Grants:TPS/shchung/opensym 2015/Report

Event name edit

OpenSym 2015

Participant connections edit

My presentation was scheduled on 19th August 2015 at Cypress, Golden Gate Club of San Francisco in the OpenSym 2015 conference. The full paper of my presentation "Collaborative OER Course Development – Remix and Reuse Approach" can be accessed at Proceedings of OpenSym 2015. The paper has also been submitted to Commons, kindly access via the link here. I presented the use of four Wikibooks namely Introduction to Software Engineering, A-level Computing, Embedded Systems and Embedded Control Systems Designin OER course creation. During the talk, I presented the steps involved and walk through the collaborative activities for Wikibooks integration, explaining book's progress, discussions, questions and answers held for newcomers engagement on the navigation of the Wikibooks and how team members contributes to Wikibooks content.

Outcomes edit

Option 1: Shared Experience: What is one way you shared something from your experience with your community (either locally or globally), after the event?
Add a link here to a blog post or newsletter you wrote about your participation afterwards, or to a meet-up you organized to share your experience with your local community.

During my presentation, I have highlighted the webinars and sharing sessions for Wikibooks and encourage the participants to take part in the future. The attendees are interested to join the sharing sessions for more in-depth understanding of OER creation, benefits of Wikibooks and how collaborative approach can be used to create open access courses or books. I have volunteered to initiate the coming sharing sessions for interested participants focusing on OER creation and topics covering "How to use Wikibooks/Starting a New Wikibook" in the following sharing session. In addition, the initiative of OER/Wikibooks sharing sessions is also brought up during the keynote held in Hawthrone on the last day to engage with more interested conference attendees. Interested participants and Wikibooks community can drop by the following Wikibooks blog which I will be maintaining and providing updates on research works and progress of Wikibooks initiatives.


Option 2: Learning Pattern: What is one useful learning pattern you can share with the Wikimedia movement?
Add a link to a learning pattern - either a new pattern you created with insights from your participation, or an existing pattern to which you added your endorsement and some significant new "considerations" or “examples” from your experience.

A learning pattern on OER course creation using collaborative approach is available here entitled "OER Creation using Wikibooks. This learning pattern is to assist the faculty members, course specialists, researchers, teachers, instructors, open textbook authors and the community in creation of free online content books. The learning pattern is hope to provide suggested solutions, steps and valuable insights on sharing the knowledge of creating free textbook aligning to curriculum as well as reaching out to more interested individuals in developing more quality OER.

Finances edit

Registration fees: 220 USD

Flight: Round-trip Economy seat= 1289.37 USD + 52.13 USD = 1341.5 USD

From Penang, Malaysia to Kuala Lumpur to San Francisco, USA

Accommodation: Single economy occupancy without breakfast x 4 nights

4 nights = 201.6 USD x 4 = 806.4 USD + 50.4 USD (Tax & Service fees) = 856.8 USD

Meal/incidental cost: USD 50 x 4 days = USD 200

Total = 2618 USD

Amount left over edit


Anything else edit

I wish thank the OpenSym 2015 committees for organizing this conference focusing on open collaboration concepts and Wikipedia research and practices. I would also like to extend my sincere thanks to Jtud (WMF) and Marti (WMF) in administrating this TPS for my participation in OpenSym 2015.