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  • Community colleges are the main sector in public Higher Education that is showing strong growth trends. Here are some interesting statistics from Carnegie Classification:1. Awards bachelor's degrees, but they represent less than 10% of degrees = 109 (2005)  162 (2010)+49% 2. Bachelor's degrees are at least 10% of degrees awarded, but less than half = 120 (2005)  147 (2010) +23%
  • Community colleges are the main sector in public Higher Education that is showing strong growth trends. Here are some interesting statistics from Carnegie Classification:1. Awards bachelor's degrees, but they represent less than 10% of degrees = 109 (2005)  162 (2010)+49% 2. Bachelor's degrees are at least 10% of degrees awarded, but less than half = 120 (2005)  147 (2010) +23%
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  • Free and Open Educational Resources in Online Learning
    Rob Reynolds, Ph.D.Director of Product Designand Research, Xplana
  • Free and Open Educational Resources
    Your Presenter:
    Rob Reynolds, Ph.D.
    • Director of Product Design and Research, Xplana
    • Director of The Xplanation
    • 20 years in Higher Education Faculty and Administration
    • Former Executive for Major Publisher
    • Track 180 News and Information Sites Daily
    • Publish Daily Newsletter on Industry Trends
    • Publish Annual Report on Future of Textbooks in Higher Ed
    • Publish Reports on Student and Institutional Trends
    • The Xplanation
  • Brief
    Overview
    • What are free and open educational resources?
    • Where can I find these resources and how do I use them?
    • What are the benefits of using free and open educational resources?
    • What are the issues?
  • What are free and open educational resources?
    • Free online resources
    • Open Educational Resources (OERs)
    • OpenCourseWare (OCW)
    • Open Tetxtbooks
  • Free Online Resources
    • Created and/or curated by individuals
    • Free to use in courses
    • Link back to original site or document
    • Limited permissions related to re-distribution or re-publishing
    • May not alter original source
  • Open Educational Resources
    (OERs)
    • Created and/or curated by individuals and/or institutions
    • Free to use in courses
    • Link back to original site or download source
    • Download original content
    • Permission to use, re-mix, and adapt with attribution
    • Created and/or curated by institutions
    • Free to use but not for commercial use or re-distribution
    • Link back to original site or download media
    • Limited permissions for re-use and re-distribution
    Open CourseWare
    (OCW)
    • Created and/or curated by individuals and/or companies/institutions
    • Free to use but restrictions and “openness” vary
    • Generally available as online offerings that can be accessed via a link
    • Limited permissions for re-use and re-distribution
    Open Textbooks
  • Where Can I Find These Resources?
    • Aggregation or Sponsor Sites
    • iTunesU
    • GoogleEDU
    • YouTube Channels
    • Repositories like MERLOT or Connexions
    • CK12, Flatword Knowledge, Orange Grove
    • Search for Disaggregated Content
  • What Are the Benefits?
    • Cost savings
    • Abundance and diversity of resources
    • Flexibility of use and re-use (time savings)
    • Access to enhanced instructional examples and resources
  • What Are the Issues?
    • Difficulties associated with finding and aggregating
    • Lack of consistent format availability
    • Lack of technology investment for distribution and integration
    • Lack of consistency with regards to licensing