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Tuesday, October 25 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
From Shared to Open: The Evolution of Open Education in Washington State

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Learn how Washington's colleges went from a few system shared courses in 1997 to developing 81 courses as part of the Open Course Library.


Washington's State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) is currently developing the Open Course Library, an ambitious 2-year project to design open educational resources for 81 high enrolling courses. In 1997 SBCTC began developing a way to share courses with a "pooled enrollments" model. For over a decade, SBCTC's system shared courses have allowed smaller colleges to provide a variety of "long tail" course offerings through a well-organized system of online course sharing. In this presentation we will explain how our system shared courses paved the way to the Open Course Library, providing a culture of sharing as well as the technical framework to allow Washington State's colleges to engage more fully in the Open Education movement.


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Tom Caswell

Director of Learning Engineering, Learning Objects
I'm a husband, dad, & OER and EdTech guru at Learning Objects. More at http://tomcaswell/about

Tuesday October 25, 2011 3:30pm - 4:00pm MDT
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