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Wednesday, November 6 • 11:15am - 11:40am
Large Scale OER - A TAACCCT Case Study

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The $2 billion TAACCCT Grant program from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) requires grantees to make all the grant funded curricula and training materials they develop Open Educational Resources (OER) by licensing them with a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license (CC BY). Currently the TAACCCT program is the largest OER initiative in the world and uniquely focused on creating curricula in partnership with industry for credentials in vocational industry sectors like manufacturing, health, energy, transportation and IT.

The Open Professionals Education Network (OPEN) made up of Creative Commons, Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative, Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST), and the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, through a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grant, are providing free support and technical assistance to TAACCCT grantees. Assistance includes support for:

- licensing TAACCCT grant work with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) License
- finding and remixing OER
- open policy
- online learning and OER pedagogy, technology and authoring strategies
- incorporating principles of Universal Design for Learning
- ensuring deliverables are readily accessible to qualified individuals with disabilities
- developing and implementing online and technology-enabled courses using the Open Learning Initiative platform
- making use of learning analytics and data dashboards for continuous improvement and data-based decision making

This presentation will describe the TAACCCT program large scale OER initiative overall and results associated with OPEN?s work including:

- TAACCCT program priorities and requirements
- big picture view of grants made
- inter-institutional and inter-state agreements and consortia
- national outcomes, global benefits
- generating linkages for OER curricula in shared areas of study (eg. health, advanced manufacturing, energy, transportation, IT, etc.)
- evaluating and measuring success
- implementing similar programs elsewhere
- opportunities for others to tap in to TAACCCT OER

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Norman Bier

Executive Director Simon Initiative; Director, Open Learning Initiative, Carnegie Mellon University
Norman Bier has spent his career at the intersection of learning and technology, working to expand access to and improve the quality of education. He is currently the Executive Director of the Simon Initiative and the Director of the Open Learning Initiative (OLI) at Carnegie Mellon... Read More →
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Cable Green

Director of Open Education, Creative Commons
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Mark Jenkins

Director, eLearning and Open Education, Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
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Paul Stacey

Associate Director of Global Learning, Creative Commons
Co-author, with Sarah Pearson, of Kickstarter funded book “Made With Creative Commons". Institute for Open Leadership mentor and facilitator. Creative Commons certificate program lead. Keen interest in role of the commons in the future economy. Bare feet, ocean kayaking, and ping... Read More →

Wednesday November 6, 2013 11:15am - 11:40am MST

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