The Evidence Towards Impact: The Maricopa Millions OER Project

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The Maricopa Millions Project is designed to scale OER usage throughout the ten-college district by remixing and adapting current models from across the country and world. A steering committee has been established to develop and implement a comprehensive strategic plan to save our students $5 million over 5 years in textbooks and course materials.

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The Evidence Towards Impact: The Maricopa Millions OER Project

  1. 1. The Evidence Towards Impact: The Maricopa Millions OER Project Dr. Lisa Young Scottsdale Community College Paul Golisch Paradise Valley Community College
  2. 2. Maricopa Community Colleges Phoenix, Arizona 10 Colleges 37 Associate Degrees Over 10,000 Courses Nearly 10,000 Employees More than 250,000 Students
  3. 3. Costs for a Class (3 credit hours) Tuition Textbooks$243 $100 Maricopa Community Colleges
  4. 4. http://www.sdsubookstore.com/Bookstore/Textbooks/PricingPolicy/ WheretheNewTextbookDollarGoes/tabid/143/Default.aspx
  5. 5. openstaxcollege.org OER Example: OpenStax College
  6. 6. Members in CCCOER Senators and Congressmen sponsoring the Affordable College Textbook Act The National OER Scene Some Notable OER Projects
  7. 7. http://www.sparc.arl.org/sites/default/files/Affordable%20College%20Textbook%20Act.pdf The Affordable College Textbook Act S. 1704 (Durbin-Franken) H.R. 3538 (Hinojosa-Miller) Sen. Al Franken (MN) Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) Rep. Rubén Hinojosa (TX) Rep. George Miller (CA) •  Creates a grant program to support pilot programs at colleges and universities •  Ensures that materials created will be freely and easily accessible to the public •  Requires entities who receive funds to complete a report on the program effectiveness •  Requires the Government Accountability Office to provide an updated report on the price trends of college textbooks
  8. 8. How OER in MCCCD started…
  9. 9. OER Roots in the Maricopa Community Colleges Scottsdale Community College Videos, Workbooks, & Hosting Phoenix College Videos & Textbooks Paradise Valley CC Adoption & Collaboration 10 Colleges
  10. 10. OER Example: MyOpenMath www.myopenmath.com
  11. 11. Photo by spettacolopuro - Creative Commons Attribution License http://www.flickr.com/photos/24113168@N03 Created with Haiku Deck
  12. 12. Paradise Valley Community College Survey of Math Students – Spring 2013
  13. 13. Only 6.3% would not recommend the open materials to their classmates Scottsdale Community College Survey of Math Students - Fall 2012 score.scottsdalecc.edu sccmath.wordpress.com
  14. 14. Views during March 2014 www.mathispower4u.com Over 28,000 hours of viewing
  15. 15. Let the scaling begin …
  16. 16. Library Faculty
  17. 17. •  Presentations •  Call for OER Grants •  Dialogue Days •  Department Meetings •  “Water Cooler” Discussions •  Promotional Items •  CTLs •  College Libraries •  Candy http://www.skmurphy.com/startup-stages/scaling-up-stage/ Creating OER Awareness and Increasing Adoption
  18. 18. Phase 1 (Pilot in Fall 2014) English Composition I English Composition II Developmental Reading Phase 2 (Pilot in Spring 2015) Fundamental Chemistry College Success Class Course Materials: a)  No Cost OR b)  Low Cost (less than $40)
  19. 19. The 4 Rs of OER
  20. 20. $100 per student € 72 per student 20 students per class
  21. 21. Spring 2014 ----------------- $1,483,175 ($818,000) € 1,072,899 so far
  22. 22. Let’s hear from the students…
  23. 23. “Open Educational Resources allow everyone in class to have all the materials on day one.” Manuel Ordoñez Major: Business
  24. 24. $185 €134 Dad, I thought you said the textbook would be free!
  25. 25. Student Interviews
  26. 26. lisa.young@scottsdalecc.edu @lcbyoung paul.golisch@paradisevalley.edu @pgolisch www.maricopa.edu/oer Questions?

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