Health OER Activities at the University of Michigan


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"Open Knowledge: Opening our Teaching and Learning Resources to Enable Positive Change Across the Country and Around the World" a presentation to the ADEA Annual Conference in Washington DC on 1 March 2010

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Health OER Activities at the University of Michigan

  1. 1. Open Knowledge: Opening our Teaching and Learning Resources to Enable Positive Change Across the Country and Around the World Ted Hanss Director, Enabling Technologies 1 March 2010 Copyright 2010 The University of Michigan. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. To view a copy of this license, visit <>. ADEA Annual Conference - Washington, DC
  2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Health Open Educational Resources (OER) </li></ul><ul><li>Open.Michigan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>dScribe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OERca </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example </li></ul>Public Domain: Michael Reschke
  3. 3. Health OER <ul><li>Educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and, under some licenses, to re-mix, improve, and re-distribute [Wikipedia] </li></ul><ul><li>Developed with and for health care providers at all levels (students to professionals) and in all disciplines </li></ul>
  4. 4. Human Resources for Health <ul><li>Any long-term solution to the global health crisis requires investment in human resources . </li></ul><ul><li>Only well-trained health providers can ensure: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Achievement of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implementation of global vaccination and medication distribution, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preparation for the next epidemic </li></ul></ul>
  5. 6. Open.Michigan <ul><li>Our mission is to help faculty, enrolled students, staff, and self-motivated learners maximize the impact of their creative and academic work by making it open and accessible to the public. </li></ul>
  6. 8. publish to OER site we can help. CC: BY Garin Fons, Pieter Kleymeer characters by Ryan Junell dScribe working together toward open roles O.M team dScribes learn dScribes receive training on copyright, licensing, OER, the Open.Michigan initiative & the dScribe methodology cool! connect dScribes (faculty, student, or staff) connect with Open.Michigan & develop plan to collaborate clear dScribes clear copyright & escalate difficult issues to Open.Michigan team review Open.Michigan team reviews material and publishes to Open.Michigan website assess dScribes identify & document copyright concerns, then find & create new open content Class #1 Agenda edit dScribes make necessary edits to the material, add metadata, license info, etc. Class #1 Agenda gather & license dScribes gather & license their own content, then solicit & license content from collaborators
  7. 10. Clinton Global Initiative University Kathleen Ludewig, Matt Simpson, Nejay Ananaba
  8. 11. Health OER Example
  9. 16. More info: [email_address] Presentation contributors include Garin Fons, Ted Hanss, Pieter Kleymeer, David Stern, Ohene Opare-Sem, Cary Engleberg External Support for the African Health OER Network is provided by the Hewlett Foundation