Library Operating Hours for Tuesday, 30 November 2021 : 8.00AM - 6.00PM
Home

Links

YouTube as a Repository: The Creative Practice of Students as Producers of Open Educational Resources
Posted on 24 September 2012 by Shahril Effendi Bin Ibrahim (Senior Librarian)
Authorship Details
Helen Keegan
Frances Bell
Publication Details
Resource Type: 
Article
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Title: 
The European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL)
Summary

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, fulfilment), 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) (Abstract by authors)

Full Text Download Resource Type
External Link Article

Copyright© Library, OUM 2013, All Rights Reserved
Latest updated: 23th July 2013

Get in touch with us