Large Scale OER - A TAACCCT Case Study


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Presentation given at the Open Education 2013 conference in Park City Utah. Describes the economic challenges the US Department of Labor TAACCCT program is addressing, the large scale nature of the program ($2 billion over 4 years), the OER requirement (all new development CC BY), the partnerships and six core elements grantees must include in their work, and the support being provided to all grantees by Creative Commons and partners CAST, SBCTC, Stanford, and Carnegie Mellon University.

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Large Scale OER - A TAACCCT Case Study

  1. 1. Large Scale OER A TAACCCT Case Study Except where otherwise noted these materials are licensed Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY)
  2. 2. Global Economy •Foreign trade •Offshore outsourcing •Imports Positives •lower prices •higher efficiency •more jobs •quality Economic Adjustments Required Negatives •displaced workers •unemployment •lower wages •low & obsolescent skills •personal & family hardship
  3. 3. Economic Adjustment – Grant Program • $2 billion grant funding over 4 years starting 2011 • Grants provided to community colleges • Expand education and career training programs that can be completed in two years or less • Help TAA-eligible workers and other adults acquire skills, degrees, and credentials needed for high-wage, high-skill employment while also meeting the needs of employers • Grant requires all newly developed materials be CC BY Largest OER initiative in the world.
  4. 4. CC BY Requirements – specific language • All successful applicants must allow broad access for others to use and enhance project products and offerings, including authorizing for-profit derivative uses of the courses and associated learning materials by licensing newly developed materials produced with grant funds with a Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). • This license allows subsequent users to copy, distribute, transmit and adapt the copyrighted work and requires such users to attribute the work in the manner specified by the Grantee. • The purpose of the CCBY licensing requirement is to ensure that materials developed with funds provided by these grants result in Work that can be freely reused and improved by others.
  5. 5. CC BY Requirements – specific language • Work that must be licensed under the CC BY includes both new content created with the grant funds and modifications made to pre-existing, grantee-owned content using grant funds. • Only work that is developed by the grantee with the grant funds is required to be licensed under the CC BY license. Pre-existing copyrighted materials licensed to, or purchased by the grantee from third parties, including modifications of such materials, remain subject to the intellectual property rights the grantee receives under the terms of the particular license or purchase. In addition, works created by the grantee without grant funds do not fall under the CC BY license requirement. • Requirements for open file formats, Open Source Software
  6. 6. Partnerships Labour market demand - high growth industry sectors Employers & Industry Design & delivery of employer sponsored work-based training models Local workforce investment board Public Workforce System Community Colleges (Consortia – in state & interstate) Job centers, adult education agencies, career and technical education agencies Six Core Elements 1. Evidence Based Design •use evidence to design program strategies •base program design on a level of evidence •use data for continuous improvement of programs 2. Stacked & Latticed Credentials •post-secondary credentials that have labor market value •certificates, certifications, diplomas, and degrees •competency-based educational programs 3. Transferability & Articulation •career pathways that transfer and articulate •within and across state lines & within consortia •bridge from noncredit to credit •build on previously funded courses & credentials 4. Online & TechEnabled Learning •hybrid and blended learning strategies •open enrollment, modularize content, accelerate course delivery, interactive simulations, gaming, digital tutors, synchronous & asynchronous, … •OER & UDL 5. Strategic Alignment •outreach to community employers and industry, public workforce system, non-profit organizations, philanthropies … •leverage supports & do not duplicate existing programs 6. Align with Previously-Funded TAACCCT Projects
  7. 7. High Growth Industry Sectors Bridging Basic Education % GRANTEES DEVELOPING CURRICULA IN SHARED FIELDS OF STUDY Health Manufacturing Energy Transportation Information Technology DOL TAACCCT Round 1 Data Analysis by Paul Stacey 20-Feb-2013 TAACCCT program is uniquely creating OER in vocational industry sectors like manufacturing, health, energy, transportation and IT.
  8. 8. Employers & Industry Comprehensive Community Colleges Public Workforce System Platform Co-Development OPEN accessibility-1200 by questo sonio CC BY-NC
  9. 9. OPEN Co-Development Grantees More TAACCCT grantees welcome to join & use.
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  11. 11. TAACCCT Economic Adjustments Negatives Positives •lower prices •higher efficiency •more jobs •quality Positives •employed workers •higher skills •higher wages •thriving growth industries Global Economy Global OER
  12. 12. Q and A yellow by Libby Levi CC BY-SA Comprehensive Platform Co-Development Paul Stacey Cable Green Mark Jenkins Open Ed Panel More info at: Norman Bier