Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Joint effort to develop and use open educational resources and open textbooks in community college courses cccoer.wordpress.com
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 Reduce the cost of textbooks!
Comparison of Statistics Textbooks Publisher: Wiley Open: Connexions & QOOP Downloadable version: $77.50 Downloadable & online versions: FREE Printed bound version: $141.95 new $110.25 used Printed bound version: $31.98 new
Introductory Statistics by Mann
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Organizing and Graphing Data
Chapter 3 Numerical Descriptive Measures
Chapter 4 Probability
Chapter 5 Discrete Random Variables and Their Probability Distributions
Chapter 6 Continuous Random Variables and the Normal Distribution
Chapter 7 Sampling Distributions
Chapter 8 Estimation of the Mean and Proportion
Chapter 9 Hypothesis Tests About the Mean and Proportion
Chapter 10 Estimation and Hypothesis Testing: Two Populations
We’ll have to collectively figure out how to make it as easy, for faculty, as commercial publishers’ salespeople do.
Bookstores Role with OER?
Bookstores are perfectly positioned to be the College’s clearinghouse for printed open educational resources.
print-on-demand open textbooks & OER course packs?
Students want printed options
Have location and are tightly networked into IT and fiscal campus operations.
Crazy Big Ideas….
Washington public P-20 education institutions that receive state funding could share all instructional digital resources including: courses, textbooks and library resources with all other Washington public P-20 education institutions.
WA public P-20 education institutions could use common teaching & learning, student services, and administrative technologies and support services.
We must get rid of our “not invented here” attitude regarding others’ content
move to: "proudly borrowed from there"
Content is not a strategic advantage
Nor can we (or our students) afford it
Hey Higher Education!
What Happens if we Don’t Change? Google, Amazon, Apple, Open Source, Open Content, Open Textbooks… Higher Education Functional Possibilities Time Harder to catch-up … Or even understand.
Higher Education’s Future Role?
“ I’ve been trying to gain a better sense of the role universities will play in society in the future. At one point, we thought content was the value point of universities. Wrong. MIT’s OpenCourseWare initiative changed that. Ok, then the interaction with faculty is the value point. And wrong again. Open communication and collaboration in online environments with networks of peers and experts gave us control over our interactions. Fine. Then the value point is accreditation . Yes, for now. Our ability to rate, review, comment, and provide feedback has increased with the development of the read/write web. I’m not sure how long we can build education’s value on the concept of accreditation.”
George Siemens: blog post: explaining leads to information
Cable’s Answer … I think
Our new role (at least for now) is to be synthesizers and leverage networked IT, networked knowledge, and networked expertise… and put together high quality, cost effective learning environments that help more students get to higher levels of education.
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