ACADEMIC NETWORKS FOR RESEARCH AND INNOVATION: EXPERIENCES OF OPEN EDUCATIONAL MOVEMENT’S AREA IN A LATIN-AMERICAN CONTEXT
Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (MEXICO)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Introduction: Open Educational Movement
The Open Educational Movement appeared at the beginning of last decade, with the premise of sharing information to decrease the breach between communities with access to information and communities without access.
Context and Impact of Open Educational Movement’s area in academic and research networks
Innovation Chair on Technology and Education (ITESM- Institutional education and research network). On July 2007, the Chair whose objective is to contribute, through of several activities and researches, with the making of scientific knowledge in the innovation area on technology and education. In this chair participates 16 researcher teachers (7 of them PhD), 16 PhD’s students and 116 master’s students, geographically located in different region around the world, mainly in Latin America. One of the main research topics is referenced to the open educational movement. The previous works started as an internal network with a project named Knowledge Hub in ITESM.
University Corporation for the Development of Internet (CUDI-Mexican education and research network). CUDI is the Mexican education and research network, its organized as a non profit corporation of universities and research centers, created in April 1999. In this network participates 240 mexican universities and the thematic communities are about education, health, grids, digital libraries, earths sciences, laboratories, ecology, astronomy, mathematics, business. One of the main research topics is referenced to the open educational movement, focused to Open Educational Resources. In 2009, the first group with an inter-institutional work among six high education institutes which worked with basic education’s teachers to promote the use of open educational resources was created. After, in 2010, a second group with a project of six high education Mexican institutions which worked in the making of OER for training of educational researchers was integrated. In 2011, a third group with five institutions was created. It had as objective sharing its OER through of a metarepository as result of experience in the participation on three projects (financed by University Corporation for Internet Development – CUDI- and by the National Council of Science and Technology – CONACYT-).
Regional Open Latin American Community of Educational and Social Research (CLARISE- Latin American Community of Educational and Social Research). Regional Open Latin American Community of Educational and Social Research (CLARISE): external network to promote the knowledge in the Open Educational Movement’s area. CLARISE was created in 2011, having as background researcher teachers connected to national networks of their countries and has as objective to attend the Latin American regional necessity of contributing with efforts through the making of learning and collaboration networks to give visibility and free access to the cultural production, scientific production, and academic production of authors and institutions in Latin America for consultation of worldwide society. The main research topic is referenced to the open educational movement, focused to Open Educational Resources.
Keywords: Open Educational Movement’s area, Open practice, networks, research, community, transference, mobilization, knowledge.