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Thursday, November 19 • 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Using Open Licenses to Enhance Collaboration and Reduce Costs in MOOC Development

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The Open Education Consortium (OEC) launched a pilot in 2014 to demonstrate the power of using openly licensed content in Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) development to enable more and better collaboration while significantly reducing costs. Partnering with edX, OEC member institutions were given the opportunity to develop MOOCs on a leading technology platform that offers multiple options for learners. Using existing open courseware and other open educational resources (OER), members have launched MOOCs that offer learners high-quality learning experiences for free but with the option to earn a completion certificate for a modest fee.

Member institutions participating in the pilot include the National Chiao Tung University, Tufts University, University Polytechnic of Madrid, Open University's TESS India project, Anne Arundel Community College, and the University of Hokkaido. They are offering a wide variety of courses that range from the technology of energy, introduction to helicopters, corporate social responsibility, teacher education, introduction to business, and the effects of radiation.

Panelists from the MOOC development team at Tufts University, Anne Arundel Community College, and the University of Hokkaido will share best practices for developing and running openly licensed MOOCs. Lesson learned about developing MOOCs with OER and strategies for enhancing student engagement will be shared.

The Open Education Consortium is a worldwide community of hundreds of higher education institutions and associated organizations committed to advancing open education and its impact on global education. We seek to instill openness as a feature of education around the world, allowing greatly expanded access to education while providing a shared body of knowledge upon which innovative and effective approaches to today's social problems can be built.

EdX, a not-for-profit enterprise founded by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012, was created for students and institutions that seek to transform themselves through cutting-edge technologies, innovative pedagogy, and rigorous courses. Through our institutional partners, the xConsortium, along with other leading global members, we present the best of higher education online, offering opportunity to anyone who wants to achieve, thrive, and grow.

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Una Daly

Director, Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
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Tomo Nagashima

Instructional Designer, Hokkaido University / Creative Commons Japan

Thursday November 19, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm PST
Waddington Room

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