In our second and last workshop in Kypseli, we followed the format of the second workshop in Pagrati but with a more structured approach, replying to the needs of our participants. We left out our OER Game, no matter how much I loved it, and we focused on a more practical approach.
More specifically, as you can see in the presentation that follows, we started off, discussing about the quality of a learning resource, and how this can be assessed using the Learning Object Review Instrument (LORI v1.5). After explaining the concept behind this rubric-like approach to the evaluation of learning objects, we moved on to discuss about quality seals, showing also how they are expressed in various platforms.
To continue, we linked the concept of quality for learning resources to the Mozilla Open Badges and explained how the qualitative approach for learning resources can be reflected on the Mozilla Open Badges as well as complement it.
Closing the presentation we discussed briefly on the quality of metadata as a part of any OER and how this affects search mechanisms of the portals/repositories that host OERs. After the end of the presentation, we saw how tools such as blogs as well as other social media can be used to host OERs that are created by the users themselves.
Through these workshops, I feel that the participants were given a comprehensive overview of the basics of OER, as well as supporting material to start their own blogs. Support will be offered after the end of the workshop to the participants that wish to start their own blog and post OERs on it.
Follow the links to see the short blog posts for our previous workshops: