Open educational policies and practices in the Spanish National Distance Education University: UNED Abierta (UNED OER programme)

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In this talk we present an overview of the experience with open educational resources in UNED Abierta , the OER Programme at UNED, Spain. We analyze some lessons learned, related specially to the MOOC phenomenon, run in our case in UNED COMA.

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Open educational policies and practices in the Spanish National Distance Education University: UNED Abierta (UNED OER programme)

  1. 1. Open educational policies and practices in the Spanish National Distance Education University: UNED Abierta (UNED OER programme) Inés Gil-Jaurena (Director UNED Abierta) © 2014 Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference 2014: Open Education for a Multicultural World. Ljubljana, Slovenia 23 - 25 April 2014
  2. 2. 2 UNED • Largest Spanish university • Created in 1972 • More than 250,000 students in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education programs • Produces OERs since its creation: • Video and radio programmes • Open access scientific journals • Institutional repository • Video lessons, self-produced by faculty and tutors and/or produced in the UNED regional centres • Open courses, managed by UNED Abierta UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED
  3. 3. 3 UNED Abierta (OER Programme) • Created in 2012 in the Vice-rectorate for Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning • Intends to make visible all the OERs produced at UNED and promote their creation and use • Management of UNED MOOCs, OpenCourseWare, iTunes U and access to other open resources at UNED • UNED Abierta is based on openness, equity and quality education for all • Open and distance education universities’ social mission of facilitating access to higher education to everyone can be better fulfilled if OERS are a core UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED
  4. 4. 4 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED UNED Abierta www.uned.es/unedabierta
  5. 5. 5 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED OCW UNED http://ocw.innova.uned.es
  6. 6. 6 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED iTunes U UNED www.uned.es/itunesu
  7. 7. 7 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED UNED MOOCs http://unedcoma.es
  8. 8. 8 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED UNED MOOCs • x-MOOCs • Cognitive-behaviorist pedagogy • Rely primarily on information transmission (videos), computer marked assignments and peer assessment • Each course differs: some are content focused (have more videos), some are social focused (interaction through debates, social networks), … • Professors main motivation: explore and experiment diverse pedagogical models • Run in our own platform • Different certification options
  9. 9. 9 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED UNED MOOCs
  10. 10. 10 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED UNED Abierta: some figures 2012-13 Number of courses Number of visits/users OCW UNED 51 611,322 visits iTunes U UNED 36 (10 courses and 26 collections) 136,722 visits 129,345 downloads 50,311 subscribers UNED MOOCs 22 139,517 users 210,000 course registrations • OCW: 2007 • iTunes U: 2012 • UNED MOOCs: 2013
  11. 11. 11 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED UNED Abierta: results • Great expectation: • high number of students registered, impact in media, internal demand • Students profile: • women, with higher education studies, working or unemployed (no full-time students), Spanish, 25-35 years, not previous students at UNED • Completion rates (mean): • 70% start the course • 20% of those complete the course • 20% of those get credential/certificate
  12. 12. 12 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED UNED Abierta: lessons learned • Quality control, beyond quantity (focus in the first stages) • Need for institutional reflection about the role of “open” • Integration into mainstream processes is not fully addressed • Access to educational content should be available (MOOCs are not, so the videos are in UNED channel in YouTube) • Information about students profiles, learning process they follow and opinion about MOOCs are needed
  13. 13. 13 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED UNED Abierta: future steps • Integration: new MOOCs related to • continuing education programs (masters) • courses 101, cross-curricular competences • research projects • Courses with a special innovative approach either in methodology, pedagogical design, social learning, etc. • Credit recognition in UNED study programs • Promotion of OERs at UNED regular programs: creation, use, adaptation • Collaboration with researchers at UNED and other institutions
  14. 14. Thank you for your attention! Spanish National Distance Education University UNED Abierta (UNED OER programme) www.uned.es/unedabierta @UNEDAbierta OpenCourseWare Consortium Global Conference 2014: Open Education for a Multicultural World. Ljubljana, Slovenia 23 - 25 April 2014 UNED Abierta| © 2014 UNED

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