Difference between revisions of "Access2OER:Home"

From Bjoern Hassler's website
Jump to: navigation, search
 
m (1 revision: Import from OER wiki (latest revision, 27/8/2009, v.3))
 
(11 intermediate revisions by the same user not shown)
Line 1: Line 1:
<noinclude>{{Access2OER:OERWIKI_PAGE|Access2OER/Home}}</noinclude>{{Access2OER:Template/Introduction}}__NOTOC__
+
<noinclude>{{Access2OER:OERWIKI_PAGE|Access2OER}}</noinclude>{{Access2OER:TemplateAccess2OERWG}}
  
{{MakeNav|Access2OER|Up|Access2OER/Home|Home|Access2OER/The_issues|Issues}}
+
= Welcome to the UNESCO Communities Access2OER pages =
  
UNESCO’s international Community on Open Educational Resources has been active since 2005.  It connects over 700 individuals in 105 countries to share information and discuss issues surrounding the production and use of Open Educational Resources – web-based materials offered freely and openly for use and reuse in teaching, learning and research.
+
= Discussion 9th Feb - 9th March =
  
The community periodically holds discussions on various topics. During an earlier discussion (in June 2008), it was suggested that there should be a discussion devoted to access to OER, that would consider access very broadly, including specific access issues from less resourced environments.
+
This main discussion has now closed.  A report of the discussion is being drafted, and you can [[Access2OER:Home|read the draft on the wiki]]. When the report is finished, it will be circulated to the mailing list. You can access the sections of the report here:
  
OER is seen as having the potential to extend access to knowledge worldwide, but there exist certain barriers to its achieving this objective.  Access is one potential barrier – and a crucial challenge. Although our initial interaction on the issue started with the consideration of limited or no connectivity, lack of electricity was identified as an even more basic barrier to access to OER.  However, there are many other potential barriers or constraints and it will be useful to identify the range of them, for there are emerging solutions or approaches that would mitigate the problems.  Developers of OER will benefit from having these in mind – donors and other agencies may be able to contribute to addressing them.
+
{{Access2OER:TemplateAccess2OER menu}}
  
We thus return to the issue of access in a new community discussion (held in February/March 2009), and this report gives on overview of this discussion.  This new present discussion continues that earlier discussion, to take up the issue of access to OER and explore the challenges and some of the potential solutions at hand.  It was an opportunity to share creative responses from different situations. Broadly speaking, the discussion was conducted in three phases:
+
= An Access2OER proposal: Bridge (discussion starting 9th March) =
  
* Week 1: Identification and description of the main problems associated with access, and an initial development of a classification scheme.
+
The previous discussion ended with some concrete ideas for proposals (see [[Access2OER:9 Proposals]]), responding to the needs identified earlier ([[Access2OER:Issues]]).  
* Week 2: Reflection upon and exploration of solutions and approaches and their potential for the various types of barriers identified.
 
* Week 3: A concrete attemp to develop specific proposals.
 
  
The present document is the summary report of this discussion. It documents the discussion itself, as well as outcomes. We hope that thre report gives an overview of the various types of constraints that limit access to OER, as well as some tested or proposed solutions or approaches.
+
To take these proposals further, a second mailing list has been set up: https://communities.unesco.org/wws/info/access2oer, where the discussion will continue, and concrete proposals will be developed. You are very welcome to join.
  
The challenges raised by problems related to access may justify further exploration and follow up action.  This will depend upon the OER Community.
+
FIND OUT ABOUT THE PROPOSAL: [[Bridge]].
  
{{MakeNav|Access2OER|Up|Access2OER/Home|Home|Access2OER/The_issues|issues}}
+
= Access 2 OER related events (coming out of our discussion) =
 +
 
 +
== Access 2 OER discussion at OCWC 2009 ==
 +
 
 +
From: Tom Caswell: I am looking forward to facilitating a conversation among such wonderful
 +
people in the OER access and accessibility communities. I will send more
 +
information about our panel members soon. As a reminder, in this session we
 +
will discuss assistive technology efforts as well as projects to improve
 +
access to OER in developing countries. The session will be held in
 +
Monterrey, MX on April 22, from 11:30am to 1pm CDT (UTC/GMT -5 hours). This
 +
is an exploratory session to look at what projects are under way to improve
 +
accessibility and access to OER, and how is the OCW community participating.
 +
How are accessibility and access challenges similar and what strategies
 +
might offer solutions to both problems?
 +
 
 +
For details of the Elluminate site, please join the access2oer mailing list.
 +
 
 +
If you use twitter, please post comments and questions to twitter during the session. Please tag your posts with two tags:
 +
#OCWC09wsaccess #access2oer09
 +
If you want to see what's being posted, please check this link:
 +
http://search.twitter.com/search?q=access2oer09
 +
 
 +
Also, the conference website page for this session can be reached here:
 +
* http://conferences.ocwconsortium.org/index.php/ocwcglobal/monterrey2009/paper/view/49
 +
For more about the conference as such, see
 +
* http://conferences.ocwconsortium.org/index.php/ocwcglobal/monterrey2009
 +
 
 +
Bjoern
 +
 
 +
== Proposal presentation at OpenVideo conference ==
 +
 
 +
Bjoern and Tiffiniy raised some awareness for the proposal at the Open Video conference (June 2009).
 +
 
 +
See here for [http://www.sciencemedianetwork.org/Blog/20090620_OpenVideo_2009 more information], and [http://www.sciencemedianetwork.org/OpenVideo2009/1 slides].

Latest revision as of 18:45, 27 August 2009

The original OERWIKI seems to be offline (December 2012). The Access2OER discussion pages are preserved here for reference! The final report in pdf is available here: Access2OER_Report,


1 Welcome to the UNESCO Communities Access2OER pages

2 Discussion 9th Feb - 9th March

This main discussion has now closed. A report of the discussion is being drafted, and you can read the draft on the wiki. When the report is finished, it will be circulated to the mailing list. You can access the sections of the report here:

Introduction - Contents | Part 1: Issues | Part 2: Solutions | Part 3: Proposals | Conclusion | Page Index

3 An Access2OER proposal: Bridge (discussion starting 9th March)

The previous discussion ended with some concrete ideas for proposals (see Access2OER:9 Proposals), responding to the needs identified earlier (Access2OER:Issues).

To take these proposals further, a second mailing list has been set up: https://communities.unesco.org/wws/info/access2oer, where the discussion will continue, and concrete proposals will be developed. You are very welcome to join.

FIND OUT ABOUT THE PROPOSAL: Bridge.

4 Access 2 OER related events (coming out of our discussion)

4.1 Access 2 OER discussion at OCWC 2009

From: Tom Caswell: I am looking forward to facilitating a conversation among such wonderful people in the OER access and accessibility communities. I will send more information about our panel members soon. As a reminder, in this session we will discuss assistive technology efforts as well as projects to improve access to OER in developing countries. The session will be held in Monterrey, MX on April 22, from 11:30am to 1pm CDT (UTC/GMT -5 hours). This is an exploratory session to look at what projects are under way to improve accessibility and access to OER, and how is the OCW community participating. How are accessibility and access challenges similar and what strategies might offer solutions to both problems?

For details of the Elluminate site, please join the access2oer mailing list.

If you use twitter, please post comments and questions to twitter during the session. Please tag your posts with two tags:

#OCWC09wsaccess #access2oer09

If you want to see what's being posted, please check this link: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=access2oer09

Also, the conference website page for this session can be reached here:

For more about the conference as such, see

Bjoern

4.2 Proposal presentation at OpenVideo conference

Bjoern and Tiffiniy raised some awareness for the proposal at the Open Video conference (June 2009).

See here for more information, and slides.