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Closing the Digital Educational Divide: Sharing OER with Libraries, Schools and Public Health Facilities in Africa and the World

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Jeremy Smith, David Baliles, Carl Meyer
University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries, Heroku Architect, Shift IT

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Closing the Digital Educational Divide: Sharing OER with Libraries, Schools and Public Health Facilities in Africa and the World

  1. 1. Closing the Digital Divide Sharing OER with Libraries, Schools and Public Health Facilities in Africa and the World Jeremy Smith - UMass Amherst Carl Mayer - Shift IT David Baliles - Salesforce/Heroku
  2. 2. What is our Inspiration Speaker Carl Meyer (Co-Founder, Shift IT)
  3. 3. How it’s Built: OER Technology Framework
  4. 4. OER Technology Framework: $7 Keepod PC for Students Keepod USB PC Boots to Chromium OS Students use Keepods to access OER Keepod v1 Keepod vNext
  5. 5. OER Technology Framework: v1…Outernet for OER Delivery Outernet Mobile Hotspots Outernet National Library Outernet Content Browser
  6. 6. OER Technology Framework: v2…World Possible & Rachel Pi Rachel Pi Server & Hotspot Device Rachel Pi OER Content Packs Thane Richard Community Development
  7. 7. OER Technology Framework: How it all Works Together Points are Managed in Salesforce Request is converted to a Case & assigned to a Provider Case is closed after the Content is delivered to the Outernet location Users at a Point Need EDU Content Request is sent using #KEEPREQ hashtag Request is received are triaged to ensure accuracy & detail A New Point is Deployed
  8. 8. OER Partners: Google Apps for Education
  9. 9. OER Partners: University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Charlie Schweik School of Public Policy UMass Library Global Librarians Team Speaker Jeremy Smith (Digital Projects Manager, UMass)
  10. 10. OER Workflow: Turning Requests into Delivered OER Content UMass is assigned a New Case Case is closed after the Content is Delivered Users at a Point Need Content Request is sent using #KEEPREQ hashtag For Example
  11. 11. OER Workflow: Captured Feedback Improves the Process
  12. 12. OER Partners: Salesforce Foundation & Heroku Open Source Allows real-time collaboration on any type of record, such as a content request or device support Pulls Twitter Searches into Conversations for New Content Conversations are converted to Cases and assigned to Content Managers Managing Keepod Devices is critical for managing inventory & adoption patterns Managing Points allows us to report on adoption, content delivery and donor impact Requests for content are pulled in via Twitter handles & hashtags Speaker David Baliles (Principal Architect, Salesforce/Heroku)
  13. 13. OER Partners: Salesforce & Heroku for End-to-End Management
  14. 14. Summary: Making the Technology Framework Available for All Open Source Mobile Apps Open Source Web Apps on Heroku Published to the AppExchange(s) for others to use Next implementation of the solution is Manangoba Foundation in Cameroon!

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