Overcoming Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption (CIC CLI May 2013)
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Presentation at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Libraries conference - May 23, 2013. Barriers to helping faculty adopt open textbooks.

Presentation at the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Libraries conference - May 23, 2013. Barriers to helping faculty adopt open textbooks.

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  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Overcoming Barriers to Open Textbook Adoption David Ernst, Ph.D. CIO, College of Education and Human Development University of Minnesota
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Open Textbook Catalog open.umn.edu 135 open textbooks 53,000 visits 164 countries
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Into the Weeds
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota LackofUrgency BARRIER: There is little sense of urgency for change. NEEDS: Faculty Development
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota LackofUrgency
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota LackofUrgency
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota LackofUrgency
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota AwarenessofOpen BARRIER: Faculty don’t know what open textbooks are. NEEDS: Faculty Development
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota AwarenessofOpen Free Books eBooks
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota All Rights Reserved Some Rights Reserved vs. AwarenessofOpen
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Discoverability BARRIER:Faculty don’t know where to find open textbooks. NEEDS: One central catalog of open textbooks.
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Discoverability
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Quality? BARRIER:Faculty don’t know the quality of open textbooks. NEEDS: Faculty peer review of open textbooks.
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Quality?
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Quality?
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Quality?
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota FacultyEngagement BARRIER: Faculty have limited time to focus on reviewing textbooks. NEEDS: Incentives for faculty to engage in open textbooks.
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota FacultyEngagement $
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota FacultyEngagement 9 paid reviewers ($4,500 total) 7 adoptions + 4 peer adoptions = 11 total adoptions ~$100,000 in potential student savings + 9 textbook reviews for the catalog
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota TechnicalNeeds BARRIER: Faculty need technical/editing support NEEDS: Infrastructure and services to support editing/authoring.
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota PayingFaculty
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota PayingFaculty BARRIER: Administrators resist paying faculty for “faculty-like work.” NEEDS: A way to pay faculty for reviews without paying faculty for reviews.
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota PayingFaculty
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota PayingFaculty
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Referatory BARRIER: Open textbooks compete with publishers’ sales force. NEEDS: A toolkit to educate a “local sales force” to help drive local adoptions.
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota Referatory BARRIER: Original sources of open textbooks can disappear. NEEDS: A repository.
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota ??? BARRIER: ???
  • David Ernst, PhD | dernst@umn.edu | University of Minnesota open.umn.edu dernst@umn.edu David Ernst