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Peter Smith<br />May 5, 2010<br />
Outline<br /><ul><li>Background
Overview of KNEXT
OCW Backpack
OCW Backpack Users
Learning Resources
Collaboration
Future Roadmap</li></ul>2<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
Background – Peter Smith<br />Experiential Learning Assessment<br />MIT/OCW Advisory Board<br />ADG – Education UNESCO<br />
Background – OER and OCW<br /><ul><li>Large growth in Open Course Ware (OCW) and Open Educational Resources (OER)
Diverse population
Faculty
College students
Self-described, self-learners
Open Course Ware Consortium (OCWC) mission
Advance education and empower people
Opportunity to earn college credit for self-learning is warranted
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  1. 1. Peter Smith<br />May 5, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Outline<br /><ul><li>Background
  3. 3. Overview of KNEXT
  4. 4. OCW Backpack
  5. 5. OCW Backpack Users
  6. 6. Learning Resources
  7. 7. Collaboration
  8. 8. Future Roadmap</li></ul>2<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  9. 9. Background – Peter Smith<br />Experiential Learning Assessment<br />MIT/OCW Advisory Board<br />ADG – Education UNESCO<br />
  10. 10. Background – OER and OCW<br /><ul><li>Large growth in Open Course Ware (OCW) and Open Educational Resources (OER)
  11. 11. Diverse population
  12. 12. Faculty
  13. 13. College students
  14. 14. Self-described, self-learners
  15. 15. Open Course Ware Consortium (OCWC) mission
  16. 16. Advance education and empower people
  17. 17. Opportunity to earn college credit for self-learning is warranted
  18. 18. Self-learners want the ability to earn credit for OCW learning</li></ul>4<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  19. 19. What’s KNEXT?<br /><ul><li>A learning recognition program aimed at returning adult students with previous formal and informal learning.
  20. 20. The product suite communicates a journey to achieve the credit you deserve to get the degree you want
  21. 21. Geared toward providing learners support and confidence while breaking down traditional barriers</li></ul>5<br />
  22. 22. Overview of KNEXT<br /><ul><li>Third-party assessor of learning
  23. 23. Experiential learning
  24. 24. Other forms of non-traditional learning
  25. 25. Owned and operated by Kaplan Higher Education
  26. 26. Create the standard for recognizing and making portable college-level learning from non-traditional sources
  27. 27. Personal and professional experience
  28. 28. Self-directed study of OCW and OER resources
  29. 29. Connect learners to assessment services and college degree programs valuing all types of learning</li></ul>6<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  30. 30. Back to Steve<br />Confidential & Proprietary - For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  31. 31. OCW Backpack<br /><ul><li>Free digital web-based tool (www.ocwbackpack.com)
  32. 32. Self-learners track their learning from OCW and OER resources
  33. 33. Functionality of a mini “Learning Management System”
  34. 34. Provides ability to:
  35. 35. Gather course materials from OCW courses and other OER resources
  36. 36. Manage course notes and completed assignments
  37. 37. Collaborate with other self-learners
  38. 38. Share learner profile through social-networking platforms</li></ul>8<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  39. 39. OCW Backpack Users<br />9<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  40. 40. Learning Resources – Learning Plans<br /><ul><li>Learning Plans
  41. 41. Focus on a specific area of study (i.e. Spanish Language)
  42. 42. Include personalized learning goals
  43. 43. Include user-added OCW courses to meet learning goals
  44. 44. Suggested Learning Plans are created and maintained by Learning Planners</li></ul>*Users can create multiple learning plans in their OCW Backpack.<br />10<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  45. 45. Learning Resources – Learning Plans<br /><ul><li>Course Resources
  46. 46. Study Notes – user-created
  47. 47. Course Outcomes – institution-developed
  48. 48. Course Comments – can be viewed by other users
  49. 49. Learning Statements – describe the user’s learning
  50. 50. Documentation – assignments and other materials to support the user’s learning
  51. 51. Course Rating – based on user experience; visible to general OCW Backpack user population</li></ul>11<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  52. 52. Learning Resources – Suggested Learning Plans<br /><ul><li>Suggested Learning Plans
  53. 53. Suggested plans of study
  54. 54. Provide structure to the learning environment
  55. 55. Identify specific courses and/or other open educational resources
  56. 56. Focus on meeting broad learning goals
  57. 57. Developed by Subject Matter Expert users, referred to as “Learning Planners” in the OCW Backpack environment.
  58. 58. Adopted or modified by student users
  59. 59. Non-SME users may develop their own Study Guides, but these are not published for other users</li></ul>12<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  60. 60. Collaboration<br /><ul><li>All OCW Backpack users can collaborate with each other
  61. 61. Users connected by common content in their Backpack
  62. 62. Users must make profiles public to collaborate with other users
  63. 63. Users utilize the Backpack Message Center to:
  64. 64. Send private messages to other users
  65. 65. Add comments visible to other users</li></ul>13<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  66. 66. Future Roadmap – Late 2010<br />Future enhancements to the OCW Backpack will allow learners to add components typical of a life-long learning portfolio<br />14<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  67. 67. Future Roadmap – Late 2010<br /><ul><li>Projected enhancements allow for the assessment of user learning
  68. 68. Assessment of learning acquired through OCW and other OER
  69. 69. Backpack can become a learning portfolio to be assessed for college credit
  70. 70. Learning portfolio can be electronically routed to KNEXT for assessment
  71. 71. Assessment completed by qualified and trained college faculty or other Subject Matter Experts in their field
  72. 72. Credit recommendations and prior validated learning are combined in an Educational Passport
  73. 73. An Educational Passport can be used for transfer to accepting institutions</li></ul>*KNEXT does not guarantee the award of credit. Credit awarded is at the sole discretion of the receiving institution.<br />15<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  74. 74. Partnering Opportunities<br />Future development of the OCW Backpack depends on partnering with like-minded individuals and groups interested in furthering the usage and success of the tool<br />We are interested in hearing from institutions who may be willing to award credit through this process<br />We are interested in hearing from individuals will to collaborate on the features and functionality to be included in the OCW Backpack tool<br />We are interested in hearing from institutions who are willing to publish their OCW/OER materials through RSS or other means<br />16<br />Proprietary & Confidential – For Internal Kaplan Use Only<br />
  75. 75. Contact Information<br />psmith3@kaplan.edu<br />www.ocwbackpack.com<br />www.rethinkinghighereducation.com<br />
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