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    1. 1. Higher Education in Perpetual Beta : Why “Open” is Our Future Cable Green eLearning Director
    2. 2. http://www.slideshare.net/ cgreen
    3. 3. Why does networked matter? <ul><li>seamless connection of people, resources & knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>digitization of content </li></ul><ul><li>mobile, personal </li></ul><ul><li>global platform for collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>open-sourcing </li></ul>
    4. 4. In a flat world, the synthesizers of ideas will rule. And they will use open web 2.0 software standards, and practices to distribute their ideas.
    5. 5. And we can make all of our “ digital stuff” available to all people… and most of it will get used... by someone.
    6. 6. &quot;According to an IBM study, by 2010, the amount of digital information in the world will double every 11 hours.&quot; http://elearning101.org
    7. 7. Choices: (1) Open up and leverage global input OR (2) close up shop
    8. 8. <ul><li>One way to deal is with… </li></ul><ul><li>Open Educational Resources </li></ul>
    9. 9. State of the Art (and Open / FREE) http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=11309&mode=toc
    10. 10. <ul><li>Because when we cooperate and share, we all win – exponentially . </li></ul><ul><li>Reedʼs Law: Networks grow [in value] exponentially by the number of nodes. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a social justice issue: everyone has the right to access global knowledge. </li></ul>Why is “Open” Important? Institute for the Future whitepaper: Technologies of Cooperation
    11. 11. Definition of OER <ul><li>Digitized materials, offered freely and openly for educators, students, to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research. </li></ul>http:// topics.developmentgateway.org/openeducation
    12. 12. What about Copyright / IP? CC Video
    13. 13. - JSB
    14. 14. http://wiki.elearning.ubc.ca/ComingApart
    15. 15. <ul><li>OpenLearn (UK) - DEMO </li></ul><ul><li>OCW – MIT ( MIT HS ) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China Open Resources for Education has translated 109 MIT OCW courses into Simplified Chinese. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Rice Connexions </li></ul>(a few) Open Content Repositories
    16. 16. and there is this small collection of articles:
    17. 17. What are Open Textbooks? <ul><li>“ Open textbooks” are free, online, open-access textbooks. The content of open textbooks is licensed to allow anyone to use, download, customize, or print without expressed permission from the author. </li></ul>http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.org Examples of Free, Open Textbooks
    18. 18. Why do we Need Open Textbooks? <ul><li>2005 GAO report: College textbook prices have risen at twice the rate of annual inflation over the last two decades </li></ul><ul><li>At 2-year public institutions , the average cost of books and supplies per first-time, full-time student (’03-’04) was $886 = almost 75% of the cost of tuition and fees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$898 at 4-year public institutions, about 26% of the cost of tuition and fees </li></ul></ul>http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d05806.pdf
    19. 19. May, 2007: Dept of Ed.
    20. 21. <ul><li>http://www.maketextbooksaffordable.org/course_correction.pdf </li></ul>
    21. 22. What does the report say? <ul><li>Digital textbooks must meet three criteria: affordable, printable and accessible . </li></ul><ul><li>Digital textbooks done wrong : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Publisher e-textbooks fail to meet the criteria. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital textbooks done right : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open textbooks meet all of the criteria. </li></ul></ul>
    22. 23. <ul><li>We must get rid of our “not invented here” attitude regarding others’ content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>move to: &quot;proudly borrowed from there&quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Content is not a strategic advantage </li></ul><ul><li>Nor can we (or our students) afford it: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students want open, free textbooks </li></ul></ul>Hey Higher Ed!
    23. 24. <ul><li>“ As uncomfortable a proposition as this new openness may be for some, I believe it is the future of higher education.” </li></ul><ul><li>In web 2.0, everything is public & higher education needs to get used to it. </li></ul>Future of Openness in Education David Wiley 2006. Open source, openness, and higher education.
    24. 25. What Happens if we Don’t Change? Google, Amazon, Apple, Open Source, Open Content, Open Textbooks… Higher Education Functional Possibilities Time Harder to catch-up … Or even understand.
    25. 26. <ul><li>In the end, catching up with today’s information technologies is not about technology itself; it is about a new world of open, online sharing where everyone has the power to create and disseminate their ideas, courses and textbooks and to re-mix and use others’ work. </li></ul>But the biggest shift is cultural. And it will take leadership to get there… … from the Strategic Technology Plan
    26. 27. http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Dr. Cable Green cgreen@sbctc.edu (360) 704-4334 Twitter: cgreen
    27. 30. http:// www.go2web20.net
    28. 31. RSS
    29. 32. RSS: Really Simple Syndication Hmmm… well what does that mean?
    30. 33. Who Here Reads Newspapers?
    31. 34. News Story Syndication Story is written Story is sent to “the wire” Papers pick up ‘feed’ off the wire Story appears here
    32. 35. Syndication
    33. 36. Syndication Appears in many papers
    34. 37. RSS is like reading a newspaper <ul><li>Lots of newspapers! </li></ul>
    35. 39. Social Bookmarking http://delicious.com
    36. 41. Share Slides (and use others’) http://www.slideshare.net
    37. 42. Blog http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu
    38. 43. “ Micro-Blogging” http://twitter.com
    39. 44. <ul><li>Strategic Technology Plan </li></ul>http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/college/dl/StrategicTechnologyPlan-final.pdf
    40. 46. <ul><li>Our state’s most urgent need: educate more people to higher levels </li></ul><ul><li>Fuller use of information technology is key to making education more accessible </li></ul><ul><li>One, single-minded goal: to mobilize technology to increase student success </li></ul>
    41. 47. <ul><li>Strategy I: Create a single, system-wide suite of online teaching and learning tools that provides all Washington students with easy access to “anywhere, anytime” learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy II: Create a seamless P-20 system for personalized online student services including: recruitment, retention, advising, course catalogue, transfer, and financial aid management. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy III: Create a system of lifelong learning and change management for faculty, staff and college leadership. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy IV: Use data to drive continuous improvement in both student success and administrative efficiency. </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy V: Treat information technology as a centrally funded, baseline service in the system budget. </li></ul>Five strategies for transformation
    42. 48. <ul><li>We will not try to do what others can do better, faster, and for less money. </li></ul><ul><li>We will shift our best and brightest IT staff from software developers to integration experts who tie together best-of-breed applications. </li></ul>This plan also recommends a shift from locally-developed software and hosting services.
    43. 49. Bottom Line <ul><li>Accountability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Shared technology, support services and content is a responsible use of public funds. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>All students, faculty and staff need access to enterprise eLearning & administrative systems and support services to compete in the global market. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affordability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No College can afford all necessary eLearning & administrative systems & support services individually. </li></ul></ul>