The Obviousness of OpenTextbooks(& Policy & Courseware &Data&Science)<br />
We  have…<br />
a problem...<br />
Text<br />Global Trends<br />
Text<br />Global Trends<br />
Text<br />Global Trends<br />
Text<br />Global Trends<br />
Text<br />Global Trends<br />
Global Trends<br />
A simple, standardizedway to grant copyright permissions to your creative work.<br />
Attribution<br />Share Alike<br />Non-Commercial<br />No Derivative Works<br />Step 1: Choose Conditions<br />13<br />
Step 2: Receive a License<br />15<br />
Human Readable Deed<br />
Lawyer Readable Legal Code<br />
<span xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"><span rel="dc:type" href="http...
most free<br />least free<br />
55 Jurisdictions Ported<br />
Over400 millionitems<br />
175+ Million CC Licensed Photos on Flickr<br />24<br />
26<br />Flickr: Francisco Diez<br />
Higher Ed<br />
Education grant making<br />
How does CC support Open Textbooks?<br />
Search & Discovery<br />
Translations & Accessibility<br />
Customization & Affordability<br />
http://techplan.sbctc.edu<br />“We will cultivate the culture and <br />practice of using and contributing to <br />open e...
The high cost of textbooks has reduced Washington citizens’ access to higher education.Full-time students spend approximat...
English Composition I<br /> 50,000+ enrollments / year<br /> x $100 textbook<br /> = $5+ Million every year<br />
Open Education<br />Open Course Library<br />designing and sharing 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper courses<br />for face-to...
New State Board “Open” Policy<br />All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive ...
WA  Legislation<br />SSHB1025<br />Faculty consider the least costly practices in assigning course materials, such as adop...
WA  Legislation<br />SSHB1946 – two big ideas – share technology and share content.<br />(v) Methods and open licensing op...
Legislative Strategy<br />Partner with Legislators who care about:<br />(a) efficient use of state tax dollars &(b) saving...
Student Advocacy<br />WA CTC Student Voice Academy<br />(1) CUTTING TEXTBOOK COSTS<br />“The high cost of textbooks is a b...
Hey Public K-20 Education!<br />We must get rid of our “not invented here” attitude regarding others’ content<br />move to...
Questions<br />What if all publicly funded educational content was open access?  <br />Simple idea: public access to publi...
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and<br />Career Training Grants Program<br />$2 Billion DOL Grant<br />All $...
Only ONE thing Matters:<br />Efficient use of public funds to increase student success and access to quality educational m...
Big Idea is…<br />Taxpayer-funded educational resources should be open educational resources. <br />Information that is de...
Possible Policy<br />Any [insert your State here] public or private K-20 education institution that receives any state ope...
Slogans<br />You should get what you paid for<br />Public access to publicly funded educational materials<br />Buy one, ge...
IMPORTANT<br />Use of Open Textbooks needn't and should not be mandated.<br />Quality, affordable, openly licensed textboo...
Legislative Strategy<br />Textbook RFP?<br /> Higher Education<br />Textbooks for top 100 highest enrolled courses<br /> K...
Dr. Cable GreenDirector of Global Learningcable@creativecommons.orgtwitter: cgreen<br />
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Textbook Rebellion Summit (7 13-11)

  1. 1. The Obviousness of OpenTextbooks(& Policy & Courseware &Data&Science)<br />
  2. 2. We have…<br />
  3. 3. a problem...<br />
  4. 4. Text<br />Global Trends<br />
  5. 5. Text<br />Global Trends<br />
  6. 6. Text<br />Global Trends<br />
  7. 7. Text<br />Global Trends<br />
  8. 8. Text<br />Global Trends<br />
  9. 9. Global Trends<br />
  10. 10.
  11. 11.
  12. 12. A simple, standardizedway to grant copyright permissions to your creative work.<br />
  13. 13. Attribution<br />Share Alike<br />Non-Commercial<br />No Derivative Works<br />Step 1: Choose Conditions<br />13<br />
  14. 14.
  15. 15. Step 2: Receive a License<br />15<br />
  16. 16.
  17. 17. Human Readable Deed<br />
  18. 18. Lawyer Readable Legal Code<br />
  19. 19. <span xmlns:cc="http://creativecommons.org/ns#" xmlns:dc="http://purl.org/dc/elements/1.1/"><span rel="dc:type" href="http://purl.org/dc/dcmitype/Text" property="dc:title">My Photo</span> by <a rel="cc:attributionURL" property="cc:attributionName" href="http://joi.ito.com/my_photo">Joi Ito</a> is licensed under a<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/">Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License</a>.<span rel="dc:source" href="http://fredbenenson.com/photo"/>Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at <a rel="cc:morePermissions" href="http://ozmo.com/revenue_sharing_agreement">OZMO</a>.</span><br /></span><br />Machine Readable Metadata<br />
  20. 20. most free<br />least free<br />
  21. 21. 55 Jurisdictions Ported<br />
  22. 22. Over400 millionitems<br />
  23. 23.
  24. 24. 175+ Million CC Licensed Photos on Flickr<br />24<br />
  25. 25.
  26. 26. 26<br />Flickr: Francisco Diez<br />
  27. 27. Higher Ed<br />
  28. 28. Education grant making<br />
  29. 29. How does CC support Open Textbooks?<br />
  30. 30. Search & Discovery<br />
  31. 31. Translations & Accessibility<br />
  32. 32. Customization & Affordability<br />
  33. 33. http://techplan.sbctc.edu<br />“We will cultivate the culture and <br />practice of using and contributing to <br />open educational resources.”<br />
  34. 34. The high cost of textbooks has reduced Washington citizens’ access to higher education.Full-time students spend approximately $1,000 on textbooks every year. <br />College Board Report: Trends in College Pricing (2007)<br />
  35. 35. English Composition I<br /> 50,000+ enrollments / year<br /> x $100 textbook<br /> = $5+ Million every year<br />
  36. 36. Open Education<br />Open Course Library<br />designing and sharing 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper courses<br />for face-to-face, hybrid and/or online delivery<br />to improve course completion rates<br />lower textbook costs for students (<$30)<br />provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses<br />for our college system to fully engage the global open educational resources discussion. <br />
  37. 37. New State Board “Open” Policy<br />All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons Attribution License. <br />
  38. 38. WA Legislation<br />SSHB1025<br />Faculty consider the least costly practices in assigning course materials, such as adopting the least expensive edition available, adopting free, open textbooks when available, and working with college librarians to put together collections of free online web and library resources, when educational content is comparable as determined by the faculty…<br />
  39. 39. WA Legislation<br />SSHB1946 – two big ideas – share technology and share content.<br />(v) Methods and open licensing options for effectively sharing digital content including but not limited to: Open courseware, open textbooks, open journals, and open learning objects…<br />
  40. 40. Legislative Strategy<br />Partner with Legislators who care about:<br />(a) efficient use of state tax dollars &(b) saving students money.<br />
  41. 41. Student Advocacy<br />WA CTC Student Voice Academy<br />(1) CUTTING TEXTBOOK COSTS<br />“The high cost of textbooks is a burden to students….”<br />Top Issue three years running….<br />
  42. 42. Hey Public K-20 Education!<br />We must get rid of our “not invented here” attitude regarding others’ content<br />move to: "proudly borrowed from there"<br />Which textbook one uses is not a strategic advantage<br />Nor can we (or our students) afford it<br />
  43. 43. Questions<br />What if all publicly funded educational content was open access?  <br />Simple idea: public access to publicly funded educational materials. <br />
  44. 44. Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and<br />Career Training Grants Program<br />$2 Billion DOL Grant<br />All $2B of programs / courses produced must be openly licensed (CC BY)<br />Community Colleges can download, modify and use any of it!<br />
  45. 45. Only ONE thing Matters:<br />Efficient use of public funds to increase student success and access to quality educational materials. <br />Everything else (including all existing business models) is secondary.<br />Read: “Disrupting College…”<br />
  46. 46. Big Idea is…<br />Taxpayer-funded educational resources should be open educational resources. <br />Information that is designed, developed and distributed through the generosity of public tax dollars should be accessible to the public that paid for it -- without artificial restrictions and/or limits.<br />
  47. 47. Possible Policy<br />Any [insert your State here] public or private K-20 education institution that receives any state operating, capital or student financial aid funding shall openly license (creative commons attribution licensing) and share, in a common open repository, all instructional resources created in part or in whole with state funding including: courses, textbooks, course packs, lesson plans, syllabi, slides, lecture notes, audio and video, simulations, academic journals, research data, digital labs, and other educational materials.<br />
  48. 48. Slogans<br />You should get what you paid for<br />Public access to publicly funded educational materials<br />Buy one, get one (David Wiley)<br />
  49. 49. IMPORTANT<br />Use of Open Textbooks needn't and should not be mandated.<br />Quality, affordable, openly licensed textbooks will get revised, remixed, reused and redistributed<br />Support faculty who want to build open textbooks / share their work.<br />Release time, grants, professional development …<br />
  50. 50. Legislative Strategy<br />Textbook RFP?<br /> Higher Education<br />Textbooks for top 100 highest enrolled courses<br /> K-12<br />Textbooks for 24 “Common Core” courses<br />
  51. 51. Dr. Cable GreenDirector of Global Learningcable@creativecommons.orgtwitter: cgreen<br />
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