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Una Daly
California State University
March 31, 2014
Brief Survey of
Selected Open Textbook
Projects
Except where otherwise...
Agenda
• Definition of OER
• Open License
• Discover Open Textbooks
• OpenStaxCollege
• Open Textbook Library
• Open BCcam...
Open Educational Resources
(OER)
U.S. Dept. of Education
– Teaching, learning, and research
resources that reside in the p...
What is an Open License?
• Free: Free to access online, free to print
• Open: Shared, usable, re-usable.
• Creative Common...
Creative Commons Licenses
Simple, standardized way to grant copyright
permissions
Adapted from Ronda Neugebauer Slidesshar...
OER Examples
Includes –
• Course materials
• Lesson Plans
• Modules or lessons
• OpenCourseWare (OCW)
• Open textbooks
• V...
Characteristics of OER
• Digital
– Easily modified
– Free distribution
• Open License
– Reuse, Revise, Remix,
Redistribute...
Discover OER
Repositories & Listing Sites
How to Adopt an Open Textbook
OpenStax College
Spring 2012 Spring 2012 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2014
Adapted from David Harrison CCCOE...
Page |
10
open.bccampus.ca
Small curated collection of locally peer reviewed materials
for top 40 courses. Web, ePub, and ...
Page |
Project Phases
11
1
Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013)
3
Phase Three: Create (January 2014-Sept 2014)
2
Phase T...
• Listing site of publisher quality open textbooks
• Focus on faculty reviews and adoptions
Page |
Orange Grove Text Plus
Florida State Repository
13
• Guided by legislative mandates
• Partnership with Florida Univ...
Page |
Florida Virtual Campus
2014-16
• BlendKit 2014
– University of Central Florida and EDUCAUSE
design and deliver blen...
15
www.merlotx.org
• Open textbook list by category (2200+)
• Peer and Accessibility reviews
• Registered MERLOT users may...
Questions, Comments
Thank you.
Contact Info:
Una Daly, udaly@calstate.edu
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    1. 1. Una Daly California State University March 31, 2014 Brief Survey of Selected Open Textbook Projects Except where otherwise noted, these materials are licensed Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 (CC-BY)
    2. 2. Agenda • Definition of OER • Open License • Discover Open Textbooks • OpenStaxCollege • Open Textbook Library • Open BCcampus • TheOrangeGrove 2
    3. 3. Open Educational Resources (OER) 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. 3 cc-by donkyhotey/flickr adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
    4. 4. What is an Open License? • Free: Free to access online, free to print • Open: Shared, usable, re-usable. • Creative Commons: less restrictions than standard copyright but author retains full rights.
    5. 5. Creative Commons Licenses Simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions Adapted from Ronda Neugebauer Slidesshare Permission: Attribute Commercial? Share alike? http://creativecommons.org
    6. 6. OER Examples Includes – • 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 6adapted from Judy Baker’s ELI 2011 OER Workshop cc-by license
    7. 7. Characteristics of OER • Digital – Easily modified – Free distribution • Open License – Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute • Expands Access – Low cost, translations, accessible. Labeled for reuse by MrKCoolsPhotostream
    8. 8. Discover OER Repositories & Listing Sites How to Adopt an Open Textbook
    9. 9. OpenStax College Spring 2012 Spring 2012 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2014 Adapted from David Harrison CCCOER webinar cc-by 9 Ultimate Goal – High-quality books for top 20+ courses.
    10. 10. Page | 10 open.bccampus.ca Small curated collection of locally peer reviewed materials for top 40 courses. Web, ePub, and PDF formats.
    11. 11. Page | Project Phases 11 1 Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013) 3 Phase Three: Create (January 2014-Sept 2014) 2 Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014) • Identify top 40 subjects • Environmental scan of 40 open textbooks • Faculty peer reviews • Highlight Early Adopters • More textbooks (13 new) – suggest a textbook for areas we have not previously found one. • More reviews • More outreach: Libraries & Bookstores • Technology (PoD, PressBooks, Connexions) • Produce as few textbooks as possible from scratch • Create 1 exemplar e-textbook
    12. 12. • Listing site of publisher quality open textbooks • Focus on faculty reviews and adoptions
    13. 13. Page | Orange Grove Text Plus Florida State Repository 13 • Guided by legislative mandates • Partnership with Florida University Press
    14. 14. Page | Florida Virtual Campus 2014-16 • BlendKit 2014 – University of Central Florida and EDUCAUSE design and deliver blended learning MOOC • Taskforce on Postsecondary Online Education identified key initiatives by the chancellors: – Enhance & Expand online learning repository – Create an effective practices repository • Update student and faculty survey on digital textbooks (fall 2014) 14
    15. 15. 15 www.merlotx.org • Open textbook list by category (2200+) • Peer and Accessibility reviews • Registered MERLOT users may create personal collections and add evaluations
    16. 16. Questions, Comments Thank you. Contact Info: Una Daly, udaly@calstate.edu
    17. 17. 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 Photo credits: 17 Free the textbook: Creative Commons licensed by opensourceway, https://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/
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