Brief Overview of Selected Open Textbook Projects

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Brief Overview of Selected Open Textbook Projects: OpenStax College, BCCampus Open Textbooks, California State University's MERLOT, Florida Virtual Campus The Orange Grove, University of Minnesota …

Brief Overview of Selected Open Textbook Projects: OpenStax College, BCCampus Open Textbooks, California State University's MERLOT, Florida Virtual Campus The Orange Grove, University of Minnesota Open Textbook Library

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  • Peer reviewed, publisher quality textbooks, traditional scope and sequence, excellent content, ancillaries available including online homework, slides, and test banks
  • Florida University Press, print on demand, open textbooks

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  • 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. Agenda • Definition of OER • Open License • Discover Open Textbooks • OpenStaxCollege • Open Textbook Library • Open BCcampus • TheOrangeGrove 2
  • 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. 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. Creative Commons Licenses Simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions Adapted from Ronda Neugebauer Slidesshare Permission: Attribute Commercial? Share alike? http://creativecommons.org
  • 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. 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. Discover OER Repositories & Listing Sites How to Adopt an Open Textbook
  • 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. Page | 10 open.bccampus.ca Small curated collection of locally peer reviewed materials for top 40 courses. Web, ePub, and PDF formats.
  • 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. • Listing site of publisher quality open textbooks • Focus on faculty reviews and adoptions
  • 13. Page | Orange Grove Text Plus Florida State Repository 13 • Guided by legislative mandates • Partnership with Florida University Press
  • 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 www.merlotx.org • Open textbook list by category (2200+) • Peer and Accessibility reviews • Registered MERLOT users may create personal collections and add evaluations
  • 16. Questions, Comments Thank you. Contact Info: Una Daly, udaly@calstate.edu
  • 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/