Planning events/eXe PCF4 Workshop
PCF4 Demonstration - Open Source
Collaborative development of open content using open source learning tools and systems
Original Proposal text
Designing and integrating educational resources and learning activities supported by learning technologies can seems a daunting challenge both for educationalists who are used to the classroom and for those in traditional distance teaching and learning settings. How can educators include the dynamic inter-relationships and peer learning opportunities inherent in a face-to-face situation, and also enhance carefully designed distance learning resources to support effective and engaging learning activities? A further challenge in many educational settings is how educators share and utilise the wealth of educational resources available to them, to achieve sustainability and reduce the reliance on designing everything anew
This workshop provides some insights into how open source educational technologies and open educational resources (OERs) can support these new challenges. Technology barriers are being lowered all the time through the innovative design of educator-friendly authoring tools, such as eXe. The cost barriers are being removed through the increase in excellent open source authoring tools and Learning Management Systems, e.g. Moodle and the growth of initiatives such as the COL Training Resources for Teacher Education (Wikieducator.org) project where OERs can be collaboratively developed, shared and re-used by educators globally.
New workshop outline
Total time = 75 minutes