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Introduction to OER



The basics of OER

The basics of OER



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Introduction to OER Introduction to OER Presentation Transcript

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  • Open Everywhere The What, Why, Who and How of Finding & Adopting High Quality Open Educational Resources Presentation: adapted from Jean Runyon & James Glapa-Grossklage cc-by license Photo: Derivative work of photo by Dominic Alves cc-by license
  • Welcome 3 Dr. Donna Gaudet Math Chair/Faculty Member Scottsdale Community College Dr. Lisa Young Director – Center for Teaching/Learning Scottsdale Community College
  • Setting the Stage
  • Test your OER Knowledge (1) Rise in Textbook Costs Photo: cc-by license
  • By what % have Textbook prices risen in the last 12 years? 51 – 60% 61 – 70% 71 – 80% Over 80%
  • Source: Government Accountability Office, June 2013, College Textbooks Report
  • Impact on Students • 65% choose NOT to buy college textbook due to cost • 94% report concern that grades affected due to this choice • 48% take fewer classes or different classes based on cost of textbooks. 8 “Fixing the Broken Textbook Market: How Students Respond to High Textbook Costs and Demand Alternatives.” Student PIRGS, January 2014
  • Solution: Open Educational Resources • Online access to materials on first day of class • Free online, low-cost print options • Faculty can adapt for students Licensed for re-use by OpenSourceWay
  • Test your OER Knowledge (2) What are OERs? Photo: cc-by license
  • OER’s are things you find on the web  TRUE FALSE
  • Open Educational Resources (OER) Hewlett Foundation – “Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others.” 12 Source:
  • The 4R’s of OER 13 This material is based on original writing by David Wiley, which was published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution license at:
  • Reuse Depictions of individual species of gastropods – referenced on over 7000 Wikimedia pages Source: cc-by
  • Revise Revision of number of frog species from 4 – 6 Source: cc-by
  • Revise Part A has been converted to SVG and from there adapted to Czech, German, Spanish, I ndonesian, Polish, Portug uese, Romanian, and Ukrainian. Source: cc-by
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  • Redistribute Photo by A. Diez Herrero - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License
  • OERs Include: • “Full courses • Course Materials • Modules • Textbooks • Streaming Videos • Tests • Software • Any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge.” 20 Source:
  • Characteristics of OER • Digital – Easily modified – free distribution • Open License – Re-usable & Customizable • Low cost – Lowers barriers to education Labeled for reuse by MrKCoolsPhotostream
  • Test your OER Knowledge (3) OER Quality Photo: cc-by license
  • Publisher Material is Higher Quality Than OER  TRUE FALSE
  • OER & Quality • Copyright status does not guarantee quality • There are good/bad OER and good/bad publisher copyright materials • Interested parties should verify quality of adopted resources • OERs can be as accurate or more (Nature) • Pretty does not mean quality • Only quality metric that counts is student learning This material is based on original writing by David Wiley, which was published freely under a Creative Commons Attribution license at: Image: Mark A. Philbrick – CC BY
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  • Test your OER Knowledge (4) Reasons for using OER Photo: cc-by license
  • Why do Faculty use OER?  The huge royalties and kickbacks they receive for their work including name recognition and fame A passion to make a financial difference in the lives of their students and potentially impact student success
  • 28 It Starts with Lowering Student Costs
  • 29 Lowering Student Costs
  • But…get ready for the OTHER benefits • Customizable content • Error correction “just in time” • Multiple views • Multiple sources • Collaboration • Continuous improvement
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