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OportUnidad - Open Educational Practices: a bottom-up approach in Latin America and Europe to develop a common Higher Education


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  • Starting from the inception phase of the project, each LA partner will involve at least 7-8 Universities from the same country and/or from neighboring countries not involved in the original consortium. A total of 60 universities (including partners and non partners) will be involved and they will provide inputs to definition of the OER Agenda. They will also be invited to decline the OER Agenda into a local institutional roadmap and to pilot the OER training course including the start-up of open educational practices. Therefore, formal partners will act as a regional hub to guarantee a geographical coverage of the action and its sustainability.
  • Instruments to work together
  • Agenda of OER re-use for university course development The Agenda includes aspects and items related to: - Pedagogical approaches for OER, including teaching and learning aspects and links to social learning, constructive learning with peers; - Technological solutions for OER, including key technologies, standards, specifications (i.e. metadata, publishing, querying) and infrastructure; - Organisational frameworks and procedures: roles of different actors in institutions to build OER, to re-use and remix OER and cost-effective procedures for OER; - Institutional business models: how do OER affect the institutional business models; - Cooperative models for OER between institutions.
  • In order to be able to implement on their universities their own contextualised roadmap of OEP, local teachers and educators are trained to the use of OER . The on-line training course in “Open Educational Practices and Resources” is organized in a logical sequence going from the presentation and framing of the OER movement, until the integration of OER into the faculty course proposals. The Course will be available in English, Spanish and Portuguese. The OER Course will include the understanding of the OER movement, initiatives, purposes, history, and challenges, the definition of OER, OEP and the main related initiatives OCW (Open courseware) and Universia, the aligning of OER to course requirements and pedagogical pathways, the OER search in repositories and on the Web (identification) and OER reuse, remix, rework, localizing (repurposing), the creation of OER from scratch, the OER plan for action and the OER sharing to the community. The length of the course is of 80 hours and is tailored on previous detected skills. The course resources will be integrated mostly by available OER. During the delivery of the course, selected national and international moderators will act as facilitators, in close cooperation with technical moderators. Moderators will assist participants through the elaboration of learning activities that gradually assist participants in the integration of OER into their own courses and practices.
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    • 1. Open educational practices: a bottom-up approach in Latin America and Europe to develop a common Higher Education AreaOportUnidad Info at:
    • 2. OportUnidadPROJECT OportUnidadPROGRAMME ALFA III - Lot 1: Joint ProjectsDURATION 30 months (starting date: 1 Jan 2012)PARTNERS 12 PartnersAIM Foster openness in Higher Education
    • 3. Almost 600 M. in habitants Over 2,500 univ ersities 7,000 HE institu tions (1) 15 million stude nts (2) 70 Latin Americ countries an Ues 10 (OCW Universia ) over 200 course Temoa - 30,000 ER SciELO- REDA LYC (20 art. OER)Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education - Web of Knowledge - Science - Thomson Reuters1.Brunner, J.J. 2007. Universidad y sociedad en América Latina. Instituto de Investigaciones en Educación. Universidad Veracruzana.2.Cruz González, D.E., D.J.L. García Cuevas, and D.E. González Suárez. (2010). “Las universidades de América Latina y El Caribe y el avance de las sociedades através de la innovación y la gestión tecnológica.” Universidad y Sociedad 2(1).
    • 4. LA PartnersUniversidade Federal Fluminense (UFF, Brazil) (candidate)Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), Costa RicaUniversidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), EcuadorFundación Uvirtual, BoliviaUniversidad Virtual del Tecnológico de Monterrey (UVTM),MexicoUniversidad de la Empresa, UruguayUniversidad Inca Garcilaso de la Vega (UIGV), PeruUniversidad EAFIT, Colombia
    • 5. EU PartnersUniversità degli Studi “Guglielmo Marconi” (USGM), ItalyUniversitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC), SpainUniversidade de Lisboa, PortugalUniversity of Oxford (UOXF), United Kingdom
    • 6. OportUnidad Regional Agenda General objective: Strengthen the EU-LA Common Higher Education Area, through a bottom-up approach, by the increasing the use of open educational practices and resources (OEP & OER) Cooperationto contribute in the economical andsocial development of HE 60 organisations in LA.
    • 7. - Raise awareness & HEI participation in OEP . - Define the OER A genda for the re-use of OER - Define a mid-term strategic roadmap (local-inst itutional level)- Train teachers ho w to use andreuse OER (e-skills )- Pilot start-up open educationalpractices (transactio nal linkage). Specific Objectives of OportUnidad
    • 8. Compendium of EU-LA OER practices • LA OEP awareness state-of-the-art • Local OEP awareness baseline • Interviews + case studies (EU+LA) Definition of OER Agenda Institutional roadmap Pilot OER training course (educators) Start-up of OEP
    • 9. Nomination formSelf- Nomination formOEP State of the Art in LA OER Compendium Fellows baseline survey (to be designed)
    • 10. @ Oportunidad PartnersFellows recruitment: 10Nomination process (form 1) Instrument Name SourceOnline Form 1 Nomination form Each partners nominate around 10 potential fellows
    • 11. Fellows recruitment:Self-nomination process (form 2) Open Everybody 60 Latin American Partners & Fellows Universities @Instrument Name Source LanguagesOnline Form 2 Self-Nomination Open and publicly available English, Portuguese form (requisite to participate in Spanish OportUnidad)
    • 12. LA State-of-the-art & Baseline Instruments Sources GoalOnline Form 3: Completed by each partner Mapping OEP awareness andLA State-of-the-art + some fellows impact in LALA-EU Case studies Conducted by OportUnidad Learning from best practices teamInterviews with experts Conducted by OportUnidad Learning from best practices teamFellows Baseline Survey To be filled out by Measuring awareness within educators of fellow each fellow organisations
    • 13. Guatemala (2) Honduras (2) Mexico (8) Nicaragua (2) Costa Rica (3) Panama (1) Colombia (7) Ecuador (8) Peru (1) Bolivia Brazil (3) Paraguay (1) Chile (3) Uruguay (1) Argentina (7)Potential fellows *(Partners countries)
    • 14. Regional Hubs (regional agenda + local road map) Partner Partner Partner Fellow nº 1 Partner Partner Partner Partner
    • 15. + OportUnidad Compendium Agenda of OER re-useInstitutional roadmap(s) EU-LA’s strategy for Consultations-Mid-term strategic plan: OEP in HE (managerialImplementation of OEP Agenda Policies/actions to level) of the LAat local/institutional level. boost the benefit partner of the use and re- universities-Shaped by local, cultural and use of OER in HE.institutional framework.-In consultation with the manageriallevel of the (60) universities.
    • 16. Universitat Oberta de CatalunyaStages of the on-line training course (approx. 80 hrs) Understanding Repurposing Implementing Identifying Engaging Creating Defining Aligning Start-up of OER Participants will start-up OEP in their universities as part of the implementation of the institutional roadmap Universidad Estatal a Distancia (UNED), Costa Rica
    • 17. Learn more about us!
    • 18. More information:www.oportunidadproject.euDaniel Villar Onrubia, phd student@villaronrubiaCristobal Cobo, research fellow@cristobalcoboOxford Internet Institute,University of Oxford This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License.