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1 What are MOOCs doing to Open Education? George Siemens, PhD October 21, 2013 Presented: Open Access Week

2 Short answer: destroying it

3 Intent of this presentation: Argue for openness as a cornerstone of innovation, creativity Detail the new value ecosystem emerging in higher education, driven by (for now) MOOCs

4 MOOCs $$$ Prestige & Influence

5 Massive: ok Open: this is where things get confusing Online: ok Course: ok

6 Seven Stages of Open in Education 1. Open access: OU/AU, open universities 2. Open content: OCW Consortium, MIT/Connexions/OpenLearn, CC license 3. Open Teaching: MOOCs 4. Open Credit/Assessment? 5. Open Degree? 6. Open data/analytics 7. Open System: OER U

7 What the hell happened

8 between here

9 MIT OpenCourseWare makes the materials used in the teaching of almost all of MIT's subjects available on the Web, free of charge. With more than 2,000 courses available, OCW is delivering on the promise of open sharing of knowledge.

10 and here?

11 All content or other materials available on the Sites, including but not limited to code, images, text, layouts, arrangements, displays, illustrations, audio and video clips, HTML files and other content are the property of Coursera and/or its affiliates or licensors and are protected by copyright, patent and/or other proprietary intellectual property rights under the United States and foreign laws.

12 or here

13 All of our educational content can be reused according to the Creative Commons licensing that we have adopted and where this logo is seen:

14 and here?

15 The Online Content and Courses IPR is protected to the fullest extent possible by copyright laws. All such rights are reserved.

16 Knowledge and Innovation

17 We always lived in a connected world, except we were not so much aware of it…That has changed drastically in the last decade, at many, many different levels. Albert-lászló Barabási

18 Knowledge is a pattern of connections New knowledge builds on (relates to) what is already known Innovation requires openness for new connection forming, new creations, new mashups

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20 870k papers visualized

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22 Linking Open Data cloud diagram, by Richard Cyganiak and Anja Jentzsch.

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24 Metal workers: cylinders Steam Wheels Motion Transportation need Viability Scientific progress Entrepreneurship

25 a thousand threads that lead from the locomotive to the very beginning of the modern world Rosen, 2010

26 The process may be more like stitching together known parts than pioneering a complete route from scratch W. Bryan Arthur, 2006

27 A new value ecosystem

28 October, 2001 Courtesy of Apple

29 April, 2003

30 October, 2005 TV shows, music videos (September, 2006, full length movies)

31 January, 2007 Courtesy of Apple

32 Network theory of value and change The integration of services provides the value for end users

33 Easy trumps ideology (openness)

34 Networks become powerful through lock-in and integration i.e. what they exclude

35 Silicon Valley Shockley Terman

36 Today in education, we are witnessing an unbundling of previous network structures. And a rebundling of new network lock-in models.

37 MOOCs are a keystone concept in reformulating education models and creating new ecosystems

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39 Power is shifting… State/public universities are concerned Network effect of small number of big winners Faculty losing influence, individuals gaining New entrants (VC-backed) Learner control (?)

40 Downes, 2013 (Antalya, Turkey presentation)

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42 Soft is hard and hard is easy Jon Dron

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44 A university as assemblage of strangers from all parts in one spot J.H. Newman Lecturers

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47 When closed: -Information doesnt flow -Connections dont form -Diversity is diminished -Knowledge development is hampered

48 Conference December 5-6, 2013 University of Texas Arlington

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50 Twitter/Gmail: gsiemens


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