Expanding the School of Open: Affiliate Showcase

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Speakers: Jane Park, Simeon Oriko (School of Open Kenya), Delia Browne (Copyright 4 Educators, National Copyright Unit of Australia), Maarten Zeinstra (Open GLAM, CC Netherlands), Liuping (eXtreme …

Speakers: Jane Park, Simeon Oriko (School of Open Kenya), Delia Browne (Copyright 4 Educators, National Copyright Unit of Australia), Maarten Zeinstra (Open GLAM, CC Netherlands), Liuping (eXtreme Learning Challenge, CC China Mainland), Maria Juliana (Copyright for Librarians in Spanish, CC Colombia), SooHyun Pae (P2PU translation, CC Korea)

Description: The School of Open is a community of volunteers focused on providing free education opportunities on the meaning, application, and impact of “openness” in the digital age and its benefit to creative endeavors, education, research, and science. Creative Commons affiliates will present their School of Open projects and courses, including the School of Open Kenya Initiative, School of Open in German, Copyright for Educators, Open data for GLAMs, and more. We will hold a panel discussion on lessons learned and how to scale the initiative globally in online, offline, and multilingual settings. What do affiliates want to achieve through the School of Open? What are affiliate priorities around “open” education and awareness building?

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  • We realized that there are a lot of movements out there already around “open” – most of which were kicked off by the open source movement in software, this ethic around sharing and collaboration and free knowledge or access to information.
  • Of course there are subtle and not so subtle differences in how all of these movements define and advocate for “open”. Open as it applies to health data for example is very different as it might apply to classroom materials.
  • But we also recognized that these movements are more alike than they are different, and that much of the commonality has to do around these freedoms of being able to share and remix and redistribute materials and tools, all of which Creative Commons enables through its licenses.
  • Because we offer a variety of free education opportunities that includes online courses, but are not limited to online courses. Currently, our volunteers contribute in one of 3 ways:by promoting School of Open through workshops and events that give people hands-on experiences in teaching and learning about some aspect of openby building and running online courses on some aspect of openby designing and running in-person training programs teaching about open in collaboration with some entity, such as a school or institution
  • So I came on as a Project Manager to coordinate the School of Open one year ago (many of you know that before that I was working for Creative Commons in various other capacities; I’ve been with CC a very long time). But so essentially, in one year this is what we’ve achieved as a community:We officially launched the School in March this year with 17 online courses, 4 of which were facilitated. And we’re currently in the middle of a second round of facilitated courses.So to date we have run or are running a total of 11 facilitated courses, 13 other courses which are not facilitated by stand-alone, which means anyone is free to work through them at their own pace;We’ve run at least 10 workshops in 5 countries since we beganAnd the approximate total participants in all of our online courses and workshops is 700We have 30 or so active volunteers – people who have built courses or run workshops as part of the School, and they are affiliated with at least 6 organizations or institutionsAnd also, we have some basic governance structures which guide how the School of Open itself is governed as an open community project
  • Here’s what we foresee to come:* Next year, we want to be able to run 3 regular rounds of facilitate courses spread throughout the yearMore stand-alone courses as demand requires for different audiences More workshops at various eventsMore volunteers – maybe we won’t increase the total number of active volunteers, but because volunteers cycle in and out, we always need to new volunteersWe want to look into getting certain course required as part of professional development training or academic programs – because we’ve found that more people participate if it’s required or recommended by their org or institutionWe are doing some preliminary research on course participants to see if their attitudes towards open change after they take a School of Open courseAnd with P2PU, we will explore and implement experimental learning models, such as badges for recognitionOh and one very important thing that Is not up here is that we will seek funding for the School as a whole, so that we can host things like meetings for volunteers to get together to create and run more courses and workshops
  • And there are probably additional ways that volunteers will contribute to the School that we haven’t envisioned yet.So that’s the School of Open in a nutshell. Now I want to give our volunteers a chance to talk about their School of Open projects that they are running in their regions, starting with Simeon who is one of the leaders behind the School of Open in Kenya.


  • 1. Expanding the School of Open Affiliate Showcase 21-24 August, 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • 2. Open source software Open access Open culture Open educational resources Open content Open data Open science Open research Open licensing Open textbooks Open courseware Open policy
  • 3. Open means different things to different communities.
  • 4. Open resources can improve access to and participation in research, education, technology, and culture… But not enough people know what “open” means or how to apply it
  • 5. Online Courses Facilitated Stand-alone Workshops & Events Training Programs
  • 6. Platform & Learning support Community coordination & Logisti Volunteer Community of Individuals & Organizations
  • 7. Platform & Learning support Community coordination & Logistic Volunteer Community of Individuals & Organizations
  • 8. To date: 11 facilitated courses 12 stand-alone courses 10 workshops in 5 countries 700 participants 30 active volunteers affiliated w/6 orgs Base governance structures
  • 9. To come: 3 rounds of facilitated courses a year More stand-alone courses More workshops More volunteers Courses part of institutions Research on impact of courses Experimental learning models
  • 10. Online Courses Facilitated Stand-alone Workshops & Events Training Programs ?
  • 11. Projects 1. School of Open Kenya 2. Copyright 4 Educators (AUS) 3. Open GLAM Data (Netherlands) 4. German School of Open 5. CC China Mainland eXtreme Learning Challenge 6. Copyright for Librarians Latin Am. 7. CC Korea P2PU translation
  • 12. Simeon Oriko Executive Director - Jamlab @mtotowajirani / @JamlabHQ
  • 13. Research + Education + Culture
  • 14. The goal isn't to live forever. The goal is to create something that will.
  • 15. Collaboration + Sharing
  • 16. Supporting SOO Government Buy-in • Helpful if champions know how government works • Identify “internal champions” (if as 'ambassadors') • Promote as enabling access to Universal Education • Show how initiative fits policy objectives, targets • Demonstrate unlocks hitherto subdued creativity • Have supporting local activities and achievements • Observe National Education Ministry protocols • Seek high-level government launch support • Sustained follow-up with government officials • Seek collaboration with known OER institutions • Participate at various education and ICT policy fora
  • 17. Delia Browne National Copyright Director National Copyright Unit P2PU School of Open Copyright 4 Educators (AUS)
  • 18. National Copyright Unit (NCU) • Copyright 4 Educators (AUS) is run by the NCU • The NCU is funded by the Commonwealth and the State and Territory governments and sits within the NSW Department of Education and Communities • The Ministers’ Copyright Advisory Group (CAG), through the NCU, is responsible for copyright policy and administration for the Australian school and TAFE sector. This involves: – Managing the obligations under the educational statutory licenses – Advocating for better copyright laws on the School and TAFE sector’s behalf – Educating the School and TAFE sector regarding their copyright responsibilities 29
  • 19. 30 Slides available at: This work is licensed under the CC Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Australia License (unless otherwise noted) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/au/ http://www.slideshare.net/nationalcopyrightunit/
  • 20. 31 Copyright 4 Educators (AUS) • The fourth cycle of the course was run in March 2013 • Very high retention rate • Very happy learners • Great results in terms of the uptake and understanding of the information • The fifth cycle of the course is currently running
  • 21. 32 Why was the course so successful? • Everything was set up for the students • The course was incorporated into the NCU’s workload • As the course was a part of our daily workload, we were able to quickly and effectively respond to issues • We based groups on geographic location and school sector • The only assignment for Week 2 was to get to know your group and choose an ICT tool • A lot of teachers and librarians signed up together and requested to be in a group together
  • 22. 33 Why was the course so successful? • The course was associated with the NCU and the NCU is very well known and respected around Australia • Quick peer review and quick, positive facilitator feedback on assignments • More than one facilitator • The course satisfies professional development requirements of our learners • Because the course was run by the NCU, many managers and principals required or strongly encourages their teachers, librarians, etc to take the course
  • 23. 34 Online course Do’s & Don’ts • Have everything set up for the learners • Preempt as many issues as possible • Associate an online course with a physical, reputable entity • Support your learners to the nth degree • Don’t overload learners at the beginning of the course • Don’t require them to form their own groups • Don’t expect them to be ICT experts
  • 24. 35 OER in our course • We had one assignment dedicated solely to OER • This required the students to first tell us what they knew about OER as well as explain OER basics • It also required them to find five OER resources • Many students responded they were surprised at how easy it was to find OER as well as with the quality of the resources • This also gave the NCU a great list of resources to put up on our website, distribute to teachers and spread OER through presentations
  • 25. 36 Positive feedback • I found the course really useful. It gave me a deeper understanding of copyright and the issues related to use of materials in school settings. I also enjoyed 'meeting' and getting to know and work with some new colleagues. Thanks for your help and support Catherine and Rose and thank you Jessica and Delia for making me think! • Just want to give a big, public thumbs up to Group 13 who, after a rocky start with no-shows, additions and withdrawals, finally got settled and worked so well together coping with the extra workload and continuallychanging roster! Thanks to the teams who gave us such positive feedback all the way through. We felt that the course was really well-constructed and paced and each of us learned so much that we now feel we can guide our colleagues, as teacher librarians seem to be the go-to people for copyright issues in schools. Thanks Jessica and Delia for all the support and feedback - it's critical to have such authoritative sources covering your back. Really appreciated.
  • 26. 37 Positive feedback • I found both presenters to be very knowledgeable, approachable and supportive - there is a forum available for each topic and each one of my curly questions was answered promptly and professionally. If I had to recommend one professional learning opportunity for you to undertake this year as a teacher librarian, this would be it. The fact that it is free, does not involve travel or accommodation for those of us not in a metropolitan area and can be done at a time which suits you but within a manageable timeframe that is relatively easy to commit to are bonuses. • Thanks Jessica and Delia for a well structured course that was supported by constructive feedback each week. Thank you also to Group One's members, my work colleagues. We worked very well together and also became proficient in using Lync online meetings which we held twice a week to formulate our responses. Thanks for your support, Kerry, Leita, Jan and Mirdula.
  • 27. 38 For More Information Copyright 4 Educators (AUS) https://p2pu.org/en/courses/632/copyright-4-educators-aus/ Delia Browne delia.browne@det.nsw.edu.au ( Smartcopying Website www.smartcopying.edu.au
  • 28. Creative Commons China Mainland with XLP
  • 29. What is XLP?
  • 30. eXtreme Learning Process • A Peer-to-Peer Learning methodology • A theoretical learning concept • Aims to breakthrough traditional pedagogy ideals by carrying out new models of education.
  • 31. Who initiate the idea?
  • 32. • Founded in year 2007 • Advocates “learn by playing” • Dedicated as a research center • A meeting point Pro. Benjamin Koo Hsueh-Yung from Tsinghua University
  • 33. What are the features of XLP?
  • 34. Feature 1: Dual-stage Design You want to design the challenge, or want to take one? CC Volunteers designed IP rules for the course, educated participants about CC,
  • 35. In the 1st XLP Event early 2013 CC China Mainland volunteers designed the IP rules for this course, by integrating real-life IP law and regulations with the scenarios of the course. In the copyright rules, students were directed on how to claim their copyright in their slides, photos, and business plans, as well as to effectively share their works by using CC licenses.
  • 36. Feature 2: Trans-discipline Challenge Designers / the Challengers Missionaries / the Mission Takers Practice Specialties Common Language
  • 37. Feature 3: Progress-aware
  • 38. Feature 4: Content-oriented • Flexibility makes ‘university’ • A single learning workflow --- adapt to different themes and contents • Future process can be tailor to meet special needs That’s the future university, the School of Open!
  • 39. Prospective of XLP
  • 40. • Digital Nation: Starting from summer 2013, XLP events are targeted at building a sustainable digital nation. The summer events include ‘XLP Family International’, ‘Tsinghua MEM Orientation’, and ‘Tsinghua International Summer Program, LEGO2NANO’. • Future Universities: an online-to-offline learning ecology, composed of digital tools for content management, time management, workflow management, and team management. The goal is to connect the challengers from all around the world to a shared timeline and resource library, whether they are online or offline. This makes it possible for all the learners to access as much learning resources as possible.
  • 41. Let’s have a on-site look at XLP
  • 42. Translating P2PU
  • 43. Korean translation • Started March 2013 as a pilot for Asia Pacific • Courses in SOO vs. P2PU interface • Group translation – for better translations and more fun • Via GitHub • Currently in review of the first draft
  • 44. Tips for translators • Have someone familiar w/ GitHub and someone who has experience in localization if possible • Be ready to translate without context – spend more time on review
  • 45. Questions to P2PU team • Any reference file in excel format with categories? • Status - next release schedule
  • 46. Report on the Workshop „Wikimedia meets School of Open“, Berlin, March 2013 Goals: - kick-off German as a new language for SoO - produce new/translate existing courses Idea: Celebrate the official launch of the School of Open in a productive way
  • 47. Workshop Logistics - Wikimedia Germany (WMDE) provided venue and basic catering - It was presented as a joint project, the introduction to P2PU/SoO was done together by WMDE and CC DE - People were invited in a joint effort by CC DE and WMDE; 9 attendees + facilitators - Workshop scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • 48. Outcomes - 3 course stubs in German: - follow-up plans to meet on a regular basis at HIVE Berlin - some new connections between key persons in the community • „Bilder auf Wikimedia Commons hochladen“ (Contribute to Wikimedia Commons) • „Wie erstelle ich einen Kurs auf P2PU?“ (How to create a P2PU course) • „Freie Lernmaterialien in der Schule - OER für Lehrkräfte“ (OER for Educators)
  • 49. Lessons learned - Personal invitations were the only reliable way of reaching the right people, mailing lists and blog announcements didn't suffice - individuals should be appointed as stewards for a course, otherwise the work remains unfinished - half a day is NOT enough if people first need an introduction to P2PU, its interface and the general course concept
  • 50. Questions • What do affiliates want to achieve through SOO? • What are affilates’ priorities around open ed awareness building? • What is the best way to address educational resources in different languages and cultures? • How should we advocate/educate about CC to other people? • How does SOO fit into the big picture, eg. Global OER UNESCO movement • How do you get a supportive community to continue to build on an initial course?
  • 51. Get Involved http://schoolofopen.org 1. Google Group 2. Announcements list 3. janepark@creativecommons.org
  • 52. Creative Commons and the double C in a circle are registered trademarks of Creative Commons in the United States and other countries. Third party marks and brands are the property of their respective holders. Please attribute Creative Commons with a link to creativecommons.org