OEB12: OpenCourseWare in Europe

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Presentation of the EU-funded project OpenCourseWare in Europe at the Online Educa Berlin Conference on the 29th of November by Willem van Valkenburg

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OEB12: OpenCourseWare in Europe

  1. 1. OpenCourseWare in Europe How to Make Use of Its Full Potential for Virtual Mobility 29 November 2012 Willem van Valkenburg with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 1
  2. 2. Please attribute Willem van Valkenburg – OpenCourseWare Europe http://opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 2
  3. 3. Willem van Valkenburg Projectleader TU Delft OpenCourseWare Assistant to the President of the OpenCourseWare Consortium Projectleader EU-project OCW in the European HE context twitter.com/wfvanvalkenburg slideshare.net/ocweu with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 3
  4. 4. Agenda• Introduction• Objectives• Results• Future plans• Questions with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 4
  5. 5. Introduction with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 5
  6. 6. OpenCourseWare in Europe• Situation in Europe: • Many different countries • Already have the brick-and-mortar universities • We educate students for more than 2000 years • Very conservative in regards to education • Universities face budget cuts due to the eurocrisis• Consequences: • Europe is lacking behind • Eurocrisis gives opportunity to change with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 6
  7. 7. OpenCourseWare in Europe How to make use of its full potential for virtual mobility with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 7
  8. 8. Partners with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 8
  9. 9. ObjectivesFacilitate virtual mobility• Create of preconditions for a strong European OCW-framework• closer cooperation between European institutes• mutual use of material and even joint degrees• enhance quality and increase the usage of online courses with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 9
  10. 10. Phases Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Research Workshops Final OCWC Reports Europe• Pedagogic and • Workshops for • Final • Foundation for a cultural issues dissimination and results, based European branch• Models for input of experts upon research and of the OCWC has sustainable the outcomes of been initiated cooperation the workshops. towards the end of between HEI on • Results: 2013. OCW publications end• Educational 2013 through innovation with different channels OCW cited by major• Comparing and organizations assessing national active in the field policies and the of OER. role of governments with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 10
  11. 11. Research deliverables• Analyses of existing research and best practices• Models for sustainable cooperation between HEI on OCW• Student Mobility Handbook• Comparing and assessing national policies and the role governments – Combined with other initiatives with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 11
  12. 12. Results1. Survey to identify successful practices2. Analyses of current open license practices in Europe3. Educational innovations with OCW, in particular in the context of (virtual) student mobility4. Comparing and assessing national policies and governmental roles with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 12
  13. 13. 1. Survey HEI and organizations• The aim was to identify successful practices for implementation and use of OCW/OER in HE and to investigate how OCW/OER could facilitate student virtual mobility. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 13
  14. 14. Survey HEI and organizations• A survey has been done by leaders of OER initiatives from all around the world. Responses from 31 Higher Education Institutions and organizations from 14 different countries. Majority of respondents (81%) defined initiatives at their Institutions as OpenCourseWare (OCW) with the remaining 19% contextualizing their projects within the broader spectrum of Open Educational Resources (OER). with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 14
  15. 15. Results with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 15 15
  16. 16. Use of OER/OCW with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 16 16
  17. 17. 2. Open Licensing in Europe• There is a EU Directive on Copyright, but each country implemented differently• The exemption for education use is part of the country law Source: www.slideshare.net/ocweu/barcelona-workshop-copyright-limitations-and- exceptions-for-education-in-the-eu with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 17 17
  18. 18. Conclusion• Fragmented, insufficient, non-uniform solutions• Online teaching is discriminated• Lack of an international uniform rules aggravated by the “territoriality” of copyright• Education is a strong public interest  Exceptions and limitations should be a matter of strict public policy (addressed by the law): Mandatory limitations!? with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 18
  19. 19. Open Content Licensing• 64 OCWC member websites inspected• Conclusion: We are really bad at this – Lack of license on the home page – Different license notices – Link to different licenses – License depends the platform you use to access the content – Not clear how is the copyright ownerCC BY Ignasi Labastida:http://www.slideshare.net/ocweu/workshop-barcelona-reports-on-legal-issues with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 19
  20. 20. 4. Open Policy• UNESCO and OECD did a survey• OER Policy Registry: wiki.creativecommons.org/OER_Policy_Registry• 66 open policies available• Please submit yours with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 20
  21. 21. Future Plans• Scenarios for the promotion of student virtual mobility via OCW• Guidelines and recommendations for successful implementation of OCW• Guidelines for quality and accreditation• Case studies library featuring effective open policies• Workshops on Open Policy with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 21
  22. 22. Workshop and presentations• Open Education Week 11 – 15 March 2013 – Different webinars• OCWC Global Conference 8 – 10 May 2013 – Presentation legal and quality guidelines – Presentation OER Policies• Workshops June 2013 – Workshop on the organisational implementation of scenarios of virtual mobility – Workshop on student mobility handbook with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 22
  23. 23. Call for PartnersAcademic Network for STEM Courses• STEM = Science Technology Engineering & Math• 25 partners from 25 countries in Europe• Deadline January 2013• Grant to maximum of k€ 600• TU Delft will coordinate• More information: http://opencourseware.eu/STEM with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 23
  24. 24. Partners slideshare.net/ocweu• Delft University of Technology twitter: #ocweu• Universidad Politécnica Madrid• Universitat de Barcelona• Katholieke Universiteit Leuven• Université de Lyon, VetAgro Sup• OpenCourseWare Consortium• Creative Commons www.opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 24

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