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Transforming Learning with Open Education Fields, Erin; Wright, Lucas May 2, 2018

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Transforming Learning with Open EducationDandelion by Ulleo, CC0Open Scholarship in Practice Spring 2018Erin Fields, UBC LibraryLucas Wright, BCcampusAgendaWhy Open Education● Student Learning● Health of the WebExamples of Open Education in PracticeChallenges & BarriersPractical Elements of Open Education2Open Teaching Open PedagogyThe 5Rs defining open content. Materials created by David Wiley, CC by 4.0Open Spectrumhttps://open.ubc.ca/teach/what-is-teach-in-the-open/Activity 1 - Your Open Practice1. Take 3 Sticky Notes2. Write down the ways you have engaged in Open Practice3. Put the notes under the theme  4. Review each others responsesWhy Open?Student Learning“ The student of the future is what we call a maker, somebody who needs to be able to not just critically understand the problem, but also produce solutions to problems. The value of that skill carries across all fields of academia. Jan Holmevik, Associate Professor of English and Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Next Generation Computing and Creativity at Clemson University2016 NMC Horizon Report Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy (p.3)ENG470D-003 Spring 20176 articles  | 29 articles edited | 882 Edits | 47 Student Editors | 466,000 ViewsScholarly Life Cycle in Open PracticePlanning ImplementingPublishingDiscovery & ImpactReuseReview a Wikipedia article for information gaps  Research, analyze, describe, and organize information sourcesWrite article and gain peer feedback from course and Wikipedia communityTrack new edits, article viewing, talk page entriesWikipedia articles are open to editing, linking, categorizing, etc.Critical Literacies in Open PracticeWikiEduWikipediaUsing WikiEdu or Wikipedia, have students create or make significant edits to a Wikipedia article.Framework for IL for Higher Education● Different types of authority● Many disciplines have acknowledged authorities● Challenge the authority of those sources● Social nature of the information ecosystem● Value diverse ideas and worldviews● Underrepresented or systematically marginalized within information systems● Synthesize ideas from multiple sourceshttp://www.ala.org/acrl/standards/ilframework“ Leeds Becket University views digital literacy as a varied set of capabilities underpinned by digital technologies and computer literacy, which leads to the “confident and critical use of information and digital technologies to enhance academic, personal, and professional development.2016 NMC Horizon Report Strategic Brief on Digital Literacy (p.4)Alexander, B., Adams Becker, S., and Cummins, M (2016). Digital Literacy: An NMC Horizon Project Strategic Brief. Volume 3.3, October 2016. Austin,Texas: The New Media ConsortiumDigital Literacies in Open Practice● Web content authoring● Writing for a general audience● Image manipulation● Knowledge about Copyright● Digital Identity● Communication in Networked EnvironmentWhy Open?Health of the Web Acquiring the wide range of skills needed to read, write and participate in our digital world requires dedication. Technical abilities like coding are important, but they’re not enough.We also need to be able to critically analyze information we see online, as social media debacles over “fake news” the past year made clear. Even young people who are ‘digital natives’ don’t automatically know when to ask questions or how to validate what they see.Mozilla - Health of the Web April 2018https://bit.ly/2JFw2MUPrivacy /Security/Openess/Digital Inclusion/Web LiteracyIt is not enough to teach students to be able to interrogate critically screen culture and other forms of aural, video and visual representation. They must also learn how to be cultural producers. Henry A. Giroux | Thinking Dangerously: The Role of Higher Education in Authoritarian Times, https://bit.ly/2tZ99x5vision vs reality“Imagine a world in which every single human being can freely share in the sum of all knowledge”“at least 80% of Wikipedians [editors] are men,” predominantly white in the US and EuropeWhen Institutions like Wikipedia “involve systematic distortion then we get farther and farther away from accurate understandings of the world,”Ema Paling , Wikipedias Hostility to Women, The AtlanticReflection-building-distortion by   aitofff CCO Student editors contributed nearly 6% of Wikipedia’s new science content in April 2016Since 2010 students have added 44 million words to Wikipedia - more words than the last printed edition of the encyclopedia BritanicaGoogle depends on Wikipedia. Click through rate decreases by 80% if Wikipedia links are removed.                              Giulia Forsythe (gforsythe) Wikipedia CCO In Practice Student Created Textbooks“ There is nobody better to write virtually any textbook for any course at any institution of higher education than the students currently enrolled in or just finishing the course. Most content in textbooks is not proprietary, and students keenly understand what is challenging about the material, how to explain it to their peers, and what explanations will resonate with new learners.Robin DerosaStudents Contributing to Other OERhttps://kuscholarworks.ku.edu/handle/1808/21508https://thinking.is.ed.ac.uk/wiki-games/Challenges & Barriers to Open“ An important question therefore becomes not simply whether education is more or less open, but what forms of openness are worthwhile and for whom; openness alone is not an educational virtue. Openness entails negotiating new forms of risk.Catherine Cronin  Activity 2: Challenges/Barriers1. In a group you will be given a prompt2. Discuss what challenges having students work in the open may create related to this prompta. Inclusion b. Vulnerability/Safetyc. Readinessd. Learning Context“ We are on the cusp of a global revolution in teaching and learning. Educators worldwide are developing a vast pool of educational resources on the Internet, open and free for all to use. They are also planting the seeds of a new pedagogy where educators and learners create, shape and evolve knowledge together, deepening their skills and understanding as they go.Capetown Declaration+10ThanksErin Fields, UBC LibraryLucas Wright, BCcampusWant more information? Go to:open.ubc.ca 


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