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advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

OER and its Impact on Teaching Practices Meena Hwang, Director of Community Outreach OpenCourseWare Consortium UNESCO IITE Conference Nov. 16th, 2010


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

I.

What is OCW

II.

Impact on Teaching Practices

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Open Educational Resources “digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and selflearners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research” UNESCO’s 2002 Forum on the Impact of Open Courseware for Higher Education in Developing Countries funded by the Hewlett Foundation


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Examples of OER “collections” • • • • • •

Open Textbooks Open Journals Videolectures.net Open Learning Initiative Connexions OpenCourseWare


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

So, what is OpenCourseWare? • A particular kind of Open Educational Resource, a particular kind of “collection”


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

So, what is OpenCourseWare? • High quality educational materials organized as courses • Openly licensed for distribution, re‐use and modification, available to all on the internet


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

OCW is composed of… Image courtesy of Shelley Henson Johnson

• • • • •

Syllabi Readings Lecture notes Tests/quizzes Lectures (video, audio) • etc…

OCW can be fully instructional, but does not need to be. November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Syllabus

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/aeronautics-and-astronautics/16-050-thermal-energy-fall-2002/syllabus/ November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Course Calendar

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Lecture Notes

http://ocw.jhsph.edu/courses/soceconaspectsfertility/PDFs/SocE conFertil_Session2.pdf

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Lecture Videos

http://oyc.yale.edu/classics/introduction-to-ancient-greek-history/content/sessions/session-3-the-dark-ages-cont.

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Tests

http://ocw.tudelft.nl/courses/nanoscience/advanced-statisticalmechanics/exams/

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

The OCW Consortium Collaboration of more than 250 higher education institutions and associated organizations from around the world.

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

The Mission to advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


The OCW Consortium • ~250 members • ~100 live OCW sites • ~13,000 courses

http://www.ocwconsortium.org


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

OCW Course Growth Globally


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

I.

What is OCW

II.

Impact on Teaching Practices

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

All 1800 courses offered at MIT open.

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Transparency

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

The OCW publication process helps MIT faculty improve their teaching methods and materials ďƒ 90% of MIT faculty have published on OCW Benefits of OCW publication % agree Increased quality or organization of course materials Increased level of comfort with use of the web in teaching

30% 29%

Allowed me to rethink my teaching approach 26% Source: 07 Faculty Survey November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

MIT undergraduates and graduates use OCW to perform better in their classes and to extend their learning beyond their formal curriculum MIT Student Use of OCW Complement a current course

UG 88%

Grad 58%

Both 70%

Plan course of study

52%

42%

46%

Enhance personal knowledge

30%

45%

39%

Review previous courses

November 24, 2010

36% 30% 33% Source: 06 Grad Survey, 07 UG Survey

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Collaboration : Students Open.Michigan: Chemical Process Dynamics and Controls

https://open.umich.edu/education/engin/che/che466/fall2008 November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Open Textbook Peer review/evaluation Faculty feedback

http://controls.engin.umich.edu/wiki/index.php/Main_Page November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Collaboration : Inter-institutional

Jasper Verberk’s OpenCourseWare videos on water management course -Collaborative project with ITB Bandung of Indonesia to develop the core curriculum to be used in Indonesia. -Local lecturers contribute to the course with local contents November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Collaboration : Inter-institutional OER Health

University of Michigan OER Africa Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology University of Ghana University of Cape Town University of the Western Cape University of Malawi’s Kamuzu College of Nursing University of Botswana Health Education and Training in Africa Project of the Open University University of Nairobi November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Collaboration : Inter-governmental African Virtual University - Open and Distance eLearning Centers - Teacher Education Project - OER Repository

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Collaboration Decrease faculty time on materials development Evaluate curriculum and teaching styles Identify ‘general’ lessons Strengthen teaching and curricular alignment

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dou_ble_you/3907358672/ November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Offering more to the students UC Berkeley Webcast - supplement to learning - grassroots initiative

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Re-purposing the material

APTIKOM : an association of 700 computer science departments NEXXUS: collaborative project with the Ministry of Education to translate and repurpose OCW materials to meet the needs of lifelong education

November 24, 2010

OCW Consortium


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

OER philosophy “Resources that are to be shared, built upon, re-shaped, re-purposed – and then returned to the commons to be available for the same exercise to take place over again”. Susan D’Antoni, UNESCO OER programme Cambridge International Conference on Open and Distance Learning, 2009


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Connect with us! www.ocwconsortium.org ocwconsortium @ocwnews


advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.

Thank you very much!! Visit The OpenCourseWare Consortium portal at http://www.ocwconsortium.org Contact the Consortium at: meena@ocwconsortium.org

November 24, 2010

Meena Hwang—OCW Consortium

/HWANG_OCWC  

http://www.iite.unesco.org/files/conference2010/HWANG_OCWC.pdf

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