Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Initial Ideas
What is the course all about. What is the broad topic, what are the main aspects to be covered?

The OERup! training aims at fostering the implementation of open educational practices in adult learning. Within a blended-learning format, adult education teaching professionals as well as the staff and management of adult learning institution will be trained in reusing, revising, remixing, and redistributing open educational resources. Further, participants will engage in setting up strategies for open educational practices in their professional environment.
The training contains virtual learning activities (self-directed learning, expert-webinars, etc. ..). Furthermore, it foresees the development of initial OEP projects during a face to face workshop, of which first steps of the implementation process will be accompanied by tutor support and peer mentoring. 

    Target Group

    Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Initial Ideas
    Briefly describe the characteristics, requirements and preferences of the target group

    Main target group:
    • adult education teaching professionals
      • employed teacher or trainer
      • freelance teacher or trainer
      • mentor or tutor
    • manager of adult education institutions
    Secondary target group
    • ICT support of adult education institutions
    • consultants/ experts in adult education
    => from all subject areas and who
    - are interested in getting an overview of the topic OER and its potential for adult learning 
    - would like to be informed about the status quo of OER in Europe, its initiatives and communities
    - are curious to find out more about and participate in the practice of Open Education
    - want to learn how to develop OER and integrate OEP in their daily work
    - are interested in developing sustainable strategies for OEP in adult learning
    - have experience in using OER and would like to share/discuss their experience with others
    - are interested in starting an OEP - project

      Course Objectives

      Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Initial Ideas
      Describe the main objectives you would like to achieve in the course. This can contain very broad competencies students shall achieve.

      The overall objective of this course is to broaden participation of adult education practitioners in Open Education. This means:
      1. After having completed the training, all learner shall have achieved the competences to research, evaluate, and repurpose OER. In addition,they shall be able to create and distribute quality OER for their purpose.
      2. Furthermore, adult education teaching professionals shall have the competence to implement OER in their teaching practice, while managers of adult education institutions shall know how to implement open educational practices on the institutional level.


        Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Initial Ideas
        Describe the prerequisites which you foreseen for the target group

        entry level:
        there will be course material for both, those:
        • new to OER
        • experienced/advanced with OER
        technical requirements of participants:
        • basic knowledge of ICT handling
        • access to the internet (and corresponding hardware, e.g. tablet, computer, etc.)
        • access to the tools, plattforms in use (e.g. google+ community (?!))
        • newest flashplayer and fast internet for access to Adobe Connect
        • audio devices (e.g. headset)

          Constraints / Standards

          Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Initial Ideas
          Which discipline / industry standards might have to be considered?

          definitions of the terms in use, e.g.:
          • what does 'open' mean
          • what does 'free' mean
          • what kind of ressources
          • what is meant by Open Educational Practices
          • ..etc.

            Course Objectives

            Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Outline
            Please describe the refined course objectives. This should be in line with module descriptions in the course syllabus.


              Learning Outcomes

              Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Outline
              Please describe the learning outcomes.

              after having participated in the training, the learner will...
              1. OER & OEP - what does it mean? what's in it for me? (all participants)
              • understand the terms in use (definitions and philosophy behind it)
              • be able to state his/her own motivation for producing and using OER
              2. Open licensing (all participants)
              • understand the main issues around copyright and licensing
              • and be able to apply the appropriate license to his/her OER
              • distinguish different types of licences (with a focus on creative commons) and how they support OEP
              3. Searching, evaluating, and repurposing OER (all participants)
              • know about OER repositories
              • be able to assess the quality of OER (in terms of format, media, adaptability, etc.)
              • be able to meaningfully repurpose OER
              • understand the implications of different licenses
              4. Creating and distributing quality OER (all participants)
              • know what is needed in order to make OER findable (keyword - matadata)
              • be able to apply the appropriate licence to his/her resource
              • know a range of tools and platforms that help him/her to produce OER
              • know how to design his/her OER so it can be readily used and adapted
                • be aware of limitations/possibilities of different devices, formats, languages etc.
                • understand the importance of keeping the context in mind when producing content
                • ....
              5. Implementing OEP I (for teaching professionals)
              • know how teaching practice should change around OER (keyword - open pedagogies)
                • know how to facilitate co-production of ressources (with colleagues or learners)
                • know how to engage learners in using OER
                • ...
              • know about the power of social learning
              • have increased its capacity to promote an OER policy in his/her institution
              6. Implementing OEP II (for managers, consultants, freelancers)
              • know about benefits, risks, and costs of OEP (ROI)
              • fully understand the implication for their institution
              • know how to develop and deliver strategies to implement OER and OEP at institutional level
              • be able to develop their own OEP business case (?)
              • be able to evaluate the impact of OER on his or her work
              OER communities and news
              • be aware of blogs/ initiatives/ communities/ conferences/ etc. that talk about the topic OER and OEP and keep he/she informed

                Didactical Concept

                Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Outline
                Please describe the key aspects of the didactical / instructional design

                The training is based on a blended-learning concept:
                First engagement: 
                • An opening webinar shall "pick up" the learner and familiarze him/her with the course structure (e.g. timing) and delivery (tools in use), and give an overall introduction of the topic. (for the pilot training, the learner will be informed about the evaluation process of this pilot)
                Main content delivery:
                • key content will be given to the learner online via virtual learning activities (self-directed learning, webinars,..etc. - to be defined). This will be the core of the training. He/She will be able to choose between material for different levels. A time framework of 6-7 weeks will be given, in which the learner may chose his/her learning pace (webinars, for example, will be recorded).
                • Two modules will distinctively be targeted towards individual groups of learners: Implementing OER I and II
                Practical application: 
                • after having completed the main part of the training, the course continues for those who are interested with project-based learning. During a face-to-face workshop, students may start a first OER project.
                Online coaching:
                • with virtual tutor support and peer mentoring, those who have started a first OER project will be accompanied through their first project implementation steps
                • students who have not engaged in a project will still be kept in the loop (through the google+ community, for example) about the process of project implementation, in order to learn from this practice cases.
                Final engagement:
                • a closing webinar will roundup the entire training with project showcases, lessons-learned, and future plans.
                The entire course however shall remain open for interesting external input. Therefore virtual "learning nuggets" will be planned, as they come up and seem relevant. (For example: an online interview with an expert, the introduction of an OER project/initiative, etc.).
                Infographic of the training structure: 

                • Ines Kreitlein

                  idea: a short quiz for each module may show the learner, if she/he has the required knowledge. So he/she can decide wether or not to skip this part of the training?

                • actwww

                  Here's a quiz/card game to learn about the combination of CC licenses Pretty neat.

                • Cristina Stefanelli

                  like it, thanks for sharing!

                Course Plan

                Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Outline
                Please create a table which shows the main contents, learning activities as well as potential references (book chapters, papers, ..) and OER to be used for the course development.


                  Course Development

                  Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: (Course) Development
                  Finally lets create our resource


                    Experiences and Feedback

                    Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Evaluation
                    All users provide their experiences


                      Follow up

                      Posted by Ines Kreitlein in category: Evaluation
                      The group discusses and agrees on changes which should be made based on the feedback.