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4 Trends in Open: MOOCs, OER, Open Knowledge, Translational Scholars

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  • This is our model in most of academia. Information is impounded behind barriers and allowed to trickle out through channels creating power for us
  • The Nile delta has thousands of connections and channels and the outcome is the cradle of civilization
  • ICRISAT Talk

    1. 1. 4 TRENDS IN OPEN Christine Geith, Ph.D. Michigan State University Asst. Provost & Executive Director MSUglobal @CHRISTINEGEITH
    2. 2. Greetings from Singapore!
    3. 3. “Every day, MSU scientists, scholars and students go where the tough problems exist and work to find solutions to make life better in Michigan and around the world.”
    4. 4. WE SHARE A MISSION http://www.msu.edu/spartans-will/
    5. 5. #1 OPEN KNOWLEDGE
    6. 6. FSKNtraining.org Foodsafetyknowledgenetwork.org
    7. 7. Small Scale Farmer • Meet standards of domestic retail chains or larger farmers • Produce high quality products • Higher prices for their product • Trained by certified government/NGO/ university employees Progressive Young Farmer • Meet standards of domestic retail chains • Make connections with potential buyers • Higher prices for products Auditor • Understand changes in regulations • A need to be certified for their job Quality Assurance Manager • Minimize risk of compromising product/company reputation • Streamline control processes based on best science available • Minimize costs
    8. 8. CREATED IN India, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Brazil, Columbia, Russia, Ukraine, Egypt and the United States WITH Consumer Goods Forum, Hewlett Foundation, USAID, World Trade Organization, World Bank, UNIDO,Tata Group, Wal-Mart, Metro Cash and Carry, Coca-Cola Designing Corporate Training in Developing Economies Using Open Educational Resources Geith, Chris; Vignare, Karen; Bourquin, Leslie D.; Thiagarajan, Deepa Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, v14 n3 p3-12 Nov 2010 http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ909878.pdf
    9. 9. http://wp.me/pJlTi-82
    10. 10. #2 OPEN CURRICULUM
    11. 11. FUNDED BY THE BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION
    12. 12. 6 Universities Haramaya University, Ethiopia Makerere University, Uganda Mekelle University, Ethiopia Moi University, Kenya Sokoine University, Tanzania United States International University, Kenya 4 Programs MSc Plant Breeding/Crop Science PhD Soil and Water Management MSc Ag Info and Comm Management Certificate in Agribusiness
    13. 13. http://www.oerafrica.org/agshare/ http://agsharetoolkit.com/ Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, Volume 17:2 - July 2013 A Special Issue on OER and Online For International Rural, and Hard-To-Reach Populations Christine Geith and Karen Vignare, Editors http://sloanconsortium.org/node/407776
    14. 14. “Knowing is an act of participation.” Etienne Wenger
    15. 15. IWMI STUDY CONCLUSIONS • • • • • • • • Develop uptake strategies Partner for impact Capacity build Use participatory approaches Communicate inside and out Adapt to local environment Build your reputation Capture lessons learned
    16. 16. #3 STUDENT TRANSLATIONAL SCHOLARS http://wp.me/pJlTi-8a
    17. 17. USAID HIGHER EDUCATION SOLUTIONS NETWORK http://gcfsi.isp.msu.edu/
    18. 18. #4 MASSIVE OPEN ONLINE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnGPohV3eZI
    19. 19. “Nothing will stop the incessant march” – mooc mooc http://www.moocmooc.com/
    20. 20. Food Fraud MOOC http://foodfraud.msu.edu/mooc/
    21. 21. http://metroagcourse.com/weekly-sessions/week-1-2
    22. 22. TRENDS IN OPEN #1 Open Knowledge #2 Open Curriculum #3 Translational Scholars #4 Massive Open Online…
    23. 23. “We heal a system by connecting more of it to itself.” Paul Hawken
    24. 24. NETWORKS OF NETWORKS Strategic Partnerships Community Engagement Knowledge Co-Creation
    25. 25. PROCEED UNTIL APPREHENDED CHRISTINE GEITH, PH.D. ASSISTANT PROVOST, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MSUGLOBAL KNOWLEDGE AND LEARNING INNOVATIONS MSUGLOBAL.MSU.EDU

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