OEB12: Types of OCW Scenarios for virtual mobility

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Presentation of the different types of OCW Scenarios for virtual mobility at Online Educa Berlin Conference on 28th of November 2012 by Edmundo Tovar.

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OEB12: Types of OCW Scenarios for virtual mobility

  1. 1. OpenCourseWare in the European HE context Guidelines for the Use of OpenCourseWare for Virtual Mobility (Seminar in ONLINE EDUCA) Edmundo Tovar edmundo.tovar@upm.es Types of OCW Mobility Scenarios with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 1
  2. 2. Best Practices using OER/OCW with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 2
  3. 3. 1. Teaser courses• Pre-enrollment courses for a subject• Advantages: – Promotion of subjects – Discloses the difficulty level of the material – Facilitates students selecting subjects in their Learning Agreement – Students acquire background knowledge with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 3
  4. 4. 2. Language OCW – support for language learning = vocabulary building• OCW helps acquiring communication skills in a language• Advantages prior to mobility: – Helps students to meet admission requirements of the chosen University. – Facilitates academic and cultural integration in the chosen University• Benefits during mobility: – Support in the development of the language.• Virtual Mobility: only applies if you are looking to learn the language with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 4
  5. 5. 3. Bridging• OCW required for admission to a program that requires mobility.• Advantages: – The professor ensures homogeneity of knowledge among students in the program. – Filter admission to a particular program. – Students acquire essential knowledge prior to mobility with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 5
  6. 6. 4. Cultural/practical information (new country, new institution)• OCW facilitating cultural integration and the new way of life in the new educational center.• Advantages: – Facilitates stay during mobility – Adaptation into the new educational environment• Virtual Mobility: Fostering intercultural communication with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 6
  7. 7. 5. To improve the spirit of mobility – emotional aspects• OCW aimed to break the emotional barriers involving mobility.• Advantages: – Encourage students to make mobility periods – Bringing students closer to the new educational institution – Reduce emotional obstacles to a mobility period – The student can compare universities or evaluate materials  Increased confidence with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 7
  8. 8. 6. OCW for content learning ahead of time• OCW aimed to break the emotional barriers involving mobility.• Advantages: – Encourage students to make mobility periods – Bringing students closer to the new educational institution – Reduce emotional obstacles to a mobility period – The student can compare universities or evaluate materials  Increased confidence with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 8
  9. 9. 7. OCW for transparency/comparison – credit transfer• OCW that facilitates credit recognition• Advantages: – More accurate and objective credits assessment. – Facilitates collaboration between professors in the centers of origin and destination. – Facilitates the international academic and research networking with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 9
  10. 10. 8. New assessment + methodologies – business/companies give professional credits• Professional courses with labor market recognition• Advantages: – Approaching to the labor market. – Specific knowledge for adaptation to the professional environment. – There is no need to attend classroom courses in a company or an institution. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 10
  11. 11. 9. OCW to facilitate physical – virtual mobility – experiences at center of interactions• OCW allows student interaction• Advantages: – Raising interest in certain material, program or professor – Coexistance between virtual and in-person education – Allows following online lessons from other universities – Native students can help other students ´´virtually´´ with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 11
  12. 12. 10. Open environment can maintain bond to home university• OCW facilitates the communication between institutions• Advantages: – Possibility of virtual community among institutions – Improved relationships between institutions – Facilitates mobility plan of the institutions – Students can maintain their communication with the home university with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 12
  13. 13. 11. Students interactions online become archives• Interaction between students in an online community of an OCW scenario• Advantages: – Extracting interesting and useful information, making teaching materials. – Leveraging solutions to resolve student doubts and problems – Allows collaboration in the production of materials between students of different institutions. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 13
  14. 14. 12. OCW can provide context to courses – advising + pathways• OCW as a model of excellence.• Advantages: – Inspiring professors to develop materials. – Ensuring quality of materials and globilize them in any academic environment. – Guiding the student in the study mode (lessions + theoretical questions + practical excercises) of a particular subject. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 14
  15. 15. 13. Place course content in cultural context• OCW in a cultural context• Advantages: – Unifying academic information (breaking taboos, historical reasons) – Cultural Exchange – Overview of the cultural environment – Real content with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 15
  16. 16. Examples OCW for transparency/comparison – credit transfer Mario is the ECTS coordinator at Computer But Mario finds out that some universities Science College – UPM, Spain. He is in have their materials open, what helps him charge of the evaluation of the courses to know previously the accuracy of the content his students could take at host contents, the objective assessment of the institutions, in order approve and to include credits and the gradated system used. This them in the Learning Agreement. information allows the coordinator to sign He has always the same problem: a lot of the students’ Learning Agreement with total times it is not possible to know in advance confidence and guarantee. The OCW the courses content his students want to materials definitely help Mario to improve take at host institution, sometimes because the future recognition of the courses the this information is not available on the web students take at host institutions. site or sometimes because the information Moreover, Mario starts collaboration with is not updated. If the information is not other teachers involved in the same topic he available it may happen that at best the is working in. They are planning to create an Learning agreement needs to be changed international research group in a near later and at worst the course will not be future. validated at home university. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 16
  17. 17. Examples OCW for transparency/comparison – credit transfer with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 17
  18. 18. Examples OCW for transparency/comparison – credit transfer with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 18
  19. 19. Examples OCW to facilitate physical - virtual mobility - experiences at center of interactions Oskar studies Computer Science and university that there is an agreement Mathematics at the Technische Universität between TUD and UPM, so he decides to Dresden (TUD), Germany. He found that apply for the exchange for next semester. UPM, Spain, offers OCW courses in several Oskar has been admitted to spend a areas of his interest. He decides to follow semester within ERASMUS programme at one of these courses as self-leaner. He gets UPM. He is following the courses at UPM, in contact to the professor. When he but at the same time he needs to follow a finished the course his feelings about the course at his home university. As his experience were really happy with the university also offers OCW courses he materials, the knowledge he got and the decides to register one OCW course at TUD relationship with the teacher. while stay at UPM. He can combine both Now Oskar is thinking about the possibility activities during his stay in Spain. to spend a study period abroad and as he At the end of the semester Oskar has can speak Spanish and he has good successfully accomplished UPM courses and memories from his OCW experience, he is OCW course at TUD and when he will come thinking to apply to Universidad Politécnica back home he will get his courses validated, de Madrid (UPM), Spain, as ERASMUS both the UPM and the OCW ones. student. He has been informed by his home with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 19
  20. 20. Examples OCW to facilitate physical - virtual mobility - experiences at center of interactions with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 20
  21. 21. Examples Bridging She checks if she would be admitted at TUM Elena studies Computer Science at the taking this OCW course. The answer from Polytechnic University of Madrid. She is TUM is positive. interested in study a very specific course at Therefore Elena registers in OCW course and TUM, but to register the course it is combines her formal studies at home mandatory to have deep knowledge in the university with this OCW course in order to area of () and at least she has got a finish in summer just on time the minimum number of credits in the topic. application deadline at TUM. She is worried because at this time it is not Elena sends her application to TUM possible for her to accomplish this including the results of the OCW course. She requirement at home. is eager to get the admission although she is Elena has not time to acquire the requested a bit nervous. She gets the letter of knowledge within formal lectures in order admission from TUM to take the specific for her to be admitted at TUM. She find out course she wants to deep in. that TUM offers OCW courses in the field Finally, in Germany, Elena does not have she needs to improve, so she thought that if understanding problems to proper follow she take this course in parallel to her studies the course because her knowledge about and go on till summer, she will likely get the the topic is really high and thus is allows her knowledge and the credits required at TUM. to get a high mark in the course. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 21
  22. 22. Examples Bridging with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 22
  23. 23. Examples Teaser courses As a student in a foreign university I had the opportunity to assist in a teaser course of the subject Artificial Intelligence. The teaser course consisted of attending a free seminar for every student that wanted to enroll it. During the seminar I was able to attend different workshops presented by the professors of Artificial Intelligence where students were able to see real world examples of what can be done with Artificial Intelligence, as well as an introduction presentation done by the coordinator of this subject. This seminar was the main reason why I was motivated to enroll into this subject because previously, I didn’t have any knowledge of what artificial intelligence was. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 23
  24. 24. ExamplesOCW for transparency/comparison – credit transferOCW to facilitate physical - virtual mobility - experiences at center of interactionsBridgingTeaser courses with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 24
  25. 25. www.opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 25

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