<ul><li>Open Textbook Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Ronkowitz </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation adapted from training materi...
Instructor Dilemmas Breaking Free of Traditional Textbooks <ul><li>No textbook fits exactly </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all or ...
An open textbook is… <ul><li>Modifiable by the instructor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital, Modular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
An open textbook has been… <ul><li>Changed by the creators from Copyright  All  Rights Reserved   to </li></ul><ul><li>Cop...
Myths  about Open Textbooks <ul><li>Open Textbooks and eBooks are the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Creators never receive monet...
Benefits of Open Textbooks <ul><li>High efficiency in use of modules - Resources can be created once and widely used rathe...
Two Community College Organizations <ul><li>Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER)  </li></u...
CCCOER  oerconsortium.org 04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session
CollegeOpenTextbooks.org 04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session
Step 1 of 4  Start here 04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session Full reviews available with comment...
Step 2: Adopt and Use <ul><li>Plan the class </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the parts of the textbook that fit </li></ul><ul><li...
3  Contact Stakeholders <ul><li>Curriculum Committee, Department, Dean or other group that approves textbook adoptions </l...
4  Use the Textbook <ul><li>Use for reading and homework only </li></ul><ul><li>Use in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Use in ...
Ken Ronkowitz more information http://pccc.libguides.com/etextbooks   04/08/10 Open Textbook s
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Electronic textbooks (eTextbooks, eBooks) are digital versions of textbooks. Most e-textbooks are currently distributed by commercial publishers and have specific digital rights. An OPEN TEXTBOOK is a free, openly-licensed textbook offered online by its author(s).

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Open Textbooks: A Brief Introduction

  1. 1. <ul><li>Open Textbook Adoption </li></ul><ul><li>Ken Ronkowitz </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation adapted from training materials at http://oerconsortium.org </li></ul>04/08/10
  2. 2. Instructor Dilemmas Breaking Free of Traditional Textbooks <ul><li>No textbook fits exactly </li></ul><ul><li>It’s all or nothing (this is changing..) </li></ul><ul><li>Students complain </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- about high prices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- if only a few chapters are used in the course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- when sent to different places for readings and materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Too many resources available </li></ul><ul><li>Too little time or information to decide what’s fair/legal to use </li></ul>04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session
  3. 3. An open textbook is… <ul><li>Modifiable by the instructor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital, Modular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adaptable </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low cost to the students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually free for those with computers and internet access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printable for free or a small fee (costs for ink and paper) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sometimes available in bound copies for $10-$40 </li></ul></ul>04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session Labeled for reuse Flickr MrKCools
  4. 4. An open textbook has been… <ul><li>Changed by the creators from Copyright All Rights Reserved to </li></ul><ul><li>Copyright Some Rights Reserved under an open license e.g., Creative Commons License </li></ul>04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session From the Creative Commons store
  5. 5. Myths about Open Textbooks <ul><li>Open Textbooks and eBooks are the same. </li></ul><ul><li>Creators never receive monetary compensation for open textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>All open textbooks are crowd-sourced, i.e., created by anonymous amateurs. </li></ul><ul><li>Derivatives damage the author’s reputation. </li></ul><ul><li>Open textbooks are low quality, or out-of-date with expired copyrights. </li></ul><ul><li>Publishers and bookstores are enemies of open textbooks. (Well, partially true…) </li></ul>04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session
  6. 6. Benefits of Open Textbooks <ul><li>High efficiency in use of modules - Resources can be created once and widely used rather than locked up by rights. </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptable to learning styles, cultures, geographies, and more </li></ul><ul><li>Use only what is needed: saves paper, toner, and weight and avoids confusion </li></ul><ul><li>Far more feedback from teachers and students to the creators (authors, illustrators, publishers, editors….) </li></ul><ul><li>Global textbook improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Free for those with computers or readers and Internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Lower cost for printed and bound versions </li></ul><ul><li>Even classes without open textbooks may benefit because students can better afford more classes & other books or materials </li></ul>04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session
  7. 7. Two Community College Organizations <ul><li>Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>97 colleges join to give 2-year schools a big voice in open textbooks and more </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Community College Open Textbooks Collaborative: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A group of 12 organizations (FHDA, FDLC, CNX and more) funded by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to increase the demand and supply of open textbooks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>their websites  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session
  8. 8. CCCOER oerconsortium.org 04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session
  9. 9. CollegeOpenTextbooks.org 04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session
  10. 10. Step 1 of 4 Start here 04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session Full reviews available with comments and ratings for each chapter
  11. 11. Step 2: Adopt and Use <ul><li>Plan the class </li></ul><ul><li>Choose the parts of the textbook that fit </li></ul><ul><li>Add other open resources </li></ul><ul><li>Announce to the stakeholders  </li></ul>04/08/10 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session Labeled for reuse Flickr wockerjabby
  12. 12. 3 Contact Stakeholders <ul><li>Curriculum Committee, Department, Dean or other group that approves textbook adoptions </li></ul><ul><li>Check restrictions on requiring computer/internet access </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>College bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>College library </li></ul><ul><li>Media center </li></ul><ul><li>Print Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Students, well in advance </li></ul><ul><li>Others as needed </li></ul>04/08/10 October 15 2009 How to Adopt an Open Textbook
  13. 13. 4 Use the Textbook <ul><li>Use for reading and homework only </li></ul><ul><li>Use in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Use in Learning Management System </li></ul><ul><li>For Remediation </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul>04/08/10 October 15 2009 How to Adopt an Open Textbook -- Introductory Session From Flickr ronk53 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
  14. 14. Ken Ronkowitz more information http://pccc.libguides.com/etextbooks 04/08/10 Open Textbook s
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