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1 DeFT (Digital Futures in Teacher Education) Project Open Educational Resources in the context of teacher education training Anna Gruszczynska, Richard Pountney, Nicky Watts

2 DeFT project About the project Local teachers and pupils, teacher educators and teacher educations students involved in: understanding more about digital literacy exploring and sharing the potential of digital technologies reflecting on tacit elements of pedagogical practice Project outputs will be shared via an open textbook and the "Digital Bloom" installation Partners: Sheffield Hallam University University of Sheffield 5 primary and 5 secondary schools in South Yorkshire Creative Industries (Learning Connections and RealSmart) Yorkshire and Humber Grid for Learning Sheffield Children’s Festival

3 Key terms: Open Educational Resources … digitised materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research (OECD, 2007). Create License Remix Share … teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. (Atkins et al. 2007).

4 Frameworks for digital literacy Current debates focusing on issues of ICT in the curriculum ("Shut down or restart?" Royal Society report) Digital literacy as a continuum between the purely social and the purely technological Move from the singular ‘literacy’ to the plural ‘literacies’ to emphasise the sheer diversity of existing accounts (Lankshear and Knobel, 2008). Digital literacies as "the constantly changing practices through which people make traceable meanings using digital technologies" (Gillen and Barton, 2011).

5 DL Tensions: sharing resources From focus groups: you have to be sharing with the kids anyway all the time’ You don’t know what reaction you would get… can you imagine if you put it on you tube and you got loads of thumbs down?’ - a well-developed culture of sharing resources via resource banks such as teachernet; TES etc. as well as informal sharing (Facebook etc.) - very low awareness of issues around copyright and accessibility ‘polished performance’ vs. accounts of ‘real life’ ’

6 PGCertHE module Digital Literacy covered within the UK Professional Standards Framework under : Area of Activity A4: Develop effective learning environments and approaches to student support and guidance Core Knowledge K4: The use and value of appropriate learning technologies Pedagogical Approaches E-safety and Ethics E-tools - Assessment & Feedback Administration & Data Management Online Community Working

7 PGCertHE module TALK TO RICHARD re: issues emerging from ITTE project issues in HE low status of teaching lack of mechanisms of reward and recognition when it comes to producing teaching resources issues of copyright (teaching resources as property of university/teacher)


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