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The Quality System. Wikiwijs. Robert Schuwer. 19 May 2011, The Hague. Agenda. Why Wikiwijs What is Wikiwijs Quality in Wikiwijs. Cause. observed success of OER initiatives shown 2006 OU, 2007 Delft an increasing set of a variety of OER initiatives in all educational sectors

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wikiwijs

The Quality System

Wikiwijs

Robert Schuwer

19 May 2011, The Hague

agenda
Agenda
  • Why Wikiwijs
  • What is Wikiwijs
  • Quality in Wikiwijs
cause
Cause
  • observed success of OER initiatives shown
    • 2006 OU, 2007 Delft
  • an increasing set of a variety of OER initiatives in all educational sectors
    • Mostly by individual teachers
  • June 2008: policy of ‘schoolbooks for free’
  • Sept. 2008: Advice of the Education Council to the Parliament: ‘Make more use of OER for innovation of education’
national initiative wikiwijs
National initiative: Wikiwijs
  • December 2008: Former Minister of Education launches Wikiwijs as a national OER initiative:
    • initial focus on primary, secondary and community collegeeducation
    • but actually for all educational sectors
  • April 2009: broad support in Parliament
  • May 2009: OU & Kennisnet start preparing this programme
  • July 2009: delivery Programme Plan
  • 12th Aug. 2009: Minister’s final OK;
wikiwijs phases
Wikiwijs: phases
  • Dec. 2009: launch of beta version with:
    • three focus subjects
      • Arithmetics, Math, Languages
    • Primary, secondary, community college sector
    • Continuous improvement based on user feedback
  • Sept. 2010: roll out to:
    • other subjects and domains
    • Higher Education
  • March 2011: delivery of Implementation Plan for a second period of funding until end of 2013
    • How to make it sustainable?
wikiwijs policy objectives
Wikiwijs: policy objectives …
  • stimulate development and use of OER
    • extend options for customized education
    • increase quality of education through more flexible and up-to-date learning materials
  • improve access to both open and ‘closed’ digital learning materials
  • support teachers in arranging their own learning materials and professionalization
  • increase teacher involvement in development and use of OER
    • Making the profession more attractive
wikiwijs offers
Wikiwijs offers …
  • a Repository of open educational resources
  • a Referatoryto digital educational resources:
    • open and closed
    • free access and access to be paid for
    • public and commercial
  • easy to use arrangement and development tools for teachers / professors
  • end-user support for teachers / professors when creating and using learning materials
wikiwijs architecture
Wikiwijs architecture

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Wikiwijs

wikiwijs basic principles
Wikiwijs: basic principles …
  • open standards and open source mandatory
  • all OER learning materials and materials for professionalization to be published under CC-BY or CC-BY-SA
    • In the repository of Wikiwijs
  • professionalization of both teachers and management!
  • Research to measure effects on policy goals
wikiwijs on quality
Wikiwijs: on quality …
  • Assumption: teachers are the most capable to judge the quality of learning materials
  • Not have a treshold based on some standpoint of quality
  • Providing means to make quality visible

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peer review
Peer review
  • Rating learning materials (1 – 5 stars)
  • Writing review
  • Report shortcomings

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quality mark organisations
Quality mark organisations
  • View on quality
    • Transparent for visitors
  • Judge learning materials
  • Earmarked when meeting the requirements
  • Goal: generate trust for users

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problems with learning materials
Problems with learning materials
  • 404 errors
  • Wrong metadata
  • Login
    • Yet another account
    • No deeplink after login

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get community active
Get community active
  • Minimal requirements
    • Level 1 (e.g. 404, spelling mistake, wrong metadata, outdated)
    • Level 2 (e.g. no learning goals)
  • Having paid teachers to “walk around”
    • Level 1: report shortcoming
    • Level 2: write review with suggestions for improvement
    • Pass: rate material

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but probably most important
But probably most important:
  • Teachers proficient to use and create digital learning materials
  • Wikiwijs Professionalization

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thanks for your attention
Thanks for your attention!

Robert.Schuwer@ou.nl

www.wikiwijs.nl

Photo by Wouter Schuwer