OE Global 2018 has ended

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Tools [clear filter]
Wednesday, April 25


When do teachers share OER? When it is easy and useful for themselves and others.
Teachers who share online homemade teaching materials such as worksheets, presentations or bundles as an Open Educational Resource (OER) also share knowledge and experience through their teaching material. Successful adoption of OER among teachers requires a large and varied supply of OER, which presupposes that teachers are not only users but also distributors of OER.

In 2016, Bram Faems investigated what influences the sharing intention of 1335 teachers that are members of OER network KlasCement. Since 1998 teachers have shared concrete teaching materials (K-12) on KlasCement which is now part of the Department of Education and Training. This year some 95 000 teachers logged on at the site at least once and they shared almost 50 000 teaching resources (in total).

But what makes them share and what inhibits them to do so?

Both system and characteristics of the teacher are important
Faems discovered that both the teacher's ideas about the online system and the characteristics of the teacher itself are important. For teachers, the system where they find other people's teaching materials should be usable for their educational situation. It also must be easy to use.
But especially the altruism of the teacher is decisive: those who enjoy helping others are more inclined to share online learning resources. However, it is also important that teachers also perceive themselves as being able to make valuable learning resources.

Obstacles for sharing
The research shows that teachers also experience obstacles to sharing. First and foremost, they indicate that they do not have enough time to put homemade material online. Also, limited computer skills hinder some teachers to share. Finally, the complex and strict copyright legislation is proving to be a stumbling block.

avatar for Bram Faems

Bram Faems

Head user experience, KlasCement, Ministerie van Onderwijs en Vorming
Master in Instructional and Educational Sciences and currently head of user experience at KlasCement.net. There I research and design ways to make it possible for teachers to share knowledge.

Wednesday April 25, 2018 10:45 - 11:10


Good learning in less time
One out of three professionals experience high pressure in their work. Together with the constantly changing world of education, where student numbers increase vastly and opportunities of online education are almost endless, the creativity of our teachers are pushed to a new level. How do we let students experience the matter without logistic problems or taking up too much time from our coaches, mentors and teachers? How do we assess our students effectively, without loss in quality?

As a TU Delft Education-Fellow my focus is on the field of effective learning. Most literature is written about increasing the effect in learning practices, though, less is written about how to do this in a more efficient way. In general, three types of literature can be found within this field: (i) literature about Getting Things Done; (ii) literature introducing organizational approaches like Lean into education; and (iii) literature giving teachers tips and tricks on how to teach more effectively and/or efficiently. Unfortunately, literature in the latter group is scarce for the higher-education field and mainly focuses on primary and secondary schools.

To improve teaching quality without overloading the teacher we came up with a simple idea, developing an online cookbook for engineering teachers in higher education. In this cookbook teachers can share their teaching tricks, snippets and approaches with others in the community. We have developed an accessible way of sharing these “recipes” within the teaching community in an online platform. To kick-start the online community we have developed workshops which have been successfully implemented several times at different faculties within the TU Delft. This paper will present the approach, the results of the workshops, and the online cookbook as a result, not only sharing materials but also ideas and teaching approaches.


Toine Andernach

Delft University of Technology

Bas Flipsen

Principal Educator, Delft University of Technology

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


Pioneering in open education: first experiences with cross institutional community building and sharing educational resources in math and nursing in Dutch Higher Education (flagship projects)
In 2016 the former Dutch minister of Education shared ambitions. Amongst those: in 2025 all teachers in Dutch HE share and reuse educational resources among each other. In 2017, two flagship projects were started (one around a shared educational profile of – as a start- 5 out of 17 Dutch Bachelor of Nursing universities, and one around first year mathematics interfaculty education in the 4 Dutch Technical Universities) to explore what it would take to develop a culture of sharing among cross institutional communities of teachers. The goal of the communities would be to help accelerating the adoption of open education in Dutch HE.
In the end, resources shared among the communities, plus having a stronger community will support the use and reuse of the shared educational resources among teaching staff and lead to integration of these resources in educational practice on micro level in a sustainable way. Hence, the flagship projects pave the way to transform education through open approaches.
In the proposed panel session we would like to discuss the approaches taken in both flagship projects, to inspire other institutions and learn from the input shared by our session participants. The panel consists of the project leaders and one lecturer from each institution.
We will ask input from the session participants on questions like: what is needed to build and maintain communities? What kind of activities would a community have to offer in order to help their members share their educational resources? Specifically: how can the community enhance the reuse of material developed at a certain institution across other institutions?


Annoesjka Cabo

Delft University of Technology

Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:50