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Short presentation that ask the question about OERu program and credential pathways for students: planned pathways, or DIYU to match student aspirations?

Short presentation that ask the question about OERu program and credential pathways for students: planned pathways, or DIYU to match student aspirations?



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  • In British Columbia we have just started a new project to produce 40 open textbooks. <br /> We expect to save students 3 to 5x times the investment of $1M by government. <br /> Students like that idea. <br />
  • There are many open textbook projects underway. <br /> Each uses a Creatiev Commosn licenses, so that means the textbooks they produce will be available to world, for free. <br />
  • Some savings. <br />
  • My own organization has a digital library that shares hundreds of courses that have been funded by our government. <br /> My government has invested over $11M since 2003 to create open course materials that our higher education faculty create and share with colleagues. <br />

OERu planning meeting - program pathways OERu planning meeting - program pathways Presentation Transcript

  • Distinctively open Can we use open textbooks and OER for building OERu program/s of study?
  • Learn with OERu • “The OER university is an innovation partnership of like-minded institutions committed to creating pathways for OER learners to gain academic credit through the formal education system.”
  • Lightweight scaffolding • • Study online for free, using open educational resources. • This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Priwo “All you need is an internet connection, and you can study with us – no matter where you live! Get your study credited towards an academic qualification, while paying significantly reduced fees.”
  • Study pathways or DIYu? • • This image was originally posted to Flickr by austrini at http://flickr.com/photos/40011478@N00/290 9850055. It was reviewed on 11 May 2010 by the FlickreviewR robot and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0. Is there a need to provide models programs of study -pathways for learners and instructors? What kinds of course frameworks can we use to maximize access to open pathways for study?
  • What role can open textbooks play? Visual notes of government announcement, Giulia Forsythe http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/8094691691/ Used under Creative Commons attribution share-alike license
  • June 2013 160 school adoptions $2.3 million savings Source: OpenStax College http://openstaxcollege.org
  • cc-by-2.0. Visual media, too These images are licensed CC-BY by BCcampus.ca solr.bccampus.ca
  • Pathways to … Or, do we need to describe model program pathways to address student aspirations? Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) as a course and credential framework?
  • OERu: tapestry or threads? Tapestry, “My Still Homeland” by artist Olga Tolstikova, licensed CC-BY-SA by the artist and available at Wikimedia Commons This image, which was originally posted to Flickr.com, was uploaded to the Commons using Flickr upload bot on 23:41, 14 March 2009 (UTC) by Liftarn (talk). On that date it was licensed CC-BY. Do we need to develop templates and frameworks for study and if so, what would those look like?
  • Discussion task What kinds of program pathways might make sense as early targets for OERu? BGS as a course and credential framework