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    • 1. Open Content Opens Minds Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Sloan-C International Symposium May 9, 2008
    • 2. Remember this rite of passage?
    • 3. For many students…
    • 4. The first test is their ability to afford the textbooks.
    • 5. Or, is it that test of fitness to carry all those textbooks?
    • 6. Lighten the load
    • 7. Lighten the load with Open Educational Resources
    • 8. Use of OER can replace this scene with …..
    • 9.  
    • 10.  
    • 11. What are Open Educational Resources?
      • High quality educational content and tools
      • Freely available from the internet, anytime, anywhere
      • Many languages
      • Shared
      • Usable and re-usable
    • 12. Used: $77.25   New: $103.00 2.6 pounds 576 pages
    • 13.  
    • 14. Example PHYS 4A: General Physics            600 pages Used $125.00    New $179.00  
    • 15. Free Download
    • 16. Tools for Locating, Organizing, and Delivering OER
    • 17. Discipline-specific Sources
    • 18. Tools for Collaboration and Development
    • 19.  
    • 20.  
    • 21. Lowers the costs of educational materials for students Benefits of OER
    • 22. Benefits Fosters pedagogical innovation and relevance that avoids “teaching from the textbook”
    • 23. Benefits
      • Provides opportunities to share and remix learning materials for customized and localized use
      • Fast feedback loop on quality and relevance of learning materials leading to continual improvement and rapid development
    • 24. Challenges
      • Resources for faculty support
      • Quality assurance of learning materials
      • Limited availability of fully vetted and comprehensive learning materials in some disciplines
      • Articulation and transfer issues
      • Compliance with accessibility requirements
      • Printing and computer lab demands on campus by students
    • 25. Community College Consortium for OER
      • Why a Consortium?
        • Give community college educators a presence and a voice in the OER movement
        • Coordinate development of community college quality standards for OER textbooks and course materials
        • Leverage funding opportunities
        • Facilitate collaboration, communications and networking
    • 26. Consortium gives community college educators a presence and a voice in the OER movement Community Colleges
    • 27. Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources
      • Established in July 2007 by the Foothill-De Anza Community College District
      • Representatives from over 20 colleges attended the first CCCOER information meeting on July 17, 2007
    • 28.
      • Advance the vision for making OER widely available to community colleges in order to increase access and reduce the cost of a college education.
      • Promote faculty innovation, training and OER development for the Consortium community.
      Goals
    • 29. Community College Consortium for OER
      • Goal
        • To identify, create and/or repurpose existing OER as Open Textbooks and make them available for use by community college students and faculty
      • Objective 
        • Seeking the support of faculty to identify, review, evaluate, and make available high quality, accessible and culturally relevant model Open Textbooks
    • 30. CCCOER: Progress to Date
      • Membership
        • 64 colleges
        • CA, MD, NY, WA, NV, Ontario
      • Website – cccoer.wordpress.com
      • OER Survey of 1,203 faculty
      • Developed faculty self-paced tutorial and credit course about OER
        • Available online via Connexions and ETUDES NG
      • Co-hosted Open Textbook Meeting in Jan 2008
      • OER presentations at state and national professional meetings and colleges; participation in California Textbook Summit
    • 31. CA, MD, NY, WA, NV, Ontario
    • 32. Consortium Membership Benefits
      • Participation in development of community college quality standards for OER textbooks and course materials
      • Networking with community college OER innovators
    • 33. Website cccoer.wordpress.com cccoer.wordpress.com
    • 34. Faculty OER Campus Promotion Kit
      • Policies and Models
      • Marketing Materials
      • Quick Start Guides
      • Training Course
      • Directories and Repositories
      • Resources for Collaboration
      • Open Content Licenses
      • Copyright Info
      • Accessibility Info
      • Case Studies
      • OER Websites
      • Glossary
      • References
    • 35. http://cnx.org/content/col10413/latest/
    • 36. CCCOER Survey Results
      • 1,203 faculty respondents
        • 12 Districts and 28 colleges
        • 66% full-time
        • Represent wide range of disciplines
      • 91% indicated interest in using OER materials in their classes
      • 34% said they were aware of OER materials in their field
    • 37. CCCOER Survey Results
      • 34% already using OER materials in their classes
      • Greatest type of OER use reported
        • Journals and journal articles
        • Reference works and materials
        • Newspaper articles
        • Images
      • 87% likely or very likely to use OER materials if such materials were readily accessible
      • 66% interested in helping to produce or identify OER materials
      • Support needed for faculty to develop of OER
        • Training
        • Guidelines and/or templates
        • Paid compensation or stipend
        • Website repository of OER materials
    • 38. OER Survey
    • 39. OER Survey
    • 40. CCCOER can fill this gap OER Survey
    • 41. Hewlett Foundation Grant Open Textbook Project
      • Increase scope and membership of CCCOER
      • Centralize Open Textbook information
      • Document work flow model
      • Design and conduct research studies
      • Develop sustainability plan
    • 42. Community College Open Textbook Project
      • Hewlett Foundation Grant
        • Feasibility study to provide high quality, accessible and culturally relevant open textbooks for community college students and faculty through the CCCOER and other academic, noncommercial and commercial partners
    • 43. Community College Open Textbook Project Goal Identify, organize, and support the production and use of high quality, accessible and culturally relevant Open Textbooks for community college students
    • 44. CCCOER Collaboration
        • Textbook Summit
        • Student PIRG
        • Connexions
        • Monterey Institute for Technology and Education
        • Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education
        • Flat World Knowledge
    • 45.  
    • 46. Workflow Summary
      • Locate, collect and develop open content
      • Vet the content
        • Quality
          • Depth, breadth, cultural relevancy, authority of source, etc.
        • Technical
          • Accessibility, interoperability, etc.
      • Prepare open content for CC use
        • Customize, organize, localize, convert for accessibility, interoperability
      • Provide publication and dissemination options
    • 47. Proposed Workflow for Campuses
      • Form Taskforce on campus to address adoption of open textbooks
        • Curriculum approval
        • Pedagogical standards
        • Articulation
        • Tech support
        • Bookstore and print shop services
        • Library
        • Faculty and department participation
        • Faculty training in development of OER
        • Marketing
    • 48. Proposed Workflow for Campuses
      • Foster community of educators who will use and contribute to open content appropriate for use as textbook at community colleges
        • Educate campus community about OER and open textbooks
        • Provide model Board policies about OER
        • Provide model tenure and promotion incentives for faculty to participate in OER
        • Provide guide for development and implementation of campus Taskforce to address adoption of open textbooks
    • 49. What Sustainability and Business Models are most viable for the Community College Open Textbook Project?
    • 50. Sustainability
      • Unique sustainability challenges of open educational resource projects
      • Must find ways to sustain
        • Production and sharing of open educational resources
        • Use and reuse of their open educational resources by end users
    • 51. Sustainability
      • Explore the viability of institutional and/or student use fees
      • Examine the relationship and cost-models for Connexion’s digital university press and the campus
      • Bookstores and Printshops as point-of-purchase centers for Open Textbooks
      • Identify sources of operating support from states, institutions, foundations and other complementary organizations
    • 52. “ Sustainability is more than funding models.” ~ S. Downes ~
      • Quality processes
      • Technical
      • Openness, access and licenses
      • Staffing
      • Workflow
      • Maintenance
    • 53. Connexions Statistics Open Textbook Project Collaborative Statistics by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean OCPS Television,1998, Pics4Learning
    • 54.  
    • 55. Content Review Panel
      • Five CCCOER members
        • Two University of California representatives
        • Two California State University representatives
        • Two other experts
      • Determine and define the necessary elements of a model CC Open Textbook
        • Reading level
        • Depth and scope
        • Quality and accuracy
        • Cultural relevance
        • Currency
        • Authority of source
    • 56. Technical Panel
      • Interoperability standards
      • Content dissemination processes
      • Accessibility
    • 57. Open Textbook Adoption Tasks
      • Locate and categorize suitable open content
        • Topics by top courses that represent 80% of enrollments
        • Reading level
        • Depth and scope
      • Evaluate
        • Quality
        • Accessibility
        • Cultural relevance
        • Currency
        • Authority
        • Articulation
      • Customize, Remix, Localize and Organize
        • Interoperability
        • Accessibility
        • License type
        • Cultural relevance
      • Disseminate in print and digital formats
        • Student (DIY) for production of open textbook
        • Campus bookstore and/or printshop services for production of open textbook
        • Proprietary services
    • 58. Next Steps
      • Identification of Campus OER Champions
      • Building Faculty Engagement & Investment
      • Training Needs
      • Identifying Discipline Experts
      • Growing the Consortium
      Kenneth Ransom,, 2000. Pics4Learning

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