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  • 1. Current directions in educational repositories: my perspective Patrick McAndrew Institute of Educational Technology

2. www.open.ac.uk 3. Iet.open.ac.uk/courses 4. 6m visitors since launch 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/trushu/3712280049 6. The legacy trap 7. Search Solving search traphttp://www.flickr.com/photos/pulpolux/151695072 8. Metadata Trap 9. Build it and they will come trap http://openlearn.open.ac.uk 10. The system is everything trap 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos /marcemarc/2385399277/The one stop shop trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/marcemarc/2385399277/ 12. Forgetting the past trap 13. The Holy Grail trap http://www.flickr.com/photos/spiritual_marketplace/2207966935 14. The brick wall trapViscious circle Head brick wall http://www.flickr.com/photos/43204851@N00/182910562 15. The brick wall trapViscious circle Head brick wall 16. Reasons to be cheerful? 17. Be Open 18. Opennessworks http://www.flickr.com/photos/psd/1805374441/ 19. Learning does happen 20. Listening to others 21. Testing ideas 22. Keep it simple 23. How many different types of learning and teaching approaches do you need? 24. How many different types of learning and teaching approaches do you need? Think Pair Share 25. Build on the work of others 26. Look for the unexpected 7006005004003002001000 Content Social 27. Ask 28. Traps Searching beat Google Metadata for the good of others Audience they will emerge from use System the backend takes over from the frontend One stop shop ignores reality Forgetting the past avoid reinventing the wheel Holy Grail seeking what does not exist Brick wall carry on regardless 29. Advice Openness be open Participation routes in Involve others experts and users Keep simple hide complexity Build on work of others mashup dont build Find the right questions 30. Dr Patrick McAndrew The Open University Institute of Educational Technology Walton Hall Milton Keynes MK7 6AA olnet.org