Expand your classroom walls with OER


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Foothill Community College Tech Conference Presentation: October 12, 2012

Using OER to expand access to education and enhance teaching and learning.

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  • Open Educational Resources: One-Day workshop on the use, re-use and re-purpose of OER by the Commonwealth of Learning is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
  • Expand your classroom walls with OER

    1. 1. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses.Expand Your Classroom Walls with Open Educational Resources (OER) Una Daly Community College Outreach Director OCW Consortium Oct 12, 2012
    2. 2. WelcomePlease introduce yourself, what you teach, and your interest in OER– Una Daly, facilitator • Community College Outreach Director at the OCW Consortium
    3. 3. Agenda• Community Colleges & Open• Definition of OER?• What is an “Open License”?• Discovering open images, videos• Finding open textbooks• Sharing best practices for adoption in our classrooms
    4. 4. Community College Consortium for OER • Enhance teaching & learning • Expand access to education • Join global open education Dr. Martha KanterU.S. Undersecretary of movement Education (2009-12) Funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation 2007-2012
    5. 5. 100+ Community & Technical College members in OCW Consortium Community College Consortium for OER
    6. 6. Motivations to use OER • Save students $$$ • Empower Faculty • Frequent revisions to textbooks eliminate used • Copyright violationsOrigamidon cc-by-nc-nd alcatraz www.photolib.noaa.gov.jpg
    7. 7. 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 7
    8. 8. ExamplesIncludes – • Course materials • Lesson Plans • Modules or lessons • Open CourseWare (OCW) • Open textbooks • Videos • Images • Tests • Software • Any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support ready access to knowledge adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 8
    9. 9. Characteristics of OER• Digital – Easily modified – free distribution• Open License – Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute• Low cost – Lowers barriers to education
    10. 10. 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 10
    11. 11. Creative Commons licensing• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses 11
    12. 12. Finding Images, Videos, Music search.creativecommons.org
    13. 13. Finding OER 3 minute exercisehttp://search.creativecommons.org
    14. 14. Discover open textbooks: Repositories & Listing Sites R R10/13/2012 How to Adopt an Open Textbook 14 14
    15. 15. Economics Textbook Traditional Textbook Open Textbook Free online New From $155.85 PDF: $ 24.9510/13/2012 How to Adopt an Open Textbook Paperback: $49.95 15 15
    16. 16. College Open Textbooks• Open textbook list by subject• Peer reviews• Accessibility reviews• Online Community 16
    17. 17. How to Search in OER CommonsStep 1: Go to http://oercommons.orgStep 2: Click on Advanced Search adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 17
    18. 18. Finding Open Textbooks 5 minute exercisehttp://collegeopentextbooks.org http://oercommons.org
    19. 19. Discipline-specific Sources adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 19
    20. 20. Adopting Open Textbooks• Selection and Evaluation• Adding other materials WIREDSTEVE CC-BY-NC-SA• Department and College Approvals• Student Access
    21. 21. Evaluating OER• R1: Degree of Alignment to Standards• R2: Quality of Explanation of the Subject Matter• R3: Utility of Materials Designed to Support Teaching• R4: Quality of Assessment• R5: Quality of Technological Interactivity• R6: Quality of Instructional Tasks and Practice Exercises• R7: Opportunities for Deeper Learning• R8: Assurance of Accessibility Achieve.org
    22. 22. How to Make Best Use of OER• Enhance existing materials with OER• Enhance an existing Open Textbook – E.g. Translations, Images, etc.• Replace existing materials with an Open Textbook• Invite students to generate OER cc-by-nc-nd eslenkphoto adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 22
    23. 23. Why Customize and Remix OER?• Adapt material to make it more accessible for students with disabilities• Insert cultural references for better understanding• Translate it into another language• Correct any errors or inaccuracies• Keep it up to date by adding recent discoveries• Insert more media or links to other resources• Adapt it for a different grade level• Insert a different point of view to that originally given in the material adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 23
    24. 24. Customize, Remix, Organize–Interoperability–Accessibility–License type–Cultural relevance–Translations adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 24
    25. 25. Promote Open Education …• Join the CCCOER Advisory Group – Stay in the Loop – Find partners for OER projects• Become a member of the OCW Consortium and help create a „sustainable open future …
    26. 26. Learn More at CCCOER Webinars• 9/11 Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes with Open Textbooks• 9/25 OER Adopter Communities• 10/9 OER Faculty Development• 10/29 OER & Accessibility• 11/13 MOOCs & Community Colleges• 12/4 OER & Research SPRING 2013 WEBINARS TBD
    27. 27. Making OER Sustainable• Openly license your own work• Contribute your work to OER repositories• Mentor others in use of OERs adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
    28. 28. Thank you for attending! Contact Information Una Daly unatdaly@ocwconsortium.org
    29. 29. Photo credits: Share http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/4424154829/in/photostream/ IMG_4591 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4700979984/ cc-by-sa La belle tzigane http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyoflife/21063837 cc-by-sa http://images.cdn.fotopedia.com/flickr-3981449410-original.jpg Sipapu Bridge photo by Zruda on Flickr cc-by-nc-sa Asian Library Interior 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubclibrary/453351638/ cc-by-nc-sa Petru http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyoflife/23724427/ cc-by-nc-sa Opensourceways http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/4371000710/ cc-by-sa
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