|This is the discussion page for Kevin Driscoll & Rob Lucas's workshop at Wikimania 2006, Free the curriculum: supporting educators with open content. Please join the discussion below!|
At the end of our workshop on Saturday, we agreed to meet here to continue our discussion. I'll start with a simple outline and photos from the brainstorming. --Kevin Driscoll 8 August 2006
The story thus far..
What has been tried? What can we learn from these efforts?
- Static, single-teacher sites.
- Sponsored sites.
- Top-down sites for teachers to share materials
- Pure wiki-style sharing
- Wikipedia School and University Projects
- Big listing of ed projects on Wikipedia
- New Wikimedia project - dedicated to teaching and learning resources and learning communities
- Open Licence (GFDL)
- Teachers Pay Teachers
- Closed license
- Micropayments for individual lesson plans
- Teach Forward (f.d. Rob and Kevin's project)
- Permissive CC licensing
- Built on free software ccHost
- Cc-by-sa license
- Launched April 2006 for teachers of English as a second or foreign language to collaborate on teaching materials and share ideas worldwide and regionally. The more people that get involved, even if on separate websites, the better.
- Open Course
- Launched some years ago.
- It is a Plone site.
- Tapped In
- Launched 1995
- A Stanford Research Institute (SRI) custom site
Teachers' Unique Needs
- Easy learning curve
- Low demands on time
- Minimal alteration to existing workflow
- Free/open licensing
- Low browser/ bandwidth/ hardware demands
- Format agnostic (e.g. must allow MS Office.)
- Accessible in multiple languages
- Effective feedback mechanisms
- Emphasis on trust and reputation
- Comprehensive data collection
- Private work areas for unfinished projects
- Branching to allow for multiple approaches
- Flexible tagging
- OER Wiki - OER Wiki is currently rather unorganized. However, this report there may be of interest: OER research agenda report
http://www.KBteachers.com Where teachers help teachers. Paid membership site revenue sharing pays for your works
Other places where these conversations happen:
- Yahoo group for wikis in ed?
- The TeachForward discussion list and development wiki
- Creative Commons' cc-education discussion list