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Expand Access and Support Innovation with OER: Community College Consortium for OER Panel at AACC 2013

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James Glapa-Grossklag, president of CCCOER, Dean College of the Canyons, CA; Lisa Storm, instructor at Hartnell College, CA; Preston Davis, Director of Extended Learning Institute at Northern Virginia …

James Glapa-Grossklag, president of CCCOER, Dean College of the Canyons, CA; Lisa Storm, instructor at Hartnell College, CA; Preston Davis, Director of Extended Learning Institute at Northern Virginia Community College; James Sousa, Instructor at Phoenix Community College in Maricopa District, AZ. present innovative OER projects at their colleges that are saving students significant costs in textbooks and instructional materials with high-quality faculty developed OER.

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  • Administrator help is invaluable, here. One method to enhance OER and AER adoption: designate someone, either a Dean or a Chair to research OER and AER in the various disciplines. This individual could send information regarding these resources to faculty that teach the courses. The directive could be that faculty review the resources, and if they choose not to adopt, they can send a form opting out with an explanation as to why the resources are inappropriate. Forcing adoption violates academic freedom; but forcing review does not. The “explanation” part of the form will ensure that faculty actually takes the time to review the resource.
  • Also drives enrollment; when students know that the resources are open or affordable, they will be more likely to enroll in the class.
  • ACE credit: pre-calculus, algebra, introduction to genetics and evolution, bioelectricity, calculus
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    • 1. Using Open Educational Resources to ExpandAccess and Support InnovationAACC 2013April 22, 2013, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM
    • 2. Our panelistsJames Glapa-GrossklagDean, Educational Technology, Learning Resources, and DistanceLearning, College of the Canyons (CA)James SousaMathematics Faculty, Phoenix College (AZ)Lisa StormAdministration of Justice Faculty, Hartnell College (CA)Wm. Preston DavisDirector of Instructional Services, Northern Virginia CommunityCollege (VA)
    • 3. OpenCourseWare Mission“Advance formal and informal learning through theworldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.”Over 250 institutions in 46 Countries
    • 4. Growth 2003-2013
    • 5. Community College Consortium for OERDr. Martha KanterU.S. Undersecretary ofEducation• Founded at Foothill-DeAnzaCollege District in 2007• Joined OCW Consortium 2011• Growth to 200+ colleges in NorthAmericaFunded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
    • 6. 200+ Community & Technical College
    • 7. Many Flavors of Open• Open Educational Resources aka OER• OpenCourseWare aka OCW• Open Textbooks• Open Access Journals• Open Source (Code)
    • 8. What are Open EducationalResources?U.S. Dept. of Education– Teaching, learning, and researchresources that reside in the publicdomain or have been released under anintellectual property license that permitstheir free use or repurposing by others.8cc-by donkyhotey/flickradapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
    • 9. What is an Open License?• Free: Free to access online, free to print• Open: Shared, usable and re-usable: licensing that is lessrestrictive than standard copyright9adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
    • 10. Creative Commons licensing• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses10
    • 11. Why Practice Openness?Institutional Mission“The mission of MIT is to advance knowledgeand …. The Institute is committed togenerating, disseminating, and preservingknowledge ….”
    • 12. The Community College Mission
    • 13. Leverage taxpayer fundingEnglish Composition I• 55,000+ enrollments / year• x $100 textbook• = $5.5+ Million every yearSource: Cable Green, The Obviousnessof Open Policy (2011)
    • 14. OER MATH IN MARICOPA:A COLLABORATIVE EFFORTTO SAVE STUDENTSMONEY AND INCREASEACCESSDr. Donna Gaudet, ScottsdaleCommunity CollegePaul Golisch, Paradise ValleyCommunity CollegeJames Sousa, Phoenix College
    • 15. Math OER MaterialsCompleteCoursesVideos eBooksOnlineAssessment/LMS(MathAS)SupplementaryMaterials/Activities
    • 16. Module Section
    • 17. Module Section Homework
    • 18. Benefits of OER Materials
    • 19. OER math courses in MCCCD Scottsdale Community College Six courses Arithmetic thru Pre-Calculus Over 42 faculty (inc. adjuncts) Phoenix College Five courses Arithmetic thru Trigonometry 6-8 faculty so far Paradise Valley CommunityCollege Four courses Arithmetic thru College Algebra 5-7 faculty so farMCCCD District-wideDevelopmental EducationModular Redesign Project
    • 20. PC Student Survey – MAT09XFall’12
    • 21. SCC Student Survey910 students surveyed during Fall 2012 semester78.1% feel the open materials support adequately thework that they do outside of class
    • 22. SCC Student Survey910 students surveyed during Fall 2012 semester76.2% would recommend the open materials totheir classmates
    • 23. OER @College of the Canyons• Playlists• Open Textbooks• Local repository
    • 24. OER PlaylistsWe gratefully acknowledge thesupport of a U.S. Department ofEducation FIPSE (Fund forImprovement of Post SecondaryEducation) Special Focus grant
    • 25. What is aPlaylist?Introductory text,learning outcomes,unit objectives, etc.Website withtext/articlesMediaTransition textAnother websitearticle/textTransition text
    • 26. Open Textbooks• WaterTechnology• Sociology• Statistics= $250,000student savings per year
    • 27. Local Repository• Equella• 0  520 objects in 3 years• Pros• Cons
    • 28. Lessons Learned• Times change• Technology changes• People change
    • 29. Improving access to educationand educational resourcesLisa StormAdministration of Justice Faculty
    • 30. Community Colleges have strength innumbers• We can promote open and affordable educationand educational resources• This will provide competition to the publisherswho are currently in crisis• Publishers will need to reduce prices and increasethe quality of textbooks to compete• One way to promote is to create informationalweb pages linking to the campus homepage• New: CA legislation on open educationalresources, MOOCs
    • 31. Hartnell College• Currently uses open or affordable educationalresources for the following courses:• Statistics• Analytic Geometry and Calculus• Pre-Algebra• Introduction to Sociology• Criminal Law• Legal Environment of Business• Introduction to Computer Science
    • 32. Benefits of promoting open andaffordable education• For my courses in Criminal Law and LegalEnvironment of Business, students have savedapproximately $157,000.00!• When students can afford to purchaseeducational resources, student success andretention rates will increase• The effort to enhance student access and successcan be reported during the accreditation process
    • 33. Flat World Knowledge publishing• Over 100 textbooks available in a variety of coresubjects• Focuses on e-textbooks and supplements• All textbooks peer-reviewed and professionallyedited and illustrated• All textbooks can be easily modified (includingadding in material) by the instructor at any time• Prices begin at $19.95• Flatworldknowledge.com
    • 34. MOOCs and education• California Governor Jerry Brown promotesresearch on MOOCs and so does the Bill andMelinda Gates foundation• My MOOC in U.S. Criminal Law• American Council on Education (ACE)recommends credit for five MOOCs
    • 35. OER-Based General EducationCertificate Program at NOVAWm. Preston Davis, Ed.D.Director of Instructional ServicesNorthern Virginia Community College
    • 36. NOVA’s OER-Based GeneralEducation Certificate ProjectThe Northern Virginia Community College(NOVA) Extended Learning Institute (ELI) wasawarded a CIF Grant from the VCCS to createand offer a series of online general educationcourse options utilizing free, high-quality OpenEducational Resources instead of traditionaltextbooks and other costly course materials.
    • 37. Goals of This Project Offer Twelve (12) textbook-free courses Fall2013; Create greater awareness of OER at NOVA; Help faculty to identify existing OER and/orcreate new OER content to improve teachingand learning; Make education more accessible andaffordable for all learners at NOVA andthroughout the VCCS by doing away with therequirement for students to purchase and relyon expensive textbooks for these courses.http://www.flickr.com/photos/uafcde/1817132666
    • 38. Courses SelectedWe selected high-impact courses for a broadpopulation English – ENG 111, 112,125 Math – MTH 151 Science – PHY 201, 202 History – HIS 121, 122 Humanities/Fine Arts – ART 101, 102 Social/Behavioral Sciences – HIS 262 Student Development – SDV 100These courses can be completed as an entire certificate program orindividuallyhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/43602175@N06/4070018828
    • 39. Faculty CommitmentThe faculty participatingin the OER project werecarefully selected based on: A history of providing high quality andinnovative instruction; A clear understanding and applicationof sound online teaching pedagogy; And demonstrated knowledge of andprior use of some open coursecontent.http://openclipart.org/detail/6970/reference-desk-by-stevelambert-6970
    • 40. Project Resources Faculty are provided stipends to redesign thecourses using OER instead of traditionaltextbooks. ELI resources (Librarian, InstructionalDesigners) are provided to assist in coursedesign and development. All course material developed for this projectwill be shared throughout the VCCS andlicensed Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons license.
    • 41. Costs of Course Textbooks ENG 111 – $140/105 ENG 112 – $93/70 ENG 125 – $89/67 MTH 151 – $263/226 PHY 101 – $269/201 PHY 102 - $244/183 HIS 121 - $109/82 HIS 122 – $109/82 ART 101 – $226/169 ART 102 – $226/169 HIS 262 – N/A (new course) SDV 100 – $77/58TOTAL: $1,845 (all new) / $1,412 (used if available)(average cost for textbooks = $185 new)http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5260/5519749611_a95070b507.jpg
    • 42. Significant Cost Savings A student completing the entire OER-BasedGen Ed Certificate will save $1845 over thecost of the traditional textbook-basedcourse. Offering one 30 student section of eachcourse (12 courses) in Fall 2013 wouldsave NOVA students a total of $55,350 thatsemester. Offering five sections of each of eachcourse (150 students per course) wouldsave NOVA students a total of $276,750!
    • 43. Anticipated Outcomes This project will be promoted to students atNOVA as both a Certificate Program andindividual course options. These courses will be more affordable andaccessible to community college students. Student demand for these courses will drivefuture course development. Total savings per student $1,845. First semester impact $55,350.http://www.flickr.com/photos/sepblog/3941048713/
    • 44. How to Get Involved? Join the CCCOER advisory list Participate in our community of interest Attend our free monthly webinars Visit our website to find resources Invite us to conduct faculty training Become a member of the OCWCoerconsortium.orgjames.glapa-grossklag@canyons.eduunatdaly@ocwconsortium.org

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