Opening up ICT Education


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Opening Up ICT Education: Open Source, Open Textbooks, Open Courses, and Open Access Journals

The open source pioneers launched the “open” movement in the 1990s with the promotion of freely reusable software and community development. Since that time open textbooks, open courses, and open-access journals have joined the disruptive “open” movement. IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization, recently announced that all its peer-reviewed journals will offer open-access publishing. Come and find out about the repositories for open textbooks, open courses, and journals that you can freely reuse in your ICT classroom to lower costs and enhance your teaching.

This session will help attendees to understand the current open education movement in the context of the early open source initiative and how that eventually lead to the open course movement, open textbooks, and open access journal publishing.

The presenter will share the IEEE and ACM policy studies of transformig their scholarly journal business from an “all rights reserved” to “open access option” publishing model. In addition, recent California state higher education policy and legislation that has been supportive of open educational practices to lower costs for students will be discussed.

Finally, attendees will have an opportunity to explore national and international repositories for open courses, open textbooks, and open access journals that can be freely re-used in community college ICT classrooms.

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  • Sharing has improved the software by putting more eyes on it. Community development has lead to opportunities for users and producers to innovate and create new business models.
  • Open Educational Resources provide faculty and students with additional free resources to improve teaching and learning. Encourages faculty innovation and adaption. Can promote student success and ownership of their own learning and saves $$$.
  • The open ict courses are offered by both public institutions and private foundations to expand access to education and provide exposure to institutions. MIT started the OCW movement a decade ago and it has attracted students and faculty to its doors.
  • Opening up ICT Education

    1. 1. Opening Up ICT Education: Open Source, Open Textbooks, Open Courses, and Open Access Journals Las Positas College Una Daly, OpenCourseWare Consortium John Gonder, Las Positas College Mid-Pacific ICT 2014 Conference 1
    2. 2. Welcome Una Daly Director, Community College Outreach OCW Consortium John Gonder Director, Cisco Networking Academy Las Positas College
    3. 3. Agenda • • • • • • Introductions Community College Consortium Open Source to Open Access Movement Free and Open Resources in Classroom Applications Questions & Answers
    4. 4. OpenCourseWare Consortium (founded by MIT in 2002) “Advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, highquality education materials organized as courses.” 280 institutions in 46 Countries
    5. 5. CCCOER 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
    6. 6. 240+ Colleges in 15 States & Provinces
    7. 7. Higher Education Context • Textbook costs increased 82% in last decade. • Student debt exceeds $1 trillion (2013) • Average student debt upon graduation is $27,000 Image: Student Loan, Wikipedia
    8. 8. Educational Openness – Expand Open Source Software Open Access Adapted from Paul Stacey, CC-BY 2013, UCT Pedagogy of MOOCs
    9. 9. Open Source Adapted from Paul Stacey, CC-BY 2013, OER, Open Textbooks, & MOOCs
    10. 10. Open Education Resources OER are teaching, learning, and research resources Reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license (creative commons) that permits their free use and repurposing by others. Includes full courses and supplemental resources such as textbooks, images, videos, animations, simulations, assessments with licensed that allow: •Reuse •Revise •Remix •Redistribute Adapted from Paul Stacey, CC-BY 2013, OER, Open Textbooks, & MOOCs
    11. 11. TAACCCT Grants • • • • • • Work-College Bridge Health Information Technology Manufacturing Energy Transportation $2 billion funding over four years All materials licensed for re-use (cc-by) Adapted from Cable Green, CC-BY 3.0 2013, the Obviousness of Open
    12. 12. Open ICT Courses
    13. 13. Open ICT Textbooks •
    14. 14. Open Access Free, immediate, permanent online access to the full text of research articles for anyone, webwide. Two Approaches: 1. Author’s institution pays fee for refereeing/publishing outgoing articles instead of charging the or by simply making online edition free for all. 2. Authors provide open access to their own published articles, by making eprints free for all. Adapted from Paul Stacey, CC-BY 2013, OER, Open Textbooks, & MOOCs
    15. 15. Taxpayer Access to Publicly Funded Research • White House Directive (2013) Federal agencies with $100M in R&D expenditures must make results of federally funded research freely available to the public within one year of publication • California State AB 609 Open Access progresses to Senate 2014.
    16. 16. IEEE Open Access Journals • Fully Open Access & Hybrids – Both are fully peer-reviewed – OA includes Emerging Topics in Computing • Wireless, mobile, socio-technical special issues • IEEE Access – Multidisciplinary open access mega journal – Rapid decision, author pays “IEEE peer-reviewed journals receive more than three times the number of patent citations of competing publishers.*
    17. 17. ACM Open Access • Options for Rights Management – Author may choose traditional copyright or may pay for open access option. • Open Access at SIG Conferences Option – SIGs will have the option to make the proceedings from their conferences freely available via the ACM DL • Many free career resources for students • Textbooks available to ACM members – Student membership $20.00 annually
    18. 18. Obviousness of “Open” • Cooperation & Sharing is a win-win – Faculty have more choices – Can improve upon open resources • Affordability – Students cannot afford textbooks. • Self-interest – Good things can happen when I share … • Social Justice Issue Image: Gary Simmons cc-by-nc – Access to publicly funded research & digital resources Adapted from Cable Green, CC-BY 3.0 2013, the Obviousness of Open
    19. 19. John Gonder’s ICT Classroom • Improving teaching and learning with – Open Source software – free and low-cost apps – free and low-cost textbooks and instructional materials. – ACM student memberships john gonder (las positas college) twitter @packetlevel, email jgonder at
    20. 20. Thank you for coming!! • Questions? • Contact Info: Una Daly, John Gonder, Las Positas College