The strategic technology plan is the product of an 18-month analysis conducted by the Technology Transformation Task Force of the SBCTC for the purpose of creating a roadmap for how our system needs to leverage 21st century technologies to support student achievement.
Let’s Look @ Open Textbooks Dr. Judy Baker Dean, Foothill Global Access Director, Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (…next set of slides are “mashed up” Judy slides) www.collegeopentextbooks.org
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!
84 colleges from AZ, CA, IA, MD, NV, NY, OH, TX, WA, Ontario CCCOER Membership
“ 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
But make no mistake… the powerful combination of digital open educational resources, social networking, retiring baby-boomer volunteers, falling technology and bandwidth prices, variable cost structures, and the billions of people globally who need / want access to a higher education … is real – and it will drive change.
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.
http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Dr. Cable Green eLearning Director firstname.lastname@example.org (360) 704-4334