Former Chair of the Master of Distance Education program at the University of Maryland University College. Present faculty member at UMUC and Athabasca University. Now teaching "Teaching and Learning in the K-12 Virtual School".
Hello I am looking forward
Iam Hemlata Deputy Director- Academic from University of Mumbai I am a moodler now would like to actively engage in OER We are hosting our first OER Workshop from 24th -26th February Prof Asha Kanwar shall deliver the inaugral address
i wish to actively participate and spread OER Excellent work
hemlata chari Phd-University of Alberta
Thanks for starting this checking in and intros discussion area. Great to see this early interest.
I'm Paul Stacey from BCcampus. I'll be facilitating the OER University seminar in SCoPE.
I work at BCcampus where we've been implementing and operating a publicly funded OER initiative since 2003. The OER developed through our program is used by the colleges and universities in teacher delivered online, for-credit courses and programs. We're looking forward to diversifying this use case through the OER University model.
I am Paily, a Teacher Educator employed with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi and is currently posted at Regional Institute of Education, Bhopal as Associate Professor in Education & Head Department of Extension Education.
Currently I am working on two projects
- Integration of web2.0 tools in school education by training secondary school teachers from the western states of India. Details are available at http://www.ictmanual.net
- Integration of FOSS and OER in school education by training the secondary school teachers from the western states of India details are available at http://www.oss-oer4school.net
I am Director of Realizing Education's Potential Institute We track and contribute innovations in Education. The area of OER, OCW, and open education is a primary focus as we enter the second decade of this century. I live in Washington State so I am smiling to all those north of me in British Columbia. This year should see some powerful movements around the world and in education. Hurray! Pheo
I work at College of the Rockies, in Cranbrook BC, where I support a wide variety of online learning & curriculum development initiatives. I've been interested in OERs for a long time now & I'm fascinated by the idea of an "OER University". Looking forward to the discussion...
Wayne encouraged me to sign up and engage.
I'm going to read what all of the rest of your smart folks have to say before jumping in...
Formally, I've been an EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teacher at a secondary Franco-Brazilian lycee in Sao Paulo for many years. Outside this framework and online as an independent educator, I've become increasingly interested and involved in the open movement in education. I am a (slow) contributor to Wikimedia projects (Commons and Wikipedia), Wikieducator, Merlot and a member of the incipient Brazilian OER community.
Looking forward to the discussions around OERu.
I am Professor of e-Learning and a teacher educator in the University of Canterbury and very happily a shared leader of professional development for school teachers adopting blended and online learning. This includes support from Wayne and many others on WikiEducator.
I will be assisting on site at the OERu meeting in Dunedin.
Great to be online with you,
One Laptop Per Child
Computers now cost less than printed textbooks at every level from elementary school to post-graduate work. There is an accelerating trend to electronic learning materials under Creative Commons and other Free/Liberated licenses.
What do we know about this, and what do we know we don't know?
How can we begin to find out what we don't know we don't know?
For example, what will happen when millions of children educated on OLPC XO laptops grow up and enter college with up to 12 years of full-time computer experience?
What can children learn with computers and Internet access that they cannot learn just with paper, pencil, and contact with people within walking distance?
Are colleges and universities everywhere sufficiently adaptable to deal with such issues? How about countries and cultures?
Never mind the Digital Divide. Can you say "generation gap"?
I don't have extensive experience as many of you on the forum, but this is the right moment to learn and contribute to movement growth. I am from Rwanda. My professional background is mainly EFL teaching at primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education . I am currently in Michigan and working on the completion of two MAs (Online and Distance Education with OU and TESOL with EMU). I am hopefully returning to Rwanda in May and hope to start a teacher online community for professional learning. I want to share OERs with colleague teachers in Rwanda and explore how these resources can be widely and effectively used in this setting with the goal to reach learners in remote corners of the country.
I look forward to learning from the forum.
it is great to see educators from so many different countries excited and keen to not only share resources and expertise but also contribute ideas how we can get institutions to formally recognize OER and open educational practice on a global scale.
Looking forward to the meeting in Dunedin and most of all the outcomes
Flexible Learning Manager at Northtec
skype and twitter: playnice_nz
We're very pleased that UNESCO has provided support to stream the meeting. So already the OER Foundation is helping institutions to save travel costs ;-) It will be our first attempt to run an open international planning meeting - -so I hope we don't make too many mistakes.
The experience of Empire State College will be invaluable in planning the "OER equivalent" model -- Empire State College were leaders in pioneering open curricula in distance education -- looks like you're well positioned to do the same in an OER world.
I also write/blog on the topics of Moodle, Open Source and other Learning Management Systems.
Just curious where this initiative will go and how educational costs might be driven down effectively.