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OEB12: Introduction of OpenCourseWare Europe

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Introduction to OpenCourseWare Europe for the workshop "Guidelines for the Use of OpenCourseWare for Virtual Mobility" at Online Educa Berlin Conference on 28th of November 2012 by Willem van Valkenburg

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OEB12: Introduction of OpenCourseWare Europe

  1. 1. OpenCourseWare in the European HE context Introduction to OpenCourseWare 28 November 2012 Willem van Valkenburg with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 1
  2. 2. Agenda• Introduction• OpenCourseWare Consortium• Why should we do this?• OpenCourseWare in Europe• Questions with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 2
  3. 3. What is “Open”?• Free • Quality assurance• Shared • Varied availability by• Choices disciplines• Ability to adapt • Available to anybody• Cost effective • Digital• Ability to tailor & build • Often multimedia your own • Accessibility—more• Creative Commons accessible to some and• Freedom of info and use less to others CC-BY Brandon Muramatsu: http://www.slideshare.net/bmuramatsu/oex with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 3
  4. 4. OCW part of the Open Movement Open Content • OCW is only one type of Open Educational Resource (OER). Open Educational • OERs are only one type of Resources Open Content. • We have much to share with OCW each other. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 4
  5. 5. What are Open Educational Resources?• Shared educational materials• Openly licensed for distribution, re-use and modification• Available to anyone via the internet (and often other means) David Wiley 4R’s: Reuse – copy verbatim Redistribute – share with others Revise – adapt and edit Remix – combine with others with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 5
  6. 6. What is OpenCourseWare?• High quality educational materials organized as courses A course is package of educational materials starting a particular point in the knowledge spectrum, designed to lead to greater understanding of the issue or topic• Openly licensed for distribution, re-use and modification, available to all on the internet with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 6
  7. 7. What are OpenCourseWare projects?• Institutions that have committed to sharing some of their educational materials with the world• Can be text only – reproduction of materials used for classroom lectures• Can include video, recordings, materials developed especially for internet learning• Can be translations of courses already on OCW sites• Can be remixes of materials from various courses and local contexts with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 7
  8. 8. What is Open Education?• Ecosystem of different Open Initiatives: with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 8
  9. 9. Why Be Open? Education Buy One, Paradox The $5 is Sharing Get One of Free Textbook Facilitate the Continuous Content is Do the Right Unexpected Improvement Infrastructure Thing Based on David Wiley’s presentation: http://www.slideshare.net/opencontent/openness-arguments-and-examples with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 9
  10. 10. Why be Open? Global Benefits Washington’s Open Course LibraryCredit: Timothy Valentine & Leo Reynolds CC-BY-NC-SA Watermanagement A collection of openly TU Delft content is used at a worldwide community of licensed (CC-BY) ITB Bandung to educate hundreds of institutions educational materials for students about water committed to advancing 81 high-enrollment college OpenCourseWare and its courses impact on global education. >20k courses published with the support of the Lifelong Learning opencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 10
  11. 11. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. Our mission to advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 11
  12. 12. • ~280 members• >170 live OCW sites• >20,000 courses with the support of the Lifelong Learning http://www.ocwconsortium.org Programme of the European Unionopencourseware.eu 12
  13. 13. OpenCourseWare in Europe• Situation in Europe: • Many different countries • Already have the brick-and-mortar universities • We educate students for more than 2000 years • Very conservative in regards to education • Universities face budget cuts due to the eurocrisis• Consequences: • Europe is lacking behind • Eurocrisis gives opportunity to change with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 13
  14. 14. OpenCourseWare in Europe How to make use of its full potential for virtual mobility with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 14
  15. 15. ObjectivesFacilitate virtual mobility• Create of preconditions for a strong European OCW-framework• closer cooperation between European institutes• mutual use of material and even joint degrees• enhance quality and increase the usage of online courses with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 15
  16. 16. Partners with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 16
  17. 17. Phases Phase 1 Phase 2 Phase 3 Phase 4 Research Workshops Final OCWC Reports Europe• Pedagogic and • Workshops for • Final • Foundation for a cultural issues dissimination and results, based European branch• Models for input of experts upon research and of the OCWC has sustainable the outcomes of been initiated cooperation the workshops. towards the end of between HEI on • Results: 2013. OCW publications end• Educational 2013 through innovation with different channels OCW cited by major• Comparing and organizations assessing national active in the field policies and the of OER. role of governments with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 17
  18. 18. Research deliverables• Analyses of existing research and best practices• Models for sustainable cooperation between HEI on OCW• Student Mobility Handbook• Comparing and assessing national policies and the role governments – Combined with other initiatives with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 18
  19. 19. Call for PartnersAcademic Network for STEM Courses• STEM = Science Technology Engineering & Math• 25 partners from 25 countries in Europe• Deadline January 2013• Grant to maximum of k€ 600• TU Delft will coordinate• More information: http://opencourseware.eu/STEM with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 19
  20. 20. More on OpenCourseWareThursday 11.45 to 13.00 in Potsdam III• Meena Hwang, OpenCourseWare Consortium, USA Creating Impact Inside and Beyond Classrooms: Opening and Sharing for Global Benefits• Willem van Valkenburg, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands OpenCourseWare in Europe: How to Make Use of Its Full Potential for Virtual Mobility• Frederik Truyen, KU Leuven CS Digital, Belgium Students Agency in Open Courseware: Perspectives of Students in Taking Responsibility over Open Courseware with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 20 20
  21. 21. CreditsPartners slideshare.net/ocweu• Delft University of Technology twitter: #ocweu• Universidad Politécnica Madrid• Universitat de Barcelona• Katholieke Universiteit Leuven• Université de Lyon, VetAgro Sup• OpenCourseWare Consortium• Creative Commons www.opencourseware.eu with the support of the Lifelong Learningopencourseware.eu Programme of the European Union 21

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