Newcomers Breakfast September 23, 2008 Terri Bays — O CWC Program Manager  Jenny Gray—OpenLearn Clay Whipkey—OCWC Technica...
<ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
Context   —What is OCW? <ul><li>An  Open courseware (OCW) is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, a...
Context   —What is OCW? <ul><li>OCW  is not  a distance-learning initiative:  there are no degrees granted, no student/fac...
Context   —What is OCW? <ul><li>OCW  is  a collection of high-quality learning materials presented in the form of courses....
Context   —What is OCW? <ul><li>OCW materials  are  there for the taking (and for transformation). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>R...
FREE ≠ OPEN ≠ LIBRE
<ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
Collaboration   —What is the OCWC? <ul><li>“ Universities working together to advance education and empower people worldwi...
Collaboration   —What is the OCWC? <ul><li>Shared Tools:  Jenny Gray </li></ul>
The techy bit By Jenny Gray Lead Technical Developer OpenLearn, Open University, UK
Things to think about <ul><li>How to make stuff  (production systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting it out there  (delivery sy...
Questions to ask <ul><li>Do you have something already? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you have dedicated staff for OCW? </li></ul...
Production systems <ul><li>What you want it to do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workflow </li>...
Delivery systems <ul><li>The big names  (CMS, VLE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educommons, Moodle, Sakai, Connexions </li></ul><...
Discoverability <ul><li>Search engine optimisation   (SEO) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keywo...
Metrics <ul><li>Log analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Big names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Analytics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
How the OCWC can help <ul><li>Ask an expert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ocw...
Collaboration   —What is the OCWC? <ul><li>Shared Models—Continuity of Experience within an Environment of Change. </li></...
Collaboration   —What is the OCWC? <ul><li>Shared Commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance Process </li></ul></ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
Community —What are we doing here? <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Moral Support </li></...
<ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
Thank You! Visit The OpenCourseWare Consortium portal at http://www.ocwconsortium.org Contact the Consortium at: [email_ad...
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Newcomers Breakfast

  1. 1. Newcomers Breakfast September 23, 2008 Terri Bays — O CWC Program Manager Jenny Gray—OpenLearn Clay Whipkey—OCWC Technical Director Open Sharing, Global Benefits
  2. 2. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  3. 3. Context —What is OCW? <ul><li>An Open courseware (OCW) is a free and open educational resource for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCW is not a distance-learning initiative: there are no degrees granted, no student/faculty interactions and no transcripts. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OCW is a collection of high-quality learning materials presented in the form of courses. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OCW materials are there for the taking (and for transformation). </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Context —What is OCW? <ul><li>OCW is not a distance-learning initiative: there are no degrees granted, no student/faculty interactions and no transcripts. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But OCW can complement a distance-learning initiative, taking content from and directing learners toward an existing e-learning curriculum. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OCW has much to learn from e-learning methodology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Meta-University or “Pathways to Credit”discussion centers around the potential for credit-bearing OCW courses in the future. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Context —What is OCW? <ul><li>OCW is a collection of high-quality learning materials presented in the form of courses. </li></ul>Open Content Open Educational Resources OCW
  6. 6. Context —What is OCW? <ul><li>OCW materials are there for the taking (and for transformation). </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reuse: use the work verbatim, just exactly as you found it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rework: alter or transform the work so that it better meets your needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remix: combine the (verbatim or altered) work with other works to better meet your needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Redistribute: share the verbatim work, the reworked work, or the remixed work with others </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. FREE ≠ OPEN ≠ LIBRE
  8. 8. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  9. 9. Collaboration —What is the OCWC? <ul><li>“ Universities working together to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Models </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared Commitment </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Collaboration —What is the OCWC? <ul><li>Shared Tools: Jenny Gray </li></ul>
  11. 11. The techy bit By Jenny Gray Lead Technical Developer OpenLearn, Open University, UK
  12. 12. Things to think about <ul><li>How to make stuff (production systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting it out there (delivery systems) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting people in (discoverability) </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing who used it (metrics) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions to ask <ul><li>Do you have something already? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you have dedicated staff for OCW? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you extend an open-source system? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you afford a paid-for system? </li></ul><ul><li>Will you host it yourself? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Production systems <ul><li>What you want it to do </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tracking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workflow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rights management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Licence choice </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The big names (CMS, LMS) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Plone, Drupal, Educommons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>XML? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Delivery systems <ul><li>The big names (CMS, VLE) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Educommons, Moodle, Sakai, Connexions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Embedding the CC Licence (RDF) </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XHTML, WAI, WCAG, W3C </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Media formats </li></ul><ul><ul><li>GIF, JPG, PNG, FLV, MPEG, AVI, MP3, Real </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sharing content (IMS CC) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Discoverability <ul><li>Search engine optimisation (SEO) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword rich title tags and urls </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feeds (RSS, OAI-PMH) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCW Search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OER Recommender </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OERCommons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attract return visitors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dublin Core (DC) </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Metrics <ul><li>Log analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Big names </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Analytics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webalizer, WebTrends, Site Intelligence </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How the OCWC can help <ul><li>Ask an expert </li></ul><ul><ul><li>At conferences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ocwconsortium.org/ocwcforum/viewforum.php?f=4 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technical Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Best practices and standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.ocwconsortium.org/index.php?title=Technical_Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Toolkit </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://wiki.ocwconsortium.org/index.php?title=Software </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Collaboration —What is the OCWC? <ul><li>Shared Models—Continuity of Experience within an Environment of Change. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Tools: Clay Whipkey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Toolkit and Technical Workgroups </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Collaboration —What is the OCWC? <ul><li>Shared Commitment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Governance Process </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Board of Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standing Committees </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  22. 22. Community —What are we doing here? <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Moral Support </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Consortia </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  24. 24. Thank You! Visit The OpenCourseWare Consortium portal at http://www.ocwconsortium.org Contact the Consortium at: [email_address]
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