Finding Open Textbooks and CA State OER Initiative

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Presented by Una Daly, Community College Outreach Director, at the Mid-Pacific ICT 2013 Conference in San Francisco January 3rd. …

Presented by Una Daly, Community College Outreach Director, at the Mid-Pacific ICT 2013 Conference in San Francisco January 3rd.

The state of California recently adopted legislation to develop open textbooks for the 50 highest enrolled college classes and store them in a statewide repository. The goal of the legislation is expanding access to education by saving students thousands of dollars each year in textbook costs. A key component of this equation is the adoption of open textbooks by the faculty and staff who support students and their learning.

Come to this session to learn more about finding, selecting, and adopting open textbooks and OER to enhance student learning. Case studies from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources will be shared and an invitation to join their open and collaborative Advisory Board will be extended

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  • 1. Californias Open Textbook Law:Expanding Student Access & Fueling Faculty Innovation Una Daly OpenCourseware Consortium Mid-Pacific ICT 2013 Conference 1
  • 2. IntroductionsUna DalyDirector, Community College OutreachOpenCourseWare ConsortiumMike Kirby licensed this image for reuse with Creative Commons.
  • 3. Agenda (50 mins)• Backstory• SB 1052, 1053• True or False?• What, How, Why• Finding Open Textbooks• Adopting Open Textbooks• Join Community Colleges• Q&A
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 109+ Community & Technical College members at OCW Consortium
  • 6. Mission• Promote adoption of OER to enhance teaching and learning – Expand access to education – Support professional development – Advance community college mission Funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • 7. California Open Textbook Law (2012) • Open Educational Resources Council (SB 1052) gov.ca.gov • Digital Open Source Library (SB 1053)
  • 8. OER Council (SB 1052)• Joint council with UC, CSU, CCC faculty• 50 Lower-division “openly licensed” textbooks• Establish selection and/or production criteria• Issue competitive RFPs for 2013 delivery
  • 9. Digital Open Source Library (SB 1053)• Repository for storing “openly licensed” instructional materials• Web-based access for students, faculty, and staff to easily find, adopt, utilize, or modify course materials for little or no cost.• Administered by CSU in coordination with UC and CCC.
  • 10. True or False?• All OER is in the public domain• Publisher produced textbooks are better than open textbooks• All open textbooks are peer-reviewed• All OER is free• eBooks are open textbooks
  • 11. 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 11
  • 12. 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 12
  • 13. 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 13
  • 14. An Open Textbook Has Been …• Copyright All Rights Reserved to• Creative Commons License Some Rights Reserved From the Creative Commons store How to Adopt an Open Textbook 14 14
  • 15. Creative Commons licensing• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses 15
  • 16. Save Costs & Empower FacultyTraditional Textbook Open Textbook by Open Adrienne Watt, NWCC Textbook by Instructor Adrienne Watt, Instructor New From $171.90 Free: online, pdf, ePub Hardback Print out yourself 16 16
  • 17. Discover Open Textbooks How to Adopt Open Textbooks 17 17
  • 18. College Open Textbooks• Open textbook list by subject (750+)• Peer reviews (150)• Accessibility reviews (100)• Online community of college faculty (1000+) 18
  • 19. MERLOT• Open textbook list by category (2200+)• Some Merlot Peer reviews• Some Accessibility reviews• Registered MERLOT users may create personal collections and comment. 19
  • 20. Connexions Rice University• Open License• Searchable by subject areas• Collections of learning modules• Lens for endorsing content• Print on Demand• Create & publish your own materials 20
  • 21. Saylor.org• Free and open collection of college courses• $20K open textbook challenge• Flat World Knowledge archive – http://saylor.org/books
  • 22. Teamwork• Work with a partner and visit one or more … – collegeopentextbooks.org – cnx.org – taste.merlot.org/opentextbooks – theorangegrove.org/OGTtest.htm – saylor.org/books – oercommons.org/advanced-search – bccampus.pressbooks.com/ 22
  • 23. Adopting OER & Open Textbooks• Selection and Evaluation• Adding other materials WIREDSTEVE CC-BY-NC-SA• Curriculum Approvals• Student Access/Bookstore Role Adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
  • 24. Case Studies Student Savings• College of the Canyons – $235,000 using open textbooks in multiple disciplines in one year• De Anza College – $400,000 using Collaborative Statistics open textbook for entire year (4 quarters)• Scottsdale Community College – $200,000 using OER for math curriculum in fall 2012
  • 25. Join Us• Open Professional Development Webinars• Advisory Group for Sharing Best Practices• Find Partners for Collaboration• Access to OER Resources and Experts• Leverage OpenCourseWare PR Exposure oerconsortium.org
  • 26. Open Education Week March 10-15, 2013 WorldwideRaise awareness of the open education movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Proposal Deadline is January 18, 2013• Locally hosted events• Webinars• Project Show Cases: videos, presentations, etc• Resources
  • 27. Meet up at ConferencesConference Location DateMid Pacific ICT San Francisco Jan 3-4AACC Workforce San Diego Jan 30-Feb 2Development InstituteeLearning 2013 San Antonio Feb 18-20Open Education Week Online March 10-15ET4 Sloan Merlot Las Vegas April 9-11AACC Annual Conference San Francisco April 19-21Connexions Conference Houston April 23-24OCWC Global Conference Indonesia May 8-10CCC Online Teaching Long Beach, CA June 19-21Conference
  • 28. Thank you for coming!!• Questions?• Contact Info: Una Daly, unatdaly@ocwconsortium.org
  • 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 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
  • 30. Workshop Description• The state of California recently adopted legislation to develop open textbooks for the 50 highest enrolled college classes and store them in a statewide repository. The goal of the legislation is expanding access to education by saving students thousands of dollars each year in textbook costs. A key component of this equation is the adoption of open textbooks by the faculty and staff who support students and their learning.• Come to this session to learn more about finding, selecting, and adopting open textbooks and OER to enhance student learning. Case studies from the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources will be shared and an invitation to join their open and collaborative Advisory Board will be extended