OER Overview (College Of The Canyons)

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This is a presentation written by James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean of Distance Learning Programs and Training at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, CA. He and I co-presented it at our FLEX (Professional Development) week on August 17, 2009.

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OER Overview (College Of The Canyons)

  1. 1. Expanding Access: The Case for <br />Open Educational Resources<br />FLEX Workshop #4F<br />James Glapa-Grossklag and John Makevich<br />August 17, 2009<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br /><ul><li>What are Open Educational Resources?
  3. 3. Benefits and Challenges
  4. 4. COC’s Repository
  5. 5. What Can You Do?</li></li></ul><li>What Are Open Educational Resources?<br />Digitized Content<br />Teaching & Learning Materials<br />Readily Available<br />Usable and re-usable<br />Low-Cost or No-Cost<br />Public Domain/Open Source/ Creative Commons<br />
  6. 6. What Drives OER?<br />Innovation by faculty<br />Ease of access by faculty and students<br />Reduced cost of materials to students<br />Legal requirements<br />Survey results<br />92% of 48 responding said they are likely or very likely to use OER if such materials were readily accessible.<br />72% of 48 responding said they are interested in helping to produce or identify OER<br /> --Spring 2007 Survey of COC faculty<br />
  7. 7. OER as a Movement<br />89 colleges from AZ, CA, FL, IA, MD, NV, NY, OH, TX, WA, Canada<br />
  8. 8. Tools for Locating, Organizing,and Delivering Open Textbooks<br />
  9. 9. Benefits<br />Lower Barriers to Education<br />Expand Access<br />
  10. 10. Benefits<br />Gives faculty tools for freedom from publishers’ dictates about learning content and delivery<br />
  11. 11. Challenges<br /><ul><li>Resistance to change
  12. 12. Limited supply of high quality content in some disciplines
  13. 13. Digital Divide
  14. 14. Workload</li></li></ul><li>Current Projects<br /><ul><li>University Transfer Planning (Michelle LaBrie)
  15. 15. Land Surveying (Regina Blasberg)
  16. 16. Physical Geography (Vincent Devlahovich)
  17. 17. Introduction to Library Media Tech, video podcast (Ron Karlin)
  18. 18. Welding Lab photos (Tim Baber)
  19. 19. Oceanography and Geology, audio podcasts (John Makevich)
  20. 20. Distance Learning orientation, video podcasts (Michelle LaBrie, John Makevich, and Renee Drake)</li></li></ul><li>Implementation: Equella<br />Content-management system<br />Stores all file types<br />Federated searches<br />Can customize sorting and organization of materials<br />Photo library<br />“Playlists” of content<br />General subject search<br />
  21. 21. The grand tour<br />http://oer.canyons.edu<br />
  22. 22. What Can You Do?<br />Learn More at Workshops and Roundtables<br />Contribute Content<br />Adopt Content<br />Create Content<br />
  23. 23. For More Information<br /><ul><li>See COC Library’s OER website:www.canyons.edu/offices/library/OnlineEducationalResources.asp
  24. 24. See COC’s OER repository:http://oer.canyons.edu
  25. 25. Contact: Leslie Bretall, James Glapa-Grossklag,or John Makevich
  26. 26. Thanks to Dr. Van Hook, Jim Temple, Mike Gunther,Chad Estrella, and the pilot faculty user group</li>

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