This presentation examines the creation and distribution of a survey tool used to assess Utah resident views of incentives and disincentives for use of OpenCourseWare. It consisted of three stages: preliminary Delphi technique questionnaire, pilot study, and primary study. A mail survey was given to 753 Utah residents using the Tailored Design Method. A survey instrument was developed using a Delphi technique with input from experts in the OCW field. Read the rest of this entry »
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Creation of a Statewide Survey of Incentives and Disincentives for the Use of OpenCourseWare in Utah
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This presentation will (1) introduce the open education movement and, specifically, open educational resources; (2) explain work done to identify and match OER to Open High School of Utah curriculum needs; (3) describe implications and recommend directions for instructional designers and teachers interested in working with and creating OER.
Purpose of the Presentation
A significant movement in education concerns the use of open educational resources. By “open” it is generally meant that the resource is available at no cost to others for adaptation and reuse in different contexts. These resources could include books, lesson plans, syllabi, slide shows, etc. There are several examples of individuals and institutions providing open educational resources. The open education movement is introduced, and we discuss how to find and organize open educational resources, specifically within the context of the Open High School of Utah.
In addition, some frameworks for those interested in creating OER will be provided. The “open” in “open educational resources” is not a simple dichotomy; rather, there is a continuum of openness. We discuss four separate aspects of reuse and demonstrate how these describe different levels of openness. Licensing and technical aspects of open educational resources are also discussed
John Hilton III is a doctoroal student in Instructional Psychology and Technology at Brigham Young University.
Do the implications of digital media turn our educational institutions inside out? Can educators learn to stop worrying and love the remix? Is originality overrated? What’s the difference between reuse and plagiarism? Is openness our only hope? Where’s the RSS feed? What does “data literacy” look like? Are Web 2.0 companies a teacher’s best friend, or a bunch of creeps converting our work, our relationships and our private data into marketshare? Has the Web 2.0 bubble popped, and if so now what? How do we teach our students, our colleagues and ourselves to be technology strategists? How many copyright violations can be jammed into one presentation?
Brian Lamb’s presentation and discussion will review the opportunities and initiatives resulting from the convergence of open source, free culture, open access and open educational resources.
An update on BYU’s efforts to develop a “loosely coupled gradebook” to serve as a central data collection and communication tool for teachers and learners. Read the rest of this entry »
* 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.