The OER Knowledge Cloud makes use of cookies. By continuing, you consent to this use. More information.
YouTube as a repository: The creative practice of students as producers of open educational resources
Keegan, Helen and Bell, Frances

PublishedDecember 2011
JournalEuropean Journal of Open, Distance and e-Learning
Issue Special Issue: Creativity and Open Educational Resources (OER), Pages 1-10

ABSTRACT
In this paper we present an alternative view of Open Educational Resources (OERs). Rather than focusing on open media resources produced by expert practitioners for use by peers and learners, we examine the practice of learners as active agents, producing open media resources using the devices in their pockets: their mobile phones. In this study, students are the producers and operate simultaneously as legitimate members of the YouTube community and producers of educational content for future cohorts. Taking an Action Research approach we investigated how student’s engagement with open media resources related to their creativity. Using Kleiman’s framework of fives conceptual themes which emerged from academics experiences of creativity (constraint, process, product, transformation, fulfillment), we found that these themes revealed the opportunities designed into the assessed task and provided a useful lens with which to view students’ authentic creative experiences.

Students’ experience of creativity mapped on to Kleiman’s framework, and was affected by assessment. Dimensions of openness changed across platforms, although the impact of authenticity and publication on creativity was evident, and the production of open media resources that have a dual function as OERs has clear benefits in terms of knowledge sharing and community participation.The transformational impacts for students were evident in the short term but would merit a longitudinal study. A series of conclusions are drawn to inform future practice and research.

“The most important thing in our rapidly changing society is not to amass some certain knowledge forever, but to be able to throw out obsolete knowledge, to be ready to start over, to see the world with fresh eyes” (Kupferberg, 2003)

Keywords community · creativity · mobile · OERs · producers · YouTube

ISSN1027-5207
RefereedYes
Rights© 2015 EDEN This journal contributes to the Open Access movement by offering free access to its articles and permitting any users to read, download, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles, crawl them for indexing, pass them as data to software. The copyright in this domain is shared by authors and EURODL to control over the integrity of their work and the right to be properly acknowledged and cited: By submitting their articles, the Authors agree that EDEN has the right to publish and archive their materials on the EURODL website which will also be indexed and displayed at the ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) Database and by DOAJ (Directory of Open Access Journals).
URLhttp://www.eurodl.org/index.php?p=special&sp=articles&inum=2&article=456
Export optionsBibTex · EndNote · Tagged XML · Google Scholar



AVAILABLE FILES
Keegan_Bell.pdf · 138.5KB30 downloads



Viewed by 52 distinct readers




CLOUD COMMUNITY REVIEWS

The evaluations below represent the judgements of our readers and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Cloud editors.

Click a star to be the first to rate this document


POST A COMMENT
SIMILAR RECORDS

YouTube as a repository: the creative practice of students as producers of open educational resources
Keegan, H.; Bell, F.
In this paper we present an alternative view of Open Educational Resources (OERs). Rather than focusing on open media resources produced by expert practitioners for use by peers and learners, we examine the practice of ...
Match: repository; community; creativity; YouTube

Connectivism: Its place in theory-informed research and innovation in technology-enabled learning
Bell, Frances; McGreal, Rory; Conrad, Dianne
The sociotechnical context for learning and education is dynamic and makes great demands on those trying to seize the opportunities presented by emerging technologies. The goal of this paper is to explore certain ...
Match: Bell, Frances

Participant association and emergent curriculum in a MOOC: Can the community be the curriculum?
Bell, Frances; Mackness, Jenny; Funes, Mariana
We investigated how participants associated with each other and developed community in a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) about Rhizomatic Learning (Rhizo14). We compared learner experiences in two social networking ...
Match: Bell, Frances

Rhizo14: A Rhizomatic learning cMOOC in sunlight and in shade
Mackness, Jenny; Bell, Frances; Gil-Jaurena, Inés
The authors present findings from the first stage of research into a ‘home-grown’ connectivist MOOC, Rhizomatic Learning: The Community is the Curriculum (Rhizo14). We compare the surface view of the MOOC that has ...
Match: Bell, Frances

Open educational resources: Discussion paper
Canadian Association of University Teachers
This document provides an overview of the main issues related to the use and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER) by CAUT members. It also provides suggestions for implementation, a bibliography for further ...
Match: repository

OER in the mobile era: Content repositories’ features for mobile devices and future trends
Specht, Marcus; Ternier, Stefaan; Drachsler, Hendrik; Tabuenca, Bernardo
Learning objects and open contents have been named in the Horizon reports from 2004 and 2010 respectively, predicting to have an impact in the short term due to the current trend of offering open content for free on the ...
Match: repository

Panel on open library, scholarship and learning at Athabasca University
Anderson, Terry; Ives, Cindy; Elliott, Colin
AUSpace: Building an effective institutional repository to support research communities and open access. AUSpace is Athabasca University’s (AU) digital content repository. Its goal is to preserve and disseminate AU ...
Match: repository

Wikiwijs: An unexpected journey and the lessons learned towards OER
Schuwer, Robert; Kreijns, Karel; Vermeulen, Marjan
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has funded a five years program to encourage the use, creation and sharing of Open Educational Resources (OER) by teachers from various types of education. This ...
Match: repository

Something for everyone? The different approaches of academic disciplines to Open Educational Resources and the effect on widening participation
Coughlan, Tony; Perryman, L -A.
This article explores the relationship between academic disciplines? representation in the United Kingdom Open University's (OU) OpenLearn open educational resources (OER) repository and in the OU's fee-paying ...
Match: repository

Agricultural learning repositories (AgLR 2008) e-conference
Manouselis, Nikos; Salokhe, Gauri
This report provides the summary of the discussions that took place during the Agricultural Learning Repositories (AgLR 2008, http://aglr.aua.gr/econf.php) E-Conference. AgLR 2008 aimed to explore the needs and ...
Match: repository