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Wednesday, April 25


Collaboration: The Key Ingredient for a Sustainable Open Education Movement
If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Although sharing and collaboration are among the main affordances of open licensing, open education projects in North America are still mainly supported and driven by individual organizations or institutions. While working within a single organization can permit the agile development and management of open education projects, at BCcampus we believe that an innovative and sustainable open education movement requires deliberate and active collaborations across institutions and organizations, particularly within academic disciplines. In this presentation we will showcase three examples of our efforts to foster a collaborative model for the development of open educational resources (OER). The first example involves the creation of Communities of Open Education Practitioners (COEPs) for several disciplines. Among other things, these COEPs employ the open source annotation tool Hypothes.is atop the open textbooks of their discipline to flag errors, highlight passages that require revision, and to share pedagogical resources. The second example involves a collaborative sprint model wherein a small number of practitioners are brought together for a short span of time to develop specific OER or ancillary resources. The third example involves a collaborative model of OER development (featuring co-development, peer-review, and reuse) for Canada’s first three “Zed Creds,” degree programs that carry zero textbook costs thanks to the adoption of OER. In this presentation we will share the strategies we have deployed and lessons we have learned for fostering and supporting successful collaborative OER projects.

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Amanda Coolidge

Director Open Education, BCCampus
Amanda Coolidge is the Director of Open Education at BCcampus. She leads the BC Open Textbook Project as well as the Open Education initiatives in the province of British Columbia, Canada. The BCcampus Open Education team produces Open Educational Resources (OER) – textbooks, toolkits... Read More →
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Rajiv Jhangiani

Associate Vice Provost, Open Education, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Wednesday April 25, 2018 11:35 - 12:00
Classroom 12


Digital strategy at UCLouvain : openness matters
As is the case in many universities, the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) decided to seize the opportunities offered by the coming of age of digital technologies and their attendant capabilities by formulating a digital strategy. This strategy, validated in 2015, aims to exploit digital capabilities to enhance the creation, dissemination, and diffusion of knowledge. UCLouvain choose, however, to articulate its strategy simultaneously on three areas of openness: open education, open publication, and open source.

In this paper, we first motivate the choice for openness.

We then outline the priorities that have been set in UCLouvain’s digital strategy and we highlight various axes of development by illustrating some of the results already achieved, with an emphasis on open education: the deployment of an open resources repository, the realization of MOOCs, the setting up of an open journal system, and examples of support provided to the community, for instances.

We conclude by discussing several challenges to be faced when mainstreaming openness.

Our aim is to share our experience and to open a fruitful discussion with other institutions having similar concerns.

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Yves Deville

Professor, UCLouvain
Yves Deville is professor at the Louvain School of Engineering at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain).  He is member of the ICTEAM research Institute (Institute for Information and Communication Technologies, Electronics and Applied Mathematics).  His domains of expertise... Read More →
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Christine Jacqmot

Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)

Wednesday April 25, 2018 12:00 - 12:25
Classroom 12


TU Delft Open: From Policy to Practice
Since the start of TU Delft OpenCourseWare as a small pilot project in 2007, 10 years ago, the TU Delft open policy has seen a strong development through open education, open research, open software, open science and open valorization.

In these 10 years we have published 200 OpenCourseWare courses, 68 openMOOCs, many videos on iTunesU. We started multiple project on reuse of OER in blended courses, produced open textbooks and many more.

Around the same time as OpenCourseWare the library started with promoting open access publishing. In 2016 44% of peer reviewed articles of TU Delft staff was open access. In 2016 this resulted in an open access policy that states that Open Access publishing is mandatory for all (co)authors at TU Delft.

In 2017 TU Delft incorporated Openness as a core value into its long term strategy via the TU Delft Strategic Framework 2018-2024 and institutional educational vision. This marks the adolescence of openness in our university, and acts as an important lever to fully mainstream openness in all departments and fields of our university.

During our presentation we will highlight the road we’ve taken so far and the lessons we learned along the way. For instance we will illustrate: how we organized our support organisation, which enabled us to mainstream the publication of educational resources institution wide. How we upscaled the initiative to maturity and bigger scale activities, resulting in the establishment of the Delft Extension School and incorporation of openness in institution wide policy. How the open approaches taken since 2007 has had an impact on TU Delft Campus education and on a global society

And we will share how we have been and are planning to operationalize openness towards open mindsets and open approaches in the primary processes of our university.

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Martijn Ouwehand

Delft University of Technology
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Willem van Valkenburg

President Open Education Consortium, Delft University of Technology
President of the Board of Open Education Consortium.

Wednesday April 25, 2018 15:10 - 15:35