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The OpenCourseWare movement is here. For instance, more than 200 institutions have joined the OpenCourseWare Consortium (OCWC) and they now offer over 8,200 courses worldwide in many languages. The start to the movement provided by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and MIT has now spawned both an expansion of the MIT model and many variations of it. From the beginning, the goal of the OCW movement has been worldwide learning and sharing of content. It now faces new challenges; among them is the challenge of moving from open courses to learning pathways of larger scale, including open degrees. The premise of sharing knowledge from the developed world to developing countries remains an attractive prospect, one which engages the leaders of the movement. Yet, barriers are ever more clear. You will learn of the current state of the OCW movement, its challenges, and its potential. Learn also how to become involved in this movement.


  • 1. OpenCourseWare is Here T h e 2 3 rd I C D E W o r l d C o n f e r e n c e o n Open and Distance Learning Maastricht, The NetherlandsJune 7 10, 2009BYGARY W. MATKIN, PH.D. DEAN, CONTINUING EDUCATION

2. The OCW Movement Has Achieved Lift OffNearly 200 institutional members in the OCWCApproximately 9,000 courses postedOver 130 million creative commons licenses issued 3. 45 Universities on iTunes University 4. Visitors by Role Other5% Educators 15%Self learners Students50% 30% 5. Traffic by Region 18.1%41.8%21.0% 4.9% 8.4%1.4% Visits Since Region Visits %10/1/03 4.4% North America 19,586,175 41.8 East Asia/Pacific 9,818,810 21.0 Europe/Central 8,470,90818.1 Asia South Asia3,917,7288.4 MENA2,297,3414.9 Latin America/ 2,076,9024.4 Caribbean Sub-Sah. Africa661,1931.4 TOTAL VISITS 46,829,057 6. Traffic by Region 18.1% 41.8% 21.0%8.4%4.9% 1.4% 4.4%Mirror sites Approx. 209 around the globe 7. Traffic by Country Feb 09CountryVisitsCountryVisits 1 United States537,249 11 France17,301 2 India112,261 12 Turkey15,823 3 China95,41713 Italy 12,130 4 South Korea59,24614 Japan 11,703 5 Canada 39,06315 Australia 11,369 6 United Kingdom 35,50616 Spain 10,896 7 Iran 29,68517 Egypt 10,079 8 Brazil 24,34118 Mexico9,764 9 Germany21,85119 Singapore 9,045 10 Pakistan17,75520 Romania 9,040 8. The MIT Model Exclusively created for MIT students, primarily undergraduate Courses show considerable variation From syllabi and resources To Highly designed courses No services offered to students 9. Evolving Models Translation Model The UCI Model Courses directed at working professionals or underserved audiences The UC Berkeley Model Unedited video-capture lectures 10. Related Open Movements Open Source Open Knowledge Open Content Open Educational Resources (OER) Open Textbooks Open CourseWare (OCW) Open Degrees 11. Search Engines Those that crawl the Internet looking for CC licensed materials Google Advanced Search Those that search for descriptions of OCW content or RSS feeds OCW Consortium (OCWC) and Course Finder Creative Commons search OERCommons 12. Collections and Repositories Wikipedia Wikiversity Connexions (Rice University) MERLOT Knowledge Hub Flicker CC UNESCO Internet Archive iTunes You Tube 13. University Websites with Large Collections MIT Open University United Nations University UC Irvine 14. Emerging Trends & BarriersRepublishing OCWOCW-inCredit For OCWOCW and Informal Learning 15. Republishing OCW Once OCW has been offered online, it becomes available to be posted on other similar Web sites Barrier Discoverability 16. OCW-in Institutions consume OCW rather than just produce it, by including OCW courses or materials into their existing courses Barriers: Slow up-take of wide-scale use of OCW, especially in developing countries Not invented here bias The context problem 17. To be effective, OCW must be localized and sometimes translated for another audience OCW-in Translation and localization requires local capacity, including technology, trained Slow Up-takehuman resources, funding of Wide Scale Local capacity must be linked to the institutional infrastructure to satisfy and the needs of the local audience Organized Must utilize local delivery systems and resources to support the expanded use of Use of OCWthe material It is clear that the simple existence of free and open material is necessary but not sufficient for wide scale adoption and use 18. OCW-in OCW and Course Development 19. Credit for OCW Related to OCW-in and Open Degree Movements Institutional intervention required Barrier Student authentication 20. OCW and Informal Learning Trend spurred by from national and international social networking Result is the development of learning communities 21. The Special Case ofDeveloping Countries INSTITUTION-INITIATED (BRAZIL)NATIONAL POLICY APPROACH (VIETNAM) 22. Partnership for OCW and academic Institution- programs Sharing and republishing of OCW Initiatedcontent Model Translation and localizing of content The FGVdeveloped in U.S., adapted toBrazilian experience Case Study Sharing of content from Southernhemisphere to Northern6/4/2009 23. Innovation from Brazil which mightbe adopted elsewhere to intensify use Institution- of OCW Initiated Institutional benefits gained from PR Modeland OCWC membership Benefits from OCW that can accrue to The FGVacademic programs in terms of Case Study exposure and traffic 24. Huge Results 450,000+ visits to FGV 20,000 visits in 1st tenOCW site since launch days of course Livedate Of 20,000 visits to UCIOCW site 16,000 from Brazil 4,000 from United States CURRENTLY, Over 46,000visitors have come to the UCIfrom the FGV site 25. FGV Innovation Completion certificate issued to learners who have registered and completed each of the course modules Over 74,000 users have made their way through an entire course and are not just hits or unique visitors 26. In Vietnam, the government has Nationaladopted an OCW strategy that is Infrastructurecentral to accomplishing it higher Model education goals The Case of Vietnam 27. The Case of Vietnam Developed sample course materials Built a robust infrastructure Adopted Rice Connexions software Developed 24 sample courses Created an alliance of 28 leading institutions Developed 1100 learning modules and 217 coursesfrom existing OCW 28. The Case of Vietnam Students in Vietnam could not use MIT OCW Different educational backgrounds of Vietnam students English skills not good enough Teaching and learning methods of Vietnamese faculty and students are different Syllabi and reference materials were not available 29. The Case of Vietnam Teaching and learning methods of Vietnamesefaculty and students are different 30. The Case of Vietnam Improving teaching methods Updating curricula Standardizing of teaching materials 31. The Case of Vietnam Next Steps Content Development and evaluation Community building System Maintenance and development Integration of all elements into a force for neededchange 32. Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D. Dean, Continuing Educationgmatkin@uci.edu Presentation at h t t p : / / w w w . s l i d e s h a r e . ne t / g a r y m a t k i n