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Emerging patterns of digital resource use in higher education

  • David Porter, Executive Director

  • Slides  http://bit.ly/wcetdlc


BCContext

  • 25 autonomous public higher education institutions

  • High-speed networks connect all regions, cities and communities

  • Online learning is considered a requirement for providing access, choice, flexibility and mobility for BC citizens


  • New drivers of strategy require us to consider new patterns for digital content use

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Jobs, programs, courses...


Targeted grants support collaboration

OPDF 2003 – 2010

$9 million

144 grants awarded

100% participation

83% partnerships


Development across disciplines

Development across all academic domains

BCcampus OPDF contributed in whole or in part to 47 credentials

355 courses, 12 workshops, 19 web sites/tools and 396 course components


  • Collaborate to compete is a new mantra for higher education

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Collaborate to compete

  • Strategic realignment of structures and processes to take advantage of online learning opportunities

  • New kinds of partnerships

  • Gear up!


Collaborate using open resources

  • GOAL

    • Reduce costs and create efficiencies

  • TACTIC

    • Support collaborations that leverage knowledge, reduce costs, and generate benefits for students


  • Use OER to build partnerships

    North American Network of Science Labs Online

    http://rwsl.nic.bc.ca


    • There are multiple entry points to “open”thinking

    03


    Open access - research


    Open pedagogies - teaching


    • Innovative ideas and practices may be blossoming over the horizon

    04


    10 short years of expansive thinking about borderless higher education


    OERuservice model


    OERu - global opportunity

    • Athabasca University

    • Thompson Rivers University

    • BCcampus (non-teaching)

    • Empire State College (SUNY)

    • Southern New Hampshire University

    • BAOU Gujarat's open university

    • Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

    • NorthTec

    • Open Polytechnic

    • OtagoPolytechnic

    • University of Canterbury

    • University of South Africa

    • University of Southern Queensland

    • University of Wollongong

    • Commonwealth of Learning

    • UNESCO, Pacific States

    • The OER university is building a sustainable OER network among accredited educational institutions to provide access to the formal system with pathways to academic credit.


    • The need to socialize open practices and activelybuild partnerships is growing

    05


    The Four Beyonds*

    • Beyond textbooks

    • Beyond bookstores

    • Beyond learning management systems (LMS)

    • Beyond school

    Reference:

    Sannier, A. (2011). If not now, when? EDUCAUSE Review. Volume 46,Number 6. November-December, 2011.

    Available: net.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ERM1161.pdf


    Socialize open ideas

    • How about a new WCET initiative highlighting open practices?


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