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#OpenEd13 - Pushing EdX to be Open


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Presentation for the OpenEd Conference on November 8th 2013 in Park City. The presentation is about EdX and openness.

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#OpenEd13 - Pushing EdX to be Open

  1. 1. Pushing EdX to be Open Willem van Valkenburg Delft University of Technology @wfvanvalkenburg Open Education |
  2. 2. Willem van Valkenburg Coordinator TU Delft Open Education Team Board member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium Projectleader EU-project OCW in the European HE context Open Education |
  3. 3. Please attribute TU Delft / Willem van Valkenburg Open Education |
  4. 4. Agenda •What is Open? •Delft and Open •Edx and Open Open Education |
  5. 5. CC BY Tinou Bao Open Education |
  6. 6. CC-BY Alan Levine: Open Education |
  7. 7. • Free to Reuse • Free to Revise • Free to Remix • Free to Redistribute David Wiley 4Rs framework: Open By Sunshine Connelly. Original Image CC Education | image CC By RecycleThis
  8. 8. Image is still from the video CC-BY TU Delft Open Education |
  9. 9. Education • OpenCourseWare • DelftX • iTunesU Research • Open Data • Open Access • Open Journals Open Education | ICT • Open Source Software • Open API
  10. 10. Online and Campus Education • • • • • Learning Activities & Course Materials Free Enrolled students only, massive numbers Bachelors Level Certificate of Completion Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) Open Course Ware (OCW) Campus Education • • • • • On-campus Education Top-class education and research facilities World famous university library Active student societies Great opportunities to participate in special student projects Open Education | Online Distance Education • • • • • • • • • • • • Course Materials Free Big Exposure, Worldwide audience Both Bachelor and Master level No interaction with faculty No accredited certificate Learning Activities & Course Materials Paid enrollment Enrolled students only, limited numbers Master level Accredited Course Certificate Full Master Degree
  11. 11. OpenCourseWare •Started in 2007 •More than 120 courses online •Daily visits > 800 •Courses from Bachelor and Master Source: OpenCourseWare Consortium: Open Education |
  12. 12. DelftX Courses Open Education |
  13. 13. DelftX MOOCs with Open License •The courses are licensed under a Creative Commons License CC-BY-NC-SA. •Videos on Youtube have CC-BY license. •Videos also available as download in multiple formats (360p, 720p, 1080p). •Slides are made available as PDF. (ppt are too big) •Textbook is copyright restricted. •Questions are not downloadable (yet). Open Education |
  14. 14. Why EdX? •Consortium of top universities •Focus on improving campus education •It is not-for-profit •Focus on research of innovation in education •It has a focus on Open Open Education |
  15. 15. Open Education |
  16. 16. EdX and Open •Open Source •Open Content •Open Standards Image: CC-BY Marc Wathieu: Open Education |
  17. 17. OPEN SOURCE → HIGHLIGHTS •What Have We Open Sourced? • edX’s Learning Management System (LMS); • Studio, a course authoring tool; • XBlock, an API for integrating interactive learning objects; • machine grading API’s; • Analytics framework, edinsights. Open Education |
  18. 18. OPEN SOURCE → HIGHLIGHTS • The License Itself • Our platform is released under the Affero General Public License (AGPL) version 3 • Any modifications or derivative works need to be made available under the same license • Contributions back to edX require a contributor agreement to be signed that gives us the ability to relicense (including commercially) Open Education |
  19. 19. OPEN SOURCE → HIGHLIGHTS •How to Get Involved •Visit and join edX-code mailing list (linked from above site) •Initiative from David Glance: Open Education |
  20. 20. Who joined EdX with development? EdX Universities Open Education |
  21. 21. Who is using Open.EdX? Queen Rania Foundation for Education and Development Edraak platform for Arabic MOOCs There are more: Open Education |
  22. 22. Open Content in EdX •TU Delft is the first and only one to do this. •Currently 4 courses announced. Open Education |
  23. 23. Open Standards •“The problem with open standards is that there are so many of them.” •University of Queensland has contributed an integration with Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) Open Education |
  24. 24. What is next? •Technically support Open Content. •Also courses from other universities with an open license. •Extending support for open standards. Open Education |
  25. 25. Open Education |