* Title of presentation: Openness and Higher Education
* Purpose of presentation (why is this important and who is the target audience)
The purpose of this presentation is to familiarize conference attendees with the â€œopen educationâ€ movement, which draws inspiration from the â€œright to educationâ€ and â€œopen source softwareâ€ movements. The topic is important because the idea of openness is already affecting the way teaching and learning occur at hundreds of universities throughout the world, though only a handful of US universities are participating. The target audience includes teaching faculty, policy makers, and instructional designers.
* Objectives of the presentation (what are you planning to do)
- Provide an overview of open education, including the Cape Town Declaration on Open Education and NIH Open Access Mandate
- Take a tour of representative open education projects
- Explain the relationship of open education to copyright and intellectual property
- Discuss how to leverage openness to improve your own courses by reviewing example courses
* Practical applications (how can your results/strategies be used by others)
Attendees will come away with immediately implementable strategies for improving their own classes, as well as ideas for updating organizational policy to be more forward-looking and, to the degree possible, future proof.
* Relationship to the conference theme
The open education movement relies heavily on both â€œhigh technologyâ€ and â€œlow technologyâ€ to reach its teaching and learning goals.
* Information (data or theoretical base) to support what is advocated.
The presentation will draw on statistics and reports from UNESCO, the OECD, the European OLCOS project, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and other literature, as well as the presenterâ€™s expertise.
2nd-Day Hands On: How To Create “Open” Educational Experiences
Learn where to find open educational resources and free online services for using them to improve your students’ learning experiences.
David Wiley is Associate Professor of Instructional Technology at Utah State University and Director of the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning. He has previously been a Nonresident Fellow at the Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School and a Visiting Scholar at the Open University of the Netherlands, and is a recipient of the US National Science Foundation’s CAREER grant. His career is dedicated to increasing access to educational opportunity for everyone around the world.