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					NIEC OpenCourseWare

     NCRTM Webinar
   September 26, 2011


    National Interpreter Education Center OCW
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                         Agenda
•   Definitions
•   OCW in Context
•   Copyright Topics
•   Creative Commons License
•   Current Trends in Public Policy
•   Interpreter Education & OCW


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            Poll Question #1
• OpenCourseWare is a type of software that
  allows content sharing.

  – True


  – False




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         OpenCourseWare Defined
   OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a free and open
digital publication of high quality university‐level
   educational materials. These materials are
 organized as courses, and often include course
 planning materials and evaluation tools as well
               as thematic content.
•http://www.ocwconsortium.org/en/aboutus/whatisocw retrieved 9/11/11




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      Open Educational Resources
• (OER) are are teaching and learning materials
  freely available online for everyone to use.
• Examples of OER include: full courses, course
  modules, syllabi, lectures, homework
  assignments, quizzes, lab and classroom
  activities, pedagogical materials, and games.
• http://wiki.oercommons.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page retrieved
  9/11/11



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                OCW & OER

•Terminology is in flux and often is used
interchangeably. For example:
  – OER, Open Content, Open Source, Open
    Educational Content, etc.




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            Polling Question #2
• Copyright legislation originally intended to
  protect the interests of content creators.

  – True


  – False




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          2,000




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MIT OpenCourseWare




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        Where did it come from?
• OCW originated with MIT in 2001
  – “A MIT education is not just its course content”
    Charles Vest, President Emeritus, MIT
  – Currently MIT offers 2,000 courses online
  – MIT/OCW does not grant degrees or certificates
  – MIT/OCW does not provide access to faculty
  http://ocw.mit.edu/about/ retrieved 9/11/09




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        18,000




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            How widespread is it?
• The OCW Consortium is a community of
  hundreds of universities committed to
  advancing OCW
• These institutions offer 18,000 university level
  courses online.
• Many in developing countries
• www.ocwconsortium.org/en/aboutus/abouttheocwc retrieved 9/14/11




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                  Open Texts
• An example of OER is open textbooks
  – The cost of text books is driving many to seek
    alternatives.
  – The advent of technology and software that
    allows for free exchange of information has led to
    many “wiki” efforts to collect content.




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  Examples of Open Text Initiatives
• Rice University’s Connexions allows for the
  open, online development of knowledge
  modules that can be included in customized
  books.
• Now offers 19,140 modules on subjects
  ranging from the Arts to Physics
• http://cnx.org retrieved 9/14/11




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             Poll Question #3
• How long does copyright protection last?
a. 25 years after creation
b. The life of the creator
c. The life of the creator plus 70 years beyond
   death




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        31,000




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        Merlot




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                    OER Resources

•Merlot, a project of the California State
University System, offers nearly 31,000 materials
for use in higher education

• http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm




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             Poll Question #4
• Under the “fair use” provision of copyright
  law, I may use what ever content I wish for
  educational purposes.
  – True


  – False




                National Interpreter Education Center OCW
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350,000,000




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     Creative Commons Licenses
• Creative Commons, CC, develops, supports,
  and stewards legal and technical infrastructure
  that maximizes digital creativity, sharing, and
  innovation.
• As of 2009, 350 million CC licenses had been
  issued.



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                    The Licenses
•   Attribution
•   Non-Derivative
•   Non-Commercial
•   Share Alike
•   A total of 6 possible combinations are
    available.
http://creativecommons.org/about Retrieved 9/11/11



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            Polling Question #5
• If content is on YouTube, I can use it in my
  course without copyright concerns.

  – True


  – False




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               Public Policy
• Developments at the State and Federal levels
  of government are driving the expansion of
  OERs
• Furthermore, foundations, notably the Gates
  and Hewlett Foundations are investing in
  OCW/OER initiatives



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                       State Level
• Washington State Board for Community &
  Technical Colleges:
  – As of July 1, 2010, All digital software, educational
    resources and knowledge produced through
    competitive grants, offered through and/or
    managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative
    Commons Attribution License.
  http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/ retrieved 9/14/11




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2,000,000,000




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                    Federal Level
• Federal Trade Adjustment Assistance
  Community College and Career Training
  Grants program:
  – $2billion, 4-year initiative
  – Requires all educational materials created to carry
    a Creative Commons Attribution License.

  http://creativecommons.org/taa-grant-program Retrieved 9/14/11




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            Polling question #6
• I hold the copyright to educational materials
  that I have developed as a faculty member in
  my institution.
  – True


  – False




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NIEC Outcomes Circle




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    Interpreter Education & OCW
• Current NIEC grant cycle
  – Outcomes Circle:
     • Up to 15 interpreter education programs (2 & 4 year)
     • A “community of practice”
     • Sharing interpreting skills course content through a
       password protected website




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    Curriculum Resource Center
• Goals:
  – Sharing course content
  – Identify best practices & innovations
  – Encourage derivative development
  – Improve pedagogy & outcomes




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    NIEC Outcomes Circle Participating
              Institutions
•   Central Piedmont Community College
•   Hinds Community College
•   John A. Logan College
•   Northeastern University
•   Ohlone College
•   Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
•   Phoenix College



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              Institutions Con’t
•   San Antonio College
•   Suffolk County Community College
•   Union County College
•   University of Arkansas at Little Rock
•   University of North Florida
•   University of Southern Maine


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            Polling question #7
• Audiovisual works (including films) and
  musical works can be shown in full in both
  face-to-face and online courses.
  – True


  – False




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                           Suggested Links
•   College Open Text Books: http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/
•
•   Connexions: http://cnx.org
•
•   Creative Commons License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/
•
•   OER Commons: http://www.oercommons.org/
•
•   OpenCourseWare Consortium:www.ocwconsortium.org/en/aboutus/abouttheocwc
•
•   Merlot: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
•
•   MIT OpenCourseWare: http://ocw.mit.edu/about/
•
•   Washington State Board of Community & Technical Colleges: http://www.sbctc.ctc.edu/




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