Open Course Library: Working with Connexions to Increase Impact

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Open Course Library: Working with Connexions to Increase Impact

  1. 1. The Open Course Library Working with Connexions to Increase Impact Tom Caswell Open Education Program Manager WA State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Generously Funded by:
  2. 2. <ul><li>What is OCL? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>designing and sharing 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for face-to-face, hybrid and/or online delivery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>to improve course completion rates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>lower textbook costs for students (<$30) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for our college system to fully engage the global open educational resources discussion. </li></ul></ul>Connexions in Higher Ed: The Open Course Library
  3. 3. Timeline <ul><li>Phase 1 : </li></ul><ul><li>Initial 42 courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development: Summer 2010-Spring 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses available Fall 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Phase 2 : </li></ul><ul><li>Remaining 39 courses </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Development: Fall 2011-Summer 2012 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Courses available Fall 2012 </li></ul></ul>Connexions in Higher Ed: The Open Course Library
  4. 4. Increasing the Impact of the OCL <ul><li>Internally : </li></ul><ul><li>Via SBCTC system shared courses </li></ul><ul><li>Externally : </li></ul><ul><li>Via Connexions repository </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IMS Common Cartridge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ANGEL export file </li></ul></ul>Connexions in Higher Ed: The Open Course Library
  5. 5. Questions? <ul><li>Tom Caswell </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>@opencourselib </li></ul><ul><li>http://blog.ocl.sbctc.edu </li></ul>Photo Credits (left-to-right): Timothy Valentine, Leo Reynolds, Leo Reynolds. Photos licensed CC-BY-NC-SA Connexions in Higher Ed: The Open Course Library

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