This podcast is a recording of a session I shared on July 9, 2008, at the Missouri Distance Learning Association’s Annual Conference in Osage Beach, Missouri, titled “Digital Learning Objects on the Open Web.” The ideas shared in this session were strongly influenced by Karen Fasimpaur’s February 2008 presentation at NCCE titled “Free Content + Open Tools + Massive Collaboration = Learning for All.” The official conference program description for this session was: The Internet’s world-wide web offers unprecedented access, publication, and collaboration opportunities for connected digital learners. In this session we will explore the dynamic world of digital learning objects, paying particular attention to the ways learning objects can be effectively integrated into existing course curriculum and student assignments for both K-12 and higher education learners. We will also explore the educational ethic of publishing content on the open web, which contrasts sharply with traditional notions of limiting access to content and ideas by sharing on a closed web via login-restricted learning management systems like BlackBoard, WebCT, or Moodle. Creative Commons licensing is playing an important role in the continued evolution of the digital learning object landscape, and a case will be presented for encouraging learners at all levels to both utilize as well as contribute to learning object collections shared under permissive Creative Commons licenses.
- My wiki curriculum and links for this presentation
- Free Content + Open Tools + Massive Collaboration = Learning for All by Karen Fasimpaur (podcast available too)
- K-12 OpenEd Educational Content Links
- Jimmy Wales on Wikipedia (on Fora.tv in 2006)
- OER Commons
- NMC Learning Object Initiative (Retired)
- NMC Learning Object Repositories
- Traveler’s Guide to the Learning Object Landscape (PDF)
- Elusive Vision: Challenges Impeding the Learning Object Economy (PDF)
- Creative Commons
- More Than Cool Tools – K-12 Online Conference 2007 keynote by Alan Levine, Brian Lamb, and D’Arcy Norman (New Tools Strand)
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