Open Educational Practices

In this page, tutors explain in details (with screen caps) what Open Education Practice they realised within their course.

Open Educational Practice (OEP) in the course Audio-visual materials in the learning process

Leader and teacher of the course Maruta Dreimane describes development of the course and open educational practice.

The course included two activities as open educational practice (OEP) – Exposition and reviews of participants’ self-made works under topic ‘Screencasting’: this was open activity done using an online virtual “bulletin” board – Padlet, where participants posted their self-made works –

Other OEP activity was forum discussions under topic ‘Pros and cons of AVM in vocational education’ where participants discussed important issues regarding the creation and use of audio-visual material in the learning process –

Participants learned and mastered several audio-visual tools and programs in order to complete the course tasks. In total 42 participants registered in this course. Fully 14 participants completed the course and got the participants badge.

Open Educational Practice (OEP) in the course ‘Contemporary Education’

In the course ‘Contemporary Education’ in the third topic OEP is incorporated as a forum where students learn not only different contemporary strategies and methods, but also provide briefing and suggestions for the learners based on learners profile and their proper learning strategy. In the Topic 3 you can see the study material and forum.

Only students who provided suggestion can see what others have provided. During the OEP piloting students received a badge if they implemented Topic 3 Activity. Three teachers participated in the course ‘Contemporary Education’ – Estela Daukšienė, Vaida Jurgilė and Jurgita Šerniūtė.

Open Educational Practice (OEP) in the course ‘Digital Pedagogy’

Leader and teacher of the course ‘Digital Pedagogy’ Judit Vidékiné Reményi shares opinion about course development and open educational practice (OEP) in this course.

OEP activities was based on a relevant case study, comparison of mainstream and digital learning environments. Student blog was used as an ICT tool to implement OEP.

As readiness for collaboration seems to depend on personality traits and the educational culture of the system, collaboration should have been more emphatic, encouraged. Collaboration is only a useful tool, when a batch of learners do the course parallel. Otherwise, its integration into an online course is rather useless.

It also essential to make the learners understand, that as online learners they should forget about the competitive characteristic of education. It needs a total change of approach. This takes much time and even more practice.

Open Educational Practice (OEP) in the course ‘Intercultural competence’

Leading tutor and author of the course Luana Ferreira Lopes Silva shares her opinion about course development and OEP in the course. In the end, 6 students piloting the first introductory task in the course.

The course included several activities as open educational practice (OEP):

Icebreaker activity – students upload a 2-minute video to introduce themselves to other group members:

Thinking about culture – students wrote their names and country of origin on a virtual board Padlet. Then, they wrote down five things about people, things, places, or habits that form part of their cultures. Moodle forum used to share comments –

Country Comparison Report – students prepare reports and shared them.

Exercise: Draw an onion – students draw an onion cut in half and think of each of its layers as their own cultural layers. Afterwards, they write a short description of a specific aspect of your own culture that corresponds to that layer –

Open Educational Practice (OEP) in the course ‘Students’ readiness’

Raimund Hudak talks about Open Educational Practice (OEP) in the course ‘Students’ readiness’ showing the idea to use test and forum for OEP activity.

The main idea was to use fun gaming test and integrated it into the course as a test tool. Students had to test their memory with an already existing OER . Once the students completed the test they had to discuss the tool and give their comment in prepared discussion forum of Unit 2. Raimund shows how the test looks like and what students can do in it.

The course is available here.