20110606 future of TU Delft OpenCourseWare


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Guest Lecture for the Msc-programme Management of Technology on the future of TU Delft OpenCourseWare on 6th of June 2011

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  • Aanleiding seminar Board meeting this week in Delft Strong growth interntional More and more initiatives in NL but in different stages. Need to adress an number of strategic issues
  • Linker kolom = OpenCourseWare; Rechter kolom = is Open Educational Resources
  • 47 courses online
  • (onderwijsmateriaal dat geschikt is voor eigen studenten is ook geschikt voor de rest van de wereld)
  • 20110606 future of TU Delft OpenCourseWare

    1. 1. The Future of OpenCourseWare Why do we give away our content? Willem van Valkenburg, Director TU Delft OpenCourseWare Delft University of Technology 2011
    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 VLE (Blackboard) </li></ul><ul><li>Projectleader TU Delft Mobile </li></ul><ul><li>http://twitter.com/wfvanvalkenburg </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.e-learn.nl </li></ul><ul><li>http://nl.linkedin.com/in/wfvanvalkenburg </li></ul>Presentation will be available on http://slideshare.net/wfvanvalkenburg
    3. 3. <ul><li>What are OERs and OpenCourseWare? </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Motives </li></ul><ul><li>The future </li></ul>
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 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>
    6. 6. <ul><li>to advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. </li></ul>Mission
    7. 7. >260 members >15.000 courses >4.000 translated courses http://ocwconsortium.org Advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.
    8. 8. TU Delft is leading the Consortium The OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCW Consortium) Board of Directors has elected Anka Mulder as its new President. The announcement was made at the Consortium’s global conference, which included representatives from the more than 250 universities and associated organizations worldwide committed to advancing opencourseware (OCW). Mulder currently serves as the director of education and student affairs at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands.  She succeeds Stephen Carson of MIT, who held the position for three years. “Anka takes on her leadership role at an important pinnacle in our organization—the 10th anniversary of the OCW movement and our  goal to usher in a new era of international awareness and commitment,” said Mary Lou Forward, executive director of OCW Consortium. “Anka, the first president from outside the U.S., will lead our mission to build more attention to the movement and the Consortium worldwide.” Source: http://ocwconsortium.org/en/community/blog/2011/05/20/ocw-consortium-announces-new-president/
    9. 9. 2. Results of Delft
    10. 10. ICT in education: TU Delft
    11. 11. 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>
    12. 12. OCW.TUDelft.nl
    13. 13. 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 55 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>
    14. 14. Water management Dr.ir. Jasper Verberk – Collegerama http://ocw.tudelft.nl/about-opencourseware/ocw-seminar/ <ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Water Management OpenCourseWare </li></ul><ul><li>Further Developments </li></ul>Courses
    15. 15. Courses Delft Design Guide
    16. 16. Delftse Leerlijn Bridging the gap
    17. 17. Results <ul><li>Quality of educational resources have 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>TU Delft (Anka Mulder) board-member of the OCW Consortium </li></ul>
    18. 18. 3. Motives
    19. 19. 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
    20. 20. 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>
    21. 21. 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>
    22. 22. 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”
    23. 23. <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
    24. 24. 4. The future
    25. 25. 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>
    26. 26. 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>
    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>Change OCW-courses to self-study courses </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. “ 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
    35. 35. June 6, 2011 [email_address] twitter.com/wfvanvalkenburg slideshare.net/wfvanvalkenburg OCW.tudelft.nl