As you may have heard, my fellow rabble-rouser George Siemens and I are doing a MOOC on open education that launches later this month on edX. Before you ask, let me preemptively answer a few questions.
- Yes, this MOOC actually is open – all the content will be viewable outside the edX platform and downloadable under open licenses so as to be fully 5R-able,
- yes, you can fully participate in the course for free, and
- no, I don’t make any money should you choose to try for a Verified Certificate.
Now that we’ve got that out of the way, George and I have a request. Would you be willing to make a 3 – 5 minute video sharing your perspectives and experiences regarding one or more of our weekly topics? We would love for our fellow course participants to hear a wide diversity of voices (rather than just suffering through ours all the time). The weekly topics are:
- Week 1: Why Open Matters
- Week 2: Copyright, the Public Domain, and the Commons
- Week 3: The 5R’s, Creative Commons, and Open Licensing
- Week 4: Creating, Finding and Using OERs
- Week 5: Research on OER Impact and Effectiveness
- Week 6: The Next Battle for Openness: Data, Algorithms, and Competency Mapping
If you’re willing to create a video or two (only one weekly topic per video, please!), here’s what to do. Post it somewhere public under an open license (e.g., post it on YouTube licensed CC BY). The send us a tweet using the course hashtag #openedmooc with a link to your video or drop the link in the comments below. If you do all this by the end of the day Sept 14, we’ll review your video, send it off for transcription, and get it integrated into the official course materials. The video will, of course, be attributed to you as required by the CC license – bringing you fame and glory beyond your wildest dreams. Or, at least, a few thousand views.
Thanks in advance for your consideration.