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20110505 OCW as prerequisite for online education


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Presentation at the OCWC Global Conference in Cambridge, MA on 5th of May

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20110505 OCW as prerequisite for online education

  1. 1. OpenCourseWare as Prerequisite for Online Education Ir. Willem van Valkenburg, director TU Delft OpenCourseWare
  2. 2. Who am I? <ul><li>Willem van Valkenburg </li></ul><ul><li>Director TU Delft OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>Manager of TU Delft LMS (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Projectleader TU Delft Mobile </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>Presentation will be available on
  3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>TU Delft OCW Team </li></ul><ul><li>Motives </li></ul><ul><li>The future </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1. TU Delft
  5. 5. TU Delft: Basic Data <ul><li>Faculties: 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor programmes: 16 </li></ul><ul><li>Master programmes: 39 </li></ul><ul><li>Total number of students: 16,500 </li></ul><ul><li>International students: 14% </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific staff: 2,700 </li></ul><ul><li>Number of PhD-theses per year: 260 </li></ul><ul><li>Focal Multi-disciplinary Research Programs: Energy, Health, Infrastructures, Environment . </li></ul>TU Delft
  6. 6. TU Delft OpenCourseWare team Project leaders Bureau OpenER Cora Martijn Sofia Willem Steering Committee Karel Luyben Rector Anka Mulder Director Education Maria Heijne Director Library M. Lammerts Director M&C Support Typo3 team M&C team Library team
  7. 7. Most important: the Instructors
  8. 8. History of TU Delft OCW <ul><li>Started in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Started with courses of 3 master programmes : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Watermanagement, Offshore Engineering, Micro-electronics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Now 50 courses online </li></ul><ul><li>Courses are based on the existing course material in Blackboard </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t distinguish specific target groups </li></ul><ul><li>Very limited interaction around a courses </li></ul>
  9. 9. Characteristics of our OERs Blackboard Digital learning environment Collegerama lecture recordings OpenCourseWare Free accessible courses iTunes U/Youtube Edu Open Educational Resources Context (course) No context (single resources) internal external
  10. 10. TU Delft Open Content <ul><li>OpenCourseWare view of our education </li></ul><ul><li>OER within the context of a course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collegerama video recording (Mediasite) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lecture slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Solutions and answers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>iTunes U / Youtube Edu Mainly focused on marketing OER without context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collegerama video recording (Mediasite)/ Flash Lectures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering Challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus life & Student Projects </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11.
  12. 12. Water management Jasper Verberk Presentation New Directions in DrinkingWater Education Today 1:15pm Room Endeavor Courses
  13. 13. Courses Delft design guide
  14. 14. Delftse Leerlijn Bridging the gap
  15. 15. Usage until now <ul><li>>200k visits since the start </li></ul><ul><li>1 milion pageviews </li></ul><ul><li>Average 5 pages per visit that takes more than 3 minutes </li></ul><ul><li>Visitors from all over the world. Top 5: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Netherlands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>India </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visitors mainly arrive via referring sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>,,,, </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Results <ul><li>Quality of educational resources has improved </li></ul><ul><li>More focus and attention for the quality of education </li></ul><ul><li>TU Delft national and international recognized for our OCW </li></ul><ul><li>Increase in new students and PhD ’s </li></ul><ul><li>Grant from Ministry of Economic Affairs for a project with ITB Bandung </li></ul><ul><li>Nuffic grants for projects with South Africa and Mozambique </li></ul><ul><li>SURF (Dutch JISC) starts with a national programme for OER/OCW </li></ul><ul><li>Anka Mulder board-member of the OCW Consortium </li></ul>
  17. 17. 2. Motives
  18. 18. Context of HE: Internationalisation as a condition for excellence International competition to get the best students, best education, best research Bridging the gap-problems causes increased heterogeneity Student as customer : higher expectations Increase in number of students versus decrease in government funding Opportunities of the digital age
  19. 19. From a university perspective <ul><li>Core tasks university is to deliver know-how and building knowledge networks in an international context. </li></ul><ul><li>Way to improve quality of education </li></ul><ul><li>Reputation/ branding </li></ul><ul><li>Irreversible trend </li></ul>
  20. 20. From a faculty perspective <ul><li>Reputation /Exposure/Visibility </li></ul><ul><li>Additional contribution to knowledge networks </li></ul><ul><li>Attracting new students and researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Easy access (material is part of a joint degree) </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for future students </li></ul><ul><li>Opening up for new connections worldwide </li></ul><ul><li>Investing in future learning and education methods/basis for blended learning. </li></ul>
  21. 21. What do faculty member say? “ EPA wants to be recognized as an international education program. With OCW we can! ” Engineering & Policy Analysis Dr. Ir. B. Enserink Watermanagement Dr. Ir. J.Q.J.C. Verberk “ Since we publish our courses on OCW, we see an increase in the number of international PhD students”
  22. 22. <ul><li>“ The participatory learning I experienced in TU Delft OpenCourseWare I never experienced before ” </li></ul>The students “ TU Delft content is almost as good as MIT, if not better ” Erasmus Mundus student Egeruoh Chigoziri
  23. 23. 3. The future
  24. 24. Changes in Sources of Information <ul><li>Middle Ages </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source of information = Professor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Printing Press </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source of information = University </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Digital Age </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Source of information = Internet </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Implications for the institution? <ul><li>We are no longer THE source of information </li></ul><ul><li>What does a university have to offer? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content: information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Context: explanation, interpretation of information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Feedback: examinations, assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accredited diploma </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social network </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. TU Delft: There were also unexpected benefits to Open Access <ul><li>Video lectures : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Big success within the university </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>and made it possible to start with iTunesU </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OCW : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proved to be a stepping stone for bridging the gap: pre university education-university, college-university, international students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives access to big HE innovation network: US, EU, Africa, China, Japan .. </li></ul></ul>
  27. 27. Possibilities with OpenCourseWare <ul><li>Offer blended learning programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Start of knowledge centres around the courses </li></ul><ul><li>Improve study selection (introduction course of every programme) </li></ul><ul><li>More education methods for our own students </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom to choice: on campus, online or self-study </li></ul><ul><li>For joint degrees </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual cooperation with other (technical) universities </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge transfer to developing countries </li></ul><ul><li>Serve LifeLongLearners with interessanting subjects, added with (paid) summer course </li></ul>
  28. 28. Where do we go with OCW?
  29. 29. now Go for quantity TU Delft Online Go for Quality Scenario s quality quantity
  30. 30. Scenario 1: Go for quantity <ul><li>All courses available as OCW-course </li></ul><ul><li>Available course material is used, no post-processing </li></ul><ul><li>No specific target audiences </li></ul>
  31. 31. Scenario 2: Go for quality <ul><li>Align with Delft Research Initiatives (Energy, Health, Environment, Infrastructures) </li></ul><ul><li>OCW-courses suitable for self-study </li></ul><ul><li>Create communities around a course with additional (paid) services </li></ul><ul><li>High quality of resources by post-production </li></ul><ul><li>Quality attracts quality </li></ul><ul><li>Platform for online activities </li></ul><ul><li>Serve different target audiences </li></ul>
  32. 32. Scenario 3: Delft Online University of Technology <ul><li>Complete educational programmes online on OCW </li></ul><ul><li>OCW-courses suitable for self-study </li></ul><ul><li>Students can choice for campus or online versions </li></ul><ul><li>Communities around a course with interaction with instructors and researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Possibility to certification </li></ul><ul><li>International students can do their programme (partly) online </li></ul>
  33. 33. What did we choice? <ul><li>TU Delft Online </li></ul><ul><li>Started with introduction courses of all bachelor programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Ambition to have an online programme within 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Got full commitment of our executive board </li></ul>
  34. 34. May 5, 2011 [email_address]