Published on September 24, 2014
CCCOER Advisory Meeting Sept 24, 2014, 11:00 am Pacific 1-888-886-3951()
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Agenda • Welcome New Members – Maryland Online, Citrus College, Connecticut Distance Education Learning Consortium • Announcements • Campus Promo Toolkit Update • QGIS Program Delmar College, TX • Conferences and Events • Next Meeting: Oct 22 • Open Discussion Time – Accessibility and OER – Librarians and OER
Welcome New Members
Welcome Introduce yourself and briefly mention any updates. • Today’s hosts – Una Daly, Community College Outreach Director at the Open Education Consortium, OER Librarian Cal State University – James Glapa-Grossklag, President of CCCOER Advisory Board, Dean at College of the Canyons .
Announcements • Textbook Affordability from Education Commission of the States highlight: – Arizona, California, Florida, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and Washington. • OpenStax Cnx website rewrite – Unify user accounts – Better output file production: ePub, etc – Users and 3rd party application may publish
More Announcements • California Online Education Initiative – Largest higher education online grant – OER inclusion in course development • College of the Canyons Title 5 Grant – Includes requirement for OER usage • eLearning 2015 proposals due Oct. 3
OEC Global 2015 Call for Proposals The Open Education Consortium and Athabasca University, organizers of the Open Education Global Conference 2015, invite proposals for conference sessions and papers to be included in the conference proceedings. Submissions Due: November 30, 2014 When: 22-24 April, 2015 The theme for Open Education Global 2015 is Entrepreneurship and Innovation, emphasizing the exciting directions and developments in open education around the world. Banff, Alberta, Canada
Campus Promo Toolkit Beta • Summer Project (beta now) – Need more developers • Thanks especially to: – Karen Rege, Delaware County Community College – Paul Golisch, Paradise Valley College – Donna Gaudet, Scottsdale Community College – James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons – Una Daly, Open Education Consortium
Campus Promo Toolkit Beta http://oerconsortium.org/campus-oer-promo-tk/ • Benefits and Challenges • Creating an OER Roadmap • Marketing Strategies • Case Studies • Policies and Models • Professional Development • Additional Resources
Creating an OER Roadmap • Step 1: Needs Assessment • Step 2: Asking Strategic Questions • Step 3: Developing the Plan • Step 4: Implement the Plan • Step 5: Evaluate the Outcomes • Step 6: Go back to Step 2 and repeat … – STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
Marketing Strategies • Great list of how to get the different stakeholders on campus invested in your initiative and helping you to extend your reach
Case Studies • Read about how other colleges and universities developed their OER projects and the outcomes that they achieved.
Policies and Models • Open policies can pave the road for getting buy-in from campus stakeholders so read all about successful open policies developed and adopted by educational institutions.
Professional Development • A set of resources appropriate for developing workshops to find, select, and adopt OER. – STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION – LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS
Additional Resources • Sample surveys for gathering student and faculty feedback, directories and repositories listing, open journals, and additional references. – STILL UNDER CONSTRUCTION
QGIS Academy: Open GIS Courses Dr. Phillip Davis, Program Director, Geographic Systems Professor Computer Science http://foss4geo.org
EDUCATING 21ST CENTURY GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY WORKERS Phillip Davis| Kurt Menke| John Van Hosen |Richard Smith
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN TODAY • Overview of the new QGIS Academy Curriculum • Background on curriculum development • Curriculum alignment with national standards • Description of the five GIS courses • Details of the course content • Demonstration of the curriculum lecture, lab and videos • Plans for future development and distribution • The Academy does not represent the official QGIS project
ACADEMY BY THE NUMBERS • One complete curriculum, based on national standard (GTCM) • Four highly-qualified subject matter experts) • Five complete courses (lecture, labs, data, assessments) • 40 complete labs in two formats (Esri ArcGIS 10.1 and QGIS) • 100 instructional videos mapped to lab exercise tasks • 200 FTE students enrolled in first Academy cohort (fall 2014) • 2300+ beta testers during summer 2014 • Proposed “Mastering QGIS” book by PACKT under production
MOVING BEYOND SINGLE PROPRIETARY CURRICULUM • 95% of US-based colleges use a single vendor’s software • Only 5% US-based colleges report using FOSS4G • Shortchanging our graduates in terms of technology skills and abilities • US Dept of Labor Competency Model recognizes value of open source knowledge & skills
THE QGIS ACADEMY • First national attempt at a completely open-based GIS curriculum • Curriculum infrastructure for academics and trainers • Complete course packs aligned with national standard (GTCM) • Contains theory, lecture, labs, data and videos
GOALS OF THE QGIS ACADEMY • Provide educational resources infrastructure for educators and trainers • Promote the adoption of open source for undergraduate programs • Prepare graduates for lifelong earning skills • Increase the use of open source tools in college GIS programs
WHAT DOES THE ACADEMY OFFER? • Curriculum materials • Multimedia theory presentations • QGIS laboratory documents with screen shots and data • Task-oriented how-to videos that match lab documents • Objective assessment database of 200+ questions
GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCY MODEL (GTCM) • US Dept. of Labor national clearinghouse model • Published in 2010, revised in 2015 • Describes the complete set of knowledge, skills, and abilities required by industry workers • Built on hierarchical tiered model of knowledge • Promotes use of open source technology
QGIS ACADEMY CURRICULUM Consist of 5 Core Courses: • GST 101 Introduction GIS • GST 102 Spatial Analysis • GST 103 Data Management • GST 104 Cartography • GST 105 Remote Sensing
GST 101 INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY USING QGIS • Fundamental overview of GIS theory and practice • Geospatial data types and formats (vector, raster, etc) • Elements of geography • Fundamentals of cartography • Introduction to remote sensing
RESULTS OF QGIS ACADEMY BETA • Beta launched June 2014 • 2,325 students enrolled (as of 8/6/2014) in beta • Every continent has participants (except Antarctica) • Five complete course packages • 100+ QGIS how-to videos
FUTURE PLANS • Digital badges for completion using Open Badges by Mozilla • Course offerings through Continuing Education (CE) • $25 per instructor-led course • Courses will be 4 weeks long • CE Certificate of Completion for each course • CE Skills degree for passing 5 course curriculum • CE can be converted to undergraduate credit hour courses one for one • Partnership with Canvas Networks for MOOC offering in October 2014
Kurt Menke firstname.lastname@example.org Richard Smith email@example.com CONTACTS Phillip Davis firstname.lastname@example.org John Van Hoesen email@example.com u
FOSS4G ACADEMY WEBSITES Access to paid Canvas courses: http://foss4geo.wordpress.or g Access to free Canvas courses: http://foss4geo.org Access to Esri version source: http://nterlearning.org Access to QGIS source: https://github.com/FOSS4GAcad emy
Fall 2014 Webinars 2nd Wed, 10:00 PST (1:00 PM EST) Open Course Design and Development Wed, Oct 8, 10:00 am Pacific (1:00 pm EST) Featuring speakers from Lumen Learning, UMUC. and Northern Virginia Community College. Opening up Pedagogy with Open Educational Resources Wed, Nov 12, 10:00 am Pacific (1:00 pm EST) Featured speakers will include college instructors and their students sharing how the use of open educational resources changed their learning experience. OER Research and Open Access Wed, December 10, 10:00 am Pacific (1:00 pm EST) Featured speakers will include those actively involved in system-wide and global OER research projects and the SPARC Open Education project. Archived webinars available at http://oerconsortium.org
Advisory Meetings Fall 2014 We are looking for short project presentations at these meetings. Please make suggestions. Sept 24, 2014 Today @ 11:00 am Oct 22, 2014 11:00 am PST, 2:00 pm EST Dec 3, 2014 11:00 am PST, 2:00 pm EST
Fall Conferences Conference Location Date Educause Orlando Sept 29-Oct 2 Open Access Week Global-Online Oct 20-25 STEM Tech Conference Denver Nov 9-12 WCET 2014 Portland, OR Nov 19-21 Open Ed Conference D.C. Nov 19-21 DETCHE Long Beach, CA Dec 3-5 eLearning 2015 Conference Las Vegas Feb 18-21
Discussion Time • Librarians and OER: Committee of OEC – Partnering with SPARC, CCCOER, BCcampus • Accessibility and OER – BCcampus Strategy – OpenStax Strategy – Forming a subgroup to keep communications open on this critical issue
See you on Oct 22! Una Daly: firstname.lastname@example.org James Glapa-Grossklag: James.Glapa-Grossklag@canyons.edu Thank you for coming!!
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