Kaleidoscope Approach 2013


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  • The Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative was founded in 2011 by Kim Thanos and David Wiley.Imageshttp://www.project-kaleidoscope.org/http://www.lumenlearning.com/team
  • The project received initial funding in 2011 as well as follow-on funding in 2012 from a Next Generation Learning Challenges Wave I grant focused on improving college completion for at-risk students using technology solutions.Screenshot:http://nextgenlearning.org/nglc-overview
  • Kaleidoscope’s goal is to improve the academic success of at-risk students by:using the best of existing open educational resources, also known as OERimproving student successeliminating textbook costs as a barrier improving learning materials using a continuous, assessment driven enhancement process, andcreating a collaborative community to share learning, investment, and faculty developmentQuote:http://oli.cmu.edu/
  • The approach centers on creating and adopting open course designs for high-enrollment courses, collaboratively, across multiple institutions, using the best of existing OER and supporting development of the “full instructional package” of open materials. Implementation of sound instructional design, such as what meets Quality Matters initiatives, appropriate author attribution of course materials, and utilization of learning analytics are the drivers for continuous improvement in open content, learning, and instruction.
  • In the first phase of Kaleidoscope, 11 Gen Ed courses were developed, over 9,000 students participated, therequired textbook cost dropped to $0, and the average change in student success (C or better in the course)reported was +10% some as high as +14%
  • In 2011, Kaleidoscope’s founding 8 members consisted of community colleges and open access, 4-year schools ranging from California across to New York. I represented Chadron State College, a four-year open enrollment institution in Nebraska, as a Faculty Collaborator in developmental reading, writing, and college success courses.
  • Today 2 ½ years later, all of us in this room are now a part of the next phase of this growing project – one that has and continues to be one of the most profound experiences of my career.
  • Identify and fill gaps in OERSupplement existing content if necessaryAny original content licensed CCBYCourse AdopterTeach sections of courseOffer Feedback
  • gdocs, timelinesload all content in online platform
  • Working together we will empower
  • Given that faculty collaborators in the initial phase of the project (myself included) had little or no knowledge or experience with OER, including open licensing, mining the wealth of existingOER, and identifying quality OERwere unsure of how to effectively collaborate across institutionswere not strong instructional designers or educational technologists norknew how to utilize learning analytics for continuous improvementit was imperative that the project included OER experts in advisory roles from different organizations. These advisors continue to support the project through the current iteration of our work and beyond.Images:http://www.lumenlearning.com/http://home.byu.edu/home/http://creativecommons.org/http://www.cmu.edu/index.shtmlhttp://www.mit.edu/http://www.aacu.org/http://openstaxcollege.org/http://www.saylor.org/http://www.instructure.com/http://opencourselibrary.org/http://www.ck12.org/teacher/http://nextgenlearning.org/http://www.gatesfoundation.org/http://www.shuttleworthfoundation.org/
  • Kaleidoscope Approach 2013

    1. 1. Kaleidoscope 2011-2013 Approach 8 November 2013 Park City, UT Ronda Neugebauer Faculty Success Lead, Lumen Learning www.lumenlearning.com
    2. 2. Agenda • • • • Kaleidoscope history and goals Participant roles Course development support Successes and challenges with panel www.lumenlearning.com
    3. 3. Kim Thanos, M.B.A. David Wiley, Ph.D.
    4. 4. NGLC grants target specific challenges that address barriers to educational success. NGLC strives to dramatically improve college readiness and completion, particularly for low-income students and students of color, by identifying promising technology solutions. http://nextgenlearning.org/nglc-overview
    5. 5. Kaleidoscope: Goal Use open educational resources (OER) to improve the success of at-risk students at multi-institutional scale http://oli.cmu.edu/ www.lumenlearning.com
    6. 6. Kaleidoscope Approach • Develop open course designs • Delivered via multiple learning environments • Create full set of open materials for every outcome • Implement sound instructional design • Support architecture of attribution • Continuously improve using analytics www.lumenlearning.com
    7. 7. Kaleidoscope 2011-2012 Results • Reduced cost of required textbooks to $0 by replacing with OER • Improved average student success rates 10%+ compared to student performance in same courses by same instructors in previous years • Impacted 9,000+ students www.lumenlearning.com
    8. 8. 2011 Course Developers ~ 10 Courses
    9. 9. 2013 Course Developers ~ 20+ Courses
    10. 10. 2011 Discipline Teams English Comp I Geography Biology Business Algebra Psychology Developmental Reading Developmental Writing www.lumenlearning.com
    11. 11. 2013 Discipline Teams Accounting Art Chemistry Earth Science Economics Educ: Intro Teaching English Comp II Info Systems *June 2013 Workshop Marketing *Math Music Online Learning Poli Sci/US Govt Sociology Speech US History www.lumenlearning.com
    12. 12. Defining the Roles: Faculty Collaborative Course Developer • Serve as SME – Subject Matter Expert • Collaborate in course development • Identify content and assessments • Align outcomes, content, and assessments • Identify and fill gaps in OER • Supplement existing content if necessary • Any original content licensed CCBY www.lumenlearning.com
    13. 13. Defining the Roles: Faculty Course Adopter • Teach sections of course • Offer feedback www.lumenlearning.com
    14. 14. Defining the Roles: Lumen • • • • • • Support faculty in collaboration Build and attribute courses Ensure accessibility Report project results to NGLC Provide content analytics Incorporate feedback for continuous course improvement www.lumenlearning.com
    15. 15. Course Development Support Professional development • Mining and vetting OER • Identify and fill gaps in content • 4Rs: reuse, revise, remix, redistribute Open Course Design • Customization • Consistency • Accessibility compliance www.lumenlearning.com
    16. 16. Faculty Panel Elizabeth Ellington ~ English Composition Amber Gilewski ~ Psychology Crystal LoVetere ~ Geography Wendy Riggs ~ Biology Zack Varpness ~ Chemistry