Globalizing OpenupEd
Explorative Leadership
Workshop
Fred Mulder Abel Caine
UNESCO/ICDE Chair in OER at OUNL UNESCO / Pari...
2
Program
& Goal
Page 3
Program
1 Welcome and main goal of the Workshop
(ACDE President)
2 Intro: Why OpenupEd and why Globalization?
OER, ...
Page 4
Program, continued …
6 Africa on the move with MOOCs, a few examples
(to be chosen from: OUT, UNISA, NOUN, AVU, OUS...
Page 5
Goal
Reflect on the need and urgency of a
strategic response to the global MOOCs movement
from the global OUs commu...
Page 6
Why OpenupEd
and why
Globalization?
6 Globalizing
Page 7
Higher Education: two worlds
INNOVATIVE /
‘OPEN’
CONVENTIONAL /
‘CLOSED’
Open and Distance Learning / ODL
Lifelong ...
Page 8
Open Higher Education: two worlds
CLASSICAL /
ESTABLISHED
INNOVATIVE /
EMERGING
Open and Distance Learning / ODL
Li...
Page 9
Three existential (naughty) questions
1 Are we meanwhile thrown back
into the ‘conventional’ world indeed?
2 Are we...
Page 10
Conception @ 2012 EADTU Conf.
see below last keynote slide: OUs should …
… seriously consider a transition to beco...
Page 11
Alert @ 2012 ICDE SCOP Meeting
see below last keynote slide regarding
recommendations for ICDE Strategic Plan
11
O...
Page 12
Launch of OpenupEd @ April 2013
see slide below reflecting this …
Joint press release EADTU & European Commission
...
EU launch of ‘OuE’ @ Sept 2013
> ‘Opening up Education’: Finally but Timely <
> Relevant and Significant <
> Phrasing plus...
Terminology: ‘OuE’ well-chosen
(note: OpenupEd has been derived from OuE)
Open(ing up) Education (OuE)
seems a subtle chan...
Page 15
Call @ 2013 ICDE Conference China
see below conclusion slide panel contribution
Do we allow our institutions and t...
Page 16
Way forward …
Reaching out to open universities in Africa, Asia and Latin
America to possibly start partnerships s...
Page 17
OpenupEd
MOOCs
in Europe
17 Globalizing
Page 18
OpenupEd partnership
At the launch, from the EU:
France, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands,
Portugal, Slovakia, Sp...
Page 19
OpenupEd courses
Around 40 at the start (now around 175)
Wide variety in subjects and level
12 Languages
Scheduled...
Page 20
OpenupEd common features
Openness to learners (in OUs tradition)
Digital openness (e.g. OER-based)
Learner-centred...
Page 21
OpenupEd, a decentralized model …
Institutions themselves are leading
OpenupEd central communication portal,
a ref...
Page 22
… but centralized for quality
Branding: commonality in our eight features
(contributing to opening up education)
O...
Page 23
OpenupEd: benefits for partners
Strong and distinctive quality brand
Collective exposure beyond national borders
V...
24
Thanks for
your attention!
fred.mulder@ou.nl
a.caine@unesco.org
darco.jansen@eadtu.eu
Globalizing
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  • Open(ing up) Education: OCW, OER, and MOOCs / context and perspectives.
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  • Open(ing up) Education: OCW, OER, and MOOCs / context and perspectives.
  • Africa OpenupEd Project Fred Mulder

    1. 1. Globalizing OpenupEd Explorative Leadership Workshop Fred Mulder Abel Caine UNESCO/ICDE Chair in OER at OUNL UNESCO / Paris (former Rector OUNL 2000 – 2010) Programme Specialist in OER Chair EADTU’s OpenupEd Initiative 1 ACDE/UNESCO/EADTU Workshop@ACDE Conference 7 June 2014 Victoria Falls / Zimbabwe
    2. 2. 2 Program & Goal
    3. 3. Page 3 Program 1 Welcome and main goal of the Workshop (ACDE President) 2 Intro: Why OpenupEd and why Globalization? OER, MOOCs, and Open(ing up) Education as global movements (Fred Mulder & Abel Caine) 3 Towards a vision and way forward for Africa with MOOCs (and OER) (Director ACDE Database) 4 OpenupEd MOOCs in Europe: characteristics and state of play (Fred Mulder) 5 Vision behind and opportunities for Globalizing OpenupEd (Abel Caine) 3 Globalizing
    4. 4. Page 4 Program, continued … 6 Africa on the move with MOOCs, a few examples (to be chosen from: OUT, UNISA, NOUN, AVU, OUS, ZOU) 7 Globalizing OpenupEd in Africa and a role for ACDE? (Discussion moderated by ACDE President & Fred Mulder) 8 From Workshop to Work plan (Wrap-up moderated by Abel Caine) 9 Closing (Fred Mulder / Primrose Kurasha) 4 Globalizing
    5. 5. Page 5 Goal Reflect on the need and urgency of a strategic response to the global MOOCs movement from the global OUs community and institutional networks Explore the opportunities of such a special flavour in the global MOOCs movement through a sub-Saharan initiative linked to the European OpenupEd MOOCs initiative and to similar moves in other regions (‘Globalizing OpenupEd’) Give guidance to a Work plan towards establishing your own flavoured and profiled OpenupEd alike, to be developed in the follow-up of the Workshop by a team of key actors from different African OUs under the ACDE leadership 5 Globalizing
    6. 6. Page 6 Why OpenupEd and why Globalization? 6 Globalizing
    7. 7. Page 7 Higher Education: two worlds INNOVATIVE / ‘OPEN’ CONVENTIONAL / ‘CLOSED’ Open and Distance Learning / ODL Lifelong Open Flexible / LOF learning OUs (incl. DTUs) Variety of Associations / Consortia ICDE EADTU AAOU ACDE … Conferences Seminars Taskforces One Century(+) Classroom ‘campus’-based learning Young students & Fixed in time/place Mainstream, wide variety in focus: research/education, large/small, … IAU EUA AUAP AAU … Conferences Seminars Taskforces Many Centuries 7 Globalizing
    8. 8. Page 8 Open Higher Education: two worlds CLASSICAL / ESTABLISHED INNOVATIVE / EMERGING Open and Distance Learning / ODL Lifelong Open Flexible / LOF learning OUs (incl. DTUs) Variety of Associations / Consortia ICDE EADTU AAOU ACDE Conferences Seminars Taskforces One Century(+) Open Educational Resources / OER Massive Open Online Courses / MOOCs Wide variety of Initiatives MIT OERu P2Pu edX Coursera OCWC CC Hewlett F. OpenEd Communities Forums Conferences One Decade(+) 8 Globalizing
    9. 9. Page 9 Three existential (naughty) questions 1 Are we meanwhile thrown back into the ‘conventional’ world indeed? 2 Are we too much ‘blinded’ by feelings of contextual uncertainty, risks, and threats? 3 Shouldn’t we get back to our ‘roots’ and embrace OER/MOOCs as ‘fundamental’ to our model? 3 X YES, … THIS THE CAUSE 9 Globalizing
    10. 10. Page 10 Conception @ 2012 EADTU Conf. see below last keynote slide: OUs should … … seriously consider a transition to become (the) European OER Universities … enter the MOOCs world with EU-OU style MOOCs which will clearly have more added value for learners than the rather basic US-based MOOCs Major profiling qualities: [high-quality learning materials] [for independent learners] [no rigid schedules] [certification?] [different languages] [specific European themes] [………] Recommended paper Sir John Daniel: Making Sense of MOOCs: Musings in a Maze of Myth, Paradox and Possibility
    11. 11. Page 11 Alert @ 2012 ICDE SCOP Meeting see below last keynote slide regarding recommendations for ICDE Strategic Plan 11 OuE (&OER) is fundamental to the OUs: It is not enough nor adequate to just include it in Strategic objective 3 (“To support the development of new methodologies and technologies”) European OUs prepared to launch a joint MOOCs initiative (MOUCs/iMOOCs, start 2013): Do not stand aside: ICDE members in other regions might join in a decentralized model Could serve all 5 Strategic objectives
    12. 12. Page 12 Launch of OpenupEd @ April 2013 see slide below reflecting this … Joint press release EADTU & European Commission European values: Equity, Quality, and Diversity > Learner at the Centre < > High-quality Learning Materials < > Self-study Model < > Diversity in Language and in Culture < In Tradition of acclaimed Open Universities model First and so far only pan-European MOOCs initiative 12
    13. 13. EU launch of ‘OuE’ @ Sept 2013 > ‘Opening up Education’: Finally but Timely < > Relevant and Significant < > Phrasing plus Budget (2014-2020) < > Broad Scope (DGs CONNECT + EAC) < Innovative teaching and learning for all through ICT Reshaping/modernizing EU education through OER Digital competencies, infrastructures, interoperability Equity, quality, visibility, licensing, certification > Concerted effort / integrated approach < 13
    14. 14. Terminology: ‘OuE’ well-chosen (note: OpenupEd has been derived from OuE) Open(ing up) Education (OuE) seems a subtle change to OE but is pretty relevant … > OuE underlines the dynamics and the process < (there is no fixed model for education over time) > OuE can adequately accommodate diversity < (there is no single ideal model for education) Brings in Nuance 14
    15. 15. Page 15 Call @ 2013 ICDE Conference China see below conclusion slide panel contribution Do we allow our institutions and their good work for learners and society to be ‘DISRUPTED’? > RE-ACTIVE strategy < OR Do we rediscover our mission and fully utilize and profile the power of ‘OPEN’? > PRO-ACTIVE strategy < Five years after ICDE’s ‘Golden Combi’ Report … (and mind the MOOCs!)15
    16. 16. Page 16 Way forward … Reaching out to open universities in Africa, Asia and Latin America to possibly start partnerships similar to OpenupEd But with their own flavour and profile, and working in a global network of linked initiatives from those regions First contacts at the ICDE World Conference in China and the ICDE SCOP Meeting in Lisbon: much resonance UNESCO has become involved (including a labeled EU budget) Organize explorative leadership workshops in the ACDE Conference (June 2014) and prior to the AAOU Conference (Oct 2014) Emerging contacts with AIESAD 16 Globalizing
    17. 17. Page 17 OpenupEd MOOCs in Europe 17 Globalizing
    18. 18. Page 18 OpenupEd partnership At the launch, from the EU: France, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, the UK Outside the EU, from: Russia, Turkey, Israel Planning to join, from the EADTU membership: Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France (+1), Greece, Ireland, Poland (2x), Slovenia, Spain (+1) Open to other partners: 20 requests worldwide 18 Globalizing
    19. 19. Page 19 OpenupEd courses Around 40 at the start (now around 175) Wide variety in subjects and level 12 Languages Scheduled or self-paced 20 to 200 hours of study Recognition options: certificates of completion/participation, or badges, or paid for formal credit / ECTS (>100 courses) 19 Globalizing
    20. 20. Page 20 OpenupEd common features Openness to learners (in OUs tradition) Digital openness (e.g. OER-based) Learner-centred approach Independent learning Media-supported interaction Recognition options Quality focus Spectrum of diversity Not meant to be a strict order but rather to give general guidance 20 Globalizing
    21. 21. Page 21 OpenupEd, a decentralized model … Institutions themselves are leading OpenupEd central communication portal, a referatory to the institutional platforms Driven by service to learners & society (rather than by revenue) Positioned in the public domain (not-for-profit) (rather than the private sector) 21 Globalizing
    22. 22. Page 22 … but centralized for quality Branding: commonality in our eight features (contributing to opening up education) OpenupEd quality label requirement (launched Feb 2014 – CC licensed) Continuous monitoring Research and evaluation (common surveys; longitudinal) 22 Globalizing
    23. 23. Page 23 OpenupEd: benefits for partners Strong and distinctive quality brand Collective exposure beyond national borders Visibility and marketing potential Opportunity to join cross-national projects with external funding Opportunity to engage with the expertise and experience in the OpenupEd partnership: (i) development of MOOCs (ii) operate on a partner’s platform (iii) institutional evaluation & monitoring Annual state-of-the-art meetings (in association’s conferences) Explore further extension of ‘opening up education’ at institution Globally linked with similar partnerships in other regions 23 Globalizing
    24. 24. 24 Thanks for your attention! fred.mulder@ou.nl a.caine@unesco.org darco.jansen@eadtu.eu Globalizing

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