http://techplan.sbctc.edu“We will cultivate the culture andpractice of using and contributing toopen educational resources.”
The high cost of textbooks has reduced Washington citizens’ access to higher education. Full-time students spend approximately $1,000 on textbooks every year.College Board Report: Trends in College Pricing (2007)
English Composition I• 50,000+ enrollments / year• x $100 textbook•= $5+ Million every year
• Open Course Library – designing and sharing 81 highest enrollment courses – for face-to-face, hybrid and/or online delivery – to improve course completion rates – lower textbook costs for students (<$30) – provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses – for our college system to fully engage the global open educational resources discussion. opencourselibrary.org
New State Board “Open” Policy • All digital software, educational resources and knowledge produced through competitive grants, offered through and/or managed by the SBCTC, will carry a Creative Commons Attribution License.
Questions • What if all publicly funded educational content was open access? • What kind of efficiencies could higher education yield? • Simple idea: public access to publicly funded educational
Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College andCareer Training Grants Program• $2 Billion US Department of Labor Grant• All $2B of programs / courses produced must be openly licensed (CC BY) – All Schools, Colleges, Universities can download, modify and use any of it!• Simple idea: public access to publicly funded educational materials.
Dr. Cable GreenDirector of Global Learningcable@creativecommons.org twitter: cgreen