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Visit Sabanci University At TU Delft OpenCourseWare

Last week TU Delft OpenCourseWare got a visit from Melih Yayli, a course material production specialist at Sabanci University (Turkey). The visit was part of an Erasmus Staff mobility application aimed at gathering experience in order to start a university wide OpenCourseWare project at Sabanci University.

As an active member of the OpenCourseWare Consortium we were very happy to share our experiences and contribute to Sabanci University in advancing their OpenCourseWare aspirations.

We organised a range of presentations, covering many facets involved in setting up an OpenCourseWare initiative. For example, both our colleagues at TU Delft and the Open University provided presentations and discussions on topics like ‘devising a strategy‘ and ‘organising the project‘, ‘setting up production processes‘ (recording lecture video’s and other course materials, handling Copyright restrictions and properly applying Creative Commons licensing), ‘managing the project‘ and ‘cooperating in networks‘. Next to the presentations there were many possibilities for discussion and exchange of experiences.

The visit not only proved useful to our guest, but also proved to be very beneficial to our own university. TU Delft is involved in a lot of Open Education projects at the moment. Alongside OpenCourseWare TU Delft will offer DelftX MOOCs and Online Distance Education from September. The presentations and discussions offered, provided opportunities for our  projectmembers to learn from the presentations, but also from each other.

We are very happy to have organised this week and look forward to seeing Open Education developments flourish at Sabanci University, and at other Turkish Universities.

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    I had a great week with you all. I’m happy to have visited your university. I don’t think I could have made a better choice. Thanks to Martijn, Willem, Gijs, Cora and everybody else I met during my visit.

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