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The British Columbia
Open Textbook Project

Clint Lalonde
Manager, Curriculum Services & Applied Research
CCCOER Oct 30, 2...
“Connect the expertise, programs, and
resources of all BC post-secondary
institutions under a collaborative service
delive...
“Connect the expertise, programs, and
resources of all BC post-secondary
institutions under a collaborative service
delive...
Online Program Development Fund (OPDF)
2003-2012

$9 million invested
153 grants awarded
100% participation across system
...
solr.bccampus.ca
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40 free and open textbooks
available for the highest
enrolled 1st & 2nd year postsecondary subjects in BC
First province i...
We have a problem (2, actually)

Images: http://www.openeducation.net/2009/09/17/beyond-textbooks-andy-chlup-discusses-dig...
Students spend $1200/yr on textbooks
4x rate of inflation over past 20 years

70% students have not purchased textbook for...
Free is more than just a good deal

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Page |
There is a direct relationship between textbook
costs and student success
60%+ do not purchase textbooks at
some point due...
Image: http://markmcguire.net/2011/01/01/r-i-p-department-of-design-studies/ used under CC-BY-NC
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What are OER?
“Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of
educational materials that are in the public domain or
in...
Why are we doing this project?

To increase access to higher education by reducing student costs
To give faculty more cont...
open.bccampus.ca
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Project Phases

1
2
3

Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013)

Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014 underway)

Phase Thre...
Image: Don’t reinvent it by Andrea Hernendez used under CC-NC-SA license
Page |

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Available in many formats
www, ePub, PDF and print

Small, curated collection
Locally peer
reviewed

17
Page |
1

Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013)

Identify Top 40 Subjects
Environmental scan of existing OTB: goal 10
BC Faculty...
http://bccampus.ca/top-40-courses
Source: BC CDW & BC Research Institutions

Page |

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1

Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013)

Example of BC reviews of
Collaborative Stats book

Page |

20
1

Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013)

Early Adopter: Dr. Takashi Sato Physics KPU

Students: 60
Previous Textbook: $1...
1

Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013)

Early Adopter: Dr. Takashi Sato Physics KPU

Students: 60
Previous Textbook: $1...
2

Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014 underway)

Adaptation Call for Proposal – 2 types: Existing & New
More textbooks ...
2

Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014 underway)

Type 1: New
Suggest a textbook & modifications for a subject area
we h...
2

Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014 underway)

Type 2: Existing
Introduction to Psychology
The faculty who reviewed t...
3

Phase Three: Create (January 2014-Sept 2014)

Produce as few textbooks as possible from scratch
Create 1 exemplar e-tex...
Thank you!
Clint Lalonde
clalonde@bccampus.ca
@clintlalonde @bccampus
http://open.bccampus.ca

Unless otherwise noted, thi...
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  1. 1. The British Columbia Open Textbook Project Clint Lalonde Manager, Curriculum Services & Applied Research CCCOER Oct 30, 2013 Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution Page |
  2. 2. “Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework” 1 2 3 Curriculum Services & Applied Research Collaborative Programs & Shared Services Student Services & Data Exchange 2 Page |
  3. 3. “Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework” 1 Curriculum Services & Applied Research Support & promote the development & use of Open Educational Resources Support instructors who want to use technology in their teaching practice OER Global Logo by Jonathas Mello is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Unported 3.0 License Page | 3
  4. 4. Online Program Development Fund (OPDF) 2003-2012 $9 million invested 153 grants awarded 100% participation across system 83% partnerships 47 credentials developed in whole or part via OPDF 355 courses, 12 workshops, 19 web sites/tools and 396 course components (learning objects, labs, textbooks, manuals, videos) 100% open license for free & open sharing & reuse by all BC post-secondary 4 Page |
  5. 5. solr.bccampus.ca 5 Page |
  6. 6. 40 free and open textbooks available for the highest enrolled 1st & 2nd year postsecondary subjects in BC First province in Canada Visual notes of John Yap announcement, Giulia Forsythe http://www.flickr.com/photos/gforsythe/8094691691/ Used under Creative Commons attribution share-alike license 6 Page |
  7. 7. We have a problem (2, actually) Images: http://www.openeducation.net/2009/09/17/beyond-textbooks-andy-chlup-discusses-digital-learning-models/ used under CC-BY license 7 Page |
  8. 8. Students spend $1200/yr on textbooks 4x rate of inflation over past 20 years 70% students have not purchased textbook for a course because of price Page |
  9. 9. Free is more than just a good deal 9 Page |
  10. 10. There is a direct relationship between textbook costs and student success 60%+ do not purchase textbooks at some point due to cost 35% take fewer courses due to textbook cost 31% choose not to register for a course due to textbook cost            23% regularly go without textbooks due to cost 14% have dropped a course due to textbook cost 10% have withdrawn from a course due to textbook cost Source: 2012 student survey by Florida Virtual Campus Slide: CC-BY Cable Green, Creative Commons via http://www.projectkaleidoscope.org/ 10 Page |
  11. 11. Image: http://markmcguire.net/2011/01/01/r-i-p-department-of-design-studies/ used under CC-BY-NC 11 Page |
  12. 12. What are OER? “Open Educational Resources (OERs) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them.” UNESCO http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/access-to-knowledge/open-educationalresources/what-are-open-educational-resources-oers/ Page | 12
  13. 13. Why are we doing this project? To increase access to higher education by reducing student costs To give faculty more control over their instructional resources To move the open agenda forward in a meaningful, measurable way Images from Oxfam.org CC-BY and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Daniel_Mietchen/Talks/World_Open_Educational_Resources_Congress_2012 /How_Open_Access_and_Open_Science_can_mutually_fertilize_with_Open_Educational_Resources CC-BY 13 Page |
  14. 14. open.bccampus.ca 14 Page |
  15. 15. Project Phases 1 2 3 Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013) Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014 underway) Phase Three: Create (January 2014-Sept 2014) 15 Page |
  16. 16. Image: Don’t reinvent it by Andrea Hernendez used under CC-NC-SA license Page | 16
  17. 17. Available in many formats www, ePub, PDF and print Small, curated collection Locally peer reviewed 17 Page |
  18. 18. 1 Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013) Identify Top 40 Subjects Environmental scan of existing OTB: goal 10 BC Faculty reviews of 10 OTB System Outreach Early Adopter 18 Page |
  19. 19. http://bccampus.ca/top-40-courses Source: BC CDW & BC Research Institutions Page | 19
  20. 20. 1 Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013) Example of BC reviews of Collaborative Stats book Page | 20
  21. 21. 1 Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013) Early Adopter: Dr. Takashi Sato Physics KPU Students: 60 Previous Textbook: $187 OpenStax Textbook: $0 Student savings: $11,200 College Physics textbook cover image by OpenStax College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Page |
  22. 22. 1 Phase One: Launch (March -August 2013) Early Adopter: Dr. Takashi Sato Physics KPU Students: 60 Previous Textbook: $187 OpenStax Textbook: $0 Student savings: $11,200 1 class 1 institution 1 term College Physics textbook cover image by OpenStax College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. Page |
  23. 23. 2 Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014 underway) Adaptation Call for Proposal – 2 types: Existing & New More textbooks (13 new) More reviews More outreach: Libraries & Bookstores Technology (PoD, PressBooks, Connexions) Page |
  24. 24. 2 Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014 underway) Type 1: New Suggest a textbook & modifications for a subject area we have not found existing textbooks. Anthropology Applied Science Commerce Criminology Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Science Geography History Kinetics/Kinesiology Political Science Visual Arts, Media & Design 24 Page |
  25. 25. 2 Phase Two: Adapt (Sept 2013-Sept 2014 underway) Type 2: Existing Introduction to Psychology The faculty who reviewed this text felt that it needed to be adapted to reflect a Canadian context, that it required the addition of a chapter on stress, health, and coping, and an overview of all the major psychological perspectives in the first chapter of the text. The BC Open Textbook project will fund a subject matter expert $7500 to complete this work. Technical support and editing services will be provided. Introduction to Sociology This book received a good overall rating, however the faculty who reviewed it felt that it required adaptation to reflect a Canadian context and the insertion of content about Feminist Theory. The BC Open Textbook project will fund a subject matter expert $7500 to complete this work. Technical support and editing services will be provided. Introduction to Chemistry Reviewers of this text found it was missing content about Kinetic-Molecular Theory and Thermodynamics. In addition it is lacking a glossary. The BC Open Textbook project will fund a subject matter expert $5000 to add the additional content and create a glossary. 25 Page |
  26. 26. 3 Phase Three: Create (January 2014-Sept 2014) Produce as few textbooks as possible from scratch Create 1 exemplar e-textbook 26 Page |
  27. 27. Thank you! Clint Lalonde clalonde@bccampus.ca @clintlalonde @bccampus http://open.bccampus.ca Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. 27 Page |
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