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Ag share vo3ar presentation

  1. 1. AgShare: Building Community and Content with Multiple PartnersFunded by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation<br />Karen Vignare<br />Director, MSUglobal<br />Michigan State University<br />
  2. 2. What is AgShare?<br />What is Ag? <br />All aspects of African animal, plant, forestry, and fisheries production and value networks.<br />What is Share?<br />Action<br />Collaboration<br />Intentionally creating and sharing African teaching, learning and research resources that are free, openly-licensed and effective.<br />
  3. 3. What is the scope of AgShare?<br />Community-Wide Partners<br />Resource Partners<br />
  4. 4. What is the scope of AgShare?<br />Building Relationships <br />& <br />Capacity<br />Community-Wide Partners<br />Content Providers<br />
  5. 5. AgShare’s Vision of Success <br />To have a scalable, sustainable, and open system for African publishing, localizing, and sharing of teaching and learning materials that fill critical resource gaps in African MSc agriculture curriculum and that can be modified for other downstream uses.<br />
  6. 6. AgShare Vision<br /><ul><li>To impact the welfare and health of farmers in Africa
  7. 7. by empowering MSc students and graduates of African institutions
  8. 8. to achieve change in agriculture
  9. 9. by leveraging African knowledge through OER processes and products
  10. 10. that are integrated into universities and the global knowledge pool.</li></li></ul><li>First Pilot Convening March 2010 Nairobi, Kenya<br />
  11. 11. Pilots Started June 2010<br />3 Countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya<br />4 Universities<br />Haramaya University, Ethiopia<br />Moi University, Kenya<br />Makerere University, Uganda<br />United States International University, Kenya<br />2 University Networks<br />AERC (CMAAE)<br />RUFORUM<br />
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  13. 13. Promising Pilot Methods <br />Resource Partners<br />Community-Wide Partners<br />Faculty and Curriculum<br />Student Agents of Change (research, internships)<br />Downstreaming OER<br />Upstreaming OER<br />
  14. 14. OER Content Publishing Process<br />Commonwealth of Learning<br />Other<br />Publish OER material on Institutional Website/Repository<br />GLOBE Alliance<br />Folksemantic<br />Search code placed on third party sites to search content available on OER Africa database<br />Learning Registry<br />Material ready for release as OER<br />Other<br />Content federated to Global OER Repositories<br />Publish OER material on the OER Africa Website<br />OCWC<br />Content metadata federated to Global OER Links Databases<br />OER Commons<br />Other<br />Generate metadata and collect related assets <br />Content and metadata indexed by search engines<br />Google/Bing/Yahoo<br />News releases about content publicised on various channels<br />Other<br />Facebook/Twitter/Delicious/Digg - Marketing/Social Networking<br />News websites (COL Connexions, Saide newsletter, Open Education News, University News, others<br />
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  16. 16. AgShare Results in Progress<br />Evidence of impact<br />Increased discoverability<br />Advocacy for open sharing<br />Catalyst role for students (ie. AgShare Fellows)<br />
  17. 17. 10/11/2011<br />14<br />