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