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Tuesday, April 24 • 15:15 - 15:40
From content curation to Open Educational Practices: experiences in a medical curriculum

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In a medical curriculum innovation we explored the use of OERs in the context of self directed learning. However, teachers encountered barriers in finding OERs and assessing the quality. Also they don’t have enough time to search and curate. Finally redesigning OERs into Open Educational Practices and integrating those in the curriculum is difficult. For these reasons Radboud university medical center initiated two projects: ‘content curation research’ and ‘creating OEPs for the curriculum’.

The university decided to support the teachers with new content curation services to overcome barriers to reuse OERs and move on to creating Open Educational Practices. This called for new support roles for library and educational expertise center.

A grand total of 14000 medical OERs have been curated using inclusion and exclusion criteria. The first curation round with 3rd and 4th year student workers took 750 hours. Only 19% of the curated OERs met the criteria. Reports for medical specialisms (like cardiology or neurology) were created, each with 20 to 130 OERs. A number teachers could easily crunch in the second curation round. Results are stored in a curated collection in a referatory.

Collection analysis results are surprising: 81% OERs rejected, only 5..10% could be used ‘as is’, low Creative Commons usage, (in-)completeness/low usability of metadata, OERs culturally difficult to translate.

Next step was to support teachers reusing OERs and creating Open Educational Practices. Educational consultants guide teachers through the redesign and curriculum implementation process. The adoption process from the teacher's intention to reuse to a well designed and implemented OEP is a slow and time consuming process in need of structured policy.

Other university medical centers are interested to use the referatory and implement OEPs locally. A national project is spinning off. The presentation will also explain the national approach.

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Nicolai van der Woert

senior consultant, Radboud university medical center
Educationalist and Open Ed addict working for the Healthcare professions @ Radboud university medical center, the Netherlands. PhD researcher (Designing ecosystems for open education in Healthcare) and member of Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN). Involved in the core team of the... Read More →

Tuesday April 24, 2018 15:15 - 15:40 CEST
Classroom 12