Access2OER:Notes on add-on proposal

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The original OERWIKI seems to be offline (December 2012). The Access2OER discussion pages are preserved here for reference! The final report in pdf is available here: Access2OER_Report,

The report:
Introduction to the report
Part 1 - Issues
What is access?
Issues and classification
Part 2 - Solutions
Solutions criteria
Stories and solutions
Case studies
Part 3 - Proposals
Conclusion and next steps
Additional sections:
Stories 1
Stories 2
Stories 3
Case studies v1
Access initiatives v1
OER Training proposal
Open Educational Resource Centres
OER exchange infrastructure
OER exchange infrastructure diagrams
Additional materials
Access2OER:Additional Considerations
Wiki only
Some technical notes
Discussion Log and Quotes:
Discussion Week 1
Comments on SuperOER
Overview of week 1 activities
Discussion Week 2
Discussion related to solutions put forward
Snippets from the general discussion
Overview of week 2 activities
Discussion Week 3
general discussion
OER training discussion
resource centre discussion
oer exchange discussion
stories discussion
All discussion on one page.
Additional pages
For authors:




Add-on Proposal: the guidelines in action and research

Facilitate/convene events in communities for hands-on learning leading to a new situation.

For example, by the end of a one week event a community has

  • one of their schools networked with
  • a Moodle server, perhaps on a "digital doorway" or equivalent
  • a host of free/libre learning resources,
  • a mobile learning kit,
  • a custom eGranary library,
  • a facility to print and produce CD/DVD collections,
  • etc.

and the skills/knowledge to

  • reinstall the software,
  • administer/use the system,
  • get help,
  • develop their own locally relevant learning resources and on-line

knowledge resources

  • set up another school similarly
  • use and adapt the guides we develop for local conditions and

mobilise social entrepreneurs and others to generate further success stories.

(or some other solution appropriate for the context)

The community may also be primed in the months leading up to the event in terms of readiness (awareness, preparation, on-line learning, identifying business opportunities around sustaining the initiative, etc.).

In some cases, the school (for example) could become a hub for community wireless networking with links to other public facilities which may become similarly (internally) networked.

Ideally, the event should be locally led/run, optionally with a few "imported" experts for train the trainer type sessions.

During the lead-up to an event (several weeks/months with prospective participants), the new, peer-produced learning materials may be shared widely to enable pre-event preparation and permit others to apply the knowledge.

Lists and considerations, etc.:

  • Logical Analysis (or other approach to conceptualise the event/initiative)
  • Principles of engagement
    • cultural sensitivity
    • community-initiated and community-led
    • communicate, collaborate, cooperate, learn from/with and augment

existing initiatives

      • asset based/ appreciative approach
    • embracing change (agile)
      • on-going learning and sharing (action research, ...)
  • Curriculum elements
    • localisation
    • etc. (see below)
  • Existing relevant learning resources to adapt and include
  • Partners (educational, cultural, local communities, event organisation, ...)
    • NB It takes a special combination of people to pull off something like this
      • engage with people who have the relevant experience.

Funding for developing the initial set of integrated resources and for the events could come from various sources.