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Getting Started with OER? Lumen Can Help!

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Slides from Lumen Learning webinar on April 18, 2013, featuring Dr. David Wiley and Kim Thanos discussing how to get started using open educational resources effectively.

Slides from Lumen Learning webinar on April 18, 2013, featuring Dr. David Wiley and Kim Thanos discussing how to get started using open educational resources effectively.

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  • 1. www.lumenlearning.comGetting Started with OER?Lumen Can Help!Lumen Learning Webinar18 April 2013
  • 2. 2Agenda• Introductions• Overview: Open Educational Resources (OER) and thepromise of open education• Successful OER projects and Lumen Learning origins• How Lumen Helps: Services, approach, lessons learned• Q&A
  • 3. 3Today’s presentersDr. David WileyLongtime open education advocate andinnovator; university professor; co-founder ofLumen LearningKim ThanosEducation technology strategist and entrepreneur;co-founder of Lumen Learning
  • 4. 4What is OER?Open educational resources (OER) are materials likecourses, textbooks, videos, and tests that:• May be freely accessed by anyone• Reside in the public domain or have been releasedunder an open copyright license
  • 5. 5OER: The 4R PermissionsSharing and creativity are inherent in OER:• Use the content in its unaltered formReuse• Adapt, adjust, modify, improve, or alterthe contentRevise• Combine the original or revised contentwith other OER to create something newRemix• Share copies of the original content,revisions or remixes with othersRedistribute
  • 6. 6Where do OER come from?• Foundations• Sponsored grantprojects• Educational institutions• Individual educatorsand expertsIn the past decade,foundations alone haveinvested more than$100 million to createhigh quality OER.
  • 7. 7The promise of OERReducetextbookcostsImprovestudentsuccessLumen’s initial results:Cut costs by more than 95%Lumen’s initial results:Double-digit improvement
  • 8. 8Fact: There is a direct relationship betweentextbook costs and student success60%+ do not purchase textbooksat some point due to cost35% take fewer courses due totextbook cost31% choose not to register for acourse due to textbook cost23% regularly go withouttextbooks due to cost14% have dropped a coursedue to textbook cost10% have withdrawn from acourse due to textbook costSource: 2012 student survey byFlorida Virtual Campus
  • 9. 9Lumen Learning’s vision for the relationshipbetween textbook costs and student success100% of students have100% free, digital access to all materials on day 1• Increase affordability• Broaden access• Apply continuous quality improvement
  • 10. 10The Lumen team’s successful projectsdemonstrate OER can make a radical differenceProject Year ResultsKaleidoscopeOpen CourseInitiative2012-2013 • Textbook costs reduced to zero• Double-digit improvements in studentsuccess• Lumen managing Phase 2, expanding pilotfrom 8 to 20 more institutionsTextbook Zero 2013 • Tidewater Community College announcedworld’s first Associates Degree using onlyOER• Estimate 30% lower cost-to-degreeOpen High Schoolof Utah2010-2013 • Zero textbook costs for high school serving~500 students• Adding grades 7-8 in 2013• Numerous awards for best practices andbest curriculum in online learning andteaching
  • 11. 11Lumen’s growing client community
  • 12. 12A proven path for using OER effectivelyLumen Learning provides anevidence-based approach to guideinstitutions in using OER to reducetextbook costs and improvestudent success.Photo: heiwa4126 / Flickr
  • 13. 13Who we serveWe work with higher education institutionsand K-12 districts to develop sustainable,effective OER-based alternatives forgeneral education courses.“OER is a greatidea.”“I know how toget started withOER.”“We’re achievinggreat things withOER.”
  • 14. 14Lumen Learning ServicesSustainingServicesTraining&TransitionServicesOne-Time Fee:• Leadership Training & Strategy• Faculty Training• Pre-launch Training &Coordination• Textbook Zero ProgramDevelopment• New Participant Training Annual Subscription:• Open Content Curation• Analytics & Continuous Quality Improvement• Hosting (MyOpenMath, OAAI)
  • 15. 15What is our approach?1. Align OER with institutional strategy2. Facilitate faculty-led, collaborative development ofOER-based courses and programs3. Provide training and support to empower instructorsand make OER easy to use4. Measure results5. Apply continuous improvement process6. Cultivate an active community around OER tocapture and build on successes over time
  • 16. 16Lessons Learned:Leadership Training and Strategy1. Plan for scale2. Work with real economic data 36 sections of Dev Math @$170/student = $183,600 per year What % would return to institution?PURPOSE:Guide leadersthrough process toidentify impact andplan for success:• Faculty support• Student support• Economic model• Implementationprocess3. Planning and communicationup-front reduce support needsafter the fact
  • 17. 17Lessons Learned:Faculty Training1. Start with a small, excitedteam2. Be pragmatic3. Emphasize the mindsetshift MVP Iterative Collaborative4. Require a $0 student costPURPOSE:Guide faculty membersto review, align,discover and customizeopen materials:• “Packaging” for easeof use• Full courses• Complete programs
  • 18. 18Lessons Learned:Sustaining Services1. The devil is in the details2. We must truly own theopen path3. The power to improve isof little value without datato inform improvements4. Connect personally intothe open communityPURPOSE:Ensure appropriate use,curate and improvecontent over time:• Licensing• Attribution• Analysis ofeffectiveness• Recommendationsfor improvement
  • 19. www.lumenlearning.comQ&ADavid Wiley: david.wiley@lumenlearning.comKim Thanos: kim.thanos@lumenlearning.comwww.lumenlearning.com