Introduction to open peer collaboration models for open textbook development
Wayne Mackintosh, Director of the OER Foundation, founder of WikiEducator and member of the international Advisory Board of the Wikimedia Foundation which oversees the popular Wikipedia website, will lead a hands-on practical workshop on open peer collaboration models for the design and development of OER.
The workshop will commence with a critical refection on the concept of open educational resources with particular reference to the practical implications for collaborative and open resource development. Participants will consider the challenges and complexities of copyright and alternatives for open licensing to address these issues.
The workshop will use a wiki authoring model as an example to highlight important considerations which open textbook developers need to take into account. This hands-on approach will enable participants to interrogate red herrings, myths and the limitations of transparent and open peer collaboration approaches for the development of teaching resources. The workshop will also illustrate the potential of automated recongfiguration of OER for alternative delivery platforms and how institutions can save cost and time in the development of reusable learning resources.
The workshop will be suitable for beginner, intermediate and advanced wiki users.
Session 1: Introduction to open educational resources, copyright and creative commons licenses (1 hour)
|Welcome and introductions||10 mins||Individual introductions - One breath rule.|
|Why is freedom important in education?||5 mins|| View short video of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, Chancellor of the University of the Western Cape in South Africa. |
|Fair and reasonable practice||10 mins||Participants complete the fair and reasonable practice survey and compare their views with international opinion of fellow educators.|
|Towards a definition of OER||10 mins|
|The basics of copyright||5 mins||
|Introducing the Creative Commons licenses||10 mins|
|License compatibility||10 mins|
Session 2: Basics of wiki editing (1 hour, 5 mins)
|Context questions and WikiEducator trivia
|Introducing Wikis||5 mins||View video: Wiki's in plain English|
|Two views of a wiki||5 mins||
| Creating an account and first edit
|Basic text formating||10 mins||
Facilitor demonstrates basic text formatting features including:
|Rational for using wiki technology||10 mins|
|Creating a personal sandbox||5 mins||
Facilitator introduces the feature of having a personal practice area for trying out new wiki skills.
|External links, internal links and new wiki pages||10 mins||
| Conclusion (Optional)
Concluding video reflection:
Session 3: Collaborative design and development (30 mins)
|Examples of collaborative development
|Group discussion||15 mins||