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Hi All,

Are any of you aware of whether Khan Academy videos have been aligned to specific courses by a college, university or state organization? We are contemplating the feasibility of aligning them with Florida's Common Course Numbers for higher education and were wondering if anyone has done this at their institution or state.

Thanks,

Robin

Robin L. Donaldson, Ph.D.
Florida Virtual Campus
Project Manager, The Orange Grove
rdonaldson@distancelearn.org
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Hi Robin, > Are any of you aware of whether Khan Academy videos have been aligned > to specific courses by a college, university or state organization? We > are contemplating the feasibility of aligning them with Florida's > Common Course Numbers for higher education and were wondering if > anyone has done this at their institution or state. I don't know of anyone who has mapped the videos to their institutions course offerings. I know at my alma mater that wouldn't go over well if it wasn't the professor doing it (UMich) :) But, Khan Academy has mapped the Common Core to their videos: http://www.khanacademy.org/commoncore I assume there are videos on KA that aren't represented in that list (as I assume KA has videos addressing concepts outside of the Common Core). I'm sure we would all love to see what mapping you do produce, though. Best, Greg -- | Greg Grossmeier GPG: B2FA 27B1 F7EB D327 6B8E | | http://grossmeier.net A18D 1138 8E47 FAC8 1C7D | ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.
Thanks Greg. Good comments! We would definitely only have faculty who are teaching the subject do the mapping/tagging with the course number. They would ultimately probably have to determine the accuracy of the resource too --can't tag it saying it is applicable if there are any errors. :-) It would be great if we could get some funding so we fund support from institutions/faculty at our different Florida colleges and universities for tagging. Then, when completed, examine usage and perceptions (faculty and students) by our institutions. This could also be done for some of the open textbooks for gen ed (e.g., Calculus by created by UF) so they are alined to courses and, where possible, open textbooks. Where is my fairy godmother when I need her? This kind of mapping is similar, at least in concept, to what we enable our faculty contributors to do when submitting OERs to The Orange Grove in that they have the ability to tag a resource with a Fl. Common Course Number. They can also tag with other meta data (e.g., Common Core). Do you know if KA had subject matter experts (educators) map to the Common Core or staff? I need more hours in the day!! I can come up with ideas but no time to write grants on my own, Robin ________________________________________
> We would definitely only have faculty who are teaching the subject do > the mapping/tagging with the course number. They would ultimately > probably have to determine the accuracy of the resource too --can't > tag it saying it is applicable if there are any errors. :-) Good deal. > It would be great if we could get some funding so we fund support > from institutions/faculty at our different Florida colleges and > universities for tagging. Then, when completed, examine usage and > perceptions (faculty and students) by our institutions. This could > also be done for some of the open textbooks for gen ed (e.g., > Calculus by created by UF) so they are alined to courses and, where > possible, open textbooks. Where is my fairy godmother when I need > her? I would have assumed that the UMN project (my other alma mater) would have these alignments to their course numbers for the Open Textbook project of their's: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ This might be the right crowd to ask: Is there an accepted (for some value of "accepted") concept/knowledge graph applicable to higher ed? > This kind of mapping is similar, at least in concept, to what we > enable our faculty contributors to do when submitting OERs to The > Orange Grove in that they have the ability to tag a resource with a > Fl. Common Course Number. They can also tag with other meta data > (e.g., Common Core). Is that Common Core alignment structured or just a free field for them (ie: do they have to know before hand or are they guided)? > Do you know if KA had subject matter experts (educators) map to the > Common Core or staff? I don't know; others on the list might? > I need more hours in the day!! I can come up with ideas but no time to > write grants on my own, I would be interested in continuing any conversations in this general realm (turning OERs into quasi linked data elements) with almost anyone, just saying :) Greg -- | Greg Grossmeier GPG: B2FA 27B1 F7EB D327 6B8E | | http://grossmeier.net A18D 1138 8E47 FAC8 1C7D | ********** Participation and subscription information for this EDUCAUSE Constituent Group discussion list can be found at http://www.educause.edu/groups/.