Engaging with Open Educational ResourcesPresentation Transcript
Engaging withOpen Educational Resources Tom Caswell Open Education Policy Associate State Board for Community & Technical Colleges Image credit: Marc Wathieu CC BY-NC-SA
The Internet changes everything Anyone can create and deliver almost anything to anyone for almost no cost. Internet + Digital Resources + Open License
September 2007 Cape Town Open Education Declaration “…we have an opportunity to dramatically improve the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world through freely available, high- quality, locally relevant educational and learning opportunities.”
Where do we start? Photo credit: loop_oh CC BY-NDhttp://whyopenedmatters.org
Strategic Technology Plan Strategy I: Create a single, system-wide suite of online teaching and learning tools that provides all Washington students with easy access to “anywhere, anytime” learning. http://www.sbctc.edu/general/a_strategictechplan.aspx
June 2010 SBCTC 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. http://www.sbctc.edu/general/admin/Tab_9_Open_ Licensing_Policy.pdf
Textbook Affordability English Composition I 50,000+ enrollments / year x $100 textbook $5+ Million every year
Affordances of OpenOER allows you to:• Reuse• RedistributeAnd sometimes:• Revise• Remix Photo credit: mag3737 CC BY-NC-SA
Watch. Practice.Learn almost anything for free.
The Open Course LibraryFunded: $1.2 million Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Washington State Legislature
Goals of the Open Course Library Design and share 81 high enrollment, gatekeeper courses Improve course completion rates Lower textbook costs for students (<$30) Provide new resources for faculty to use in their courses Fully engage our colleges in the global open educational resources discussion.
Open Course Library Phase 1: 42 courses http://opencourselibrary.org http://saylor.org Phase 2 : 39 courses Available Spring 2013
The first 42 courses werereleased October 31, 2011 Over 80 media mentions worldwide Over 25,000 visits from 125 countries to http://opencourselibrary.org
Initial Impact In the first year, students will save $1.1 million in textbook costs That’s more than we spent to develop the courses…
Lessons Learned Phase 1 Faculty Concerns: Many were unfamiliar with ANGEL LMS No way to compare work between course teams Too many websites to keep track of Phase 2 Adjustments: Using Google Docs to collaborate & share as we go All project information in one Google Site
Next Steps Driving Open Course Library Course Adoptions Regional conferences and workshops New faculty trainings Building open sharing into existing teaching workflows and technologies Next LMS will have “open sharing” feature Explore open sharing via Tegrity Working with system librarians to track and promote open content
Finding Open Resources
Great places to find openly licensed images, video, clipart, etc: search.creativecommons.org.
Where can I search specifically forOpen Educational Resources (OER)? • opencourselibrary.org • oercommons.org/oer • Connexions (cnx.org) • saylor.org • oerglue.com/courses
Questions? Please visit: http://whyopenedmatters.org http://creativecommons.org http://bit.ly/openedpledge Tom Caswell firstname.lastname@example.org http://tomcaswell.com