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Thursday, October 6 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
SEED - A remix tool for modular learning content

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The session will focus on the ongoing development of an open source tool and specification, which is being developed at Penn State that enables the production of content for online learning according to principles of remixing. The tool is being designed to enable amateurs and experts alike to produce modular learning content, which is important for Open Educational Resources (OER), an emerging educational area that is still in its early stages.

OER is loosely defined as any resource that enables teaching and learning with minimal usage restrictions. However, OER production has yet to become popular with the majority of faculty in higher education for reasons including lack of awareness, technical inhibitions, policy confusion, IP concerns, time constraints, and a lack of incentives.

The purpose of our presentation is to create awareness and infuse interest in the possibilities of transformative OER authoring tools. To achieve this, we will demonstrate how anyone using remix principles can now search, fork, combine, alter, publish, and share OER specified materials to produce an online course with relative ease. By displaying the tool’s powerful recombinant capability, we also aim to show how a standard OER specification can impact the growth and availability of educational materials. Our presentation will include, both, the practical aspects of the tool as well as its cultural and theoretical importance for open education.



Thursday October 6, 2016 6:00pm - 7:30pm

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