<ul><li>Create Globally,  </li></ul><ul><li>Educate Locally </li></ul>
Making Ends Meet:  Leveraging the Power of theOpen CourseWare Consortium
 
Type of learning <ul><li>Blended learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on learner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on subje...
Evolution of OER
The Beginning
Phase 1 <ul><li>Curiousity </li></ul>
<ul><li>Apprehension  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Experimenting  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Static unlinked pages of content </li></ul>
Why are we here? <ul><li>OCWC </li></ul>
Why are we here? <ul><li>OCW C </li></ul>
Why are we here? <ul><li>OCW Consortium </li></ul>
The power of the many
Common Purpose
Education
Interoperability
The  Technology <ul><li>XML  </li></ul><ul><li>OAI-PMH </li></ul>
Multiple  formats XML Mobile
Legal The Most  Open Licenses   CC-BY CC-0
Legal The Open License   CC-0 CC-BY CC-BY-SA CC-BY-SA-NC CC-SA-NC-ND FULL   © x
Shift in Structure: The Integration of Open
Phase N Frictionless Remixing
Create
Ideas Information Concepts Module Courses Textbooks Authors Instructors Learners Knowledge Repository
http://enterpriserhaptos.org/
The power of everybody while maintaining quality/independence <ul><li>Social networking v. quality/independence </li></ul>
Lenses
Lenses Social Software For Peer Review Scalable And Distributed Rice University VOCW Siyavula
Permanent Versioning
Customization
LIGHTWEIGHT BRANDING
Branding – Full Customization
http://enterpriserhaptos.org/
Modularization
Ideas Information Concepts Module Courses Textbooks Authors Instructors Learners Knowledge Repository
Increased Academic Freedom
Easily Customizable Content  More accurate up-to-date material More culturally relevant material
Improving Quality
Content Creation
Content Maintenance/Update
Delivery Platform Maintenance
 
http://enterpriserhaptos.org/
Delivery Platform Upgrade
IMPACT
Collaborative Statistics Barbara Illowsky & Susan Dean Success
The customization
Collaborative Statistics Textbook Adopters <ul><li>Since Fall 2008   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Collaborative Statistics <ul><li>Estimated cost savings to students ~ $200,000 in the first year </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly...
FUTURE
Integration
Connexions    www.cnx.org Joel Thierstein [email_address] Supported by the Hewlett Foundation Maxfield Foundation
 
Connexions Growth <ul><li>Over 16,000 modules woven into nearly 1000 collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7700 in Science, Te...
Nearly 1000 different collections (textbooks, courses, reports, manuals) in Connexions +   Chemistry, Electronics, Ethics,...
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  • MODULAR CONTENT Our key tech challenge is how to make content not just USABLE by people but also REUSABLE – remember the DJ. There’s all kind of software we’ve had to develop, and others, all open source. But the most important decision we ever made was to go from day 1 with XML. XML is the heart of the “semantic web”, and is the future of the WWW. You can think of it as the bumps on the lego blocks that let’s them connect together in myriad different ways It let’s you…
  • collaborative
  • Content Organization Modular, Reusable Basic unit of content is a module -- small “chunks” of knowledge, addressing one topic or a single aspect of a complex topic Sounds, movies, animations, images, equations, and more can be included in modules Multiple modules can be organized into a course or textbook Combine modules from different authors to build a course or collection to fit your needs
  • --Faster response time to changes in the discipline, pedegogy --capture intellectual power of the faculty --
  • Content Organization Modular, Reusable Basic unit of content is a module -- small “chunks” of knowledge, addressing one topic or a single aspect of a complex topic Sounds, movies, animations, images, equations, and more can be included in modules Multiple modules can be organized into a course or textbook Combine modules from different authors to build a course or collection to fit your needs
  • Free content provides basis for step change in the quality of education. If core content is free and open, and education is still funded at the level it is now, then commercial content producers have the opportunity to produce increasingly engaging content that will engage a wider group of students more deeply. This will restore america’s education system as the envy of the world.
  • An open textbook collaboration between CCCOER and Connexions (http://cnx.org), Collaborative Statistics , is now freely available online on the Connexions website (http://cnx.org/content/col10522/latest/). Collaborative Statistics is also available at low cost in a print (bound) version, shipped from print-on-demand vendor (and Connexions partner) QOOP Inc. (http://www.sqoop.com/corp_libraries/CNX/collaborativeStatistics.php). De Anza College professor, Illowsky and recently retired De Anza College mathematics professor, Dean were motivated to make their Collaborative Statistics textbook available via an open license in Connexions in order to lower textbook costs for students, and provide more instructional options for teachers. Already, nearly a dozen instructors at community college campuses in California have selected the Collaborative Statistics textbook for their statistics courses this fall. The anticipated enrollment in these courses is more than 700 students. Additional university faculty in New Mexico and New York plan to customize and/or adopt the textbook for Spring 2009 courses. Also, several faculty have already volunteered to contribute additional content for the Collaborative Statistics textbook (e.g., Minitab instructions and homework problem sets); the latter will be edited for inclusion by the Collaborative Statistics textbook authors, Illowsky and Dean. An open statistics course developed by Illowsky and Dean, freely available from Sofia (http://sofia.fhda.edu/gallery/statistics/index.html) is closely aligned with the Collaborative Statistics textbook. The open statistics course at Sofia includes lesson plans, videotaped lectures, suggested homework, quizzes, and exams.
  • Free content provides basis for step change in the quality of education. If core content is free and open, and education is still funded at the level it is now, then commercial content producers have the opportunity to produce increasingly engaging content that will engage a wider group of students more deeply. This will restore america’s education system as the envy of the world.
  • Thanks – it’s great to be here – this has been a great conference. Let me start with a couple questions: Has anyone here learned anything new? Met someone new? Been inspired? How many of you would recommend this to a friend? How about 6 billion friends? What I’d like to talk about today is a big deam – a dream of scaling up this extraordinary TED experience from the 800 of us to the entire world. (There are 800 of you here today; what if we could scale this up to 800M or a few billion and make this incredible TED experience accessible to EVERYONE?)
  • MARTHA
  • Connexions

    1. 1. <ul><li>Create Globally, </li></ul><ul><li>Educate Locally </li></ul>
    2. 2. Making Ends Meet: Leveraging the Power of theOpen CourseWare Consortium
    3. 4. Type of learning <ul><li>Blended learning </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on learner </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on subject matter </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. Evolution of OER
    5. 6. The Beginning
    6. 7. Phase 1 <ul><li>Curiousity </li></ul>
    7. 8. <ul><li>Apprehension </li></ul>
    8. 9. <ul><li>Experimenting </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>Static unlinked pages of content </li></ul>
    10. 11. Why are we here? <ul><li>OCWC </li></ul>
    11. 12. Why are we here? <ul><li>OCW C </li></ul>
    12. 13. Why are we here? <ul><li>OCW Consortium </li></ul>
    13. 14. The power of the many
    14. 15. Common Purpose
    15. 16. Education
    16. 17. Interoperability
    17. 18. The Technology <ul><li>XML </li></ul><ul><li>OAI-PMH </li></ul>
    18. 19. Multiple formats XML Mobile
    19. 20. Legal The Most Open Licenses CC-BY CC-0
    20. 21. Legal The Open License CC-0 CC-BY CC-BY-SA CC-BY-SA-NC CC-SA-NC-ND FULL © x
    21. 22. Shift in Structure: The Integration of Open
    22. 23. Phase N Frictionless Remixing
    23. 24. Create
    24. 25. Ideas Information Concepts Module Courses Textbooks Authors Instructors Learners Knowledge Repository
    25. 26. http://enterpriserhaptos.org/
    26. 27. The power of everybody while maintaining quality/independence <ul><li>Social networking v. quality/independence </li></ul>
    27. 28. Lenses
    28. 29. Lenses Social Software For Peer Review Scalable And Distributed Rice University VOCW Siyavula
    29. 30. Permanent Versioning
    30. 31. Customization
    31. 32. LIGHTWEIGHT BRANDING
    32. 33. Branding – Full Customization
    33. 34. http://enterpriserhaptos.org/
    34. 35. Modularization
    35. 36. Ideas Information Concepts Module Courses Textbooks Authors Instructors Learners Knowledge Repository
    36. 37. Increased Academic Freedom
    37. 38. Easily Customizable Content More accurate up-to-date material More culturally relevant material
    38. 39. Improving Quality
    39. 40. Content Creation
    40. 41. Content Maintenance/Update
    41. 42. Delivery Platform Maintenance
    42. 44. http://enterpriserhaptos.org/
    43. 45. Delivery Platform Upgrade
    44. 46. IMPACT
    45. 47. Collaborative Statistics Barbara Illowsky & Susan Dean Success
    46. 48. The customization
    47. 49. Collaborative Statistics Textbook Adopters <ul><li>Since Fall 2008 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arkansas Tech University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>South Carolina </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Converse College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>California </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>CSU Dominguez Hills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>De Anza College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sacramento City College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>San Diego Mesa College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cabrillo College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lake Tahoe Community College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>San Francisco State University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maryland </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Frederick Community College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>St. Mary's Collegiate Institute </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Colorado </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Colorado </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Georgia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Emory University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ohio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University of Toledo </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Virginia Tech University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Borough of Manhattan Community College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Syracuse University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>SUNY - Purchase College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Michigan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eastern Michigan University </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massachusetts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Berkshire Community College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Puget Sound Community College </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vermont </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Green Mountain College </li></ul></ul></ul>
    48. 50. Collaborative Statistics <ul><li>Estimated cost savings to students ~ $200,000 in the first year </li></ul><ul><li>Roughly 50% of students bought a hard copy of textbook </li></ul><ul><li>6 Remixes/revisions </li></ul>
    49. 51. FUTURE
    50. 52. Integration
    51. 53. Connexions www.cnx.org Joel Thierstein [email_address] Supported by the Hewlett Foundation Maxfield Foundation
    52. 55. Connexions Growth <ul><li>Over 16,000 modules woven into nearly 1000 collections </li></ul><ul><ul><li>7700 in Science, Technology, Mathematics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>4600 in Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>35,000+ versions of modules </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>from over 1000 authors worldwide in English, Spanish, French, German Italian, Portuguese, Finnish Chinese, Japanese, Thai Vietnamese … </li></ul></ul>Monthly Usage Approximations: 1.5 million + visits 70 million + hits 3.5 million + page views from 190 + countries
    53. 56. Nearly 1000 different collections (textbooks, courses, reports, manuals) in Connexions + Chemistry, Electronics, Ethics, Physics, LabVIEW, Art History, Galileo, World History... Existing Content

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