University – open to all; no entry requirements A university and content production operation – we write and produce all our own textbooks, websites and multimedia productions
No room for OERs. VC convinced of the value. Executive not. Should not give away crown jewels. More important things to deal with.
Only 400 students over two years. So stopped offering but decided to release under a CC licence.
As Grace Hopper said – do it and apologise later
Full and substantive institutional debate. Genuine concerns. Weighty arguments on both sides. Sustainable business models for OERs? Etc. Task group – feasibility study of case for open content and report on technical and educational implications; & recommend whether OU should start a pilot project. Recommended not withdraw from open content concept, run pilot but not commit to putting all OU content online and bid to the Hewlett Foundation for funds to run the pilot. Possible problems – 1. impact on business, 2. IP & licensing risk
Welcomed initiative “as an opportunity to learn in an energetic and vibrant way” about open content. Academic and pedagogic benefits and risks discussed Discussions about making OU archive material available Discussions about the pilot combining content with VLE support and tools
Sometimes with cultural agoraphobia, what you need to do is break the logjam or shine a light and get people to see
In the last financial year 2009-2010, the OMU delivered: • over 1.5M video views on You Tube • 17.2M downloads from iTunesU • 3.1M unique visitors to LearningSpace and • Just under 0.25M exploring multiple pages on Open Learn (explore).
Overcoming Cultural Agoraphobia
Overcoming cultural agoraphobia A case study Ray Corrigan Open University Gikii VI Göteborg 2011
Gikii past <ul><li>Maxwell’s demon on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>Monks, books & battles </li></ul><ul><li>Fighter Command's information system </li></ul><ul><li>5 point plan for the public domain </li></ul><ul><li>Algebra with tiddlywinks </li></ul>
Cartoons by Tony Seldon For every human problem there is a solution which is simple, neat and wrong. H.L. Mencken Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet. Mark Twain He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts – for support rather than illumination. Andrew Lang
<ul><li><abridged guide to Lessig for six-year-olds> </li></ul><ul><li>http://vipernt.open.ac.uk/t182/Resources/Ray%20C%20ver%202.mp3 </li></ul><ul><li>http://vipernt.open.ac.uk/t182/html/resources/transcript_commons.htm </li></ul>
<ul><li><Hewlett Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hewlett.org/> </li></ul>
<ul><li><putting people in touch with people> </li></ul>
Links <ul><li>OpenLearn http://openlearn.open.ac.uk/ </li></ul><ul><li>T182 http://labspace.open.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=5851 </li></ul><ul><li>OLNet http://olnet.org/ (OU and Carnegie Mellon) </li></ul><ul><li>The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation http://www.hewlett.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>OU YouTube http://www.youtube.com/ou </li></ul><ul><li>OU iTunesU http://open.edu/itunes/ </li></ul><ul><li>EU </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search Register of Council of EU </li></ul></ul>