The National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education (NITLE) works with a diverse community of liberal arts colleges and universities. This national network is focused on developing a deep understanding of the undergraduate student experience, the impact of the broader technological environment on teaching and learning, and the future of liberal education.
“Open education is about sharing,reducing barriers and increasingaccess in education. It includes freeand open access to platforms, toolsand resources in education (such aslearning materials, course materials,videos of lectures, assessment tools,research, study groups, textbooks,etc.)…”
“…Open education seeks to create aworld in which the desire to learn isfully met by the opportunity to doso, where everyone, everywhere is ableto access affordable, educationally andculturally appropriate opportunities togain whatever knowledge or trainingthey desire.” “About Open Education,” Open Education Week, February 2012, http://www.openeducationweek.org/about-open- education/.
Cost and flexibilityImproving content, learningOutreach and visibilityParticipate in innovation
Early adopter phase Ex: OA - Trinity, Oberlin, Bucknell, Hope Why not mainstream? › Awareness › Less cost pressure › Wrong scale
“We are in baby steps.” NITLE Network queried 32 campus leaders › Chief Information Officers › Academic computing leaders › Library directors › IT managers
Why is your institution not pursuingopen education at this time? My institution lacks awareness of open education My institution does not see open education as being in its strategic interest Open education is best pursued at the faculty level, not the institution-level
Pain points Usage AwarenessProduction Quality IP concerns concerns Sustainability Inertia Faculty time Specific OER Etextbooks