Community College Consortium OER Panel eLearning 2013


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Community College Consortium Colleges OER Panel at eLearning 2013. Featuring Jean Runyon, Anne Arundel CC, Carol Laman, Houston CC, Kathryn Rhodes, Roane State CC, James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons, Una Daly, Open Courseware Consortium

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  • Learning to Learn is a short course for individuals who are thinking about starting or returning to college. The course is designed to build confidence and to provide the tools and skills necessary to be successful in an academic setting and in the workplace. The course encourages a consideration of possible choices and the value of making plans for the future. In addition, it will increase awareness of an adult’s current qualities, knowledge and skills. Adults will be introduced to the cycle of learning and will develop a personal action plan. The course activities will help adults develop the essential college and life skills of communication, problem solving and self-management. Succeed with Math provides a review of key concepts and to apply these concepts to real world applications. Math and You is designed to build math confidence, to develop problem-solving strategies and skills, and to explore the many ways math impacts an adult’s daily life. Getting down to the Basics provides content and activities to address these key areas: decimals, rounding, estimating, units and measurements, signed numbers, basic operations (with signed numbers), reading and writing mathematics, and using knowledge in real world scenarios. Relationships among Numbersprovides content and activities to address these key areas: how numbers are used in daily life, fractions, percentages, ratios, connections between fractions, percentages, and ratios.
  • The National STEM Consortium (NSC) is an ambitious project that will be a model for college-level cooperation involving community colleges from coast-to-coast.
  • Community College Consortium OER Panel eLearning 2013

    1. 1. Expanding Student Access & Fueling Faculty Innovation with theCommunity College Consortium for OER Jean Runyon, Anne Arundel College Carol Laman, Houston College Kathryn Rhodes, Roane State College James Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons Una Daly, OCW Consortium February 2013
    2. 2. Welcome!!• Introduction• National STEM Consortium and Bridge-to- Success NGLC Project• Customizing an OER Textbook Study• Open Textbook Adoption and OER Curriculum Development• Faculty Authoring & Adoption of Open Textbooks and Courses.• Q&A
    3. 3. 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 3
    4. 4. ExamplesIncludes – • Course materials • Lesson Plans • Modules or lessons • OpenCourseWare (OCW) • Open textbooks • Videos • Images • Tests • Software • Any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support ready access to knowledge adapted from Judy Baker’s ELI 2011 OER Workshop cc-by license 4
    5. 5. 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 5
    6. 6. Creative Commons license• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses 6
    7. 7. CCCOER Mission• Promote adoption of OER to enhance teaching and learning – Expand access to education – Support professional development – Voice for open education at community colleges. Funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
    8. 8. 150+ Community & Technical College Members Community College Consortium for OER
    9. 9. Spring Faculty Development Webinars• OER for Workforce Training & Job Search Skills (Jan 29)• Critical Role of Librarians in OER Adoption (Feb 26)• Open Education Week (Mar 11-15)• OER Authoring Tools (Mar 26)• California’s Higher Education OER Initiatives (April 30)• Trends in Open Education (June 4)
    10. 10. Bridge-to-Success and National STEM ConsortiumJean RunyonDean, Learning Advancement and the VirtualCampusPast Chair of Instructional Technology Council
    11. 11. Open Learning: Bridge to SuccessBridge to Success was made possible through a Next Generation Learning Challenge grant awarded to Anne ArundelCommunity College, the Open University (UK), University of Maryland University College (UMUC) and MassachusettsInstitution of Technology (MIT). NGLC is led by EDUCAUSE in partnership with The League for Innovation in theCommunity College, the International Association of K-12 Online Learning and the Council of Chief State SchoolOfficers. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation helped design theNext Generation Learning Challenges and fund the initiative.
    12. 12. Bridge to Success Courses and Resources • Courses • Learning to Learn • Succeed with Math • Resources • Instructor’s Toolkit • Student’s Toolkit • Math Anxiety Webshop
    13. 13. For more information aboutBridge to Success, visit:
    14. 14.
    15. 15. What is the NSC? A consortium of ten leading community colleges, in nine states, organized to: Develop nationally portable, certificate-level programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Build a national model for multi-college cooperation in the design and delivery of high-quality occupational programs responsive to labor-market needs
    16. 16. NSC Industries Composite Materials Cyber Technology Electric Vehicle Development and Repair Environmental Technology Mechatronics
    17. 17. NATIONAL STEM CONSORTIUM STEM BRIDGESTEM READINESS: 45-hour online course co-developed with Carnegie MellonOpen Learning Initiative (OLI) and CAST designed to quickly refresh “rusty” skillsfor TAA and dislocated workers entering certificates directly. Closely workingwith industry partners to develop real-life workplace scenarios. Math – 15 Hours Critical Thinking and Workplace Communication – 15 hours Professional Skills – 15 HoursFAST TRACKS: Accelerated 8-10 week “on-ramp” designed to quickly build keyskills for lower level learners immediately prior to entry in the Credit Certificateprograms. This part will be backward designed from STEM Bridge and will beoffered in intensive format 4-5 days per week.
    18. 18. To access the STEMBridge course, visitCarnegie MellonUniversity, OpenLearning Initiative:
    19. 19. For more information: Jean M. Runyon, Dean Learning Advancement and the Virtual Campus 410-777-1249 Susan L. Gallagher, Project Director 410-777-2124
    20. 20. Customizing an OER TextbookDr. Carol LamanProfessor, Social & Behavioral Sciences
    21. 21. OER Research Project at HCC Presenter: Carol Laman, Ph.D. Project participants: FT – Robert Morecook, Eileen Mello, Saundra Boyd, Karen Saenz, Rob Trevino, Joe Moon, Adjunct – CC Huong Ho, Sandi Greenstone, Sheila Weick, Antonio Gonzalez, Jennifer Suarez, Kenneth WoodruffPublished in Open Learning, Fall 2012. Hilton, J. & Laman, C. (2012) One College’s Use of an Open Psychology Textbook, Open Learning, 27(3), 265-272.
    22. 22. Problem, Hypothesis & Method• Problems– incorrect books, no books the first week, no books at all (COST)• Hypothesis – An OER could work as well as a traditional text.• Customize OER (FlatWorld Psyc text- Stangor) for reading level, objectives, organization, examples• Added custom TB, flashcards, quizzes, videos, ppts. (animation, links, exercises, ?s, illustrations), activ ities, links, exercises, adapted supplemental handbook, YouTube final exam review.• Measure & Compare: GPA, Drops, Dept. Final
    23. 23. Results -- Complete Data Sets* * 3 other instructors – consistent but incomplete data sets (N*300)Instructor A, 3 campuses Spring 2011 Fall 2011 N= 158 Traditional Text N=182 Free TextGPA 1.64 2.0W’s 21% 16%Dept. Final 65.4 73.2Instructor B, 1 campus + DE Spring 2011 Fall 2011 7 sections Traditional Text 8 sections Free TextGPA 1.37 1.78W’s 9.7% 0.75%Dept. Final 65.86 66.25%
    24. 24. Student Survey;Conclusion; Analysis• Student Survey Highlights:• 84% “Having a free book helps me go to college.”• 35% Also purchased a paper copy of the text.• Conclusion – OERs Can Work (Alternate hypotheses: volunteer bias, Hawthorne Effect)• Advantages:• Ability to customize content (reading level; objectives, organization, examples, supplements)• Ability to focus supplements/resources on core objectives – quality v. quantity• All students had access from Day 1 to learning materials.
    25. 25. Further Information:•• Search: Laman
    26. 26. Open Textbook AdoptionsM. Kathryn RhodesInterim Vice-President of Student Learning
    27. 27. Can you tell the difference?
    28. 28. BUS 281 Management and Supervision – Principles of Management; Mason Carpenter, Talya Bauer, and Berrin Erdogan; Flatworld – Cost of $37.75 versus $247.00 for Cengage Publisher – Can customize the book online yourself; delete and add content – Supplements include Test Bank, PPTs, Instructor Manual – POLC (Planning, Organizing, Leading, and Controlling) course organization
    29. 29. Economics Adoption• ECON 2010 – Principles of Macroeconomics, Rittenberg; Flatword• ECON 2020 – Principles of Microeconomics, Rittenberg; Flatword• Cost of $37.35 each versus $188.50 print or $114.25 e-text of similar priced textbooks from Pearson
    30. 30. RSCC Grants• USDOL Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Program (TAACCCT) National STEM Grant• USDOL TAACCCT RX TN Grant• Both grants require collaboration and sharing of resources across colleges and systems
    31. 31. RSCC Communication Plan to Faculty• Breakfast meetings in Spring semesters• $1,000 for redesign of web/hybrid courses that include OER textbooks
    32. 32. TBR Community College Common Curriculum Alignment Initiative• Goal is to align and develop curricula that can be shared across the community colleges in the TBR system • Reduces time for implementation • Reduces cost for development • Shares resources throughout the TBR system • Encourages collaboration throughout the TBR system
    33. 33. College of the CanyonsJames Glapa-GrossklagDean, Educational Technology, LearningResources, & Distance LearningPresident of CCCOER Advisory Board
    34. 34. OER @ College of the Canyons• Playlists• Open Textbooks• Local repository
    35. 35. Open Textbooks• Water Technology = $250,000• Sociology student savings per year• Statistics
    36. 36. Local Repository• Equella• 0  520 objects in 3 years• Pros• Cons
    37. 37. Lessons Learned• Times change• Technology changes• People change
    38. 38. Questions for Panelists Una Daly: Jean Runyon: Carol Laman: Kathryn Rhodes: rhodeskc@roanestate.eduJames Glapa-Grossklag: Thank you for coming!!
    39. 39. Photo credits: Share IMG_4591 cc-by-sa La belle tzigane cc-by-saAsian Library Interior 5 cc-by-nc-saPetru cc-by-nc-saOpensourceways cc-by-sa