OER and P2PU: Talk at Indira Gandhi National Open University

January 20, 2010, [MD]

I have been very interested in the work of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for a long time. It's one of the mega-universities in the world, perhaps the biggest, with close to two million students. I wrote a very excited post earlier about how they have opened almost all of their educational material, and I continue to believe that this is one of the most under-reported OER stories. Therefore, I was very excited to be able to meet with Dr. Uma Kanjilal, who is head of the IGNOU eGyankosh, and Dr Sanjaya Mishra, to learn more about their future plans for eGyankosh, share some of my ideas, and also discuss the Peer2Peer University.

I am planning to write more about what I learnt later, but for now, I wanted to share the presentation that I gave to a group of people at IGNOU. I focused on three areas: The purposes of OER, the value of openness, and the Peer2Peer University. It was an honor to share my thoughts with such an engaging and intelligent audience, and I really hope I get a chance to go back and spend more time with IGNOU in the future.

The presentation below has been synced audio+slides, so you can listen to the audio, and the slides will turn automatically. You can also download the MP3 directly.

Open Educational Resources and Peer2Peer University

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Stian HĂ„klev January 20, 2010 Toronto, Canada
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