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  • Recent research (conducted by the Florida Virtual Campus) quantifies the ways high textbook costs affect student persistence and success. <br /> More than 60% of students report not having purchase textbooks at some point due to the cost <br /> Nearly a quarter (23%) of students regularly go without textbooks due to their cost <br /> Due to the high cost of textbooks: <br /> 35% of students report taking fewer courses <br /> 31% report not registering for a course <br /> 14% have dropped a course <br /> 10% have withdrawn from a course <br /> Link to research source: http://www.openaccesstextbooks.org/pdf/2012_Exec_Sum_Student_Txtbk_Survey.pdf
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  • www.lumenlearnin g.com Fifty Ways to Leave Your Textbook Open Educational Resources and Beyond Campus Technology Forum April 8, 2014 Kim Thanos Lumen Learning Co-founder and CEO Kaleidoscope Program Manager kim.thanos@lumenlearning.com
  • In every high-enrollment course that Lumen Learning touches our goal is to: Reduce textbook cost by 90% Increase student success by 10% through the use of open educational resources and learning analytics.
  • Topics WHY the realities of the content ecosystem WHAT open educational resources HOW proven sources for fifty courses AND THEN the opportunity created
  • Reality One: Textbook costs are a barrier to student success Shared by Kim Thanos under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
  • Community College Textbook Costs Fall 2013 Intermediate Algebra at one community college $590,186 Top 10 Courses at one community college $4,669,152 Developmental Math in California Community Colleges $15,817,500
  • 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to textbook cost 23% regularly go without textbooks due to cost 14% have dropped a course due to textbook cost 10% have withdrawn from a course due to textbook cost Source: 2012 student survey by Florida Virtual Campus
  • Measuring Cost and Quality 65% 54% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Lumen's Candela Math Pearson's MyMathLab Mercy College: Student Success Students Earning a C or Better $5.00 $170.00 $- $20.00 $40.00 $60.00 $80.00 $100.00 $120.00 $140.00 $160.00 $180.00 Lumen's Candela Math Pearson's MyMathLab Mercy College: Cost Dollars per student per course
  • Reality Two: Content is a Commodity
  • Who completed the Stanford prison experiment? How did the results influence the field of psychology?
  • $100’s of millions of dollars invested by private foundations Billions of dollars invested by the U.S. government Personal investments by teachers and experts who care
  • Reality Three: Digital Favors Scale www.lumenlearning.com
  • Blockbuster Local Newspaper Tower Records Borders Netflix Huffington Post iTunes Amazon
  • Reality Four: In Ecosystems, Diversity = Sustainability www.lumenlearning.com Image by: moizissimo via Flickr CC-BY-NC-ND
  • Significant Market Correction
  • use copyright to enforce sharing
  • Makes It Easy to Share: 4Rs • Use the content in its unaltered formReuse • Adapt, adjust, modify, improve, or alter the contentRevise • Combine the original or revised content with other OER to create something newRemix • Share copies of the original content, revisions or remixes with othersRedistribute
  • www.lumenlearning.com Faculty Approaches BUILD ADAPT ADOPT • Develop new materials • Aggregate materials from high-quality OER • Create tools and systems • Create media • Share or publish Similar in scope to writing a new textbook with many collaborators. • Identify high-quality course or resource • Create significant revision • Remix, aggregate • Share or publish Similar in scope to moving from traditional to fully online delivery. • Review open course • Refine for teaching approach • Align with syllabus • Assign and reference Similar in scope to using a new textbook or a major new edition.
  • www.lumenlearning.com Fifty Ways to Leave Your Textbook Go to the Stax, Max. 1. Statistics 2. Physics 3. Sociology 4. Principles of econ 5. Macroeconomics 6. Microeconomics 7. Biology for majors 8. Biology for non-majors 9. Anatomy and Physiology Openstaxcollege.org
  • www.lumenlearning.com Fifty Ways to Leave Your Textbook Try MyOpenMath, Kath. 10. Arithmetic 11. Beginning algebra 12. Intermediate algebra 13. College algebra 14. Precalculus/trig 15. Calculus I 16. Calculus II 17. Math for liberal arts 18. Business calculus Myopenmath.com
  • www.lumenlearning.com Fifty Ways to Leave Your Textbook Create something new, Drew. 19. English composition I 20. English composition II 21. Developmental writing 22. Development reading 23. College success 24. College literacy 25. Intro to computing Lumenlearning.com/courses
  • www.lumenlearning.com Fifty Ways to Leave Your Textbook Check out Saylor, Taylor. 26. Music 27. Art appreciation 28. Philosophy 29. Public speaking 30. Logic and critical thinking 31. American politics 32. Comparative politics 33. International relations 34. World history 35. American history II Saylor.org
  • www.lumenlearning.com Fifty Ways to Leave Your Textbook Find OLI, Guy. 36. Psychology 37. French I 38. French II 39. Statistics Oli.cmu.edu
  • www.lumenlearning.com Fifty Ways to Leave Your Textbook Check OCL, Mel. 40. Anthropology 41. Microbiology 42. General business 43. Western civilization Opencourselibrary.org
  • www.lumenlearning.com Fifty Ways to Leave Your Textbook Look to a friend, Jenn. 44. U.S. history II (University of Georgia) 45. Information literacy (Open SUNY) 46. Native peoples in N.A. (Open SUNY) 47. Natural resources biometrics (Open SUNY) 48. Humanities (Open SUNY) 49. Physical geography (Salt Lake CC) 50. Earth science (Salt Lake CC) Plus, Minnesota Open Textbook Library (open.umn.edu) And Lard Bucket (2012books.lardbucket.org)
  • www.lumenlearnin g.com Just set yourself free.
  • Makes It Easy to Share: 4Rs • Use the content in its unaltered formReuse • Adapt, adjust, modify, improve, or alter the contentRevise • Combine the original or revised content with other OER to create something newRemix • Share copies of the original content, revisions or remixes with othersRedistribute
  • www.lumenlearning.com The True Opportunities 1. Cognitive science-based enhancements to learning materials (Jeffrey Karpicke retrieval over re-reading) 2. Contextualization created and shared by faculty or… 3. Student engagement in creation of learning materials (David Wiley open pedagogy)
  • www.lumenlearnin g.com Kim.Thanos@lumenlearning.co m