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Hello Everyone,

I'm doing some research regarding the credentialing possibilities that exist for individuals who wish to receive credit for learning they achieve using OpenCourseWare.  (For those who are not familiar with OpenCourseWare, here is a link to the OpenCourseWare Consortium  http://www.ocwconsortium.org/. )  I would really appreciate it if you would take just a minute or so to answer the following questions regarding potential credentialing offered at your institution.  

Please imagine that an individual is studying the courses/subjects offered though the OpenCourseWare Consortium, and as they are going through their studies they are building an ePortfolio of their work, which includes artifacts of learning, blog postings and reflections on their work, etc.  Please imagine that they are completing all of the recommended assignments as outlined in the OpenCourse.

1. Is it possible for a student to earn credit for studies done in this manner?

2. Does this individual need to be matriculated (enrolled) in your college in order to receive credit for their studies?

3. If your answer to question #2 was "No": can they earn credit on a course by course basis?  And if so, what is the cost, and can they receive a transcript for transfer of credit?

4. If your answer to question #2 is "Yes": Is the credit given through an Assessment of Prior Learning, and is that credit transferrable to other institutions or must they use it to complete a degree at your institution?  Also, what is the cost?

5. If your institution accepts credits via Assessment of Prior Learning and/or Credit by Evaluation, what are total number of credits a student can receive (have accepted) towards a degree program?

6. Can a student at your institution go through OpenCourseWare courses as Independent Studies, and if so is that study treated any differently than a typical course at your institution?

Thanks in advance,
Ellen

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Hi Ellen:

I recommend talking with Philipp Schmidt @ P2PU re: open badges and with Wayne Macintosh re: the OERu model.

Warm regards,

Cable


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Message from mackintosh.wayne@gmail.com

HI Ellen,

Any possibility we can collaborate on this research work? As you know, all our research work at the OER Foundation is conducted under open access and free cultural works approved open licenses -- so you would be able to publish and report the findings for your own purposes.

I've started crafting a draft online survey, see:



Would be more than happy to work with you and include the data you are tracking.

Working together we can achieve more than working alone.

Cheers
Wayne 

Hi Wayne,

Yes, I would be more than happy to collaborate on this.

Thanks for asking,

Ellen

Ellen Marie Murphy
Director of Online Curriculum
SUNY Empire State College
113 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-2100 Ext: 2961
twitter: ellen_marie



From:        Wayne Mackintosh <mackintosh.wayne@GMAIL.COM>
To:        OPENNESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Date:        11/16/2011 11:57 PM
Subject:        Re: [OPENNESS] Credentialing: request for information
Sent by:        The EDUCAUSE OPENNESS Constituent Group Listserv <OPENNESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>



HI Ellen,

Any possibility we can collaborate on this research work? As you know, all our research work at the OER Foundation is conducted under open access and free cultural works approved open licenses -- so you would be able to publish and report the findings for your own purposes.

I've started crafting a draft online survey, see:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en_GB&formkey=dHdRYXpvVkRWSDFqSTBJQi1zbWJlbUE6MQ#gid=0


Would be more than happy to work with you and include the data you are tracking.

Working together we can achieve more than working alone.

Cheers
Wayne 

Hi Cable,

Thanks for the recommendation.  I was in attendance at the recent OERu meeting :)
I've been following the Badges initiative as well.  However, I'm particularly interested in
the ability for individuals to earn college credit using OpenCourseWare.  I know that there
are institutions that will provide credit through "credit by evaluation" and "assessment of
prior learning". Some will provide credit for individual courses, and do not require that the
student enroll.  Some will only provide credit after a student enrolls--a bit like transfer credit.
And, there are some in-between.  I would like to compile information regarding these options: what is the
totality of what's available, what are the different options, and what are the associated costs.

Thanks,
Ellen

Ellen Marie Murphy
Director of Online Curriculum
SUNY Empire State College
113 West Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
518-587-2100 Ext: 2961
twitter: ellen_marie



From:        Cable Green <cable@CREATIVECOMMONS.ORG>
To:        OPENNESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU
Date:        11/16/2011 11:05 PM
Subject:        Re: [OPENNESS] Credentialing: request for information
Sent by:        The EDUCAUSE OPENNESS Constituent Group Listserv <OPENNESS@LISTSERV.EDUCAUSE.EDU>



Hi Ellen:

I recommend talking with Philipp Schmidt @ P2PU re: open badges and with Wayne Macintosh re: the OERu model.

Warm regards,

Cable


Cable Green, PhD
Director of Global Learning
Creative Commons
(e) cable@creativecommons.org  /  (m) +01 360-790-3114  /  (s) cable.green
(t) @cgreen @cc  /  (b) OER
(b) power of open  /  CC newsletter  /  CC widget


Please donate to the CC Annual Campaign, going on now! https://creativecommons.net/donate



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