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Tuesday, April 24


The student as prosumer. Open pedagogy for ICT education.
The research’s objective was to design and implement a student proactive open pedagogy that would enable students to find and use (open) learning materials needed to explore and apply a self-chosen ICT technology. The course’s open pedagogy was designed using the idea of open practice (Ouwehand & Schuwer, 2017) and the ambition of giving students control over their study, based on insights from studies on intrinsic motivation, like the flow theory (Csikszentmihalyi et al. 2005) and Self Determination Theory (Deci & Ryan, 2002; 2008). The student proactive open pedagogy resulted in a total of 51 self-chosen different ICT technologies being studied and used to create individual applications for which the students found and used over 450 educational resources.
These resources were analyzed on (a) descriptive characteristics, (b) educational fit and (c) reputation and (student) evaluation. The analysis was used to reflect on important findings from the OER literature such as Wiley’s 5R, the Wiley Paradox and educational fit. Results of the reflection were evaluated with six of the participating students during semi-structured interviews, leading to the following conclusions.
The study brought interesting insights in relationship to the OER literature and classical OER challenges.
Due to the fact that in an open student proactive pedagogy the learning content is ‘created’ by the student and from a student’s perspective some of the pitfalls, downsides, conditions and problems described in OER literature still apply but no longer obstruct the pedagogy and are successfully bypassed as a result of the pro-activeness of the students.
Therefore the open student pro-active pedagogy should focus on the student’s pro-activeness, the ability to analyze and describe his/her knowledge needs and matching available resources. In other words, a successful open proactive pedagogy largely relies on the development of 21st century skills and not on formal OER requirements and deficits.


Lennart de Graaf

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Tom Langhorst

Fontys University of Applied Sciences

Tuesday April 24, 2018 17:00 - 17:25
Wednesday, April 25


OER Librarians supporting open education in Europe
University libraries are becoming more involved in supporting open education. And when they do, it becomes clear that they can play an important role in taking open education to the next level. Librarians support and facilitate practical workflows for creation, management and re-use of educational materials, discovery of OER and advise on copyright issues. Being involved in promoting open access and open science, librarians can make the connection between different developments, policies and strategies to stimulate open publishing of educational materials in the way that open access has been put on the European strategic agenda.
In the US, OER librarians have taken up this work, in Europe, they have not yet organised themselves in this way. This panel presents four university librarians that have started to organise support for open education at their institutions and they will share developments in the UK, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands with the audience.

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June Hedges

Head of Liaison and Support Services, UCL Library Services, University College London

Hanne Munch Kristiansen

Arhus University Library

Jan Neumann

Head of Legal Affairs & Organization, Hochschulbibliothekszentrum des Landes NRW
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Hilde Van Wijngaarden

Library Director, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
OER librarians

Wednesday April 25, 2018 15:10 - 16:00
Classroom 1
Thursday, April 26


Breaking the Stigma: Faculty and Student Perceptions and Experiences with OER
Over the last few years, Affordable Learning Georgia, an initiative of the University System of Georgia, has been releasing Textbook Transformation Grants to promote creation and adoption of Open Educational Resources across USG institutions. Many of the faculty at Kennesaw State University, located just outside Atlanta, Georgia, have taken advantage of these grants to create, revise, remix, and reuse OER in their online, hybrid, and face-to-face courses in place of expensive textbooks. As of October 2017, sixteen teams at KSU had been awarded textbook transformation grants, and those projects have a combined estimated annual impact of $2.7 million saved among an estimated 7,500 students each year, and counting. This presentation and paper will outline the various open textbooks created, resources gathered, and classes transformed by ALG grants at KSU. It will also explore the student perceptions of these projects based on survey data, grade and withdrawal statistics in comparison to the same classes with expensive textbooks, and faculty perceptions and experiences with their created, reused, and remixed OER within their classes.

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Tiffani Reardon

Instructional Designer, Kennesaw State University

Thursday April 26, 2018 10:30 - 10:55
Commissie 3


Librarians as Open Education Leaders: Responsibilities and Possibilities
A common claim in open education is that librarians are effective supporters in open education work because their talents for research, organization, and working with students make them natural supporters of faculty designing OER courses. In this presentation we will discuss the results of a study that sought to understand how librarians and faculty interacted with one another through deliberate cooperation in course design. Seventeen faculty-librarian partnerships were awarded $3000 stipends to cooperate in designing open courses. Each participant kept a weekly journal describing current contributions to the course project. Early findings from analysis of the journals shows that librarians are effective supporters, but careful planning and organization of the projects was very necessary for the collaborations to be successful.

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Quill West

OER Project Director, Pierce College
Librarian, AdministratorI am the OER Project Director at Tacoma Community College and I believe that adopting, adapting and accessing OER empowers faculty, students and administrations to grow educational opportunities. I've been a user, a pusher, a creator and a teacher of OER. (From... Read More →

Thursday April 26, 2018 10:55 - 11:20
Commissie 3