I International Symposium on OER

April 11-13th, 2011
Center for the School of the Future, Utah State University

Cover of the Proceedings of the 1st Symposium/Capa dos Anais do 1o SimpósioProceedings

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ISSN 2163-3401 print, ISSN 2163-3398 online

Editorial
Tel Amiel (University of Campinas, Brazil), Richard West (Utah State University, USA)

The Localization of Open Educational Resources: The role of culture, user and activity
Tel Amiel (University of Campinas, Brazil)

Cultural Affordances and the Globalization/Localization Dilemma
Boyd Teemant, Matthew J. Taylor, Richard West (Utah State University, United States)

Towards Intelligent Cultural Adaptation of Educational Technology: An exploratory study
Genaro Rebolledo-Mendez (University of Veracruz, Mexico)
Michael Orey (University of Georgia, United States)
Francisco J. Alvarez-Rodríguez (Autonomous University of Aguascalientes, Mexico)
Guadalupe Martinez-Peñaloza  (University of Veracruz, Mexico)

Guided Customization For Learning Objects
Maria de Fátima Costa de Souza (Federal University of Ceara, Brazil)
José Aires de Castro Filho
Rossana Maria de Castro Andrade

Comparing availability and characteristics of Learning Objects on one “worldwide” and two African Open Educational Resource websites using the Learning Object Review Instrument (LORI) v. 1.5
Krista Gurko (Utah State University, United States)

Affordable mobile learning: Conventional Cell phones as teaching tools for English language learning
Gisela Martiz (Utah State University, United States)

Acceso a Repositorios de Objetos de Aprendizaje Multiculturales en Comunidades Latinoamericanas
Jaime Muñoz Arteaga, Fco. Álvarez Rodríguez, Pedro Cardona Salas (Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Mexico)
René Santaolaya Salgado (CENIDET, Mexico)
Genaro Rebolledo, Alma Rosa García Gaona (Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico)

Event

Sponsors
Center for the School of the Future, USU
Office of Global Engagement, USU
Department of Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences, USU
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), US Department of Education
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), Ministério da Educação, Brasil

Summary
Poster do primeiro simpósio sobre recursos educacionais abertos, feito em Logan, UtahThis founding symposium is focused on discussing issues related to the reuse of digital content for formal and informal education. The movement, which is commonly known as Open Educational Resources (OER), has been gaining momentum around the world through major projects sponsored by universities, governments and independent organizations. Seed funding supported many of the major projects, which are now being followed by governmental investments in the development of educational materials with open licensing. The number and quality of these resources continue to grow, but an important question remains. How can these resources be accessed, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed effectively? The concerns are mostly based in two fields: first, a technical concern in the infrastructures necessary to produce and disseminate ever more flexible resources; second, cultural concern with the possibilities that are made available by technical “openness” but nonetheless exclude the non-target audience from making use of these quality resources. Within these broad themes, the symposium will focus on the localization of OER, particularly as it concerns those involved with K-12 education. The second edition of the Symposium is scheduled to occur in Brazil in mid-2012.

Themes of interest

  • Development processes and techniques that facilitate the use, review, and remix of digital resources
  • Providing access to open educational resources in non-ideal conditions: systems, platforms
  • Professional development materials, courses, and initiatives focused on teachers and OER (technical, legal, pedagogical, cultural)
  • The use of OER in teacher-education programs
  • Pedagogical practices in the use and reuse of OER
  • How to think about “culture” in the design of digital educational resources
  • Benefits and drawbacks of the localization of OER
  • Case studies of cross-cultural remix
  • Use of OER across cultural groups
  • Collaborative development of OER


Presentations

Presentations done using slides are available here for download in PDF (keeping original formating and fonts) or PPT (if you wish to reuse and remix) based on author’s requests. All presentaions are provided with a Creative Commons CC-BY license unless otherwise mentioned in the presentation itself. Please credit authors, the site, and event when reusing the information. Send any inquires to symposium@educacaoaberta.org

Disentangling the “Open” in Open Educational Resources [oral presentation]
David Wiley, Brigham Young University (USA)

Guided Customization for Learning Objects [PDF] [PPT]
Maria de Fátima Costa de Souza, Rosanna Maria de Castro Andrade, & José Aires de Castro Filho, Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil)

Making useful: Thinking culture and remix in the public school [PDF] [PPT]
Tel Amiel, University of Campinas (Brazil)

Comparing the availability and characteristics of Learning Objects on one “worldwide” and two African Open Educational Resource websites using the Learning Object Review Instrument (LORI) [PDF] [PPT]
Krista Gurko, Utah State University (USA)

Cultural Affordances, Learning Objects, and the Localization/Globalization Dilemma [PDF] [PPT]
Richard West, Matthew Taylor, Boyd Teemant, Utah State University (USA)

An Architectural Model for Virtual Environments Using Multicultural Learning Objects [PDF]
Jaime Muñoz Arteaga, Pedro Cardona Salas, Univ. Autónoma de Aguascalientes (Mexico) & Josefina Guerrero, Jean Vanderdonckt, UCL (Belgium),  René Santaolaya, CENIDET (Mexico)

It’s a penguin world!”: what can we learn from children’s game play [PDF] [PPT]
Daisyane Carneiro & Michael Orey, University of Georgia (USA)

US and Mexico Online Interaction in higher education [PDF] [PPT]
Jinn-Wei Tsao, Daisyane Barreto, & Michael Orey, University of Georgia (USA)

Cell Phones as Teaching Tools for English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Middle and High-School Classrooms [PDF] [PPT]
Gisela Martiz Abad, Utah State University (USA)

Multiculturalism and collaborative production of digital tales [PDF] [PPT]
José Aires de Castro Filho, Universidade Federal do Ceará (Brazil)

Towards Intelligent Cultural Adaptation of Educational Technology: An Exploratory Study [Prezi link]
Genaro Rebolledo-Méndez, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico) ; Michael Orey, University of Georgia (USA); Francisco Alvarez-Rodriguez, Universidad Veracruzana (Mexico)

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