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OpenCourseWare and standards
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OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
OpenCourseWare and standards
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OpenCourseWare and standards

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Presentation for the IMS Summit on Emerging Standards for the Educational Cloud on 16 February 2011 in Utrecht

Presentation for the IMS Summit on Emerging Standards for the Educational Cloud on 16 February 2011 in Utrecht

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  • Aanleiding seminar Board meeting this week in Delft Strong growth interntional More and more initiatives in NL but in different stages. Need to adress an number of strategic issues
  • Something that was easy to implement That didn’t require a lot of technical knowledge, or wading through metadata specifications By using web technologies we wouldn’t isolate the metadata/content This wouldn’t just be for OCW Consortium… It wouldn’t be an “education-only” solution… But it would also enable content syndication with the web-at-large
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    • 1. OpenCourseWare and Standards Ir. Willem van Valkenburg
    • 2. Who am I? <ul><li>Willem van Valkenburg </li></ul><ul><li>Director TU Delft OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of TU Delft VLE (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Projectleader TU Delft Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/wfvanvalkenburg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.e-learn.nl </li></ul><ul><li>http://nl.linkedin.com/in/wfvanvalkenburg </li></ul>
    • 3. Agenda <ul><li>What is OpenCourseWare? </li></ul><ul><li>The OpenCourseWare Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Usage of OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Use of standards </li></ul>
    • 4. What is OpenCourseWare? <ul><li>MIT started in 2001 with two main objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Create an efficient, standards-based model that other institutions may emulate to openly share and publish their own course materials.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
    • 5. What is OCW? <ul><li>An OpenCourseWare is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials , organized as courses for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world. </li></ul><ul><li>An ocw is a collection of high-quality learning materials presented in the form of courses </li></ul><ul><li>An ocw is not a distance-learning initiative: there are no degrees granted and in most cases no student/faculty interactions </li></ul><ul><li>OCW materials are there for the taking and for transformation. </li></ul>
    • 6. <ul><li>to advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. </li></ul>Mission
    • 7. • ~170 live OCW sites • ~13.000 courses http://ocwconsortium.org Advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    • 8. Grow in the number of courses
    • 9. OCW part of the Open Movement <ul><li>OCW is only one type of Open Educational Resource (OER). </li></ul><ul><li>OERs are only one type of Open Content. </li></ul><ul><li>We have much to share with each other. </li></ul>Open Content Open Educational Resources OCW
    • 10. Users of OCW Source: http://ocw.mit.edu/about/site-statistics/
    • 11. Usage of OCW Source: http://ocw.mit.edu/about/site-statistics/ USE SCENARIO % OF USE Educators Improve personal knowledge 31% Learn new teaching methods 23% Incorporate OCW materials into a course 20% Find reference material for my students 15% Develop curriculum for my department or school 8% Students Enhance personal knowledge 46% Complement a current course 34% Plan a course of study 16% Self Learners Explore areas outside my professional field 40% Review basic concepts in my professional field 18% Prepare for future course of study 18% Keep current with developments in my field 17% Complete a work-related project or task 4%
    • 12. Goals How can we improve the discoverability and reuse, of OCW courses? — OCW Consortium Technology Committee 2006-2007 Source: http://www.slideshare.net/bmuramatsu/oer-search
    • 13. Discoverability of courses <ul><li>using Dublin Core via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively simple to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Dublin Core as a metadata element set </li></ul><ul><ul><li>DC has a base level of descriptive metadata, and it could describe an OCW course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DC was understandable to novices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IEEE LOM is fairly complex and would provide more description, but we felt the likelihood of getting lots of sites doing high quality metadata was low </li></ul></ul>
    • 14. “ Federating” OCW Collections <ul><li>OCW Consortium </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ocwconsortium.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OCW Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ocwsearch.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OER Commons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oercommons.org </li></ul></ul>
    • 15. OAI-PMH <ul><li>Protocol for Metadata Harvesting </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata on Course or Object? </li></ul><ul><li>EduCommons supports OAI-PMH </li></ul>
    • 16. Re-use <ul><li>Complete course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenLearn offers: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audio / Video </li></ul><ul><ul><li>iTunesU and YouTube </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Image Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://ocw.jhsph.edu/imageLibrary/ </li></ul></ul>
    • 17. OCW .tudelft.nl Willem van Valkenburg [email_address] www.e-learn.nl twitter.com/wfvanvalkenburg

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