Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 25, 2009 Willem van Valkenburg, TU Delft Presentation is derived from the presentat...
<ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><li>What are we doing here? </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 25, 2009
Who Are We?—The OCW Movement <ul><li>An  Open courseware (OCW) is a free and open educational resource for faculty, studen...
<ul><ul><li>Syllabi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
Who are we? —Your Partners in OER OCW is only one type of Open Educational Resource (OER).  OERs are only one type of Open...
The OCW Consortium —Mission <ul><li>The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a  collaboration  of more than  200 higher education ...
The OCW Consortium   http://ocwconsortium.org
The OCW Consortium —Growth <ul><li>Growth in  Official  Membership Since April 2008 </li></ul>
The OCW Consortium —Growth <ul><li>Growth by Region Since April, 2008 </li></ul>
The OCW Consortium —Growth <ul><li>Number of Courses Since October, 2003 </li></ul>
The OCW Consortium —Members <ul><li>Institutional Members  commit to publishing, under the institution's name, materials f...
Benefits  of Membership —Consultation <ul><li>Whether you’re just starting your OCW site or fine tuning an existing site, ...
Benefits of Membership —Collaboration <ul><li>The OCWC provides administrative support and space for Working Groups gather...
Benefits  of Membership —Collective Visibility <ul><li>The OCWC Website provides direct links to the sites of its members....
Benefits of Membership —Sustainability <ul><li>Sharing best practices among OCWC members promotes quality and efficiency w...
<ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><li>What are we doing here? </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
Current Projects —OCWC Toolkit <ul><li>http:// www.ocwconsortium.org /toolkit </li></ul>(Toolbox photo by skitz:  http://w...
Current Projects —Discipline-Based Content Collaborations <ul><li>OER Health </li></ul><ul><li>GEM4  (global enterprise fo...
Current Projects —Technological Collaborations <ul><li>Social Sourcing of  eduCommons </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking ...
Thank You! Visit The OpenCourseWare Consortium portal at http://www.ocwconsortium.org Contact the Consortium at: [email_ad...
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    1. 1. Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 25, 2009 Willem van Valkenburg, TU Delft Presentation is derived from the presentation Introduction to OCWC by Terri Bays
    2. 2. <ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><li>What are we doing here? </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 25, 2009
    3. 3. Who Are We?—The OCW Movement <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>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Syllabi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Readings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests/quizzes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lectures (video, audio) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>etc… </li></ul></ul>The OCW Movement —OCW is composed of… OCW can be fully instructional, but does not need to be. <ul><li>But OCW does not: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide access to faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Grant credit, a certificate, or a degree. </li></ul></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    5. 5. Who are we? —Your Partners in OER OCW is only one type of Open Educational Resource (OER). OERs are only one type of Open Content. We have much to share with each other. Open Educational Resources Open Content OCW Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 25, 2009
    6. 6. The OCW Consortium —Mission <ul><li>The OpenCourseWare Consortium is a collaboration of more than 200 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world creating a broad and deep body of open educational content using a shared model. The mission of the OpenCourseWare Consortium has been to advance education and empower people worldwide through opencourseware. </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    7. 7. The OCW Consortium http://ocwconsortium.org
    8. 8. The OCW Consortium —Growth <ul><li>Growth in Official Membership Since April 2008 </li></ul>
    9. 9. The OCW Consortium —Growth <ul><li>Growth by Region Since April, 2008 </li></ul>
    10. 10. The OCW Consortium —Growth <ul><li>Number of Courses Since October, 2003 </li></ul>
    11. 11. The OCW Consortium —Members <ul><li>Institutional Members commit to publishing, under the institution's name, materials from at least 10 courses in a format that meets the agreed-upon definition of an opencourseware. </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliate Members either publish courses in an area other than higher ed. (e.g. corporate training or K-12) or engage in activities that further Consortium goals (e.g. software development, translation, distribution or regional support). </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    12. 12. Benefits of Membership —Consultation <ul><li>Whether you’re just starting your OCW site or fine tuning an existing site, the OCWC is available to help you out. </li></ul><ul><li>OCWC conferences and ongoing forums provide OCWC members the opportunity to share solutions and best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>The OCW Toolkit provides recommendations and tools for OCW development. </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    13. 13. Benefits of Membership —Collaboration <ul><li>The OCWC provides administrative support and space for Working Groups gathered around areas of common interest, such as Evaluation, Accessibility or Intellectual Property. </li></ul><ul><li>The OCWC encourages members to report on nascent projects to allow time and opportunities for collaboration. </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    14. 14. Benefits of Membership —Collective Visibility <ul><li>The OCWC Website provides direct links to the sites of its members. </li></ul><ul><li>The OCW Course Finder allows users to search across OCWC member sites. </li></ul><ul><li>The OCWC develops e-visibility guidelines for members. </li></ul><ul><li>OCWC members share media exposure. </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    15. 15. Benefits of Membership —Sustainability <ul><li>Sharing best practices among OCWC members promotes quality and efficiency within individual projects. </li></ul><ul><li>Resource-Sharing across OCWC members cuts down on duplication of cost, effort and expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>OCWC discussions assist members in articulating the value of OCW to their home institutions. </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    16. 16. <ul><li>Who are we? </li></ul><ul><li>What are we doing here? </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    17. 17. Current Projects —OCWC Toolkit <ul><li>http:// www.ocwconsortium.org /toolkit </li></ul>(Toolbox photo by skitz: http://www. flickr .com/photos/skistz/398429879/sizes/l/ . Released under CC-BY.)
    18. 18. Current Projects —Discipline-Based Content Collaborations <ul><li>OER Health </li></ul><ul><li>GEM4 (global enterprise for micromechanics and molecular medicine) </li></ul><ul><li>Bioinformatics </li></ul><ul><li>International Association for Political Science Students </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    19. 19. Current Projects —Technological Collaborations <ul><li>Social Sourcing of eduCommons </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networking Tools for Users </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata Tools and Standards </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility Tools </li></ul><ul><li>IP and Workflow Management Tools </li></ul>Open Sharing, Global Benefits February 6, 2009
    20. 20. Thank You! Visit The OpenCourseWare Consortium portal at http://www.ocwconsortium.org Contact the Consortium at: [email_address]
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