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OpenEd17: The 14th Annual Open Education Conference
October 11 – 13, 2017  ::  Anaheim, CA

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What\'s Next for OER and Open Education [clear filter]
Thursday, October 12
 

11:00am

Table 25 - Where the Wild Things Are: Virtually Open Education
The potential uses of virtual reality (VR) technology in education are boundless. Yet, there is almost no substantial research on best practices for developing VR for education nor on virtual reality open educational resources (VROERs). In this presentation, we overview cutting-edge open education practices using VR. We introduce our openly-licensed 3D spatial environment of British Columbia's Stanley Park. This 3D spatial environment is a first of its kind, experimental VROER developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) by a collaborative group of geography faculty, UBC Studios filmmakers, digital media writers, professional VR developers (MetanautVR), and over a dozen undergraduate student researchers and developers. In 2016, a seed grant from BCCampus allowed our team to start experimenting with photogrammetry, drones, and open source software (scuh as Unity) to make and use VROERs. The aims of our team included creating VROER to overcome the the financial and logistic barriers to accessing field trip locations, leverage the imaginative potential of VR experiences to enhance learning gains, establishing best practices for VROER development, and developing VROER as part of an open pedagogy process. We will walk you through our challenges, successes, and lessons learned. We believe that VR is not simply another edtech fetish, but rather the basis of a revolutionary medium that learners and educators must begin to explore. The potential experiences we can create allow learners to transcend physical principles and traverse geography, scale, and temporal periods. Moreover, this exploration and playing where the wild things are, allows us to establish openly licensed content as a fundamental part of VR for education - a VROER ecosystem that encourages collaboration and focus on learning outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Gill Green

Gill Green

Professor, Okanagan College
Property rights, war crimes, GIScience, & open pedagogy.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Royal Ballroom

11:00am

Table 26 - The OER Media Landscape and Our Collective Communications Imperative
OER is no longer a new movement - the media are now paying real attention. As awareness of OER continues to gain traction around the U.S. - and the world - journalists and the audiences they influence are trying to understand the benefits, complexities and nuances of this groundbreaking system for creating and using teaching and learning materials.



Join us for a high-level view of the news coverage around OER, in both trade and mainstream publications, to learn key findings about how reporters are covering the movement. In this session, we will unpack the methodology and learnings from a comprehensive media analysis to answer key questions, including which publications are covering OER, how reporters are framing their stories and defining OER, the sources they are using, and any inaccuracies that they may be spreading.



Learn how the findings from our media analysis provide concrete lessons on what it means for communications work in the OER field. Where are the opportunities for stakeholders from the OER community to engage with and influence reporters? Where are the possible threats to the movement, and how do we respond quickly to correct misinformation?



The media has proven receptive to voices from within the OER community, but has also been vulnerable to messaging from unfriendly stakeholders attempting to co-opt the definition of OER to serve their interests. That's why now is the time for the movement to solidify and amplify the definition and story of OER--at the heart of which is the many benefits that it offers to all students.

Join the conversation to understand how we can win more champions on behalf of OER.

Speakers
TH

Tanja Hester

Senior Vice President, GMMB


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Royal Ballroom

11:00am

Table 27 - Copyright Questions: Incorporating 3rd Party Quotations, Illustrations, and more into OER
As the demand for OER increases and states and districts work to create new OER, there are growing questions about how and when 3rd party materials can be incorporated into OER. Many subjects are difficult or impossible to teach without including quotations, illustrations and other third party materials in education and evaluation materials. This presentation will highlight examples of these uses and discuss how to understand when fair use, or other limitations to copyright law permit these uses.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Jacob

Meredith Jacob

I work at American University Washington College of Law - at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - pijip.org. We're also the home of Creative Commons United States - the US Creative Commons Affiliate. I'm interested in public interest intellectual property... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Soots

Barbara Soots

Open Educational Resources Manager, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
In her role as Open Educational Resources (OER) Program Manager at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Washington, Barbara Soots implements state legislation directing collection of K–12 OER resources aligned to state learning standards and promotion of... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:00am - 11:25am
Royal Ballroom

11:30am

Table 25 - Where the Wild Things Are: Virtually Open Education
The potential uses of virtual reality (VR) technology in education are boundless. Yet, there is almost no substantial research on best practices for developing VR for education nor on virtual reality open educational resources (VROERs). In this presentation, we overview cutting-edge open education practices using VR. We introduce our openly-licensed 3D spatial environment of British Columbia's Stanley Park. This 3D spatial environment is a first of its kind, experimental VROER developed at the University of British Columbia (UBC) by a collaborative group of geography faculty, UBC Studios filmmakers, digital media writers, professional VR developers (MetanautVR), and over a dozen undergraduate student researchers and developers. In 2016, a seed grant from BCCampus allowed our team to start experimenting with photogrammetry, drones, and open source software (scuh as Unity) to make and use VROERs. The aims of our team included creating VROER to overcome the the financial and logistic barriers to accessing field trip locations, leverage the imaginative potential of VR experiences to enhance learning gains, establishing best practices for VROER development, and developing VROER as part of an open pedagogy process. We will walk you through our challenges, successes, and lessons learned. We believe that VR is not simply another edtech fetish, but rather the basis of a revolutionary medium that learners and educators must begin to explore. The potential experiences we can create allow learners to transcend physical principles and traverse geography, scale, and temporal periods. Moreover, this exploration and playing where the wild things are, allows us to establish openly licensed content as a fundamental part of VR for education - a VROER ecosystem that encourages collaboration and focus on learning outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Gill Green

Gill Green

Professor, Okanagan College
Property rights, war crimes, GIScience, & open pedagogy.


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Royal Ballroom

11:30am

Table 26 - The OER Media Landscape and Our Collective Communications Imperative
OER is no longer a new movement - the media are now paying real attention. As awareness of OER continues to gain traction around the U.S. - and the world - journalists and the audiences they influence are trying to understand the benefits, complexities and nuances of this groundbreaking system for creating and using teaching and learning materials.



Join us for a high-level view of the news coverage around OER, in both trade and mainstream publications, to learn key findings about how reporters are covering the movement. In this session, we will unpack the methodology and learnings from a comprehensive media analysis to answer key questions, including which publications are covering OER, how reporters are framing their stories and defining OER, the sources they are using, and any inaccuracies that they may be spreading.



Learn how the findings from our media analysis provide concrete lessons on what it means for communications work in the OER field. Where are the opportunities for stakeholders from the OER community to engage with and influence reporters? Where are the possible threats to the movement, and how do we respond quickly to correct misinformation?



The media has proven receptive to voices from within the OER community, but has also been vulnerable to messaging from unfriendly stakeholders attempting to co-opt the definition of OER to serve their interests. That's why now is the time for the movement to solidify and amplify the definition and story of OER--at the heart of which is the many benefits that it offers to all students.

Join the conversation to understand how we can win more champions on behalf of OER.

Speakers
TH

Tanja Hester

Senior Vice President, GMMB


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Royal Ballroom

11:30am

Table 27 - Copyright Questions: Incorporating 3rd Party Quotations, Illustrations, and more into OER
As the demand for OER increases and states and districts work to create new OER, there are growing questions about how and when 3rd party materials can be incorporated into OER. Many subjects are difficult or impossible to teach without including quotations, illustrations and other third party materials in education and evaluation materials. This presentation will highlight examples of these uses and discuss how to understand when fair use, or other limitations to copyright law permit these uses.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Jacob

Meredith Jacob

I work at American University Washington College of Law - at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property - pijip.org. We're also the home of Creative Commons United States - the US Creative Commons Affiliate. I'm interested in public interest intellectual property... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Soots

Barbara Soots

Open Educational Resources Manager, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
In her role as Open Educational Resources (OER) Program Manager at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in Washington, Barbara Soots implements state legislation directing collection of K–12 OER resources aligned to state learning standards and promotion of... Read More →


Thursday October 12, 2017 11:30am - 11:55am
Royal Ballroom