Designing OER in wiki way to promote equal learning opportunities to all students.[edit | edit source]
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Each Space at Wikimania 2019 will have specific format requests. The program design prioritises submissions which are future-oriented and directly engage the audience. The format of this submission is a:
- Roundtable discussion forum - 45 min
- 30 minutes keynote lecture
- 15 minutes discussion with the audience about OERs and their place in Wikimedia
There are many problems that hinder equal opportunities in education. Among them are two that has very high negative impact:
- Textbooks in some countries are much better than in the others. Good textbooks are very expensive. Bad texbooks are focused on route learning, does not help developing high order skills, and are plain boring.
– One and the same textbooks, assignments and lessons for all students seem to be the best approach to equality. In reality we all know well that even in a selective class sooner or later some students become best achievers, and the others fail. To be successful, each student needs personalised approach to succeed. However, the current approach to designing educational resources that is based on ready-made texbooks is too rigid to be personalised. Some closed educational systems (mostly private) design content and systems that allow for personalised learning, but they remain a property of the
se schools and their competitive advantage.
The suggestion is to use the power of community to design educational resources that can be used by a teacher to tailor to every student, will be free, modular, flexible to be adjusted to any curriculum, available at different levels of complexity, and open to constant improvement.
Key concepts that lay in foundation of the concept:
- students learn best when they have to reproduce what they have learnt.
- students understand each other better than they understand adults.
- The content should not be limited to text only, it should be reach of other media, such as pictures, photographs, movies, VR/AR, etc. However, text should remain a priority as it provides freedom of choosing the speed of perception, the sequence of information and ability to represent inner structures of information.
- Modules should be granular enough to provide for flexible compilation of modules into different learning paths.
- Each modules could )(and preferably should) have several variations that differ in complexity and the format of representation.
- All the material should be created with localisation into different languages in mind.
The goal of the session would be to promote the idea and come up with practical approach into starting a movement that would implement the above concept.
The suggested idea for implementation that the content could be created by students for students, engaging both writers and readers into learning. There should preferably be created many versions of text for each module with different levels of complexity, so that each teacher could design a particular learning path for each student. Teachers should be involved to correct mistakes (thus providing a feedback).
This session will address the conference theme — Wikimedia, Free Knowledge and the Sustainable Development Goals — in the following manner:
This session is focused on inclusivity and equitability in education through jointly creating educational content that to allow building personalised learning paths for everybody.
At the end of the session, the following will have been achieved:
In the best case – a working plan how to move forward with the concept.
The session will work best with these conditions: