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Open Courses 2012


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The short list of OPEN Courses

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Open Courses 2012

  1. 1. OPEN-Educational Courses G. Andrew Page, Ph.D May 2012
  2. 2. Are You familiar with ?
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  4. 4. POLL #1 Are you familiar with the Creative Commons? OR YES = 18544 NO = 18830 RESULTS
  5. 5. What is ?  Creative Commons is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to making it easier for people to share and build upon the work of others, consistent with the rules of copyright.  Creative Commons provides free licenses and other legal tools to mark creative work with the freedom the creator wants it to carry, so others can share, remix, use commercially, or any combination thereof.CC = Creative CommonsNC=Non=commercial LinkSA=Share alike (provide attribution if altered)ND=No Derivatives
  6. 6. MOOC = Massive Open Online CourseStanford University(MOOC) on Artificial IntelligenceMore courses: Computer Science 101 Software Engineering for SaaS (U of California - Berkeley Human Computer Interfaces Natural Language Processing Game Theory Probabilistic Graphical Models
  7. 7. Open Course Ware LINK TO OCW Online College Classes CC BY-NC-SA A collection of open materials divided by type and purpose.
  8. 8. Open Learning InitiativeFor Instructors Integrate OLI into Your Practice The Open Learning Initiative offers instructors a variety of resources designed to support teaching practice. •Course materials based on current research in the learning sciences •Flexibility in the use of these materials e.g. BIOLOGY
  9. 9. What is “Open Education”?• "A central pillar of the academic community is its commitment to the free flow of information and ideas. This commitment to sharing is essential to scholarly discovery and innovation.” LINK
  10. 10. Open Education Resources ~1 Connexions is a global repository hosted by Rice University. Anyone may view or contribute. offers more than 1,500 federally supported teaching and learning resources are included from dozens of federal agencies. Incompetech is a collection of Creative Commons licensed music .
  11. 11. Open Educational Resources ~2 Khan Academy provides 800+ YouTube tutorials covering math, science, and finance problems. Wikiversity is a Wikimedia devoted to learning resources from pre-school to post secondary education. Search by Creative Commons provides a convenient way to access search engines that include CC licensed materials. Wikimedia Commons is a media repository for public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips). On September 2, 2009 the number of files on Wikimedia Commons passed 5,000,000. YouTube EDU is a collection of videos and channels from higher education institutions.
  12. 12. Poll #2