Posted by Gosia Kurek in category: Initial Ideas
What is the handbook all about. What is the broad topic, what are the main aspects to be covered?

Thank you very much for having joined us. This handbook is a compilation of tasks and materials used in a teacher training course on Open Educational Resources taught in Fall 2014 as part of the EU-funded project LangOER. The handbook offers all the major tasks and materials, namely 
  •  texts;
  • instructions
  • topics for discussions and reflective practice
  • links to videos and other media to watch and learn from;
  • links to online tools we used and instructions on how to use them.
The materials collected here  can be used as a basis for F2F and blended training sessions in other languages. Inspired by Wiley’s (2014) framework, we have divided the content into 4 major modules:
 Module 1 – The basics of licensing
 Module 2 – Reusing and revising
 Module 3 - Redistributing
 Module 4 - Remixing

    Target Group

    Posted by Gosia Kurek in category: Initial Ideas
    Briefly describe the characteristics, requirements and preferences of the target group

    This e-book is for teachers and educators, especially those who want to create open resources in their local languages.

    • actwww

      I think it is good to specify whether the handbook is A) Is it a training material for educators who would like to run a course about OER/OEP or B) Self-study material for everyone interested in OER/OEP


    Posted by Gosia Kurek in category: Initial Ideas
    Describe the main goals and vision you would like to achieve with the handbook.

    Going open is more a philosophy than a skill. But, obviously, it takes a handful of skills to be able to apply this philosophy in the classroom.
    We hope this handbook will help you make the most of OpenEducational Resources and navigate through their challenges.
    The initial description from the project application reads as follows:
    Following the pilot and the implementation of adjustments to the training framework, materials, in the form of downloadable handbooks shared on a wiki, will be created by the members of the consortium intheir local languages. This way of sharing has been particularly successful in a previous KA2 network [....]
    Content will include the topics of open sharing,copyright issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), licensing, evaluationcriteria, OER repositories and suggestions for pedagogical strategies andactivities. Highlighting the results of WP2 (scarcity of OER in the targetlanguages) will be instrumental in encouraging teachers to be aware of thechallenges posed by OER for their language.
    Materials will be produced collectively by thepartners involved and the whole activity will be coordinated by Jan Dlugosz University who isresponsible for the quality of materials, based on indicators to be defined bythe quality assurance expert Linnaeus University .
    Allmaterials will be produced in the target languages and will be licensed (cf. Creative Commons licenses) accordingly,allowing content uptake in new learning contexts.

      Standards and technology

      Posted by Gosia Kurek in category: Initial Ideas
      Describe the technical layer and the tools to be used


      Roles and responsibilities

      Posted by Gosia Kurek in category: Handbook crafting
      Distribute tasks and deadlines

      First Authors initial handbook:
      • Małgorzata Kurek
      • Anna Skowron
      Jan Dlugosz University, Poland
      Completed by May 2015
      Coordination Review: 
      •     Anne-Christin Tannhäuser (contracted by Linnaeus University, Sweden)

        Write the handbook

        Posted by Gosia Kurek in category: Handbook crafting
        Write the handbook according to tasks and deadlines

        Handbook in 4 Modules:

        *Handbook in 4 Modules:
        Module 1 – The basics of licensing
         Module 2 – Reusingand revising
         Module 3 - Redistributing
         Module 4 - Remixing
        The initial handbook is an word file which has been converted into a google doc

        Materials in Polish, Greek, Swedish, Frisian and Latvian

        Posted by actwww in category: Handbook crafting
        This is a discussion space to plan and discuss possible translations into languages of the countries where LangOER training is taken place.


          Experiences and Feedback

          Posted by Gosia Kurek in category: Evaluation
          All users provide their experiences

          The review proceeds according to the following timeline:
              May 2015: Inviting contributors/reviewers
              June 2015: Review according to instructions
              July 2015: Decision on changes and putting them into practice

            Follow up

            Posted by Gosia Kurek in category: Evaluation
            The group discusses and agrees on changes which should be made based on the feedback.


              Discussion on format and place of the final publication

              Posted by actwww in category: Evaluation
              What is the best format to publish and where in order to make the book easy to share, re-use, revise and remix?
              - downloadable openoffice/MS word document on our website with separate embedded media content
              - google doc allowing for comments
              - a particular platform for open textbooks, do you know any?
              - anything else?

              What about media content?


              Extending with further materials from other sources

              Posted by actwww in category: Evaluation
              Do you know other training materials (with an open license) that should or could be added:
              - directly to the handbook
              - into the annexes
              - as further reading

              Happy to find suggestions to extend and remix!


                What needs to be improved?

                Posted by actwww in category: Evaluation
                Please add your comments and suggestions for improvements directly to the google doc.
                While going through the handbook, please keep in mind the following questions:

                Is there anything that should be improved to make the handbook:
                • more useful
                • more motivating
                • more clear?
                Does the handbook need the addition of sections to reach completeness?
                Are there any sections in the document that should be removed or shortened?
                What about the layout? Does it support the content of the book well, does it makes explanations more clear or does it distract?
                Should there be an list of figures/tables, abbreviations, a different reference list?