IT532 Week 12

Topic Current Trends I: Impact of Open Source Movement to Online Learning

Readings
  • Jézégou, A. (2013). The influence of the openness of an e-learning situation on adult students’ self-regulation. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(3), 182–201.
  • Nikoi, S., & Armellini, A. (2012). The OER mix in higher education: purpose, process, product, and policy. Distance Education, 33(2), 165–184. doi:10.1080/01587919.2012.697439
  • Wiley, D. & Hilton, J. (2009). Openness, dynamic specialization & the disaggregated future of higher education. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning 10(5), PID: http://hdl.handle.net/10515/sy5gt5fv1

Optional Reading

  • Hilton, J. L, Gaudet, D., Clark, P., Robinson, J., & Wiley, D. (2013). The adoption of open educational resources by one community college math department. The International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, 14(4). Retrieved from http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/1523
Agenda


Asynchronous Activities on Blackboard Due Prior to Synchronous Class Meeting on 4/1
See Peer Rotation in Blackboard Course Documents
Your post is due 3/28 at 11:59pm and your comments to other participants are due 4/1 at 12pm.


Directions:  Your group will choose to either use mural.ly or Blackboard for your group discussions.

  1. Question 1.  Requirements for your post: Find an open educational resource (OER) for your setting (K-12, higher edu, professional development) and provide a link as well as a brief description why you selected the resource, how you can see it being used, and what specific needs might it address.  Please refer back to the readings, specifically Wiley & Hilton (2009), and Nikoi & Armellini (2012), to support your claims as to the usefulness of this source.  
    Requirements for comments to other participants:  When commenting on your peer’s post, draw connections back to the readings, as well as what you find interesting about the resource and how it might compare to your own source that you found.
  2. Question 2. Requirements for your post:  Consider the idea of “openness” advocated by Wiley & Hilton (2009).   What is openness within your particular setting? Do you agree with Wiley & Hilton’s definition?  What challenges do you see with creating an open environment, and where might these challenges come from?
    Requirements for comments to other participants: When commenting on your peer’s post, draw connections back to the readings, as well as what you find interesting about the post and how it compares to your own ideas.
  3. Question 3:  Requirements for your post: Consider the ideas of choice and self-regulation discussed by Jézégou (2013).   How have you seen choice and self-regulation used in face-to-face and online classrooms?  What benefits or drawbacks might choice and self-regulation have when considering OER?  How have you used personal choice or self-regulation in your online learning?
    Requirements for comments to other participants: When commenting on your peer’s post, draw connections back to the readings, as well as what you find interesting about the post and how it compares to your own ideas.

Synchronous Activities on 4/8 During Class Hours on Blackboard Collaborate

Discussion Material

 5:05pm-6:40pm

  1. Logistical check in
  2. Breakout Room Activity
  3. Whole Group Discussion
Break

6:50pm-7:45pm
  1. Individual check in with instructor as needed and individual work time for this course. If your POAS is Week 13 finalize arrangements with me. For other participants, depending on your  needs you do not have to stay connected.

Last Updated April 1, 2014