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AgShare: Building Community and Content with Multiple Partners

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Presented at Open Education 2010 in Barcelona, Spain by Dr. Christine Geith

Presented at Open Education 2010 in Barcelona, Spain by Dr. Christine Geith

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  • 1. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona AgShare: Building Community and Content with Multiple Partners Dr. Christine Geith AgShare Co-PI, Assistant Provost Michigan State University
  • 2. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona In what ways can OER impact agriculture in Africa?
  • 3. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona What is AgShare? • What is Ag? – All aspects of African animal, plant, forestry, and fisheries production and value networks. • What is Share? – Action – Collaboration – Intentionally creating and sharing African teaching, learning and research resources that are free, openly-licensed and effective.
  • 4. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona What is the scope of AgShare? Resource Partners Community- Wide Partners
  • 5. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona What is the scope of AgShare? Content Providers Community- Wide Partners
  • 6. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona
  • 7. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona
  • 8. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona
  • 9. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona AgShare Vision – To impact the welfare and health of farmers in Africa – by empowering MSc students and graduates of African institutions – to achieve change in agriculture – by leveraging African knowledge through OER processes and products – that are integrated into universities and the global knowledge pool.
  • 10. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona First Pilot Convening March 2010 Nairobi, Kenya
  • 11. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona Pilots Started June 2010 • 3 Countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya • 4 Universities – Haramaya University, Ethiopia – Moi University, Kenya – Makerere University, Uganda – United States International University, Kenya • 2 University Networks – CMAAE – RUFORUM
  • 12. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona CMAAE Makerere USIU Haramaya Collaborative creation of OER case studies across two universities in the CMAAE. Coffee in Ethiopia and Maize in Kenya. OER creation and community engagement as part of student field research: Dairy Value Chain. South-western Uganda. Case materials for MSc and down streamed materials for improved farmer practice. OER co-creation and feedback loops by students in internships and African faculty of agriculture. Course taught to leaders of farmer organizations, aspirant commercial farmers, and other interested parties. OER creation of the course Perspectives on Agriculture Extension for the RUFORUM MSc AICM program. Strengths as a pilot Replication and customization in CMAAE; co-creation using two universities; students and faculty working together to create cases; involvement of community-wide partners. Ties research and OER sustainably with graduate student research; Ties with community engagement platform; creates field-based OER illustrating practices; potential down streaming to farmers. Co-creation using multi- institutions of different types; community feedback loops; students on internships create content; content can be shared through commercial farmer producer organizations. Replication and customization throughout RUFORUM; creating a complete OER course; enables undergraduate and graduate students to participate in creating materials as part of internships and field projects.
  • 13. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona Promising Pilot Methods Resource Partners Community- Wide Partners Faculty and Curriculum Student Agents of Change (research, internships) Downstreaming OER Upstreaming OER
  • 14. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona Makerere University Pilot
  • 15. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona Student, Master of Livestock Development and Management PROPOSED TOPIC: DAIRY HYGIENE PRACTICES IN UGANDA: A CASE STUDY OF KIRUHURA DISTRICT Student, Master of Agribusiness Management PROPOSED TOPIC: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF MILK AND DAIRY PRODUCTS MANAGEMENT IN UGANDA: A CASE STUDY OF KIRUHURA DISTRICT
  • 16. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona AgShare Results in Progress • Evidence of impact • Increased visibility (i.e. DiscoverEd) • Advocacy for open sharing • Catalyst role for students (ie. AgShare Fellows)
  • 17. OpenEd November 2010 BarcelonaOpenEd November 2010 Barcelona AgShare Core Team • Dr. John Kaneene, Co-PI, Michigan State University • Dr. Cliff Lampe, Co-PI, Michigan State University • Neil Butcher, OER Africa • Catherine Ngugi, OER Africa • Nathan Yergler, Creative Commons • Lisbeth Levey, open resource specialist • Krishna Alluri, community-wide partner specialist • Gashaw Kebede, evaluator • Flora McMartin, OER evaluation specialist • Karen Vignare, Project Lead, Michigan State University Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation