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Ecosystem Opened08

  1. 1. Dr. Christine Geith & Gwyn Heyboer Michigan State University
  2. 2. Why is This Unique? <ul><li>OERs created around industry qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Designed in collaboration with the food industry (demand) </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid training/education for workers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Goals <ul><li>Individual quality assurance certification for the food industry </li></ul><ul><li>Open access to certification preparation using OER </li></ul><ul><li>Community and marketplace for training and education enabled by OER </li></ul>
  4. 4. Presentation: Ecosystem Components <ul><li>Drivers </li></ul><ul><li>Social Networks </li></ul><ul><li>Catalysts </li></ul><ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainability </li></ul><ul><li>Prototypes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ecosystem Drivers: A Global Challenge <ul><li>Food safety scares </li></ul><ul><li>Global harmonization of food safety standards </li></ul><ul><li>WTO standards & barriers to trade </li></ul><ul><li>Industry desire for individual accountability in the food system </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of qualified talent </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Social Networks <ul><li>Food Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>NGO’s </li></ul><ul><li>Colleges, Universities, Vocational </li></ul><ul><li>Standards Bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Food Certification Companies </li></ul><ul><li>Entrepreneurs </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Catalysts: MSUglobal, PFID, Industry <ul><li>MSUglobal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building learning ventures </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PFID (Partnership for Food Industry Development) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Building partnerships throughout the supply chain globally </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industry Association </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Harmonizing food safety standards </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The People: User Perspective <ul><li>Small Scale Farmer </li></ul><ul><li>Progressive Young Farmer </li></ul><ul><li>Auditor </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance Manager </li></ul><ul><li>Academia </li></ul><ul><li>Private companies </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Produces products for open air markets or may be an outgrower </li></ul><ul><li>Has a limited education and most likely does not have access to computers </li></ul><ul><li>May have a cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Educational needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>production standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>buyer requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cold chain technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>food safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the list goes on… </li></ul></ul>The People: Small Scale Farmer Large Scale Farmer Progressive Young Farmer Small Scale Farmer
  10. 10. <ul><li>Produces products for domestic retail chains </li></ul><ul><li>Has a secondary education or some college and most likely has access to a computer </li></ul><ul><li>Educational needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>food safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>production standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>post-harvest management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>cold chain technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the list goes on… </li></ul></ul>The People: Progressive Young Farmer Large Scale Farmer Progressive Young Farmer Small Scale Farmer
  11. 11. <ul><li>Industry employee who has been trained in auditing and quality management systems. </li></ul><ul><li>Literate and educated but may or may not have access to internet-enabled computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>changes in auditing requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how the change must be evaluated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how the new requirement impacts other auditing requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>constant update on new diagnostic technologies for microbial analysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>more training on standard operating procedures </li></ul></ul>The People: Auditor
  12. 12. <ul><li>Maximizes amount of finished product that complies with set standards. Must stay up-to-date with best science practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Has training in areas relating to quality assurance, sales driven attitude towards communication technology, and access to computers. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational needs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods for explaining standard requirements to workers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post harvest management, cold chain, and packaging technologies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>General technical training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to calculate costs for compliance standards </li></ul></ul>The People: Quality Assurance Manager
  13. 13. The Learning Cycle
  14. 14. The Learning Cycle: Aspire
  15. 15. The Learning Cycle: Seek
  16. 16. <ul><li>Register… </li></ul><ul><li>Gain access to learning… </li></ul><ul><li>Track progress… </li></ul>The Learning Cycle: Acquire
  17. 17. The Learning Cycle: Experience
  18. 18. The Learning Cycle: Achieve
  19. 19. Informal and Formal Learning
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>Research-based knowledge creation and solution development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open educational resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry competencies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social networks </li></ul></ul>Food Knowledge Network
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li>A marketplace of providers </li></ul></ul>Training Production
  22. 22. <ul><ul><li>Local stores and schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Office/homes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mobile learners </li></ul></ul>Delivery Sites
  23. 23. Ecosystem Sustainability <ul><li>Competencies “pre-competitive” </li></ul><ul><li>Virtuous cycle: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry, trade organizations and governments, harmonize food safety standards locally and globally </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>System demands qualified people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Core knowledge and training OPEN </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exam system (i.e. CPA, SAT) and knowledge network co-dependent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value-added marketplace </li></ul></ul>
  24. 24. Prototypes <ul><li>The Mango Course </li></ul><ul><li>Post-Harvest Hub </li></ul><ul><li>Food Knowledge Network </li></ul>
  25. 25. In Summary <ul><li>OERs will be a central part of this ecosystem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content for learning/training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Driven by an industry </li></ul></ul>Food Safety Knowledge