under a CC licence to anyone
Creative Commons Can control whether: Attribution should be given or not Commercial use permitted or not To allow derivatives to be made or not The end user does not have to contact the owner It is NON-TRANSACTIONAL
Creative Commons A way of licensing your material so that you keep copyright but allow other people to copy and distribute your work on the conditions you specify as long as they give you credit
Creative Commons Go to Search for “commercial jet” Pick the first image and find the licence associated with it Can you find a way of only searching for images released under creative commons? When you have found an image can you find details of the CC licence it has been released under
Fieldwork resources 1.Location-specific (e.g. virtual field trip) 2.Generic: a)Skills or techniques-based b)General information or guidance (e.g. safety briefings, good practice guides)
As you explore the Fieldwork Education Resource Collection please feel free to note down any constructive feedback! Explore the FERC!
Pros: Provides examples of field sites Provides some form of redress if misused Good to share / self-promotion Reusing in different ways – if there, then easy/useful Not reinventing wheel Good for more complicated formats Saving of time (!) - leads to better quality teaching Ethics – do as I do New ideas Could lead to collaboration Level of permissions clarified Pros and cons of using OER to support fieldwork
Cons: Unlikely to find exact resource > > modification needed? Problems with accessing resources in Jorum Time spent searching ≠ time preparing – every second counts Hard to find solid OER – searching is problematic (Jorum) Problems with uploading into Jorum – metadata fields etc + problems with updating Poor / non-uniformity of metadata If creating for OER >> more time needed to ensure CC clear Repurposing harder than creating Mapping >> EDINA data? OS data closely guarded beyond institution firewall If web-based, issue with longevity >> might disappear! Pros and cons of using OER to support fieldwork
Preparing for open release Using the FERC find the Devon Great Consols Virtual Tour
Preparing for open release What would be involved if you wanted to release your own materials as an OER?
Use of images in OER You’ve already seen Flickr commons Have a look at the xpert attribution tool (you can Google “xpert attribution”): Search for “earthquake” and see what is returned
Discussion How important is the disciplinary context in which a resource is created? Would you consider repurposing a resource created in: –A cognate discipline? –A non-cognate discipline?
Any final comments / thoughts / questions?
Preparing for open release For the Fieldwork Educational Resources Collection to automatically add your resource from Jorum, you can put ‘fieldwork’ (all one word) into the title and/or description. If a position on the map is required, coordinates as decimal degrees in square brackets e.g. [ ] should also be included in the description.