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20100608 Presentatie OpenCourseWare

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20100608 Presentatie OpenCourseWare

  1. 1. What is OpenCourseWare? Best practices worldwide Willem van Valkenburg
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>e-learning consultant for Shared Service Centre ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Projects I am involved: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blackboard (Administrator and project leader) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educational Repository </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Software (mainly weblogs and wikis) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OpenCourseWare </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blog on www.e-learn.nl </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter on twitter.com/wfvanvalkenburg </li></ul>
  3. 3. Content <ul><li>What is OpenCourseWare? </li></ul><ul><li>OCW-models </li></ul><ul><li>How to create a OCW-website? </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. What is OpenCourseWare
  5. 5. What is OpenCourseWare? <ul><li>MIT started in 2001 with two main objectives: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Provide free, searchable, access to MIT's course materials for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.“ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Create an efficient, standards-based model that other institutions may emulate to openly share and publish their own course materials.&quot; </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. What is OCW? <ul><li>An OpenCourseWare is a free and open digital publication of high quality educational materials , organized as courses for faculty, students, and self-learners throughout the world. </li></ul><ul><li>An ocw is a collection of high-quality learning materials presented in the form of courses </li></ul><ul><li>An ocw is not a distance-learning initiative: there are no degrees granted and in most cases no student/faculty interactions </li></ul><ul><li>OCW materials are there for the taking and for transformation . </li></ul>
  7. 7. OCW part of the Open Movement <ul><li>OCW is only one type of Open Educational Resource (OER). </li></ul><ul><li>OERs are only one type of Open Content. </li></ul><ul><li>We have much to share with each other. </li></ul>Open Content Open Educational Resources OCW
  8. 8. 2. OCW-models
  9. 9. Different OCW-models multiple institutions content focus community focus single institution
  10. 10. Content centered – single institution <ul><li>Original model introduced by MIT </li></ul><ul><li>Publish mainly existing material </li></ul><ul><li>Publication takes time </li></ul><ul><li>All content is approved </li></ul>
  11. 11. Content centered – multiple institution <ul><li>Model used by nationwide initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Differences : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Only promoting OCW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding and facilitating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Aggregate all the local websites </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>EduNet Vietnam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Japan OCW </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turkisch OCW Consortium </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Community centered – single institution <ul><li>Not all the content is owned by the institution </li></ul><ul><li>Individuals can contribute and remix </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LabSpace from OpenUniversity UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connexions (although this is more OER-focused) </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Multiple institutions working together with learners in a community creating courses </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OCW Consortium? </li></ul></ul>Community centered – multiple institution
  14. 14. 3. How to create a OCW-website?
  15. 15. What technology to use? <ul><li>OCW Platforms available </li></ul><ul><li>Open Sources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eduCommons </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Moodle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sakai </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connexions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Proprietary LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>Or your own flavor </li></ul><ul><li>Factors to include </li></ul><ul><li>Your publishing goals </li></ul><ul><li>Existing systems infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Existing publication processes </li></ul><ul><li>Number of end users </li></ul><ul><li>Budgets </li></ul>OCW Platform Comparison
  16. 16. Interoperability <ul><li>OCWFinder.org is a search engine for OCW-courses </li></ul><ul><li>To aggregate all the courses we use RSS-feeds ( more info ) </li></ul>
  17. 17. Translations <ul><li>Translating other courses to own language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. CORE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Translating own courses to other languages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>eg. Universia </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. “ In order for open education to reach its varied potentials, openness must become a core cultural value for each and every faculty member.” David Wiley
  19. 19. OCW.tudelft.nl OCWconsortium.org Willem van Valkenburg [email_address] www.e-learn.nl twitter.com/wfvanvalkenburg

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