2013 08 13-omollo-oerintroworkshopforunairobi-sph (2)


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2013 08 13-omollo-oerintroworkshopforunairobi-sph (2)

  1. 1. Title: Open Education as a Method To Increase Collaboration, Flexibility, and Global Visibility: Case Studies from the African Health Open Educational Resources Network and University of Michigan Abstract: This workshop will introduce participants to the underlying value proposition and principles of open education. The workshop will begin an overview of the history, motivations, and vision of open education and open educational resources (OER). Drawing from case studies from the University of Michigan and from other participating institutions in the African Health OER Network, the facilitator will provide example strategies, tactics, and results from various open education projects. Topics highlighted will include example health OER that are immediately and freely available for use and adaptation; example adaptations and global visibility resulting from OER projects; relevant policies at the departmental/faculty, institutional, national, or association level (such as for intellectual property, informed consent, quality assurance, recognition, etc.); and guides, tools, and models for designing, creating, translating, distributing, and tracking the usage of OER. The workshop will be highly participatory, with a significant portion of time devoted to hand-on exercises and structured small group discussion. As part of the small group discussion, participants will brainstorm opportunities to integrate open education practices into the local curriculum. In order to encourage further promotion and adoption of open education within the department, the workshop materials (e.g., presentations, guides, notes) will be shared in an editable format and under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 3.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/). Date and Time: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Tea break: 11:00 - 11:15am Lunch Break: 2:00 pm; participants depart after lunch Location: University of Nairobi School of Public Health Facilitator Biography: Ms. Kathleen Ludewig Omollo is the International Program Manager for the Office of Enabling Technologies within Medical School Information Services at University of Michigan. Engaged with open education activities since 2008, Kathleen focuses on policy, design, and technological processes to create, distribute, adapt, integrate, and evaluate open educational resources (OER). As a project manager for the African Health OER Network, Kathleen assists in bridging OER activities at multiple institutions by coordinating the sharing and translation of learning materials, processes, and lessons learned. She has conducted dozens of workshops and has advised open education activities at universities in Ghana, South Africa, Liberia, and Ethiopia. For more information, see http://www.linkedin.com/in/KathleenLudewigOmollo. Objectives: ● Define key terms: open education, open access, open licenses, open educational resources 1
  2. 2. ● Identify and address incentives, policies, and practices for adopting open licenses ● Search for and locate open educational resources for public health ● Examine exemplary and innovative approaches to developing learning materials and experiences that “flip the classroom” and promote social-cognitive learning ● Demonstrate example tools to simplify the process of creating, adapting, and distributing digital learning materials in online and offline settings ● Understand the basics of copyright law and the Creative Commons licensing scheme ● Understand how to identify, classify, label, and clear third-party content contained within educational materials ● Brainstorm opportunities to integrate open education practices into the local curriculum (e.g. post-graduate diploma course in non-communicable diseases) Requested Equipment: ● projector with VGA input ● projection screen or surface ● tables and chairs set up small groups of 5-8 people each. Large tables are desired, so that people can spread out papers for our exercise. ● If possible, the following would be helpful for the hands-on exercises ○ power strips or electrical outlets ○ a wireless Internet connection ○ 1 computer for every 3 - 4 participants (participants can bring their own laptops, if available) 2