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A general overview of the OCW Consortium, what OCW is, the roles it plays in higher education, and future

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  • OpenCourseWare is part of Open Educational Resources, but while OER can be a single object, OpenCourseWare is a package of course materials, such as syllabi, tests, lecture notes, videos of lectures, recordings, reading lists, etc.
  • Institutions are the stewards of the collectionDoesn’t mean that anything can go upOCW can be used to advance particular objectives of an institution
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  • 1. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Open Sharing, Global Benefits
    The OpenCourseWare Consortium
    www.ocwconsortium.org
  • 2. What are Open Educational Resources?
    Shared educational materials
    Openly licensed for distribution, re-use and modification
    Available to anyone via the internet (and often other means)
  • 3. What is OpenCourseWare?
    High quality educational materials organized as courses
    A course is package of educational materials starting a particular point in the knowledge spectrum, designed to lead to greater understanding of the issue or topic
    Openly licensed for distribution, re-use and modification, available to all on the internet
  • 4. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    What are OpenCourseWare projects?
    Institutions that have committed to sharing some of their educational materials with the world
    Can be text only – reproduction of materials used for classroom lectures
    Can include video, recordings, materials developed especially for internet learning
    Can be translations of courses already on OCW sites
    Can be remixes of materials from various courses and local contexts
  • 5. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Our mission
    to advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
  • 6. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Who we are
  • 7. Over 250 institutions and organizations worldwide supporting open sharing in education
  • 8. The OCW Consortium
    • ~250 members
    • ~100 live OCW sites
    • ~13,000 courses
    http://www.ocwconsortium.org
  • 9. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    OpenCourseWare Consortium Sustaining Members
    The African Virtual University
    China Open Resources for Education
    Delft University of Technology
    Japan OpenCourseWare Consortium
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Korea OpenCourseWare Consortium
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Netease Information Technology
    OpenCourseWare Universia
    Open Universiteit
    Tecnológico de Monterrey
    Tufts University
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    University of California, Irvine
    University of Michigan
    University of the Western Cape
  • 10.
  • 11.
  • 12. Why do Universities participate in OpenCourseWare?
  • 13. Why? Philosophical
    Expanding access to education & knowledge
    Building on others’ ideas
    Creating possibilities for new educational systems
    Maximizing educational dollars
  • 14. Why? Institutional benefits
    Showcasing existing courses and educational quality
    • transparency = respect & trust
    • 15. good public relations
  • Why? Institutional benefits
    Strengthen teaching and learning outcomes
    Provide examples of excellence for faculty and students
    Professional development
    Supports student learning
    Can lead to partnerships, collaborations, recognition
  • 16. Why? Outreach benefits
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Skill and knowledge courses available to prepare students for higher education
    Assist disadvantaged learners and those returning to education
    Insure good fit between student and institution
  • 17. Why? Outreach benefits
    Workforce development
    Updating skills
    Retraining sectors that are downsizing or becoming dated
    Pathways to short courses or certificates
  • 18. Why? Innovation
    • Current global higher ed system can’t reach everyone who wants an education.
    • 19. Cost and access barriers to current system.
    • 20. Systems don’t serve everyone equally well.
    UNESCO's world conference on Higher Education projects that post-secondary education will need to provide places for an additional 98 million learners over the next 15 years. Stated differently, this would require "require more than four major universities (30,000 students) to open every week for the next fifteen years". (Daniel 2011.)
  • 21. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    How can OpenCourseWare make a difference?
  • 22. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Current Roles of OCW
    Expanding access to education
  • 23. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Current Roles of OCW
    Showcasing existing courses and educational quality
    • Many universities choose to start by opening their specialties
  • advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Current Roles of OCW
    Strengthen teaching and curricular alignment within an institution
    Provide examples of excellence for faculty and students
    Motivate faculty to improve teaching materials that will be accessible to a worldwide audience
    Allows institutions to see overlap and synergies between courses
  • 24. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Current Roles of OCW
    Services to students and institution:
    Increased visibility of institution on local and global stages
    Virtual advising tool
    Keeping alumni attached
    Community relations through lifelong learning
    Faculty development
    International engagement
  • 25. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Future of OCW
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Skill and knowledge courses available to prepare students for higher education
    Assist disadvantaged learners and those returning to education
    Insure good fit between student and institution
  • 26. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Future of OCW
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Workforce development
    Updating skills
    Retraining sectors that are downsizing or becoming dated
    Pathways to short courses or certificates
  • 27. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Future of OCW
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Workforce development
    Public education
    For example:
    Citizen education: changing laws, voter education
    Public Health education
  • 28. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Future of OCW
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Workforce development
    Public education
    Curricular mapping on a grander scale
    National
    Regional
    Global
  • 29. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Future of OCW
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Workforce development
    Public education
    Curricular mapping on a grander scale
    Enhancement of self-learner tools
    Planning, mapping, discovery based on individual interests
  • 30. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Future of OCW
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Workforce development
    Public education
    Curricular mapping on a grander scale
    Enhancement of self-learner tools
    Increased faculty engagement and global knowledge generation through examining critical global issues
  • 31. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Future of OCW
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Workforce development
    Public education
    Curricular mapping on a grander scale
    Enhancement of self-learner tools
    Increased faculty engagement through examining critical global issues
    Cultural understanding and citizen diplomacy
  • 32. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Future of OCW
    Bridge between secondary and higher education
    Workforce development
    Public education
    Curricular mapping on a grander scale
    Enhancement of self-learner tools
    Increased faculty engagement through examining critical global issues
    Cultural understanding and citizen diplomacy
    New mobile platforms for greater accessibility
  • 33. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Get involved
    Encourage sharing of educational materials and research in a free and open environment
    Institutions can join the OCW Consortium
    Participate in global discussion groups
    Online at www.ocwconsortium.org
    In person at the OCW Consortium Global Conference
  • 34. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    16-18 April 2012
    Cambridge, UK
    Mathematical Bridge by Christopher Chan www.flickr.com/photos/chanc/1016886822
    Global Conference 2012
  • 35. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Open Sharing, Global Benefits
    The OpenCourseWare Consortium
    www.ocwconsortium.org
  • 36. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Photo credits:
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  • 37. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    Activities of the OpenCourseWare Consortium are generously supported by:
    The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Sustaining Members of the OCW Consortium:
    The African Virtual University
    China Open Resources for Education
    Delft University of Technology
    FundaçãoGetulio Vargas
    Japan OpenCourseWare Consortium
    Johns Hopkins Bloomburg School of Public Health
    Korea OpenCourseWare Consortium
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Netease Information Technology Co.
    Open Universiteit
    Tecnológico de Monterrey
    Tufts University
    Universia
    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
    University of California, Irvine
    University of Michigan
    University of the Western Cape
    And contributions of member organizations
  • 38. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    www.ocwconsortium.org
    feedback@ocwconsortium.org