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Revolution in Learning: Open Education at Community Colleges

Revolution in Learning: Open Education at Community Colleges



Presentation to California Community College Chancellor's Office Distance Education Coordinators on December 14, 2012. Presenters: Una Daly, OpenCourseware Community College Outreach Director and ...

Presentation to California Community College Chancellor's Office Distance Education Coordinators on December 14, 2012. Presenters: Una Daly, OpenCourseware Community College Outreach Director and James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean at College of the Canyons.



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  • The Open Course Library is a collection of expertly developed educational materials – including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments – for 81 high-enrollment college courses. 42 courses have been completed so far, providing faculty with a high-quality option that will cost students no more than $30 per course.

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  • Revolution in Learning:Open Education at Community Colleges Una Daly, OpenCourseware ConsortiumJames Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons Dec 14, 2012
  • Welcome– Una Daly, Community College Outreach Director at Open Courseware Consortium– James Glapa-Grossklag, President of CCCOER Advisory Board; Dean, College of CanyonsMike Kirby licensed this image for reuse with Creative Commons.
  • Agenda• Open Education 101• True or False ?• What is OER?• Why Share?• Who’s Doing OER?• Case Studies• Q&A
  • OpenCourseWare Mission“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
  • 109+ Community & Technical College at OCW Consortium
  • 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
  • Educational Outreach 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 oerconsortium.org
  • CCCOER Goals• #1 OER Impact Research• #2 OER Integration into Curriculum• #3 OER Outreach and Promotion
  • Many Flavors of Open• Open Educational Resources aka OER• Open Textbooks• OpenCourseWare aka OCW• Massive Open Online Course aka MOOC• Open Access Journals• Open Source (Code)
  • True or False?• All OER is free• All OER is in the public domain• Publisher produced material is better than OER• Open textbooks hurt bookstores• eBooks are open textbooks
  • 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
  • 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 12
  • Creative Commons licensing• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses 13
  • Why Practice Openness?Institutional Mission“The mission of MIT is to advanceknowledge and …. The Institute iscommitted togenerating, disseminating, andpreserving knowledge ….”
  • The Community College Mission
  • Leverage taxpayer funding English Composition I • 55,000+ enrollments / year • x $100 textbook • = $5.5+ Million every year Source: Cable Green, The Obviousness of Open Policy (2011)
  • Who is funding OER?
  • Who is engaged in OER?
  • Case Studies• Washington’s Open Course Library• Kaleidoscope Project• California’s Open Textbook Initiative gov.ca.gov
  • Washington’s Open Course LibraryA collection of openly licensed (CC-BY) educational materials for 81 high-enrollment college courses 1.Lower textbook costs for students 2.Improve course completion rates 3.Provide new resources for faculty Credit: Timothy Valentine & Leo Reynolds CC-BY- NC-SA
  • • Art Appreciation • Introduction To Oceanography• Calculus I • Introduction To Philosophy• Calculus II • Introduction to Physical Geology• Calculus III • Introduction to Statistics• Cultural Anthropology • Lifespan Psychology• Elementary Algebra • Macroeconomics• Engineering Physics I • Microeconomics• English Composition I • Music Appreciation• English Composition II • Physical Anthropology• General Biology with Lab • Pre-College English• General Chemistry with Lab I • Precalculus I• General Chemistry with Lab II • Precalculus II• General Chemistry with Lab III • Principles of Accounting I• General Psychology • Principles of Accounting II• Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 • Public Speaking• Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 • Research for the 21st Century• Intermediate Algebra • Technical Writing• Introduction To Business • Try College / College Success Course• Introduction to Chemistry (Inorganic) • US History I• Introduction To Literature I • US History II• Introduction To Logic • US History III http://www.opencourselibrary.org/phase-1-courses 21
  • Kaleidoscope Colleges
  • Student Learning Outcomes.77 improvement in Intermediate Algebra (4.0 scale)
  • California Open Textbook Initiative • Develop 50 open textbooks for highest enrolled courses • Establish OER repository for storing and accessing open materials
  • DE OER Experts Share
  • Thank you for coming!!• Questions?• Contact Info: – Una Daly, unatdaly@ocwconsortium.org – James Glapa-Grossklag, james.glapa- grossklag@canyons.edu
  • 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