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Open, Share, Learn: The University of Michigan Open Educational Resources


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Presentation made to the 2011 e-Cornucopia conference, the Open Digital University.

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Open, Share, Learn: The University of Michigan Open Educational Resources

  1. 1. <br />Open, Share, Learn: <br />The University of Michigan’s Open Educational Resources<br />Emily Puckett Rodgers,<br />Open Education Coordinator<br />e-Cornucopia: 2011: The Open Digital University<br />May 26, 2011<br />Brenda Anderson<br />Except where otherwise noted, this work is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.<br />Copyright 2011 The Regents of the University of Michigan<br />
  2. 2. Find<br />View and download course materials and educational resources made by the U-M community<br />Share<br />Learn how to create your own open resources and share them on the web using tools and guides.<br />Connect<br />Explore the U-M open community and its many projects.<br /><br />
  3. 3. CC: BYOpen.Michigan, Flickr<br />
  4. 4. There are two principles on which Open.Michigan is founded:<br />Public universities have a responsibility to sharethe knowledge and resources they create with the public they serve.<br />2)We are dedicated to increasing knowledge dissemination across the higher education community through encouraging a culture of sharing.<br />knowledge<br />
  5. 5. Standing on the shoulders of giants…<br />(and sharing what you know with others)<br />Learning<br />Creativity<br />Sharing<br />CC: BY-SAbengrey “Sharing” <br />
  6. 6. Every artist gets asked the question, “Where do you get your ideas?”<br />The honest artist answers, <br />“I steal them.”<br />CC: BY-NC-ND Austin Kleon “How to look at art like an artist” <br />Austin Kleon, artist and writer "How to steal like an artist (and 9 other things nobody told me)”<br />
  7. 7. Some rights reserved: a spectrum.<br />licenses<br />Share, Reuse Remix--Legally<br />All Rights Reserved<br />Public <br />Domain<br />least restrictive<br />most restrictive<br />Adaptability means…<br />Translation<br />Localization<br />Bridge materials<br />Innovation<br />Collaboration<br />
  8. 8. Open Access & <br />OA<br />OA: Open Access<br />OER: Open Educational Resources<br /><ul><li>OA focuses on sharing content, but no underlying licensing requirement
  9. 9. OER includes any educational content that is shared under an open license</li></ul>OER<br />
  10. 10. “The Health OER program provides the opportunity for the University of Michigan health science schools and the School of Information to collaborate in an innovative, comprehensive approach to work with others to improve education opportunities for health care providers globally.”<br />James O. Woolliscroft, M.D., Dean, U-M Medical School.<br />U-M receives grant to provide free, open online electronic health professions educational materials<br />
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  12. 12. dScribe, short for "digital and distributed scribes," is a participatory and collaborative model for creating open content. It brings together enrolled students, staff, faculty, and self-motivated learners to work together toward the common goal of creating content that is openly licensedand available to people throughout the world.<br /><br />
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  14. 14. Intellectual Property and Copyright Policy tools and resources developed by Open.Michigan<br />
  15. 15. OERca is a web-based content clearing application that supports the dScribe process. People engaged in the process of creating open content can use OERca to organize materials, track changes within the resource, manage rights and license information, and collaborate with otherswith whom you’re working to create and clear content.<br /><br />
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  17. 17. OERbitprovides a basic set of functionality for OER/OCW publishers, including course and resource-based navigation, flexible content hierarchies, Creative Commons license integration, and RSS distribution, as well as RDFa output. <br /><br />
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  19. 19. Student Handbook for <br />Global Engagement<br /><br /><br /><br />
  20. 20. From the Vision document <br />Measurable Activities<br /><ul><li>Building communities of OER producers and users
  21. 21. Consulting and Outreach Services to facilitate OER production
  22. 22. Development of Processes and Software to support OER production and publishing</li></ul>From the Evaluation plan<br />Guiding Objectives<br /><ul><li>How and Why is our OER being used?
  23. 23. Who is using our OER?
  24. 24. What value does OER bring to U-M?
  25. 25. In what contexts are people using our OER? </li></ul><br /><br />
  26. 26. (Some) Results<br />Themes from survey comments <br /><ul><li>Establish Open.Michigan in main channels of U-M communication
  27. 27. Clarify copyright in OER and provide resources
  28. 28. Consistently define Open.Michigan and OER
  29. 29. Describe why/how to use/create OER
  30. 30. Make short-term improvements to OER
  31. 31. Encourage cultural shifts in learning</li></ul>CC: BY Emily Puckett Rodgers<br />
  32. 32. In the next three years, Open.Michigan will:<br />Producemore and richer content as OER with the various campus units, improve modularity, instructional design, and accessibility of U-M OER<br />Increase the visibility and discoverability of U-M resources through a combination of marketing and metadata<br />Draw participants from more parts of campus to expand its disciplinary coverage<br />Ensure OER production is an embeddedpart of the academic life on campus<br />Public universities have a responsibility to share the knowledge and resources they create with the public they serve.<br />2)We are dedicated to increasing knowledge dissemination across the higher education community through encouraging a culture of sharing.<br />
  33. 33. What’s next at Open.Michigan?<br />A badge is a symbol of identity, signifying a level of achievement or character, participation in an event or activity, or belonging to a group. <br />Open.Michigan wants to harness the excitement created by those who share or advocate for sharing scholarly material and use that to gain momentum in the open education movement at the University of Michigan.<br />CC: BY-NC-SA adafruit “Soldering badge”<br /><br />
  34. 34. OER is made and shared across the world!<br />
  35. 35. Tipsforallcontentcreation:<br />ChooseyourLicense<br />Be clearaboutyourlicensechoice and aboutwhatitcovers.<br />Use Open Content! <br />Promote open contentbyusing open content and remixingothers’ work<br />Attributeyour sources!<br />Include license info and link to license on website<br />Makeit adaptable!<br />Makeyourcontentavailable in multiple file formats (pdf, .ppt, .odt, .doc, etc) <br />Ensurethatusers can downloadyourcontent, notsimplyaccess. <br />
  36. 36. Tools you can use: <br />All legal. (and there are lots more.)<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
  37. 37. Contact: <br />Emily Puckett Rodgers<br />Open Education Coordinator,<br />Open.Michigan<br /><br />@epuckett<br /><br />“Share your ideas” by britbohlinger<br />