Waukesha Hippocampus Staff Development Presentation


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Presented to Waukesha School Teachers at August 2012 for Learning Academy In Service. Note: The majority of the these slides where created by NROC and edit for purposes of this presentation

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  • * * First some background about OER: The term “Open Educational Resources” was first adopted at UNESCO’s 2002 Forum on the “Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries.” Major funding for support of OER has come from The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
  • One of the OER projects with which you may be familiar is Creative Commons or MIT’s Open Courseware initiative. OCW know in over 120 countries. All 1800 MIT courses now online – surprising recruiting impactof posting these materials publicly. You may, in fact, know of many others under different names: Merlot- a long-valued “referatory” (they don’t host the content directly, and about 15% of the resources are vetted by academic panels) Wisc-Online- an outstanding resource for CC’s with over 2000 learning objects that are hosted locally and may be downloaded for a modest fee to be adapted to local needs Connexiones project from Rice also include tools to build LO’s. Most popular object is “how to grill a steak”. ---though also working to publish open textbooks and to serve broader academic interests. OER Commons and CreativeCommons.org offer links to many other OER sites. *
  • * We have tried to address many of these concerns with the NROC project. Curricular content- many general education subjects Complete course content- including presentational material, assessments, teacher’s guides, problem sets, etc. Customizable- learning object architecture allows customization Correlated- to popular textbooks and state standards Teaching tool- not just stuff, intended to achieve defined educational outcomes
  • Which it does. You’re now on the montereyinstitute.org web site. Here is where you will find all the course components organized sequentially by units and lessons. *
  • … but in a format that is much easier to access, view, and print *
  • So I'm an ALGEBRA teacher, and I need to teach my Tues/Thursday section about QUADRATIC FUNCTIONS *
  • And of course you can de-select any textbooks you aren’t using, so your students can easily find the textbook that you ARE using, and find the HippoCampus media that corresponds to the pages in your book. *
  • . …Dr. Rebekah Nix for Environmental Science and…. *
  • And that’s an overview of the fundamental new features and functionality at hippocampus. *
  • Waukesha Hippocampus Staff Development Presentation

    1. 1. Discover HippoCampus! New Content New FunctionalityCustomizable Teaching/Learning Experience http://www.hippocampus.org/?user=myWaukSD
    2. 2. What are OERs? Teaching, learning and research resources, In the public domain or, Released under a license that permits free use or re- purposing by others. For examples, see Creative Commons.orgOERs include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks,Streaming videos, audio, text, software, tools, or techniquesUsed to support access to knowledge.
    3. 3. Why OER?To benefit society by increasingaccess to quality educationalresources at little or no cost toanyone seeking to learn To share and leverage scarceeducational resources To create more transparencyamong learning institutions To provide different means ofaccess and reuse, depending onthe source of the content
    4. 4. OER Check List What you are looking for in OER . . . • curricular • complete • quality • easy to use • teaching tool
    6. 6. New HippoCampus• Content from NROC’s newAlgebra I—An Open Course, plus KhanAcademy and University of Colorado’sPhET• Ability to customize the site,including creating individualplaylists of content aggregatedfrom across the collections• Fresh teaching blog content everymonth• New design to facilitate searching forand displaying content