Open up to Open content By: Akhlesh Agarwal Date: 20-Oct-11
Agenda • Closed vs Open content • Availability of open content • How to use open content • Benefits and What to take care. • Challenges for faculty in the digital age.
Closed Vs Open Education/Content
http:// = Open access
“Imagine a world in which every single person on the planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.” Jimmy Wales – founder wikipedia
Anyone Can Access ... • Anything ... • Anytime ... • Anywhere ... • At Unlimited Speed
open content for education And many many more ……… its an ocean out there By Universities By consortiums, or independent organizations
http://ocw.mit.edu Pioneer of the open courseware movement Since 2002
Started by Salman Khan (a graduate from MIT in Electrical & Comp Sc & MBA from Harvard) Started to give lessons to his cousin using videos As popularity increase he started videos on youtube Later got funding from Bill gates foundation and Google. 27000 videos in repository
Funded by ISKME Content for primary, secondary and post secondary 31000 resources
http://ocwconsortium.org/ A consortium of 100+ Hi-Ed institutes Provide consulting and collaboration forums for OCW projects
4. Students get a range of voices • Best practices and explanations from reputed institutes / faculty. • Faculty can also learn new ideas on how to teach a concept
Can’t use because: • Students would think that there is no value addition from faculty ? • Faculty would feel more confident if content/PPT created by self. • Students expect original contribution from faculty. • Content to be customized/tuned for “My” teaching style, environment, curriculum
How to use: • Use small bits / pieces from open content • Use OCW content as Additional Ref. • Give reference to open content as pre-study material to students before the class lecture. • Share OCW sites to other faculty members.
“If you can Google it, don’t teach or test it.” David Wiley • Professor of Instructional Psychology & Technology at Brigham Young University. • Chief Openness Officer ofFlat World Knowledge • founder of the Open High School of Utah. • the Founder and Director of the Center for Open and Sustainable Learning (COSL) at Utah State University. • His work on open content, open educational resources, and informal online learning communities has been reported in many international outlets, including The New York Times, The Hindu,MIT Technology Review, and WIRED.
Stakeholders Needs Educators • Less lectures to conduct (and repeat) • More time to interact with students • More time to conduct research • Less traveling needed • Global reach Students • Access and review lectures anytime, anywhere • Experience more engaging e-learning content
Open content: Are we a consumer or also a contributor • Can NU start contributing content to OCW?? • Its too early !!
The first step: Our own content repository • A content repository on NUcleus. • Content in all subject areas covered in NU • All faculty members can upload content • Course structures • Suggested links • Own content PPTs • Recording of select class lectures (video/White board) • ?? • Subject-wise structure • ALL students to have access on ALL content.
Digital library ALL faculty can publish content ALL students can read ALL subject content • Humanities • English literature • English language • Communication skills • Mathematics • aaa • Sciences • bbb • Technology • ccc • Business • Accounting • Human Resource • ddd Course handouts Presentations Animations White papers Research papers Videos Etc.
Knowledge is the only treasure that increases by sharing सरस्वती के भण्डार की बड़ी अपूरब बात ज्यों खर्चे त्यों बढे, बिन खर्चे घट जात