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
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
Does TCC teach: “Introductory Statistics”
General Physics 600 pages New $179.00 Used $125.00
Does TCC teach:
“ Introductory Physics”
Does TCC teach: Elementary Algebra
Do you want to go through the rest of WWCC’s general education courses?
Faculty and student resistance to change
Limited availability of high quality and comprehensive learning materials in some disciplines
Inadequate access to high-speed Internet by students
Compliance with accessibility requirements
Printing and computer lab demands on campus by students
Are there really Open Educational Resources (e.g., Open Textbooks) on the web?
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Bookstores Future Role?
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 ( Course Correction )
Have location and are tightly networked into IT and fiscal campus operations.
e.g., students can use fin aid @ bookstores
Bookstores Future Role?
Open Textbook Commercial Affiliates
Work with them like you work with existing commercial Publishers
Flat World Knowledge: interested in bookstores buying print copies of open textbooks at reduced rates.
Your ideas? Let’s chat.
New Textbook Publisher Models
Flat World Knowledge went from 30 schools & 1,000 students spring quarter, to 430 schools & 40,000 students this fall.
Several system faculty were involved in early reviews of their open textbooks.
There are other interesting open textbook publisher models emerging: CK-12 is doing great work in the K-12 space.
FREE Calculus Textbook ? California ( Free Digital Textbook Initiative Report ) will likely adopt several of CK-12’s open textbooks and save the State of California a lot of money.
Faculty and staff members 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…
SSHB1946 – two big ideas – share technology and share content.
(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…
How do faculty really feel about textbooks?
How do faculty really feel about use of OER or the Internet in place of publishers’ textbooks?
What recommendations do faculty have for encouraging faculty to replace textbooks with open educational resources?
OER on Your Campus?
Form Taskforce on campus to address adoption of open textbooks:
Bookstore and print shop services
Faculty and department participation
Faculty training in development of OER
Blogs: http://blog.oer.sbctc.edu http://blog.elearning.sbctc.edu Slides @ http://www.slideshare.net/cgreen Dr. Cable Green eLearning Director email@example.com (360) 704-4334