Fri 29th September 2017 - 09:32

Catch up on our live discussion: How to ensure quality in open education

On 27 October 2017 Open Education Europa is inviting you to join an online discussion on how to ensure quality in open education.

The live chat session is organised as part of OEE’s October focus on quality in open education and will be moderated by Dr Christian M. StrackeICDE Chair in OER and Associate Professor for Open Education at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands.

How to design and compare high quality education in face-to-face, blended and online learning? How to improve the quality of open education by assessing and evaluating individual learning achievements as well as the provided service?

Check our Dr Stracke's presentation of today's discussion:

**Comments are now closed.

 

All Comments

Fri 27th October 2017 - 10:40

Hello to all,


welcome to the Online Discussion on "How to ensure the Quality in Open Education?"!


We will start in around 20 minutes here with this live chat.

Leading questions will be:

1. How to design and compare high quality education in face-to-face, blended and online learning?

2. How to improve the quality of open education by assessing and evaluating individual learning achievements as well as the provided service?


You need to login in before you can leave a comment:

Looking forward to meeting and discussing with you here soon!


Best wishes

Christian


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:00

Hi!


My name is Louise and I am part of the OEE team.


Welcome everyone to our live chat! Thank you for joining us, we have Dr Christian Stracke as our moderator for the discussion on 'How to ensure Quality in Open Education',


Please introduce yourself Christian and begin by telling us a little about yourself!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:04

Hello Louise,

thank you very much for your kind invitation and introduction!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:04

Sorry for my delayed answer but the page was not automatically refreshing, now it works.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:05

About myself:

I'm ICDE Chair in OER and Associate Professor at the Welten Institute of the Open University of the Netherlands.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:06

Since many years I'm working and focusing on the quality of learning and education


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:09

And I could talk for hours here, but I'm mainly interested in your views and in our discussion!

Who else is here?

What is your background and interest in the quality of Open Education, Louise?


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:12

Thank you for that presentation, Christian. We will embed it to the page so people can re-view if after the discussion is over.

Rumen, OEE


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:14

It seems that the automatic refresh of the page is not working properly at the moment,

please refresh manually :-)


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:14

Hi all,


I am Greg, an assistant professor at the Open University in the Netherlands. I have some experiences with online teaching and learning (so, both sides).


I'm looking forward to getting to know and to developing new and efficient ways to make online learning more efficient and more fun.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:15

Thanks for the presentation, Christian!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:18

We had some technical problems but it seems that is solved now


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:18

What do you think about the quality of Open Education?

What is most important for you in online learning?


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:22

@Greg Alpar

What is your interest in quality of Open Education?


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:22

My experience is that online learning becomes relevant for distributed individual learning. That is to say, when people have intrinsic motivation to learn (more about) one subject or to pursue an entire study. So, this motivation is a very good starting point for teachers. To ensure quality, it is important to give a very clear trajectory in terms of material, assignments and assessment.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:24

This is an interesting perspective, Greg!

Motivation of learners is always important, I fully agree!

But how do you raise the motivation of teachers first?


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:24

Hi @Greg Alpar, do you have any particular tips or criteria for OER that you could share with us? Or maybe a checklist of things to look for in a quality OER?


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:26

Good question, @rumen.h !

We are currently working on it:

MOOQ is developing a Quality Reference Framework (QRF) for Open Education


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:27

That sounds very interesting. @christian.stracke . Could you tell us a bit more about that framework? Is there a website people can check (I understand it is still work in progress).


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:28

As you also mention in your presentation, Christian, open resources can be very helpful for teachers. (Although I can imagine that teachers feel uncomfortable to embed very good online resources because they may feel that it's better than what they give, this will disappear in the long run.) Additionally, courses given online are very much dependent on the technology that they are running on. So, for quality, the underlying platform's quality is also an important aspect.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:28

And we have organized and run many workshops with experts and practitioners allover the world:

The current draft is based on five dimensions = phases:

Analysis, Design, Implementation, Learning Process and Evaluation


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:31

The challenge was to convince the teachers using OER and technology:

We could motivate them by showcasing them examples - not from us but from other teachers


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:31

You provide a lot of resources, that's great!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:37

When I was on the learner's side in online courses, I noticed the following aspects being important for me: 1. very clear explanations; 2. frequent interactive checks of understanding; 3. challenging problems with realistic deadlines; 4. peer-reviewed assignments (giving the opportunity to see others' ideas and to get feedback from others who have the same level of expertise as me in the given subject); 5. well-aligned tests (assessments) with the course material. That's a subjective list -- though written by someone who also teaches online courses.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:37

The current huge need is to connect innovative pedagogies and technologies to allow high quality education


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:37

The current huge need is to connect innovative pedagogies and technologies to allow high quality education


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:38

Sorry, the service was down for a few minutes


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:39

@christian.stracke That's very true! I'm currently busy developing an innovative introductory mathematical thinking course, based on "innovative pedagogies and technologies".


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:39

In the online repository of Open Discovery Space, you can find all the teaching materials and complete lesson plans developed by the teachers themselves, of course as free and open OER


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:40

Unfortunately, I have to go now. Thanks a lot for your insights and the links. Hopefully, keep in touch.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:41

@greg ok, thank you very much for joining and sharing your insights and experiences!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:41

Looking forward to our next discussion (online or in the Netherlands)


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:43

Christian, in your opinion, how can we improve the quality of open education by assessing and evaluating individual learning achievements?


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:44

@rumen.h

A challenging question!

Assessing and evaluating individual learning achievements are already difficult tasks by themselves...


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:45

... In online learning the new learning analytics tools are supporting the teachers and educators ...


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:47

... But at the moment most platforms and systems are not offering personalization and changes in real-time ...


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:48

... To improve the quality of open education it is required to design it carefully that it allows many different options and pathways depending on the individual interests and preferences ...


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:49

... With precise and clever learning analytics we can discover afterwards what worked well and was most helpful ...


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:50

... Our main objective is to realize real-time analysis and personalization based on intelligent and careful learning design of the open education ...


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:51

... Then we can inform educators and teachers which pedagogical approaches are most beneficial for which learners ...


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:52

... And would lead finally to an increase and imrpovement of the quality of open education.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:52

@rumen.h I hope that the argumentation was not too long and answering your question.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:54

We are currently designing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on the Quality of Open Education (QOE):

Everybody interested in such a MOOC is kindly invited to contact me!

Just send an e-mail and I will follow up!

We are searching for input and contributions from experts and practitioners worldwide!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:55

Do you have any examples to share with us on approaches that use personalization and real-time analysis? Or are these an ongoing challenge?


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:57

@louise.c The MOOC QOE will be our first big experiment based on the results from the survey (> 600 participants) and 45 interviews with MOOC designers, facilitators and providers


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:58

We will organize the MOOC QOE in close collaboration with leading international organizations such as UNESCO IITE and ICDE


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:59

And we hope for many participants, too :-)


Fri 27th October 2017 - 11:59

Thank you, I look forward to seeing the outcomes


Fri 27th October 2017 - 12:00

So, if you are interested in future developments focusing on the quality of open education, stay tuned and have a look on our websites and announcements on http://www.MOOC-quality.eu


Fri 27th October 2017 - 12:01

Despite the technical challenges, I hope that it was an informative hour, thank you very much to Open Education Europe for facilitating the discussion.


Fri 27th October 2017 - 12:03

Thank you very much for joining!

Looking forward to continue our discussion on the quality of Open Education at the next opportunity!


And I hope that we all can improve and contribute to the quality of future Open Education for a better society!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 12:03

Thank you @christian.stracke for this discussion today. It's been very informative and good luck with your ongoing projects!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 12:04

Thank you for your time today Christian, it was very valuable!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 12:04

Thank you, rumen and louise, for organizing it and your kind wishes!


Fri 27th October 2017 - 12:06

Next month we'll be having a live discussion on Learning Communities, we hope to see you there!


Language Help