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OER, Open Policy, and MOOCs

OER, Open Policy, and MOOCs



For the Midewestern Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Policy Summit 2013, Omaha Nebraska.

For the Midewestern Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Policy Summit 2013, Omaha Nebraska.

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    • CREATIVE COMMONS MHEC Policy Summit, Nov 2013 "OER, OPEN POLICY, AND MOOCS" Billy Meinke / Creative Commons @billymeinke This presentation licensed CC BY link: bit.ly/mhec-oer
    • TODAY OER & Creative Commons Open Policy MOOCs
    • A QUESTION TO PONDER What if everything were OER? Forest service person - 1939 by Cocino National Forest / CC BY-SA
    • POTENTIAL OF OPEN POLICY Extend the reach of public investments Lower costs for students Inspire new technologies and pedagogies
    • DEFINITION OF OER (Open Educational Resources) "OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others." -Hewlett definition
    • THE REMIX not just access, it's about repurposing, too
    • CREATIVE COMMONS Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. creativecommons.org/about
    • CREATORS HAVE A CHOICE commercial use | derivative works | downstream copyright Some rights can be reserved, but sharing is made easy. (and you always get attribution)
    • CC IN USE ...and more each day.
    • EXPRESSION legal code + human readable deed+ metadata creativecommons.org/licenses
    • What does an open policy look like?
    • A closed model. How can we do better?
    • An open model.
    • TAACCCT (Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training) "To ensure that Federal investment of these funds has as broad an impact as possible and to encourage innovation in the development of new learning materials." U.S. Dept of Labor Grants - $2 billion over 4 years Health, Manufacturing, IT +more All courseware licensed CC BY
    • CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES Open licensing (CC BY) on all educational resources created with public funds from all Chancellor's Office grants creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/39457
    • DURBIN OPEN TEXTBOOK BILL Affordable College Textbook Act (2013) Sen. Durbin and Sen. Franken Opensourceway / CC BY-SA Grant program to fund pilots, revise, report on student savings creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/40598
    • OER POLICY REGISTRY oerpolicies.org
    • What do OERs look like?
    • OPENSTAX COLLEGE (Rice University) Free | Openly (CC) licensed | Peer reviewed Print on demand at low cost, has saved students $2.3+ million openstaxcollege.org
    • SBCTC OPEN COURSE LIBRARY 81 high-enrollment courses, saved students $5.4+ million opencourselibrary.org
    • FIND OER open4us.org/find-oer
    • What do MOOCs have to do with it?
    • MOOCS cMOOC Connectivism, open web culture of remixing, DS106-style communities of learners the web is the platform xMOOC access only, walled gardens scaled in size promise of personalized learning
    • MOOC Poster by mathplourde / CC BY
    • COURSERA | EDX | UDACITY Massive Open Online Course? Under lock and key by Janet Ramsden / CC BY
    • THINGS WE KNOW Access to knowledge is a human right. The cost of copying digital works is almost zero. The cost of transmitting digital works is almost zero. Let's focus on things beyond controlling content.