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  1. 1. Openness: International OpenKnowledge InitiativesKaren Vignare, Director, MSUglobal w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  2. 2. Agenda• MSUglobal Introduction• Principles for Openness• Project 1: Metro Ag/Metro Food MOOC• Project 2: Food Safety Knowledge Network• Project 3: AgShare• Project 4: Africa Lead• Questions w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  3. 3. Introduction• MSUglobal engages in OER projects that leverage content and research expertise at Michigan State University (tag line we enhance Reputation, Research and Revenue)• Work with faculty and staff to infuse OER processes and technologies• Create university wide policy and procedures• Use scalable approaches and available repositories to maximize impact• Work with different technologies and software solutions as needed by project w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  4. 4. Principles for Openness• Open Educational Resources + Open Research and Data + Active Learning Supports1. Creation of new resources from students2. Students skilled for 21st century workforce3. Creation of new networks4. Faster dissemination of critical knowledge w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  5. 5. Design Technology to FitProject ToolsMy Horse University (work with Adobe Connect • Adobe Creative Suite •Chile/University Mayor) ANGEL • Camtasia • Constant Contact • Dreamweaver • Drupal • Facebook • Microsoft CRM • NCRS • Raptivity • Twitter • YouTubeFood Safety Knowledge Network Articulate • Camtasia Relay • Camtasia Studio Search Indexing Tool • Wordpress • Open Office• Agri-DrupalKing Khalid University ANGEL • MSU eNet • Online platform •Blackboard CollaborateAfrica Lead Resource Database • elearning (Articulate)AgShare OER reliance on third partyLatin America Learning Drupal • PanoptoCollege of VetMED Multi-media Platform w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  6. 6. Design Technology to FitProject ToolsMetro Food/Metro Ag MOOC & more Word Press• Adobe Connect•Agri-Drupal• CompetenciesVarious work with African Partners: OER, FAO elearning, MOOCs (Coursera)National University of Rwanda, University ofLUNAAR, Malawi, African Virtual UniversityWorld Bank, Gender in Agriculture Story Line (all OER)SourcebookMSU Online Learning Programs Angel• Adobe Connect•Desire2Learn w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  7. 7. MetroAg Open Online Course1. Metropolitan Agriculture—the  Course features launch of new discipline at MSU  Weekly webcast2. Six week online course  Weekly reading3. Openly licensed content  Weekly discussion forum  Resources  Innovation Project w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  8. 8. Metropolitan Agriculture Concepts: 1. Response to global challenge created by the evolving agriculture, food and resource needs of highly concentrated metropolitan regions throughout the world. 2. Complement to other agricultures and not a substitute. 3. Ensure the production and service potential of agriculture is boosted to sustainably serve the diverse demands of metropolitan consumers. 4. Gives agriculture a unique, indispensable and sustainable place in metropolitan regions.Source: http://metroagcourse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/MetroAg_Concept.pdf w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  9. 9. Open/Participatory Learning Modified: 1. Given new field, experts define what is known 2. Students assumed to be professionals 3. Student engagement through discussion, webconferences and sharing of plans 4. Project oriented—multiple cases presentedSource: http://metroagcourse.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/MetroAg_Concept.pdf w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  10. 10. 1. Instructor time for development2. Making content open3. Too much information to convey in webcasts4. Need more interaction in webcasts5. Tracking of webcast participation6. Development of credit option7. Need better discussion forum tool8. Better communication/email tool w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  11. 11. Future Spartan MOOCs1. Current/Potential MOOCs • Science • Food Safety • Food Fraud • Metropolitan Agriculture • Gender in Agriculture • Writing2. MSUglobal is a partner in leading cooperative • Effort—faculty, technology photo by: flickr/ xJasonRogersx w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  12. 12. Foundations of Science – May 2013 w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  13. 13. Food Safety Knowledge Network www.foodsafetyknowledgenetwork.org w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
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  15. 15. What is Food Safety Knowledge Network• Developed a competency framework with industry experts from around the world• Developed and aggregated resources aligned with the 13 key areas outlined in the competency framework• Developed a competency-mapping tool• Developed a bank of test items assessing the 13 competency areas• Piloted the model through online and face-to-face trainings in developing countries w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  16. 16. Technology Design• Two websites—repository and competency site which scrapes resources• Identify existing resources and pull them• open source technology• creating an open source tool to map the OER to the competency frameworks,• open source Creative Commons DiscoverEd search tool to improve the discoverability of FSKN resources, later a version written in Nutch was used w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  17. 17. Results• Five pilot groups collaborated with the Food Safety Knowledge Network for training resources and assessments• All of the pilot programs demonstrated effectiveness of the nearly 90 training resources developed through the FSKN pilots.• There was a 6-16% increase in score between the pre and post-assessment. Those with the lowest scores on the pre- tests showed the most improvement.• The online learners preferred the audio files resources when compared to video. w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  18. 18. The Future of FSKN• World Bank has asked MSU because of faculty and FSKN to participate in a new endeavor called Global Food Safety Partnership• Will include MOOCs and redesign of FSKN to include more meta-data, collaboration, harvesting, federation, platform independence (but required specifications)• FSKN will be enhanced regardless w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  19. 19. AgShare: Open Knowledge for Development www.oerafrica.org/agshare w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  20. 20. AgShare Vision – To impact the welfare and health of farmers in Africa – by empowering MSc students and graduates of African institutions – to achieve change in agriculture – by leveraging African knowledge through OER processes and products – that are integrated into universities and the global knowledge pool. w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
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  22. 22. First Pilot Convening March 2010 Nairobi, Kenya w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  23. 23. Pilots Started June 20101. 3 Countries: Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya2. 4 Universities • Haramaya University, Ethiopia • Moi University, Kenya • Makerere University, Uganda • United States International University, Kenya3. 2 University Networks • AERC (CMAAE) • RUFORUM w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  24. 24. CMAAE Makerere USIU HaramayaCollaborative creation of OER creation and OER co-creation and OER creation of theOER case studies across community feedback loops by course Perspectives ontwo universities in the engagement as part of students in internships Agriculture ExtensionCMAAE. Coffee in student field research: and African faculty of for the RUFORUM MScEthiopia and Maize in Dairy Value Chain. agriculture. Course AICM program.Kenya. South-western Uganda. taught to leaders of Case materials for MSc farmer organizations, and down streamed aspirant commercial materials for improved farmers, and other farmer practice. interested parties.Strengths as a pilotReplication and Ties research and OER Co-creation using multi- Replication andcustomization in CMAAE; sustainably with institutions of different customizationco-creation using two graduate student types; community throughout RUFORUM;universities; students research; Ties with feedback loops; creating a completeand faculty working community students on internships OER course; enablestogether to create cases; engagement platform; create content; content undergraduate andinvolvement of creates field-based OER can be shared through graduate students tocommunity-wide illustrating practices; commercial farmer participate in creatingpartners. potential down producer organizations. materials as part of streaming to farmers. internships and field projects. w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  25. 25. OER Resources Created Institutional PartnersResource Type Quantity Contributing ResourcesStudent Theses 3 Makerere and MoiTeaching Cases 10 AllScholarly Paper (inprogress) 2 MakerereReports 7 Makerere, Moi, and USIUMultimedia—DVDs/CDs 7 AllCommunity Brochures 19 AllPosters 6 All2/28/2013 w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m 25
  26. 26. Technical Aspects Managed by OER Africa• OER Africa uses a publishing system to disseminate resources• OER Africa adds metadata• Agshare published as pilot content and resources• OER Africa keeps a repository of African created resources w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  27. 27. Africa Lead www.africaleadftf.orgw w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
  28. 28. Database and Resources• Africa Lead is part of USAID funding from Feed the Future—mainly designed for training change agents• Open Source database design to share short courses• Resources shared• CADDP Train for Change Management being transformed to elearning• OER Africa took over the grant w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m
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  30. 30. QUESTIONS?w w w. m s u g l o b a l . c o m

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