OER Grantees Meeting 2012: Opening Exercise Part 2

Opening Exercise in Two Parts, Part 2: Prioritizing Issues and Setting the Overall Strategy (Hewlett Foundation Update)


  1. Welcoming remarks by Martha Minow, Dean, Harvard Law School
    "We are at in inflection point in education: (1) technological change; (2) learning theory and empirical research about how people learn; (3) and political/legal movement towards understanding education as a fundamental right.  The development of informal education, credentialing, badging, interactive learning, and co-productive learning all showing great promise."
  2. Part 2: Prioritizing Issues and Setting the Overall Strategy (Hewlett Foundation Update):  Members of the Hewlett team will highlight the Education Program's 2012 strategic goals, including an update on its Deeper Learning strategy and a deep dive into OER. They will share their perspectives on trending issues and emerging challenges and opportunities within the grantee community and OER generally, with a focus on key pillars including High Quality Supply, Supportive OER Policies, Implementable Standards, Influential Research, and Innovative OER.
  3. Barbara Chow on Hewlett Education Program
    3 key areas:
    (1) state policy (2) open education resources (3) deeper learning in k-12 classrooms throughout the US
    Deeper Learning:
    To provide students the skills and knowledge they will need to be successful in 21st century work and life
    Core competencies:
    (1) ability to:think critically and solve complex problems; (2) communicate effectively; (3) work collaboratively
  4. Kathy Nicholson on OER Infrastructure Portfolio
    * Knowledge is a public good, goal is to equalize access
    * Build an infrastructure to obtain mainstream adoption of OER

  5. Vic Vuchic on Opportunities and Risk
    (1) continued growth at the policy level; (2) grant Oopportunities; (3) open textbooks; (4) credentialing & MOOCS; (5) designing OER for mobile delivery; (6) increase awareness for OER
    (1) policy attacks and legal risk; (2) continue to drive demand across stakeholders; (3) address supply capacity; (4) mobile and tablets
    4 Asks:
    (1) continue building awareness about OER; (2) encourage government support of the Paris OER Declaration; (3) organize and link OER research and evidence; (4) link deeper learning and OER outcomes