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Wednesday, April 25


"Open pedagogy" in the practice of teaching in higher education
In my presentation I will describe effective teaching methods related to journalism and public relations studies. It is necessary to apply new teaching methods that would attract students attention, as well as systematic training lecturers on new teaching methods. The use of many free web applications, learning through play, using crosswords, quizzes for learning vocabulary makes learning enjoyable and effective. The article will present specific methods of working with students, which I use in courses, lectures. I will show the use of Open Sources and concrete results that can be achieved by remote working.
I will describe and present the benefits of teaching through free e-learning pathways as well as web-based applications, social media which significantly enhance classes and save time (without detriment to teaching effectiveness). I will show the concrete effects of the classes, and I will present methods of stress-free assessment and verification of knowledge. I will present in practice (effective of use) specific Open Sources such as: Google Cultural Institutes, Pixbay, Wikipedia. The presentation of the Open Resources will enrich the examples of their use in specific types of classes. The presentation will be supplemented by current literature on e-learning and innovative teaching methods (both English and Polish).

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Lidia Pokrzycka

Maria Curie Sklodowska University

Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:10 - 11:35


The development of a case-based open online course on business analytics
One of the main developments for financial professionals is the increasing demands to understand the present and to forecast the future. It is not only about reporting the past, but to advise companies about future developments. Targeting the available data is essential. The School of Accounting and Business Economics at Saxion University of Applied Sciences (UAS) is developing an open online course to teach students and to train professionals in analyzing and interpreting data for consultancy. Currently we have 3 cases ready, out of seven, based on real-life examples. All materials will be available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 license and are actively shared with other UAS and consultant companies in the Netherlands. Students at our own university earn credits for this course, financial professionals will earn Permanent Education Points. In addition, we want to create a learning community between students and professionals through online dialogue and discussions.

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Marjon Baas

Educational Technologist, PhD student, Saxion University of Applied Sciences

Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:35 - 12:00


The potential for OER in undergraduate aviation management degrees in Australia
This paper assesses the potential for open educational resources (OER) in undergraduate aviation management degree programs in Australia. To date, traditional approaches to learning and teaching have dominated undergraduate aviation studies in Australia. This is not surprising given the technical and specialised focus required for pilot training. However, as undergraduate aviation degree programs have expanded to now include a growing focus on aviation management, the need and potential of OER is clear. The global aviation industry has a long history of cooperation and sharing when it comes to technical and safety matters; less so on economic and commercial issues. This latter reality has generated a business culture for many aviation companies, including airlines, of commercial protectionism and targeted strategic cooperation. This approach and mentality arguably extents to aviation focused higher education where competition for students, staff and exclusive industry and educational partnerships tend to work against a spirit and practice of wider sharing and openness. In Australia, the aviation higher education space is relatively small with only half a dozen universities offering degrees at the bachelor level. Within this context, the potential for OER is enormous. OER-enhanced learning and teaching in aviation would help to extend educational frontiers, and connect hitherto isolated and inward looking aviation programs. This paper explores existing OER developments and opportunities for undergraduate students in aviation management programs globally, and more specifically in Australia. It also discusses the potential to enhance learning and teaching in this space. Key recommendations are given covering greater cross-institutional collaboration and openness among aviation disciplines in Australia, at both institutional and educator levels.


Carina Bossu

University of Tasmania

Darren Ellis

University of South Australia

Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:25


Ana-Dil Türkçe: A Design for Open and Distance Turkish Teaching
The purpose of this study is to design an open course in the field of Turkish Education as a Foreign Language that can be used by everyone as an open course material with a plain and simple interface, through which participants can learn Turkish in their own pace and under their own control in a thematic and fun way with topics from real life.

With the learning environment developed as a part of this research, through completely distance education, a free learning environment is constituted for approximately 90,000 foreign students who have come to Turkey for educational purposes and for approximately 3.1 million refugees in Turkey who cannot afford to participate in a Turkish teaching program. With this service, the participation process of the social, cultural and economic life and employment of disadvantaged groups is aimed to be accelerated; and the quality of this participation increased by learning Turkish. Additionally, it is targeted at all people around the world who want to learn Turkish language and culture and benefit from the learning environments developed. The existence of instructions structured in English, Russian and Arabic is expected to expand the audience especially at lower levels.

The research was constituted as a design based research model. In the research, first, learning outcomes for A1 and A2 levels have been written based upon European Language Certificate Program Criteria. A spirally structured content arrangement has been made to serve to these outcomes, and e-learning materials have been designed and produced to transmit the content to the participants, which are e-courses, animated videao, dialogues, games and grammar video lessons all of which aim to improve students’ listening and reading comprehension, check their own learning and have fun.


Bilge Çam Aktaş

Anadolu University

Köksal Büyük

Anadolu University

Haluk Ünal

Anadolu University

Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:25 - 12:50