Think Tank agenda
To facilitate a productive think tank we have adopted guidelines for engagement and these are specified as parked issues. Other than questions of clarity, the following topical issues appertaining to the OER movement will not be discussed at this think tank:
- The debate on free content licensing with reference to nuances of opinion on what constitutes a "free" content resource. For the purposes of this think tank we will subscribe to the Free Cultural Works Definition when referring to OERs;
- Discussions on preferred software tools for OER content production and delivery. Where possible, we will promote the notion of open standards and interoperability of digital content, rather than personal preferences for software.
This is not intended to denounce the strategic importance of these topical issues. New Zealand will need to address these concerns at a later stage when developing strategies for implementation but they are the kinds of discussions that will hinder our progress taking into account a tight agenda.
This agenda will evolve dynamically using the wiki way. Based on feedback so far, here is the proposed agenda:
This activity involves speaking personally with each participant prior to the start of the Think Tank – to gain their thoughts and perspectives, and any feedback regarding the DRAFT Agenda. The Commonwealth of Learning team will assist in contacting all nominated participants via skype, telephone or email prior to the start of the Think Tank and document the feedback.
Getting started -- the groundwork
|09:30 - 10:00||Registration and refreshments|
|10:00 - 10:30||
|10:30 - 10:50||
||Dr Wayne Mackintosh, Board of Directors, OER Foundation and founding Director of the International Centre for Open Education, Otago Polytechnic.|
|10:50 - 11:30||Looking at NZ and relevant international examples of OER||5 minute show and tell open floor|
|11:30 - 12:00||Question and answer session||National Library, MOE and Wayne Mackintosh|
|12:00 - 12:30||Why should we do this? What's in it for us?
Articulating a value proposition for a New Zealand national OER collaboration
|Plenary or group discussion documenting thoughts on WikiEducator|
|12:30 - 12:35||Debrief and plan for the afternoon.||National Library and Wayne Mackintosh|
|12:35 - 13:00||Lunch and discussions|
Engagement phase, ongoing
|13:00 - 13:30||Plenary report back on the value proposition||? MOE representative|
|13:30 - 14:30||What are we going to do and how will we do it?
Developing a Draft Plan of Action: Identifying the action steps
|Categorized group work:
|14:30 - 15:00||Plenary report back and discussion||?National library|
|15:00 - 15:15||Comfort check
|15:15 - 15:30||Afternoon refreshments|
|15:30 - 16:00||What are the milestones?
When should they be achieved? Who will help?
|Facilitated group reflection|
|16:00 - 16:30||
||National Library, MOE and OER Foundation|