Steve Wheeler speaks about Open Educational Resources and academic publishing

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Steve Wheeler made this video recording for Core Ed while he was at the Ulearn conference in New Zealand in October 2010. In it he speaks about Open Educational Practices, (including Open Educational Resources and Open Scholarship).

An excerpt from his blog reads “OEP requires everything to be open – for access, scrutiny and repurposing. So whether it’s licensing agreements such as Copyleft or Creative Commons, or open access journals, or even massively online open courses, the open educational practices are gaining ground and influence in the academic world”. He gives some examples of free courses, where students only pay once they want to become accredited, advising that this is a flexible way of learning that fits in with lifestyle and personal preferences.

Steve closes by asking of this the beginning of the end for traditional academic publishing. Watch the video and see if you agree with him.
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I am a director and consultant at Ethos Consultancy NZ (http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/). I have a keen interest in all aspects of ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching (ICTELT) where the focus lies on ways of scaffolding and empowering learners. In particular, I am interested in the way that creative, blended approached to Academic Professional Development can create trust, rapport and encourage reflective practice. As such, ICTELT is approached from facilitation, design, evaluation and assessment as opposed to the tools and what they can offer. I am a strong advocate of the potential of Web 2.0 to empower learners from all walks of life and cultures, especially after my experiences working for 6 years in the Middle East. In particular, I am interested how ePortfolios can be used in the VET sector (especially where Literacy and Language challenges are faced), in Recognition of Prior Learning, and in authentic, applied assessment. I have been involved with designing and developing ICTELT approaches and programmes for ten years. Following research informed approaches and design, I apply a qualitative, iterative process to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions, programmes and tools, encouraging learners' voices and input from all stakeholders.
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