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Defining Open Education

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  • I want to start by introducing COERLL, giving you a little background on our center.Then, I will discuss the “OER” in COERLL – what open educational resources means to us and how we are opening up our language learning tools and materials.I will give you a peek at some of the projects we have been working on.And finally, I want to wrap up by sharing some lessons learned in our journey to becoming more open.
  • I want to start by introducing COERLL, giving you a little background on our center.Then, I will discuss the “OER” in COERLL – what open educational resources means to us and how we are opening up our language learning tools and materials.I will give you a peek at some of the projects we have been working on.And finally, I want to wrap up by sharing some lessons learned in our journey to becoming more open.
  • Difference between the meanings of "free", yes it is free as in no cost, but it is also free as in giving you the freedom of sharing ownership of the material.Determine how to move from open access websites to true OERRetrofit existing materials if possibleImplement new tools, processes, and strategies to develop new OERGrow communities around our OER
  • YouTube launched Creative Commons a year ago and already as the record for
  • CC Search Portal
  • We have been producing materials for awhile, and they have always been open access, but with a little copyright symbol at the bottom. The "all rights reserved" model does not allow any copying or redistribution of materials. Luckily, we have the "some rights reserved" model. We say "as long as you give us attribution, we give you explicit permission to copy and adapt materials to meet the local needs of your classroom or create new materials".
  • Student-generated contentCreateSpace & QoopCreated in MS Word, All PDFs
  • Drupal module, will be released as open source
  • Spanish in TexasDevelopment of materials using video samples from the CorpusEditing pedagogically-useful clips and sharing on YouTubeExperimenting with TedEdLaunching Facebook community, etc.
  • Open.Michigan: an Open Education initiative at the University of Michigan. It is based in the UM Medical School, but has partnerships throughout the University’s various schools & colleges, campuses, faculty, students and alumni. Mission: to encourage researchers, learners, and instructors to maximize the impact and reach of their scholarly work through open sharing.Focus is on Health OER and Capacity Building in AfricaAfrican Health OER Network:What it is: A collaboration between UM Medical School, UM Dental School, and African Universities to share knowledge, address curriculum gaps, and support health education communities.The mission:to advance health education in Africa by creating and promoting free, openly licensed teaching materials created by Africans Supported primarily by the Hewlett FoundationThe collaboration started with universities in Ghana and South Africa but is now drawing in institutions from across the African continent.The OER created as part of this initiative are hosted locally by the authoring institutions as well as through the OER Africa and Open.Michigan websites.Other Interesting ProjectsGhana Emergency Medicine Collaborative:improve the provision of emergency medical care in Ghana through innovative and sustainable physician, nursing, and medical student training programs. Human Resources for Health: Capacity Strengthening in Ghana: Competency-based Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Training Program at St. Paul Hospital and Millennium Medical College (Ethiopia)Excellence in Higher Education for Liberian Development
  • Food Safety Knowledge Network: Based at Michigan State University: Partnership with the Global Food Safety Initiative of the Paris-based Consumer Goods ForumMission: Address complex food safety knowledge and training challenges with free learning resources.Focus Areas:Develop internationally recognized competences in relation to food safety for stakeholders at all levels and in all sectors of the food supply chain Promote knowledge transfer within the food safety community.Resources on the site curated by experts in the field and aligned to a set of core competencies so that users can identify the specific area the resource covers while trusting the quality of the content.AgShareA partnership between African Institutions and OER Africa Mission: to create a scalable and sustainable method of filling critical gaps in agriculture related curriculum.A collaboration of organizations providingguidelines for action research, how to produce OERs, how to disseminate materials for research and community stakeholders.Focus Area:AgShare Toolkit: provides resources fortrainers, faculty, staff and graduate students to assure that outputs for research and farm communities will follow best practices.Graduate students are engaged in action and participatory research which connects them to communities and smallholders and through rigorous research practices produces high quality peer reviewed research, case studies and extension materials.
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    • 1. Open Education Carl S. Blyth SwitchPoint Conference April 24, 2014
    • 2. OER in COERLL
    • 3. Defining Open Education “A collective term that refers to forms of education in which knowledge, ideas or important aspects of teaching methodology or infrastructure are shared freely over the Internet.” (Wikipedia)
    • 4. Open Education Movement “The open education (OE) movement is based on a set of intuitions shared by a remarkably wide range of academics: that knowledge should be free and open to use and re-use; that collaboration should be easier, not harder; that people should receive credit and kudos for contributing to education and research; and that concepts and ideas are linked in unusual and surprising ways and not the simple linear forms that today’s textbook present.” (Baraniuk 2007: 229)
    • 5. •2002 UNESCO meeting •Materials offered freely for anyone •Permission to re-mix, improve, and redistribute. What are OER?
    • 6. Types of OER • Textbooks • Courseware • Classroom Activities, Lesson Plans, Quizzes • Homework Exercises, Simulations • Authentic Media
    • 7. What OPEN means to me 1. Free Access (online, no passwords, no fees) 2. Enable the “4 R’s” Reuse - copy verbatim Redistribute - share with others Revise - adapt and edit Remix - combine with others
    • 8. OER Enablers Open Standards OER designed for sharing Open Licenses Permission to share OER Technology Tools for creating & sharing OER Communities of practice Sharing ideas & best practices
    • 9. “Gratis” vs. “Libre” Photo source: free (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonx/2698947622/) / tonx (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tonx/) / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/)
    • 10. Creative Commons: Open Licenses File:Tyler.stefanich_Creative_Commons_Swag_Contest_2007_2_(by).jpg found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki / BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
    • 11. 13 million free media files (photos, videos, sounds) http://commons.wikimedia.org 67 million free, shareable photos. (CC BY-NC-SA) http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ 40,000 public domain books (65 languages) http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/ 4 million openly-licensed videos (CC BY)
    • 12. http://search.creativecommons.org CC Search
    • 13. Degrees of Open: Materials Traditional Materials All rights reserved CLOSED OPEN OER Reuse / Redistribute / Revise / Remix
    • 14. Degrees of Open: Classrooms Online • Virtual classroom • Formal (enrolled) “student” • Informal “learner” • MOOC (massively open online course, e.g., Coursera) CLOSED OPEN Traditional • Physical classroom • Enrolled student
    • 15. Mosaic Cow in St. Joseph, Michigan : taken from - http://www.flickr.com/photos/vxla/6183285404/in/photostream/Author: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en Degrees of Open: CC Licenses CLOSED OPEN BY: AttributionBY: Attribution ND: No Derivatives NC: Non Commercial http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
    • 16. Open Textbooks
    • 17. Open Courseware & Learning Communities
    • 18. Open Source Tools eComma collaborative annotation tool
    • 19. Open Corpora
    • 20. The Open Book Project (Dept. of State)
    • 21. • Advance health education by creating and promoting free, openly licensed teaching materials. • Materials created by African Universities in Ghana and South Africa. • Local Materials + Open Licenses = Greater Access, Visibility, and Use of Knowledge Worldwide • Mission is to maximize the impact of scholarly work through open sharing. • Health OER and capacity-building in Africa “We have limited resources but because of the Internet, we can share. The South has diseases [the Global North] knowing nothing about. Our materials are relevant to us and in the North.” - A Network Participant from South Africa
    • 22. • Addresses complex food safety knowledge and training challenges with free and open learning resources. • Emerging Markets, Online Training • Filling critical gaps in agriculture related curriculum. • Best practices for farm communities. • Graduate students central to research, case studies, material creation.
    • 23. OER Research Hub (Open University)
    • 24. Benefits of OER Lower costs Greater reach/access Adaptable materials Learner-designed thanks to “inreach” Improved quality thanks to crowd- sourcing Community of practice
    • 25. Conclusion: Education is Sharing “Sharing is probably the most basic characteristic of education: education is sharing knowledge, insights and information with others, upon which new knowledge, skills, ideas and understanding can be built.” --Open Education Week Website

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