Author: Beck Pitt
Institution: The Open University
Country: United Kingdom
Topic: Applications of Open Education Practices/Open Pedagogy/Open Education Research
Sector: Higher Education
UNESCO Area of Focus: Building capacity
Session Format: Presentation
AbstractTransformation by Innovation in Distance Education (TIDE) is a 4-year SPHEIR programme project collaborating with over 30 universities across Myanmar to increase the quality of distance education (1). TIDE has a particular focus on environmental science disciplines and the project’s work maps onto a number of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including SG4 (Quality Education) and SG7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) (2).
A collaborative remix of the Creative Commons (CC) Certificate programme for librarians (3) is currently underway. Working together at a distance to develop the course, this remix aims to better reflect the Myanmar context, participant experiences with open educational resources (OER) and review the new copyright law that was enacted in May 2019. This course consolidates and deepens understanding of material covered in the TIDE librarian, ICT and support strand 2 year programme related to the use and development of OER.
This presentation reflects on the process of co-creating the course and shares lessons learned. The work is contextualised within existing research and frameworks on the development and use of OER in the Global South including those of the ROER4D project (4) and work by Taskeen Adam on decolonising MOOCs (5). This presentation will be of particular interest to anyone interested in co-creation at a distance, CC education programmes and their development, remixing OER, SDGs and work in and with colleagues in the Global South, particularly within the Myanmar context.
(2) Lane, A. & Fawcett, S. (2019) Building employability into a traditional curriculum: partnerships and frameworks to help transform distance education curricula in Myanmar. Pan-Commonwealth Forum 9 (PCF9) 9-12 September 2019, Edinburgh. http://oro.open.ac.uk/66720/
(5) Adam, T. (2020) Open Educational Practices of MOOC Designers: Embodiment and Epistemic Location. Distance Education 41 (2) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01587919.2020.1757405
OER, OEP, remix, Creative Commons, CC Certificate Programme, Myanmar, TIDE project