How to implement OER collaboration in practice: challenges, hurdles and successes before, during and after implementation

Collaborating on educational content is exciting and it is amazing to see OER being embraced more and more. But how does this collaboration work in practice? As Grasple is centered around open content we have extensive experience in facilitating OER collaboration both within organisations and between them.

We’ve noticed some big and interesting challenges while collaborating in OER. Organizing content comprehensively is one of them. Copyright and receiving approval for sharing content is a large barrier for most teachers that want to share. Transferring material between platforms and tools is often difficult and cumbersome. It is hard to keep track of the quality of openly published content. etc.

We would like to share, discuss and reflect on approaches taken currently to overcome these challenges in practice such as the use of group repositories and organizing content centrally. As well as learn from major collaborations that we participated in such as the one between Delft University of Technology and the University of Twente in the design of the latter’s mathline education.

Some challenges remain challenging problematic in practice so we want to delve deeper into these unsolved challenges, share vision/plans on version control, an open format, finding the right content in big databases (e.g.and the possibility of search functions), and discuss/design the future of practical OER collaboration with the audience.

At the end of the session participants have an understanding of how they can enhance their educational experience for their students in various levels of open and collaboration.

We aim to not only leave the participants inspired and motivated to collaborate more on educational resources but also with knowledge of proven and practical strategies, working methods and ideas that they can implement directly at their own institutions without requiring a cultural revolution.


:eye_in_speech_bubble: Presented by:: Elisabeth Schmoutziguer
:sun: Conference Track: OER Capacity Building
:spiral_calendar: Track Date/Time: 2022-05-24T12:20:00Z (your local time)
:speech_balloon: Language: English
:calling: Pretalx link: How to implement OER collaboration in practice: challenges, hurdles and successes before, during and after implementation :: Open Education Global 2022 :: pretalx

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