An Industry and Competency
Driven Approach to OER
OCWC Global Conference
April 23, 2009



L. Sunnie Kim & Christine Geith...
FSKN | What is it?
The Food Safety Knowledge Network is…
  a unique collaboration between industry and
    higher educatio...
FSKN | Players
• Michigan State University
   – MSUglobal
   – Partnership for Food Industry Development (PFID)
     withi...
FSKN | Challenges/Drivers
•   Change in global food systems
•   Consumer confidence
•   Individual accountability
•   Suit...
FSKN | Objectives
• Harmonize various food safety standards by
  developing internationally recognized
  competencies in r...
FSKN | Why is this approach unique?
• OERs are designed and created with many
  partners (government, NGOs, education
  in...
FSKN | Model
        Input                 Activities                 Output                Outcomes

                    ...
FSKN | Progress
Phase 1…
• Competency development
• Recruiting partners and collaborators
• Prototype development of learn...
FSKN | Partner with us
If you are interested in partnering with us,
   please contact us…

L. Sunnie Kim | kiml@msu.edu
Ch...
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This presentation describes a project at Michigan State University that takes a unique industry and competency driven approach to open educational resources.

Presented at the OCW Consortium Global Conference 2009 in Monterrey, Mexico.

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  1. 1. An Industry and Competency Driven Approach to OER OCWC Global Conference April 23, 2009 L. Sunnie Kim & Christine Geith Michigan State University
  2. 2. FSKN | What is it? The Food Safety Knowledge Network is… a unique collaboration between industry and higher education for increasing the skills of individuals throughout the value chain in order to help strengthen the food industry’s response to complex food safety knowledge and training challenges in emerging markets.
  3. 3. FSKN | Players • Michigan State University – MSUglobal – Partnership for Food Industry Development (PFID) within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources • Global Food Safety Initiative – CIES- the Food Business Forum • Support – William and Flora Hewlett Foundation – USAID – UNIDOS
  4. 4. FSKN | Challenges/Drivers • Change in global food systems • Consumer confidence • Individual accountability • Suitably trained human capital • Access to education and training
  5. 5. FSKN | Objectives • Harmonize various food safety standards by developing internationally recognized competencies in relation to food safety for individuals at all levels and in all sectors of the food supply chain • Develop high-quality, low-cost training and education enabling individuals to aspire to and meet the defined competencies • Promote knowledge transfer and creation within the food safety community that are aligned with the competencies
  6. 6. FSKN | Why is this approach unique? • OERs are designed and created with many partners (government, NGOs, education institutions) in collaboration with the food industry (demand) • OERs aligned with an industry-driven competency framework • Enables rapid, low-cost training/education for workers
  7. 7. FSKN | Model Input Activities Output Outcomes Cost reduction in supply chain and greater GFSI competencies CIES employee retention and development industry leadership motivation Increased Harmonized approach number of to competencies food safety MSU and community of OER and social network research, education, professionals development and training providers around the Globally recognized, low-cost world training and education MSU Training product OER: Food Safety OER, eLearning, and development Knowledge Network technical expertise Phase 1
  8. 8. FSKN | Progress Phase 1… • Competency development • Recruiting partners and collaborators • Prototype development of learning resources that are aligned to competencies and technology infrastructure • Pilot program in India in the fall
  9. 9. FSKN | Partner with us If you are interested in partnering with us, please contact us… L. Sunnie Kim | kiml@msu.edu Christine Geith | cgeith@gmail.com

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