OER in the Dutch Educational Landscape


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  • More and more Dutch educationalinstitutions are making theireducational resources freelyavailable online foruse/reuse, with the pioneersbeing the Dutch Open University and Delft University of Technology. Medicaleducationand “green education” are alsoveryactive in the field of OER. The Knowledge Bank forUniversities of Applied Sciences provides access to student theses. The followinginitiatives have alsocommenced:Leiden University: development of OpenCourseWarefor a number of Master’sdegree courses;Utrecht University: open web lectures, theses online, and ‘Studium Generale’ lectures;VU University Amsterdam: open web lecturesandactiveparticipation in iTunes U.University of Amsterdam: open web lecturesandproposedparticipation in iTunes U;Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences: start of development of open courseware for the programme in International Business and Management Studies.Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen: proposedparticipation in iTunes U.
  • OER in the Dutch Educational Landscape

    1. 1. OER in the Dutch Educational Landscape State of Openness @ Higher Education in the Netherlands: Investigation of the current status of OER in Dutch higher education Dutch spring scene, by Jacob H.Hester Jelgerhuis (SURF) and Robert Schuwer (Wikiwijs)Open Education 2012, Vancouver, 18 October 2012
    2. 2. State of openness @ Dutch higher education• How does Dutch higher education stand as regards OER? > study carried out by the Dutch Open University > commissioned by SURF and Wikiwijs• Two main questions: 1. What OER are already available (or potentially available) in Dutch higher education? 2. To what extent do Dutch higher education institutions have a policy on the development, sharing and use/reuse of OER?
    3. 3. Availability of OER• 25% of respondents say that their institution has collections of OER.• 39% indicate that there are collections of digital learning materials within the institution that can potentially be made openly available.
    4. 4. OER in the Dutch Educational Landscape national: -Green Knowledge Network -medischonderwijs.nl -Neuroblend Groningen University: intends using open - Knowledge Bank for Universities of Applied Sciences courseware? -- NOH-I, an IT-focused network of the Dutch Open Hanze University of Applied Sciences: University and a number of universities of applied sciences proposed participation in iTunes U? -National Knowledge Database for Basic Maths Skills - and also: “watch again”, visual materials for cultural institutions etc. University of Amsterdam: (open) web lectures and participation in iTunes U VU University Amsterdam: (open) web lectures and iTunes U Utrecht University: open web lectures,Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences: proposed student theses participation in iTunes UDelft University of Technology: OCW, iTunes Police Academy: OER for policework U, open web lectures, open studyLeiden University: OCW, theses, (open) web lectures NHTV: (open) web lectures Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences: development of OCW OU: OpenER, iTunes U, OpenU, study coach
    5. 5. Does your educational institution have a shared vision for OER? No, there is no shared vision. 65.4% Yes, a shared vision is starting to 23.1% take shape. Other, namely… 7.7%Yes, there is a clear, shared vision. 3.8% Don’t know. 0 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
    6. 6. Executive Board Members on OER vision http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL1DECF513649D6E7A&feature=player_detailpage&v=LQZqkPtL968
    7. 7. Does your educational institution have an OER policy, comprising specific activities to achieve the institutions vision for OER? Yes, we have a Yes, we have a policy and it is policy and it is actually being actually being implemented implemented by institution-wide. entities within the 4% organisation. 4% No, but a policy is currently being developed within organisationalNo, we do not have entities. a policy. 19% 50% No, but a policy is currently being developed institution-wide. 23%
    8. 8. Reasons for OER policy (top three)1. Raise the institution’s profile (internationally) (86%).2. Attract the right students and help them choose the right programme (57%).3. Reach new target groups (57%).
    9. 9. Reasons for no OER policy (top three)1. Our institution does not have expertise in the area of OER (21%).2. Don’t know (21%).3. The administrators at our institution do not see any added value in OER (16%). Other priorities prevent us paying attention to OER.
    10. 10. Executive Board Members on OER policy http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL1DECF513649D6E7A&feature=player_detailpage&v=1CJwaLAKo0Q
    11. 11. Does your institution provide support for developing OER?Content-related/pedagogical support. 50.0% Technical support for the production 50.0% of OER. Legal support (copyright, Creative 33.0% Commons). Financial support. 26.0% Professional development for 26.0% instructors. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60%
    12. 12. Conclusions and prospects for the future• OER development in Dutch higher education is in start-up phase.• Clear difference between research universities and universities of applied sciences• Other priorities prevent us paying attention to OER.
    13. 13. Board members on opportunities http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL1DECF513649D6E7A&feature=player_detailpage&v=b4Krxr3bPXw
    14. 14. Opportunities and actions• Make explicit how OER can be valuable when tackling strategic educational issues.• 2012 Paris OER Declaration.• Access collections of OER via Wikiwijs.• Strategy workshops and development of model business case for OER.• Share knowledge and experience via OER special interest group and SURFspace > increase awareness.
    15. 15. Questions• What about the current status of OER in your country regarding: – policy – reasons – availability – …?
    16. 16. Wikiwijs: www.wikwiijs.nlSURF’s OER programme: www.surf.nl/openeducationalresourcesOER on SURFspace: www.surfspace.nl/sigoerThis presentation, the whole study report, the summaryarticle, and the interviews are available athttp://www.surf.nl/en/actueel/Pages/DutchhighereducationmovingforwardwithOpenEducationalResources.aspx .Hester Jelgerhuis Robert Schuwerjelgerhuis@surf.nl robert.schuwer@ou.nl