Open Educational Resources & Open Licensing Policies in the Indian Context: IGNOU Perspective
Open Educational Resources & Open Licensing Policies in the Indian Context: IGNOU PerspectiveUma KanjilalIndira Gandhi National Open University
The University has contributedtowards nation building in a greatway and evolved successful modelsof democratization ofeducation, training and capacitybuilding.
The Mandate of the University Access to higher education to all segments of society Provide high quality, innovative and need-based programmes at different levels, to all those who require them; Reach out to the disadvantaged at affordable costs; and promote, coordinate and regulate the standards of education offered through open and distance learning in the country.
IGNOU At A Glance• Established in 1985; Programmes offered: 1987• Students : 2.9 million (12% of total higher education; about 50% of total distance education)• Academic programmes: #445• Courses on offer: #3,000• Regional Centres: 67• Study Centres/ Tele-learning Centres: #3107• Teachers & academics: 447; Admin staff: 1219• Tutors/ Counsellors: # 36,000• Offer outside India: 36 countries / 67 Centres
IGNOU’s Technology Enhanced Learning: Present Status 5 educational channels (Gyan Darshan)- also available on DTH and IP TV 37 FM radio stations (Gyan Vani) with Interactive radio counseling facility Internet Radio and webcasting Pan African e-Network Project eGyanKosh (e=electronic, gyan= knowledge, kosh= repository) FlexiLearn initiative for open courses27 Online programmes in complete virtual environment
http://www.egyankosh.ac.inJourney to e-content developmentstarted with digitisation andrepository building Over 95% of the self-instructional print material of the University covering more than 2300 courses available More 2500 video programmes available on YouTube with the metadata link in the repository More than 1,67, 593 registered users and visits per day around 500 from all over the world
Webcasting of Broadcast channels GyanDarshan and Gyan VaniIGNOU is the first Open University in theworld to adopt OER Policy CC- BY-NC-SAlicense with Board of ManagementApproval
http://www.ignouflexilearn.ac.in/ First MOOC (Massive Online Open Course) portal in the country with crowdsourcing philosophy Open Course Portal for Course wise registration and assessment with modular approach for earning course credits for a certificate, diploma or degree
• More than 900 courses available with 63699 registered users.• E-portfolio for a formal record of all formal and informal studies carried out by the registered learner
Virtual Classrooms27 online programmes- all processes online right fromregistration to certification with the following features: Walk in admission Integrated multimedia courseware (personalized learning space ) Online counseling and mentoring (web conferencing, text based chatting) Assignment Management System E-tutor based practical Group based online seminar Online Project platform Online Term End Examination (proctored)
IGNOU Adopts OER Policy IGNOU envisions to be a leading developer of OERs with the use of its own as well as other OERs fully incorporated into teaching and learning at all levels within the University system The policy is adopted to guide the promotion, development and usage of OERs and to further ensure that the highest standards of education are achieved thereof.
Purpose of the OER Policy Make materials available under open license Support voluntary participation of Faculty and others in developing OER content Clarify publication rights and licensing issues Provide guidance in development and review of OER materials prior to sharing them on a worldwide scale Define collaborations within and without the university with the intent to allow access to the open content.
Licenses for IGNOU OER Repository In general all IP and the outputs and outcomes arising from that IP will be owned by the creator whereas IGNOU will derive benefits from the outcomes. All materials released on the IGNOU OER Repository site will be covered under the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 2.5 India (CC BY-NC-SA)
Concluding Remarks Developing culture of sharing and re-using – awareness building Contextualizing and mapping to curriculum – implications for teaching/ learning and new methods of assessment and accreditation user-friendly tools to locate and retrieve OER Formats and Interoperability