“We will cultivate the culture and
practice of using and contributing to
open educational resources.”
The high cost of textbooks has
reduced Washington citizens’
access to higher education.
Full-time students spend approximately
$1,000 on textbooks every year.
College Board Report: Trends in College Pricing (2007)
English Composition I
• 50,000+ enrollments / year
• x $100 textbook
• = $5+ Million every year
• Open Course Library
– designing and sharing 81 highest enrollment
– for face-to-face, hybrid and/or online delivery
– to improve course completion rates
– lower textbook costs for students (<$30)
– provide new resources for faculty to use in their
– for our college system to fully engage the
global open educational resources discussion.
• All digital software, educational
resources and knowledge produced
through competitive grants, offered
through and/or managed by the
SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons
New State Board “Open” Policy
• What if all publicly funded
educational content was open
• What kind of efficiencies could
higher education yield?
• Simple idea: public access to
publicly funded educational
• $2 Billion US Department of Labor
• All $2B of programs / courses produced
must be openly licensed (CC BY)
– All Schools, Colleges, Universities can
download, modify and use any of it!
• Simple idea: public access to publicly
funded educational materials.
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and
Career Training Grants Program
Dr. Cable Green
Director of Global Learning