OERu planning meeting - program pathways


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Short presentation that ask the question about OERu program and credential pathways for students: planned pathways, or DIYU to match student aspirations?

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  • In British Columbia we have just started a new project to produce 40 open textbooks.
    We expect to save students 3 to 5x times the investment of $1M by government.
    Students like that idea.
  • There are many open textbook projects underway.
    Each uses a Creatiev Commosn licenses, so that means the textbooks they produce will be available to world, for free.
  • Some savings.
  • My own organization has a digital library that shares hundreds of courses that have been funded by our government.
    My government has invested over $11M since 2003 to create open course materials that our higher education faculty create and share with colleagues.
  • OERu planning meeting - program pathways

    1. 1. Distinctively open Can we use open textbooks and OER for building OERu program/s of study?
    2. 2. Learn with OERu • “The OER university is an innovation partnership of like-minded institutions committed to creating pathways for OER learners to gain academic credit through the formal education system.”
    3. 3. Lightweight scaffolding • • Study online for free, using open educational resources. • This work has been released into the public domain by its author, Priwo “All you need is an internet connection, and you can study with us – no matter where you live! Get your study credited towards an academic qualification, while paying significantly reduced fees.”
    4. 4. Study pathways or DIYu? • • This image was originally posted to Flickr by austrini at http://flickr.com/photos/40011478@N00/290 9850055. It was reviewed on 11 May 2010 by the FlickreviewR robot and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by-2.0. Is there a need to provide models programs of study -pathways for learners and instructors? What kinds of course frameworks can we use to maximize access to open pathways for study?
    5. 5. What role can open textbooks play? Visual notes of government announcement, Giulia Forsythe http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/8094691691/ Used under Creative Commons attribution share-alike license
    6. 6. June 2013 160 school adoptions $2.3 million savings Source: OpenStax College http://openstaxcollege.org
    7. 7. cc-by-2.0. Visual media, too These images are licensed CC-BY by BCcampus.ca solr.bccampus.ca
    8. 8. Pathways to … Or, do we need to describe model program pathways to address student aspirations? Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) as a course and credential framework?
    9. 9. OERu: tapestry or threads? Tapestry, “My Still Homeland” by artist Olga Tolstikova, licensed CC-BY-SA by the artist and available at Wikimedia Commons This image, which was originally posted to Flickr.com, was uploaded to the Commons using Flickr upload bot on 23:41, 14 March 2009 (UTC) by Liftarn (talk). On that date it was licensed CC-BY. Do we need to develop templates and frameworks for study and if so, what would those look like?
    10. 10. Discussion task What kinds of program pathways might make sense as early targets for OERu? BGS as a course and credential framework