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  • 134 schools in the systemAnnual budget $821 million57,050 students74% students low-incomeDiversity of ethnic backgrounds in student body41% - Hispanic 13% - White 36% - Black 9% - Asian
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  • Highlight and give examples of some “other answers”What is the highest education level you have attained to date:
  • Were you able to successfully accomplish your objectives today using the OCW website? 74.1%Tufts OCW website has/will enhance my understanding of Tufts OCW's mission to openly share knowledge with the global communityWhat is the highest education level you have attained to date:
  • All share our observations about workshop: Low technical skillsLittle knowledge of copyright, creative commonsResponse to fair use – RobbinBy end of workshops, attendees said they were likely to reuseTeachers found the workshop valuable would welcome more
  • Day 2 tour of collections
  • Day 3 ? After they are trying to create curriculum?
  • Include some stats from survey here:Fair Use: Very familiar-1% Somewhat familiar-50% Not familiar-44%
  • Surveyed nine months after attending the workshop, 75% of teachers who responded said that they made use of OpenCourseWare materials in their classroomsGoogle docs ranked as the top new tool they were introduced to in the summer workshopsOn a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being easy to reuse and 5 being difficult) they gave OCWC materials a 3
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  • White board culling everyone’s ideas for OCWC resulting in digital document we’ll postHave suggested topics if not forthcoming from attendees:Embed video from YouTubeModular content units easiest to work withTips on using videosCopyright explanationTeacher section
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  • $ per student – low level of technology use in classroom and low teacher technology skills
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  • Process used w/ faculty

What Teachers Want? Reusing OCW in the High School Classroom What Teachers Want? Reusing OCW in the High School Classroom Presentation Transcript

  • What Do Teachers Want? Reusing OCW in the High School Classroom 
    ©, UMass Boston photo credit: Harry Brett
    Eileen McMahon, UMass Boston OCW, Senior Instructional Designer
    eileen.mcmahon@umb.edu
    Cheryl Siegel, MIT OCW, Department Liaison
    csiegel@mit.edu
    Robbin Smith, Tufts OCW, OCW Editor/Curricular Content Specialist
    robbin.smith@tufts.edu
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  • What Do Teachers Want? Reusing OCW in the High School Classroom
    Topics we’ll cover:
    • Summer workshops with BPS Teachers
    • Our OCW collections
    • Workshops discoveries
    • Results from follow-up survey
    • Action Items for OCWC
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  • OCW for BPS Workshops Overview
    Three day workshops were held in July 2010 at UMass Boston campus
    Over 30 attendees
    75% were teachers
    30% of the teachers taught Science, Math or Technology subjects
    25% Guidance counselors /administrators
    95% of attendees had limited previous knowledge of subjects presented in the workshop
    Workshop funding made possible by the  Boston Foundation as part of a grant awarded to UMass Boston
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  • MITOpenCourseWare
    • 2,055Syllabi & reading lists
    • 17,531 lecture notes
    • 9,460 assignments
    • 980 exams
    • 705 projects
    Many include:
    • Audio/video (~60)
    • Complete texts (~30)
    • Simulations/animations
    http://ocw.mit.edu
  • Educators
    MITOpenCourseWareEducator Use
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  • MIT Highlights for High School
    • Launched Nov. 28, 2007
    • Organizes ~70 introductory courses
    • Maps ~2,600 resources to U.S. AP curriculum
    • Provides materials to inspire STEM study
    http://ocw.mit.edu/high-school
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  • Tufts OpenCourseWare
    Official launch June 2005
    1 FT staff with support from Technology for Learning in the Health Sciences department
    Focus on health sciences courses
    Sustaining member of OCWC
    Reflection of Tufts’ commitment to open access content, furthering Tufts’ mission of knowledge sharing as part of its non-profit objective and leadership in civic engagement for global active citizenship.
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    Copyright 2005 G. Kaurfman TUSVM. From Zoological Medicine homepage." Published in Tufts OpenCourseWare (2005-2011). http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/60/Coursehome. (Retrieved 4/18/11). Reproduced with permission of the author and publisher. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license
  • Who Uses TuftsOCW and Why                       Statistics from our 2010 Pop-up Survey
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  • Ranking Tufts OCW                       Statistics from our 2010 Pop-up Survey
    Ratings to survey statements consistently > 4.0 (1, lowest - 5, highest)
    Tufts OCW has/will increase my interest in learning about a particular topic
    Tufts OCW has/will help me supplement my existing knowledge about a topic
    Tufts OCW website has/will increase my awareness of Tufts' academic programs
    I have/will have discussions with colleagues about specific materials or topics from the Tufts OCW website
    I have/will recommend the Tufts OCW website to others
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    Copyright 2005 G. Kaufmann, TUSVM. From Zoological Medicine homepage."
    Published in Tufts OpenCourseWare (2005-2011). http://ocw.tufts.edu/Course/5/Coursehome.
    (Retrieved 4/18/11). Reproduced with permission of the author and publisher.
    Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License
  • Consists of 42 graduate and undergraduate courses
    Launched in 2007
    About 12 courses added to the collection each year
    Team consists of 1 staff member working quarter time and 3 work study students
    78,659 unique visitors in 2010
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    UMass BostonOpenCourseWare
  • Topics Covered in Teacher Workshops:
     General Intro. to OpenCourseWare - What it is and why it's useful
    Creative Commons License - What it is why it's important to anyone who is developing curriculum
    Guided Tour of several OpenCourseWare collections
    Strategies for integrating OCW into the high school classroom workshop and for advising students
    Guidelines for reusing and remixing curriculum materials found online and for managing and sharing own original materials online
    Managing OCW materials with Web 2.0 tools such as Zotero, & delicious
    Creating Curriculum with Google Docs
     
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  • Workshop Observations
     
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    ©, UMass Boston photo credit: Harry Brett
  • What parts of OCW that you saw today would you most likely use in your classroom?
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  • What additional materials or support would you need to use OCW in your teaching?
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  • Workshop Findings
    Presented with OCWC collections teachers were not sure how they would reuse OCW materials
    Creating curriculum with OCWC materials is not easy for teachers
    Most teachers are not familiar with the tools necessary to reuse OCW materials
    Teachers need more resources to guide and support their use of OCW
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  • Follow-up Data from Workshop Participants
    Surveyed nine months after attending the workshop, 75% of teachers who responded said that they made use of OpenCourseWare materials in their classrooms
    Google docs ranked as the top new tool they were introduced to in the summer workshops
    On a scale of 1-5 (with 1 being easy to reuse and 5 being difficult) they gave OCWC materials a 3
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  • Opportunities for OCWC
    Organize more workshops to train teachers how to reuse and remix OCW materials
    Create OCWC content in a modular way so it’s easier to remix
    Develop tools for remixing curriculum
    Sponsor more research on how teachers remix OCWC materials
    Develop mobile applications for reusing and remixing OCWC materials
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  • Opportunities for OCWC (cont.)
    Create curriculum development center for OCWC that might contain:
    • Showcase of curriculum that has reused and remixed from OCWC materials
    • Showcase best practices for using OCWC
    • Provide links to OCWC recommended tools for remixing curriculum
    • Create OCWC YouTube channel for all videos created by consortium forum for educators who are reusing materials
    • Create Teacher Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    • Sample lesson plans
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  • Opportunities for OCWC (cont.)
    • Organize Flickr OCWC group where CC images appropriate for teaching and learning can be found
    • Create teacher handouts with ideas and examples
    • Discussion forum for teachers reusing OCWC materials
    • Provide teachers with direct contact with OCWC publishers
    • Create teacher polls to provide feedback about their use of collection
    • A publishers section that displays poll results
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  • Appendix
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  • Boston Public Schools (BPS) – Profile
    134 schools in the system
    Annual budget $821 million
    57,050 students
    74% students low-income
    Diversity of ethnic backgrounds in student body
    41% - Hispanic 13% - White 36% - Black 9% - Asian
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristopherm/
  • MITOpenCourseWareQuotes
    “Viewing your courses has made me
    a better teacher and I expect to
    be sending some of my students
    to MIT in part because of your
    efforts.”
    “Just wanted to say "thank you"
    for the wonderful content! I teach
    chemistry and physics at the HS level. I review my
    content knowledge as well as some wonderful demo
    ideas. MIT OpenCourseWare is awesome!!!!”
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  • MITOpenCourseWare: A Global Audience
    • 1-1.5 million visits per month
    • 17.5 million visits in 2010
    • Translations
    • Chinese (707)
    • Spanish (99)
    • Portuguese (95)
    • Thai (37)
    • Persian (49)
    16.8%
    44.1%
    20.0%
    4.5%
    8.7%
    1.5%
    4.3%
    Educators
    9%
    Self learners
    43%
    Students
    42%
  • Visitors to Tufts OCW / courses visited Statistics from 2010 Google Analytics
    Visits grew 23.17% from 2009 to 2010
    Visitors came from 218 countries/territories and 20,159 cities
    Top 10 course homepages visited
    Basic Human Pathology, Parts I and II; Pathophysiology of Infectious Diseases; Blender 3D Design; Epidemiology and Biostatistics; Medicine I; Cardiovascular Pathophysiology - Human Growth and Development; Microbiology; Gastrointestinal Pathophysiology; Zoological Medicine
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  • Tufts OCW Faculty Contributor Comments
    “… the final product is wonderful and I am proud to have my name associated with it.”
    “… OCW has provided us two wonderful assets: (1) as bridge to many other campuses, scholars, and internet users around the world: and (2) the chance to work with the OCW staff whose professionalism and end-product have made our courses even better than they already were.”
    “… I’m glad I did it and would do it again…the main reason I support it is that it takes knowledge out of the marketplace and makes it freely accessible to all…this is as it should be .…”
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  • Tufts OCW User Comments
    “…Tufts OCW impacted my learning by making available other non-traditional sources of information at my fingertips.”
    “… I think that this is a good way to share the resources of a nonprofit institution. Tufts cares about the people of the world, and shows its social responsibility to the world through projects such as this ...”
    “… I’m a South African medical student who’s struggling with an epidemiology assignment and this information you made available helped me tremendously.”
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  • Ranked Top Components of OCWC
    Downloadable Tools
    PowerPoints
    Projects
    Syllabi
    Exams
    Video Lectures
    Audio Lectures
    Course Overview
    Simulations
    Podcasts
    Department Offerings
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    What components of OpenCourseWare do you consider most valuable in guiding or teaching your students? (Check all that apply)