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AACC Workforce Development Institute 2013


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Presentation by Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources at the American Association of Community Colleges Workforce Development Institute 2013 in San Diego

Presentation by Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources at the American Association of Community Colleges Workforce Development Institute 2013 in San Diego

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  • Gates Foundation has been researching retention and completion rates at community colleges to identify effective practices and has now turned to MOOCs to measure impact of MOOC practices in traditional courses and what if any might increase college retention and completion.
  • The Open Course Library is a collection of expertly developed educational materials – including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments – for 81 high-enrollment college courses. 42 courses have been completed so far, providing faculty with a high-quality option that will cost students no more than $30 per course.
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    • 1. Community Colleges and Open Education Una Daly, OpenCourseware ConsortiumJames Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons Workforce Development Institute 2013
    • 2. Agenda• Open Education 101• True or False ?• What is OER?• Who’s Doing OER?• Opportunities• Challenges & Risks• Rewards• Q&A
    • 3. OpenCourseWare Consortium (founded MIT in 2001)―Advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high- quality education materials organized as courses.‖ Nearly 300 institutions in 46 Countries
    • 4. 100+ Community & Technical Colleges
    • 5. CCCOER Mission• Promote academic and career goals through adoption of OER to expand access and fuel faculty innovation – Lower cost of materials – Support professional development – Advance community college mission Funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
    • 6. True or False?• All OER is in the public domain• Publisher produced material is better than OER• eBooks are the same as open textbooks
    • 7. Many Flavors of Open• Open Educational Resources aka OER• Open Textbooks• OpenCourseWare aka OCW• Massive Open Online Course aka MOOC• Open Access Journals• Open Source (Code)
    • 8. What are Open Educational Resources?U.S. Dept. of Education – 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 or repurposing by others. cc-by donkyhotey/flickr adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 8
    • 9. What is an Open License?• Free: Free to access online, free to print• Open: Shared, usable and re-usable: licensing that is less restrictive than standard copyright adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 9
    • 10. Creative Commons licensing• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses 10
    • 11. Who is funding OER?
    • 12. Who is engaged in OER?
    • 13. What are colleges doing?• Adopting OER• Developing OER – E.g. TAACCCT Grantees• Developing MOOCs• Offering credit for MOOCs• Sharing OER
    • 14. Community College MOOCs• Developmental Math – Cuyahoga, Wake Tech Community Colleges• Developmental English – Mount San Jacinto Community College• EdX Partnership – Mass Bay and Bunker Hill Community Colleges
    • 15. Washington’s Open Course Library A collection of openly licensed(CC-BY)educational resources for 81 high-enrollment community college courses Credit: Timothy Valentine & Leo Reynolds CC-BY- NC-SA
    • 16. Clinton Global Initiative• Professional Development OER – Workplace skills • Writing, Word processing, Spreadsheets – Job search skills • Resumes, Interviewing, Etiquette – 12 Career Development Modules • E.g. Accounts Payable,HR, etc.• Mobile Access on iTunesU
    • 17. Challenges• Finding content• Vetting for quality and accessibility• Licensing content• Incentivizing content developers• Adopting content by instructors• Responding to publisher incentives
    • 18. Rewards• Lower costs• Promote institutional profile as leader• Leverage existing resources for curriculum development• Provide timely updates of materials• Develop custom texts—re-mixing
    • 19. Opportunities• Train faculty to find and adopt OER• Articulate benefits of OER• Workflow management for OER production and distribution• Accessibility compliance training• Partner with educators engaged in OER
    • 20. Questions?• Contact Info: – Una Daly, – James Glapa-Grossklag, james.glapa-
    • 21. Photo credits: Share IMG_4591 cc-by-sa La belle tzigane cc-by-sa Asian Library Interior 5 cc-by-nc-sa Petru cc-by-nc-sa Opensourceways cc-by-sa