Why adopt OER and move to OEP


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Making the case for OER and joining OERu to senior management by adopting a presentation from the http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/community/toolkit/makingthecase

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  • Today, the OCW concept has spread all over the world. More than 200 institutions are collaborating to form the OpenCourseWare Consortium. Together they have produced over 100 live ocw sites, publishing over 6000 courses under open license.
  • Finally, OCW is, like most education, what we choose to make of it at each institution.
  • OpenCourseWare is part of a larger movement towards greater openness in the management of intellectual property. You may have heard of Open Source and Open Standards in the realm of Software, for example, or Open Access Publishing for journals and textbooks.. Open Educational Resources are “educational resources (lesson plans, quizzes, syllabi, instructional modules, simulations, etc.) that are freely available for use, reuse, adaptation, and sharing” (OER Handbook, 2). OpenCourseWare is one among several types of Open Educational Resource.
  • First, OCW avoids many of the limitations of cost and consistency that might otherwise prevent it from achieving social benefit.
  • The OCW movement makes some big claims for its effect on the world. What we all want to know is, “ Will it work? Will open sharing of courses lead to worldwide social benefits? ” Here ’ s what we know so far.
  • It builds upon the initiative of people who want to do better and removes at least some of the barriers to learning that the world puts in their paths.
  • Why adopt OER and move to OEP

    1. 1. Open Sharing, Global Benefits Presentation adapted fromSeptember 2011 http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/community/toolkit/makingthecase
    2. 2. I. What is OCW and OER?II. What about intellectual property?III. Why OCW and OER at Northtec?IV. Where can we start?V. Will it work?
    3. 3. What is OpenCourseWare?An Opencourseware (OCW) is a free and open educationalresource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout theworld.• OCW is not a distance-learning initiative: there are no degrees granted, no student/faculty interactions and no transcripts.• OCW is a collection of high-quality learning materials presented in the form of courses.• OCW materials are there for the taking and for transformation.
    4. 4. The OCW Consortium and OER Foundation • 200+ institutions • ~100 live OCW sites • ~6,000 courses http: ocwconsortium.org
    5. 5. OCW and OER arecomposed of…• Syllabi But OCW and OER do not:• Readings• Lecture notes • Provide access to faculty• Tests/quizzes • Grant credit, a certificate, or• Lectures (video, a degree. audio)• etc… It can be fully instructional, but does not need to be.
    6. 6. I. What is OCW?II. What about intellectual property?III. Why OCW and OER at Northtec?IV. Where can we start?V. Will it work?
    7. 7. Intellectual Property—Culture of Open  Open Source  Open Standards  Open Access Publishing  Open Educational Resources  Open CourseWare
    8. 8. Intellectual Property — Reuse Academia thrives upon the idea that one’s work builds upon the foundation laid by others. OpenCourseWare harnesses the power of licensing that works to feed the creative and collaborative knowledge building process.March 28, 2012
    9. 9. I. What is OCW? II. What about intellectual property? III. Why OCW and OER at NorthTec? IV. Where can we start? V. Will it work?March 28, 2012
    10. 10. A low cost, low risk but high impact innovation model for colleges, polytechnics and universities.March 28, 2012
    11. 11. Benefits to Faculty, Students, Learners atNorthtecLifelong learning• Prospective students, current students, alumniA catalyst for academic improvement• Collaboration; organization; use of technologyA tool for resource development and internationalengagement• Fundraising; faculty, department reputation; global collaboration
    12. 12. How OCW and OER can help us reach ourGoals• Enrollment: OER and OERu being used for recruiting purposes, we can reach a market we are not currently serving• Campus Reputation: OER can serve as a showcase for the institution• Retention: Students can review material before or after they take a class• Advising: Students can see entire course to help them decide in which courses they want to enroll
    13. 13. I. What is OCW?II. What about intellectual property?III. Why OCW and OER at Northtec?IV. Where can we start?V. Will it work?
    14. 14. Join OER foundation and OER university• Free• Consistent with higher education mission• Serves many users and uses• Distributes academic knowledge and expertise to remote areas of the world
    15. 15. Business Model of OERu
    16. 16. OERu
    17. 17. OERu partners• Will design and implement free learning opportunities for students with pathways to earn credible post-secondary credentials.• Offer courses and programs based on OER and OCW.• Design and implement scalable pedagogies appropriate for the OER university.• Implement scalable systems of student support.• Coordinate assessment and credentialing services on a cost recovery basis for participating education institutions.
    18. 18. I. What is OCW?II. What about intellectual property?III. Why OCW and OER at Northtec?IV. Where can we start?V. Will it work?
    19. 19. Benefit - Free High Quality Materials Free to end users who want to… o Learn something without attending class o Use instructional materials in their own classes o Complete projects at work Breaks down barriers o Political o Corporate o Distance o Others Open Sharing, Global Benefits
    20. 20. Advantages of using OER in Northtec courses• Increase availability and access• Improve quality• Cut costs• Foster collaboration• Build capacity• Knowledge and global exchange
    21. 21. ROI and ROL• Institutional investment cost - Gold membership of the OER Foundation -- i.e. $4K per annum plus the time to assemble 2 - 3 courses• Recurrent delivery costs - are recoupedSo exposed investment "risk" is no more than $5K per annum• ROI and ROL as well as returns on international branding are significant.
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