Open Course Library Project
Washington State Board of
Community and Technical Colleges
Dale Hoffman
David Lippman
Melonie ...
Gates
Foundation

State
Legislature

Washington State Board of
Community and Technical Colleges

Open Course Library Proje...
OCL Course Creation Process
• Faculty submitted course proposals
• Faculty/team selected for each course
• Development sup...
Faculty Course Creation Process
• Write/Assemble/Create
• Reviewed by at least two outside
instructors
• Class tested
• Re...
OCL Mathematics Courses
• Beginning & Intermediate Algebra
Tyler Wallace (Big Bend Community College)

• Math in Society
D...
Beginning and Intermediate
Algebra
Tyler Wallace
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Open Textbook
Open Student Solutions Manual
Open Workbook
Online Homework (WAMAP)
Videos on...
All Resources Available for “Free”
Learn math by doing math…
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Five minute video per topic
On their own: 2 problems
After 4-5 related videos, do hom...
What it looks like (homepage)
What it looks like (topics)
What it looks like (homework)

Link to download related textbook section
Schools Using Resources
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Being translated into Bengali la...
Mercy College Results
Percentage passing with C or better
80.00%
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68.90%
63.60%

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60.18%

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55.91%

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Math 107 Math in Society
Survey of contemporary mathematical
topics, most non-algebraic. Application focus.
Book Topics
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Problem Solving / Quantitative Reasoning
Voting Theory
Weighted Voting
Apportionment
Fair Div...
Book Topics
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Finance
Statistics (collecting and descriptive stats)
Probability
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Historical Counting
Frac...
Free book online (~$15 B&W printed)
Video playlist for each chapter
Online and paper exercises
Math 107 Math in Society
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Full course shell for a fully online course
Online and paper exercises
Online and paper ...
Math 107 Math in Society
• Book has been used for 5 years in a fullyonline class with good success.
• Small (but not signi...
Results
Old Blackboard course (‘06-’08 data)
70.2% pass rate, n = 131
WAMAP + Open Text v1 (‘08-’11 data)
72.4% pass rate,...
Math 107 Math in Society
“I was fearful about taking a strictly “on-line” course, especially
one dealing with math, since ...
Precalculus 1 and 2
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Free online book, printed for $15
Sample syllabus with outcomes
Sample assessments (quizzes a...
Precalculus 1 and 2
• Instructor guide, detailing the contents
• Discussion forums to promote interaction
• Additional onl...
Approach
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Focus on the story of functions
Contextual motivation
“Rule of four” integrated throughout
Stepping ...
Open Textbook
Day by Day guide showing suggested lecture
pace, and how handouts, activities, and
assessments fit in the course structure
Lecture outlines, with examples
Online algorithmically generated homework for
each section, in addition to book homework
Many have video help, thanks to James Sousa
MAA Review by Mike Kenyon, Green River Community
College, 10/15/2012

We considered about two dozen texts in our adoption
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MAA Review by Mike Kenyon, Green River Community
College, 10/15/2012

The text had a positive effect on the classroom inst...
Paige Green, Lecturer, UCLA

Everything is going so well with your book and the
MyOpenMath component. I am so pleased with...
Adoption
Departmental adoptions at Pierce, Green River,
Shoreline, Scottsdale
Individual faculty adoptions at Edmonds, Sea...
Student Success Data
4850 students at Pierce, Green River, and
Shoreline have used our text (over the last 2
years), vs. 5...
Contemporary Calculus
I, II, and III
Limits to Double Integrals
Dale Hoffman
Bellevue College
Bellevue, Washington
All of ...
Web
access

Text pages in color
on the web
Printed Versions -- B&W, about 300 pages each, less than $20 each
Calculus I Problems from WAMAP
To sample
wamap.org
Username: OCL
Password: OCL
Calculus II Problems from WAMAP
To sample
wamap.org
Username: OCL
Password: OCL
Quality & Student Success
• Profession reviews
• Student success
• Student feedback
Some professional reviews of the
Contemporary Calculus manuscript
from a New York CC
Better than any other book
I've seen,...
Stewart/Hoffman Success Comparison
Bellevue College used Stewart (2006-07) and Hoffman (2007-08)

Stewart N=622
Success = ...
Student Feedback
During Fall 2010 students in my 2 sections of Calculus I
evaluated various aspects of the course.
Course ...
Finding the materials on the web
Textbook (as PDF and MS WORD files)
http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/dh/Calculus_all/Cal...
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
8. Our students deserve a cost break
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
8. Our students deserve a cost break

7. I love calculus. It was fun.
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
8. Our students deserve a cost break

7. I love calculus. It was fun.
6. M...
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
8. Our students deserve a cost break
7. I love calculus. It was fun.
6. Mo...
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
4. Teachers can modify the text
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
4. Teachers can modify the text
3. I like to share
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
4. Teachers can modify the text
3. I like to share
2. People think I’m cra...
Top 1000 reasons I created a
FREE calculus book
4. Teachers can modify the text
3. I like to share
2. People think I’m cra...
Thank you

Please contact me if you have any questions
or want more information.
Math 148 Business Calculus
Shana Calaway
Shoreline Community College
Suggested Calendar
Textbook
Written Homework
Video Playlists
Sample Test Questions
Online Homework and Quizzes
Questions?
http://www.opencourselibrary.org

http://www.opentextbookstore.com
http://www.myopenmath.com
or http://www.wama...
Open Course Library presentation, AMATYC 2013
Open Course Library presentation, AMATYC 2013
Open Course Library presentation, AMATYC 2013
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Open Course Library presentation, AMATYC 2013

  1. 1. Open Course Library Project Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges Dale Hoffman David Lippman Melonie Rasmussen Tyler Wallace Shana Calaway
  2. 2. Gates Foundation State Legislature Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges Open Course Library Project To create open-source digital courseware for the 81 most heavily enrolled CC courses • • • • • • Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Statistics Business Calculus Math in Society Precalculus and Trig Calculus I, II, III
  3. 3. OCL Course Creation Process • Faculty submitted course proposals • Faculty/team selected for each course • Development support team created for each course – eLearning design specialist – Librarian • Standards – – – – Learning Outcomes Assessments Accessibility Cultural awareness
  4. 4. Faculty Course Creation Process • Write/Assemble/Create • Reviewed by at least two outside instructors • Class tested • Revised • Posted free (Creative Commons) -- PDF (easy to download) -- MS WORD (easy to modify) • Printed versions -- Personal printer (B&W or color) -- lulu.com (less than $20)
  5. 5. OCL Mathematics Courses • Beginning & Intermediate Algebra Tyler Wallace (Big Bend Community College) • Math in Society David Lippman (Pierce college) • Statistics Fredrico Marchetti (Shoreline Community College) • Precalculus I and II David Lippman & Melonie Rasmussen (Pierce College) • Calculus I, II, and III Dale Hoffman (Bellevue College) • Business Calculus Shana Calaway (Shoreline Community College)
  6. 6. Beginning and Intermediate Algebra Tyler Wallace
  7. 7. The entire package: • • • • • Open Textbook Open Student Solutions Manual Open Workbook Online Homework (WAMAP) Videos online by section(only thing still in progress!) and topic
  8. 8. All Resources Available for “Free”
  9. 9. Learn math by doing math… • • • • • Five minute video per topic On their own: 2 problems After 4-5 related videos, do homework After 6 homework assignments, do review After review, test
  10. 10. What it looks like (homepage)
  11. 11. What it looks like (topics)
  12. 12. What it looks like (homework) Link to download related textbook section
  13. 13. Schools Using Resources (in some form…) – That I know of • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Being translated into Bengali language Dixie State in St. George UT Superior College in Duluth MN American River College, Sacramento, CA Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY Aquin Catholic High School, Freeport IL Specadel Inc (put on mobile devices), Beaverton, OR University Now, SanFrancisco CA New Charter University, SanFRancisco CA Phoenix College, Phoenix, AR Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA Wenatchee Valley College, WA Big Bend Community College, WA Kaleidoscope Project Saylor.org
  14. 14. Mercy College Results Percentage passing with C or better 80.00% 70.00% 68.90% 63.60% 60.00% 60.18% 64.50% 55.91% 48.40% 50.00% 40.00% 30.00% 20.00% 10.00% 0.00% Fall 2011 Fall 2012 No OER OER Spring 2011 Spring 2013 No OER OER Total Total No OER OER n=2,842 including pilot
  15. 15. Math 107 Math in Society Survey of contemporary mathematical topics, most non-algebraic. Application focus.
  16. 16. Book Topics • • • • • • • • Problem Solving / Quantitative Reasoning Voting Theory Weighted Voting Apportionment Fair Division Graph Theory Scheduling Growth Models
  17. 17. Book Topics • • • • • • • Finance Statistics (collecting and descriptive stats) Probability Sets Historical Counting Fractals Cryptography
  18. 18. Free book online (~$15 B&W printed)
  19. 19. Video playlist for each chapter
  20. 20. Online and paper exercises
  21. 21. Math 107 Math in Society • • • • Full course shell for a fully online course Online and paper exercises Online and paper quizzes Written assignments / discussion questions
  22. 22. Math 107 Math in Society • Book has been used for 5 years in a fullyonline class with good success. • Small (but not significant) increase in average grade. • Students regularly rate the readability of the text very high. • Has been used at Pierce College, Lake WA Tech, Bellingham Tech, American River, and others.
  23. 23. Results Old Blackboard course (‘06-’08 data) 70.2% pass rate, n = 131 WAMAP + Open Text v1 (‘08-’11 data) 72.4% pass rate, n = 236 WAMAP + OCL 2 (’12-’13 data) 80.4% pass rate, n = 92 *No statistically significant difference
  24. 24. Math 107 Math in Society “I was fearful about taking a strictly “on-line” course, especially one dealing with math, since I haven’t taken a math course in over 30 years and the on-line option was very new to me. Your course was so well organized I found it to be incredibly easy to follow. Your clear objectives, requirements, grading system, and quick replies made this one of the most pleasurable classes I have ever experienced. I found the use of videos to supplement the text extremely helpful.” -Tammy Questi, RDH, student in Winter 2013 Math&107 course run in WAMAP.org
  25. 25. Precalculus 1 and 2 • • • • Free online book, printed for $15 Sample syllabus with outcomes Sample assessments (quizzes and tests) All materials are available in Word or text format if you want to modify or customize at a section or sentence level
  26. 26. Precalculus 1 and 2 • Instructor guide, detailing the contents • Discussion forums to promote interaction • Additional online resources, including links to other textbooks, video sites, and technology tools
  27. 27. Approach • • • • • • Focus on the story of functions Contextual motivation “Rule of four” integrated throughout Stepping stone in level of thinking Integrated circle/triangle trig approach Distributed approach to trig identities and solving trig equations
  28. 28. Open Textbook
  29. 29. Day by Day guide showing suggested lecture pace, and how handouts, activities, and assessments fit in the course structure
  30. 30. Lecture outlines, with examples
  31. 31. Online algorithmically generated homework for each section, in addition to book homework
  32. 32. Many have video help, thanks to James Sousa
  33. 33. MAA Review by Mike Kenyon, Green River Community College, 10/15/2012 We considered about two dozen texts in our adoption process *…+ Once the finalists were selected, it became clear that the Lippman/Rasmussen text was equal or superior to the others in quality and far outpaced them in cost. The vote of our full-time faculty was, in fact, unanimous.
  34. 34. MAA Review by Mike Kenyon, Green River Community College, 10/15/2012 The text had a positive effect on the classroom instructional atmosphere from the very beginning. Many students came to class on the first day with a positive attitude borne of having been to the bookstore and found that their textbook would cost $20 rather than over $100, and even spending that much was optional. Moreover, the vast majority of students had the textbook in one form or another from the outset and so didn’t face the prospect of falling behind because they couldn’t get it until a financial aid check came in.
  35. 35. Paige Green, Lecturer, UCLA Everything is going so well with your book and the MyOpenMath component. I am so pleased with the material. *…+ So far, I find the homework sections so complete and the application problems really give the students a challenge.
  36. 36. Adoption Departmental adoptions at Pierce, Green River, Shoreline, Scottsdale Individual faculty adoptions at Edmonds, Seattle Central, UCLA, and many others Over 5000 books printed
  37. 37. Student Success Data 4850 students at Pierce, Green River, and Shoreline have used our text (over the last 2 years), vs. 5000 past students saw no significant difference in success, while saving $300,000+
  38. 38. Contemporary Calculus I, II, and III Limits to Double Integrals Dale Hoffman Bellevue College Bellevue, Washington All of the materials • • • • 300 page text for each course WAMAP online practice problems (with answers) Example quizzes and tests Example syllabus are available free on the web.
  39. 39. Web access Text pages in color on the web
  40. 40. Printed Versions -- B&W, about 300 pages each, less than $20 each
  41. 41. Calculus I Problems from WAMAP To sample wamap.org Username: OCL Password: OCL
  42. 42. Calculus II Problems from WAMAP To sample wamap.org Username: OCL Password: OCL
  43. 43. Quality & Student Success • Profession reviews • Student success • Student feedback
  44. 44. Some professional reviews of the Contemporary Calculus manuscript from a New York CC Better than any other book I've seen, these problems force students to think about what concepts mean. I am quite favorably impressed with this text. Emphasis on geometrical reasoning. A Emphasis on meaning and use of concepts. A Problem sets. A+ from a Florida university Emphasis on geometric reasoning. I think this is very important and it is one of the strengths of this manuscript. A Problem sets. A Applications for motivation. A
  45. 45. Stewart/Hoffman Success Comparison Bellevue College used Stewart (2006-07) and Hoffman (2007-08) Stewart N=622 Success = “ABC” = 74.4% Success range: 42 – 90% Hoffman N=710 Success = “ABC” 74.8% Success range: 40 – 95% Five instructors taught multiple sections in 2006-07 using Stewart and then multiple sections in 2007-08 using Hoffman. The student success numbers for these five instructors were virtually identical using each text, but 4 of the 5 had slightly greater student success using Hoffman
  46. 46. Student Feedback During Fall 2010 students in my 2 sections of Calculus I evaluated various aspects of the course. Course Content & Effectiveness Very satisfied 39 (64%) Satisfied 22 (36%) Dissatisfied 0 Course Materials Very satisfied 41 (67%) Satisfied 18 (30%) Dissatisfied 2 (3%)
  47. 47. Finding the materials on the web Textbook (as PDF and MS WORD files) http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/dh/Calculus_all/Calculus_all.html Or just Google “hoffman calculus” Class web pages include quizzes, tests and worksheets • Math& 151: Calculus I http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/dh/math151/math151.html • Math& 152: Calculus II http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/dh/math152OCL/math152OCL.html • Math& 153: Calculus III http://scidiv.bellevuecollege.edu/dh/math152OCL/math152OCL.html Printed version: lulu.com search “Hoffman Calculus”
  48. 48. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book
  49. 49. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book 8. Our students deserve a cost break
  50. 50. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book 8. Our students deserve a cost break 7. I love calculus. It was fun.
  51. 51. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book 8. Our students deserve a cost break 7. I love calculus. It was fun. 6. Most of my students are taking calculus for the first time
  52. 52. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book 8. Our students deserve a cost break 7. I love calculus. It was fun. 6. Most of my students are taking calculus for the first time 5. I enjoy creating materials to help students learn
  53. 53. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book 4. Teachers can modify the text
  54. 54. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book 4. Teachers can modify the text 3. I like to share
  55. 55. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book 4. Teachers can modify the text 3. I like to share 2. People think I’m crazy so they are nice to me
  56. 56. Top 1000 reasons I created a FREE calculus book 4. Teachers can modify the text 3. I like to share 2. People think I’m crazy so they are nice to me 1. I have enough money
  57. 57. Thank you Please contact me if you have any questions or want more information.
  58. 58. Math 148 Business Calculus Shana Calaway Shoreline Community College
  59. 59. Suggested Calendar
  60. 60. Textbook
  61. 61. Written Homework
  62. 62. Video Playlists
  63. 63. Sample Test Questions
  64. 64. Online Homework and Quizzes
  65. 65. Questions? http://www.opencourselibrary.org http://www.opentextbookstore.com http://www.myopenmath.com or http://www.wamap.org login/password: OCL

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