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Open Educational
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OER enables
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Education Builds Capacity
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Siyavula is a social enterprise built on
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During a teacher strike in 2010, the
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When you look in textbooks it’s

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The mission of the African Health Open Education...
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The Paris OER Declaration, adopted during the Wo...
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Key Recommendations
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OER in North America &
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  • Cost - SiyavulaAccess OLELocalization - UMichCollaboration – OER Africa
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  • Cost - SiyavulaAccess OLELocalization - UMichCollaboration – OER Africa
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  • Open Educational Resources and Capacity Building for Development

    1. 1. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Open Educational Resources and Capacity Building for Development Nicole Allen OER Program Director, SPARC 6th Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals December 10, 2013 • United Nations, New York, NY Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    2. 2. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org SPARC, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, is an international alliance of academic and research libraries working to create a more open system for sharing the results of research. www.sparc.arl.org Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    3. 3. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Open Educational Resources (OER) Teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. - UNESCO Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    4. 4. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Open Educational Resources (OER) Teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. - UNESCO Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    5. 5. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    6. 6. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Open Educational Resources (OER) Teaching, learning and research materials in any medium, digital or otherwise, that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions. - UNESCO Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    7. 7. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org OER enables capacity building by enabling education Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    8. 8. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Education Builds Capacity Providing girls one extra year of education beyond the average boosts eventual wages by 10–20 percent. Studies have found returns to primary education on the order of 5 to 15 percent for boys and slightly higher for girls. Source: “What Works in Girls’ Education,” Herz and Sperling 2004 http://www.cfr.org/education/works-girls-education/p6947 Slide adapted from http://www.righttoresearch.org Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    9. 9. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Access to Materials Enables Education When free textbooks were supplied to primary schools, controlling for other influences, girls were 30 percent more likely to enroll, but no effect was recorded for boys’ enrollments. Source: “What Works in Girls’ Education,” Herz and Sperling 2004 http://www.cfr.org/education/works-girls-education/p6947 Slide adapted from http://www.righttoresearch.org Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    10. 10. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org OER & Capacity Building • Cost savings. Free for students, teachers, schools and governments. Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    11. 11. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Siyavula is a social enterprise built on community, openness and technology, working to make high quality educational resources available to every learner and teacher in South Africa. Learn more: http://www.siyavula.com/ Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    12. 12. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org During a teacher strike in 2010, the South African government contacted Siyavula to deploy open textbooks throughout national public schools. Siyavula currently offers more than 20 open textbook titles, which have been used by more than 4 million students – saving more than 230 million Rand (USD $23 million). Every student gets a print copy that they can keep, and the books can be downloaded in a PDF format for free, for use on tablets, smartphones and laptops. Image Credit: Siyavula.com (used under fair use) Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    13. 13. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org OER & Capacity Building • Cost savings. Free for students, teachers, schools and governments. • Access. Can be used and distributed in any format, for any device – on or offline. Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    14. 14. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org OLE International is a social benefit organization with a mission to increase access to quality education through the integration of technology. Learn more: http://ole.org Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    15. 15. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Olé’s Community Learning Centres (CLCs) Program will enable refugees in Dadaab, Kenya to access highquality OER through the use of tablets linked to a digital library that works off the internet with locally generated power. This project will make it possible for more than 440,000 refugees to access resources relevant to their needs and interests. This program will also build capacity at the local level, employing a team of 6 refugees to serve as Coaches and Technical Geniuses. Image Credit: Ole.org (used under fair use) Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    16. 16. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org OER & Capacity Building • Cost savings. Free for students, teachers, schools and governments. • Access. Can be used and distributed in any format, for any device – on or offline. • Localization. Can be freely adapted and translated to suit local needs. Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    17. 17. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology OER initiative seeks to promote open learning through an open exploration that enables faculty, students and the global academic community to access OER to maximize the impact and reach of their scholarly work through open sharing. Learn more: http://web.knust.edu.gh/oer/pages/ Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    18. 18. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org When you look in textbooks it’s difficult to find African cases. [S]ometimes it can be confusing when you see something that you see on white skin so nicely and very easy to pick up, but on the dark skin it has a different manifestation that may be difficult to see. -Richard Phillips, lecturer, Department of Internal Medicine, KNUST (Ghana) Image CC:BY-NC-SA Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology Slide credit: University of Michigan. Adapted from http://www.slideshare.net/ummedicalschool/capacity-building-forglobal-health Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    19. 19. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org OER & Capacity Building • Cost savings. Free for students, teachers, schools and governments. • Access. Can be used and distributed in any format, for any device – on or offline. • Localization. Can be freely adapted and translated to suit local needs. • Sharing. Worldwide audience, inviting collaboration and shared resources. Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    20. 20. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org The mission of the African Health Open Educational Resources (OER) Network is to advance health education in Africa by creating and promoting free, openly licensed teaching materials created by Africans to share knowledge, address curriculum gaps, and support health education communities. Learn more: http://www.oerafrica.org/ Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    21. 21. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    22. 22. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org The Paris OER Declaration, adopted during the World Open Educational Resources (OER) Congress in June 2012, was the first step for the development of policies supporting OER. The Declaration aimed at encouraging governments to contribute to the awareness and the use of OER and to develop strategies and policies to integrate OER in education. Learn more: http://www.unesco.org/oercongress Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    23. 23. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Key Recommendations Foster awareness and use of OER. Promote and use OER to widen access to education at all levels, both formal and non-formal, in a perspective of lifelong learning, thus contributing to social inclusion, gender equity and special needs education. Improve both cost-efficiency and quality of teaching and learning outcomes through greater use of OER. Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    24. 24. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Key Recommendations Foster strategic alliances for OER. Take advantage of evolving technology to create opportunities for sharing materials which have been released under an open license in diverse media and ensure sustainability through new strategic partnerships within and among the education, industry, library, media and telecommunications sectors. Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    25. 25. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Key Recommendations Encourage the open licensing of educational materials produced with public funds. Governments/competent authorities can create substantial benefits for their citizens by ensuring that educational materials developed with public funds be made available under open licenses (with any restrictions they deem necessary) in order to maximize the impact of the investment. Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    26. 26. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org OER in North America & Europe • U.S. State Department launched the Open Book Project to expand access to OER in Arabic http://www.state.gov/p/nea/openbook/ • U.S. Department of Labor providing $2 billion in grants for workforce training, requires all materials be licensed as OER http://www.doleta.gov/taaccct/ • European Commission launched “Opening Up Education” initiative to increase the use of digital technologies for learning and spur OER creation, policies http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13859_en.htm Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org
    27. 27. Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition www.sparc.arl.org Nicole Allen nicole@sparc.arl.org @txtbks http://sparc.arl.org Open Educational Resources Program nicole@sparc.arl.org

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