EDUC638 Openness in Education

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EDUC638 Openness in Education

  1. 1. EDUC638 Learning Technologies Across the Curriculum October 1, 2013 Mathieu Plourde bit.ly/educ638-open
  2. 2. Mathieu Plourde, MBA, Ed.D. Candidate bit.ly/mathplourde EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 2
  3. 3. BEFORE WE START… EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 3
  4. 4. What is open? • Let’s gather definitions of the word “open” • http://bit.ly/def-open
  5. 5. What is free? • Let’s gather definitions of the word “free” • http://bit.ly/def-free
  6. 6. HISTORY LESSON A little EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 6
  7. 7. Traditional software model Credit: somethingstartedcrazy and Rob on Flickr.
  8. 8. Open source software USERS DEVELOPERS
  9. 9. Open encyclopedia
  10. 10. Gratis Libre & (free of charge) (freedom of use)
  11. 11. Open education
  12. 12. Evolution towards MOOCs Gerard L. Hanley, http://jolt.merlot.org/vol9no2/hanley_message_0613.htm
  13. 13. WHY OPEN MATTERS EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 13
  14. 14. Increase in textbook prices and college tuition EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 14
  15. 15. Demand for degrees EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 15McCoy, D., Schiller, S. R., Frank, E., & Schiller, S. (2011, April 4). Textbook Affordability: Emerging Solutions in Ohio. Webinar, . Retrieved from http://www.educause.edu/Resources/TextbookAffordabilityEmergingS/226560
  16. 16. Low-cost pathways EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 16
  17. 17. Adopting an open textbook • Andrea Everard, Associate Professor • Accounting & MIS • MISY427 Information Technology Applications in Management - Fall 2011 • Link to blog post and video testimonial
  18. 18. Costs associated with potential textbooks for MISY427
  19. 19. State of Washington The Open Course Library has saved students $5.5 million in textbook costs to date, including $2.9 million during the 2012-2013 academic year alone.”
  20. 20. Open textbooks in K12 • State of Utah pilot provides a printed copy for $5 per student. • Replaces a 7 year cycle. • Fresh content every year, students keep the book. David Wiley, http://www.slideshare.net/opencontent/the-5-texbook
  21. 21. OER Repositories/Referatories • https://sites.google.com/a/udel.edu/oew13/dig-in
  22. 22. WHAT MAKES SOMETHING OPEN? EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 22
  23. 23. Copyright licensing • Open educational resources (OER) are powered by Creative Commons. The author sets the acceptable uses from the get-go. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
  24. 24. BEWARE: OPENWASHING “What's getting lost here is the power of "free" to benefit not only institutions, but students as well.” - Anya Kamenetz
  25. 25. The OER spectrum Textbook Learning object
  26. 26. The OER spectrum Textbook Learning object Whole Traditional Fixed Peer-reviewed "Nugget" Innovative Evolving "Wisdom of the crowd"
  27. 27. What makes a resource open? • David Wiley's 4Rs: • Reuse: the right to reuse the content in its unaltered/verbatim form (e.g., make a backup copy of the content) • Revise: the right to adapt, adjust, modify, or alter the content itself (e.g., translate the content into another language) • Remix: the right to combine the original or revised content with other content to create something new (e.g., incorporate the content into a mashup) • Redistribute: the right to share copies of the original content, the revisions, or the remixes with others (e.g., give a copy of the content to a friend)
  28. 28. THE BIG BAD MOOC EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 28
  29. 29. Are you afraid MOOCs might take away your job? • Yes • No EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 29
  30. 30. What is a MOOC anyway? EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 30
  31. 31. EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 31 Casey Green at #digedcon, April 2013
  32. 32. EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 32
  33. 33. The value of MOOCs • San Jose State U. Puts MOOC Project on Hold • Prior learning assessment: • Western Governors University • SUNY REAL • Wrapping • Mozilla open badges EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 33
  34. 34. Connectivist MOOCs EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 34
  35. 35. OTHER OPENNESSES EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 35
  36. 36. Open access research http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5rVH1KGBCY
  37. 37. Open educational practices • http://openteaching.ud- css.net/2013/03/openeducationwk-udsnf12/
  38. 38. Personal learning networks Attribution: Alec Couros (courosa) on Flickr.com
  39. 39. CONCLUSION EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 39
  40. 40. Course continuous improvement with OER
  41. 41. WE NEED YOU!
  42. 42. Mathieu Plourde, MBA, Ed.D. Candidate bit.ly/mathplourde Slides: bit.ly/educ638-open EDUC638-M.Plourde-Oct.1,2013 42

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