Published on February 5, 2014
Open Education as an Enabler for Collaboration, Flexibility, and Global Visibility Kathleen Ludewig Omollo University of Michigan - Open.Michigan Initiative University of Michigan, School of Information, Social Justice Series Download slides: http://openmi.ch/sisjs14 Except where otherwise noted, this work is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Copyright 2013-4 The Regents of the University of Michigan. 1
Context: Disparities Context: Health 2 Increased demand for education 2 2 Image CC:BY-NC-SA 350.org (Flickr)
Context: Disparities Context: Health 3 Lack of relevant materials When you look in textbooks it’s difficult to find African cases. [S]ometimes it can be confusing when you see something that you see on white skin so nicely and very easy to pick up, but on the dark skin it has a different manifestation that may be difficult to see. 3 Professor at Partner Institution in Ghana Image CC:BY-NC-SA Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology 3
Context for Global Activities: Context: Health Disparities Disparities Source: World Health Organization. Working Together for Health: The World Health Report 2006. WHO Publications: Geneva. 2006. 4 4
Context for Global Activities: Context: Health Disparities 5 Limited space and instructors available 5 5 Image CC:BY-NC University of Ghana
Open Educational Resources (OER) Any educational resources that are: 1.Free to access 1.Publicly available 2.Shared under some licenses to use, adapt, redistribute 6
Vision of open education 7 circulate new ideas develop new skills foster collaboration and innovation Image CC:BY Sherrie Thai (Flickr
Open licenses signal intent 8 Image CC:BY OpenCage (Wikimedia Commons
All rights reserved limits use, automatically 9 Image CC:BY Orin Zebest (Flickr)
Open licenses mean some rights reserved Learn more at open.umich.edu/share/license 10 Image CC:BY-SA opensourceway (Flickr
“All rights reserved” is the default. All Rights Reserved (default) 11
“Some rights reserved” is an alternative. Option: Creative Commons (two C’s instead of 1 C) (www.creativecommons.org/licen ses/) 12
What is a license? Licenses let people know how they may use a copyrighted work. Image CC:BY-SA lumaxart (Flickr) 13
With open licenses, you can build, legally. 14 14 Image CC:BY Paul Albertella (Flickr)
15 It can be difficult to find relevant materials. When you look in textbooks it’s difficult to find African cases. [S]ometimes it can be confusing when you see something that you see on white skin so nicely and very easy to pick up, but on the dark skin it has a different manifestation that may be difficult to Image CC:BY-NC-SA Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
16 Flexibility of Content Image CC:BY NC University of Ghana and Cary Englebe Caesarean Section OER Module, CC BY-NC University of Ghana and Dr. N. Cary Engleberg. 16
Flexibility of Content 17 (placeholder to Lia) Image CC:BY NC St. Paul Hospital Millennium Medial College (Ethiopia Caesarean Section OER Module, CC BY-NC University of Ghana and Dr. N. Cary Engleberg. 17 University of Ghana, Cary Engleberg
Distribute Content 18
19 Distribute Content • High technology cost • Limited technology availability (equipment, understaffed dept.) • Unpredictable infrastructure noii’s, flickr lydia_shiningbrightly, flickr
Distribute Content • • • • • • 20 provide a local wireless network … provide content via web browser … provide content via file or app server … do this with or without the Internet … do it with or without an electrical outlet … do all of this for <=$200 … Raspberry Pi Model B 20
High Visibility 21
22 High Visibility Inclusion in first page of search results
Recognition 24 CC BY, http://umhsheadline s.org/29/interviewwith-obgyns-drcaren-stalburgmooc-creatorreflects-on-lessons-
26 Search Indexing Inclusion in first page of search results
Quality / Peer Review 27
Active learner engagement Illustration is All Rights Reserved Susan E. Haviland, 2008. From the article: Minds on Fire, by John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler, 2008, at http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/minds-fire-open-education-long-tail-andlearning-20. The text of this article is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. 28 28
Active learner engagement Illustration is All Rights Reserved Susan E. Haviland, 2008. From the article: Minds on Fire, by John Seely Brown and Richard P. Adler, 2008, at http://www.educause.edu/ero/article/minds-fire-open-education-long-tail-andlearning-20. The text of this article is shared under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. 29 29
30 Exchange of knowledge mage Public Domain by kuba (OpenClipArt) “We have limited resources but because of the Internet, we can share. The South has diseases [the Global North] knows nothing about. Our materials are relevant to us and in the North.” Professor at Partner Institution in South Africa Learn more: http://openmi.ch/blog-ahon-
Scalability: Health OER Network, 2008 31 31
Scalability: Health OER Network, 2013 32
33 Cost Savings Slide from: http://wcet.wiche.edu/connect/oer-webcast
34 Cost Savings Slide from: http://wcet.wiche.edu/connect/oer-webcast
35 Takeaway: Many resources available to you Millions of open resources available Adaptation, translation, curation for new contexts and delivery methods Image CC:BY-SA opensourceway (Flickr)
Key: What you create is relevant to others 36 Use open licenses to use, exchange, remix educational materials legally and globally. Amplify the visibility and impact of your work – while keeping copyright and attribution. Image CC:BY Alan Cleaver (Flickr
Engage For more info: firstname.lastname@example.org open.umich.edu Download slides: http://openmi.ch/sisjs14 Presentation by Kathleen Ludewig Omollo. Copyright 2013-4 The Regents of the University of Michigan. Except where otherwise noted, this work is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 37
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