LTTC Seminar on Sharing by Experienced Academic and Teaching Colleagues (3): “OERs and MOOCs — Opportunities and Challenges that the Game changing Technologies are Bringing Us”

You are cordially invited to attend the LTTC Seminar on Sharing by Experienced Academic and Teaching Colleagues (3): “OERs and MOOCs — Opportunities and Challenges that the Game changing Technologies are Bringing Us” on 3 June 2015 (Wed).

Details are given, as follows:

LTTC Seminar on Sharing by Experienced Academic and Teaching Colleagues (3): “OERs and MOOCs — Opportunities and Challenges that the Game changing Technologies are Bringing Us”
Speaker Dr. Kam-cheong Li, Director of the University Research Centre, OUHK
Date 3 June 2015 (Wed)
Time 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Venue D3-LP-07, Tai Po campus
About the Speaker Kam-cheong Li is Director of the University Research Centre, the Open University of Hong Kong. He is an active researcher in technology enhanced education as well as open and distance learning, with a hundred publications including journal articles, academic papers, monographs, and edited books. He has been in charge of degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in areas of business, education and language studies. He also currently serves as the Secretary-General of Asian Association of Open Universities, and is Honorary Chair Professor and Visiting Professor of a number of tertiary institutions in Mainland China and the United Kingdom.
Abstract Open educational resources (OERs) are free and openly licensed materials for educational purposes. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) refer to courses offered for free through the internet for an enormous number of students. Both OERs and MOOCs have been considered disruptive technologies, a promising tool for democratizing education, and a capable instrument to further enhance the quality and accessibility of education. In this Seminar, I will summarize the development of OERs and MOOCs, analyze their types and usage status, and examine their potentials for a paradigm shift for education. While both are game changing, OERs and MOOCs have laid emphasis on different aspects of educational openness. The openness of the two will be compared and contrasted in terms of copyrights, freedom to reuse, revise, remix and redistribute, as well as their implications to learners and institutions. Based on relevant analyses, the opportunities and challenges of these technologies will be assessed.

 

For enquiries, please contact Dr. May Chan (2948 8556 / sokching@eduhk.hk).

 

 

 

 

Tags: , ,

Comments are closed.