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.
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
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:
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.
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.
Please describe the key aspects of the didactical / instructional design
The training is based on a blended-learning concept:
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
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.
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.
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.).