UMUC: Massive Open
Adoption Resources
Karen Vignare, Ph.D.
Sharon Brosch
Karen.vignare@umuc.edu
Agenda
• UMUC
• No cost goal
• Process
• Progress
• Where we need help
2
• Pioneer in adult and distance education since 1947
• One of 11 accredited, degree-granting institutions in the
Universit...
E-Resources Project
Goal:
No cost materials for all students
Maximize use of high quality Open
Education Resources (OER)
OPEN COURSEWARE
• Saylor.org Free Education
• OpenCourseWare Consortium
• MIT Open Courseware
• Open Yale Courses
• Nation...
Targets
• Fall 2014
– 50% of all undergraduate courses have free embedded
electronic resources
• Fall 2015
– 100% of under...
Web site for Eresource Teams
PSYC 100
Before (custom book)
After
Savings: $39
Free Courseware
Free eBooks and UMUC Design:
Total Savings = $64.25
The free Saylor.org eBook (left)
replaces the textbook. The PSYC
learn...
Government Publication
Total Savings = $54.00
.Public Domain documents replace a $54 e-Book that offered only 180-day acce...
COST TO
STUDENT = $0.00
Savings =
$80.00
UMUC increased our
subscription to
Books24x7, which offers
eBooks at no cost to t...
Current Progress
300
284
425
eResourcesCourse Status
1013 UndergraduateCourses Worldwide
Complete
In Progress
Pending
Estimated Student Savings
 From Spring/Summer eResource
implementation of $3 Million
 Calculations based on previous tex...
Concerns
• As UMUC moves to Competency Based
Education, will we still find the OER needed
• As UMUC moves comes courses/co...
Opportunities
• Engage all (including adjuncts) faculty in
identification and modification
• Crowdsourcing with students a...
Community Solutions
• Customized search (LRMI)
• Call for OER
• Systematized updating
17
Questions
18
karen.vignare@umuc.edu
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The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) has initiated a process to match all
course learning outcomes and competencies with open educational resources. UMUC is the
largest non-profit public online university in the U.S. It has committed to finding OERs for all
undergraduate courses by 2015 and graduate courses by 2016. The scale of this undertaking is
unlike any others in the OER movement. The adoption and scaling process provides a model for
other like-minded institutions

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UMUC Adopting OER at Scale to Reduce Student Costs

  1. 1. UMUC: Massive Open Adoption Resources Karen Vignare, Ph.D. Sharon Brosch Karen.vignare@umuc.edu
  2. 2. Agenda • UMUC • No cost goal • Process • Progress • Where we need help 2
  3. 3. • Pioneer in adult and distance education since 1947 • One of 11 accredited, degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland • Focus on the unique educational and professional development needs of adult students • More than 90,000 students enrolled worldwide About UMUC
  4. 4. E-Resources Project Goal: No cost materials for all students Maximize use of high quality Open Education Resources (OER)
  5. 5. OPEN COURSEWARE • Saylor.org Free Education • OpenCourseWare Consortium • MIT Open Courseware • Open Yale Courses • National Repository of Online Courses • Stanford Online • Notre Dame OpenCourseWare E-BOOKS • College Open Textbooks • Books 24x7 (subscription) • Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources • Openstax College • Project Gutenberg LEARNING OBJECTS • MERLOT • OER Commons • iLumina Types of Sources
  6. 6. Targets • Fall 2014 – 50% of all undergraduate courses have free embedded electronic resources • Fall 2015 – 100% of undergraduate courses have free e-resources • Fall 2016 – 100% of graduate courses have free e-resources Timeline and Targets
  7. 7. Web site for Eresource Teams
  8. 8. PSYC 100 Before (custom book) After Savings: $39 Free Courseware
  9. 9. Free eBooks and UMUC Design: Total Savings = $64.25 The free Saylor.org eBook (left) replaces the textbook. The PSYC learning tools (below) replace the APA manual.
  10. 10. Government Publication Total Savings = $54.00 .Public Domain documents replace a $54 e-Book that offered only 180-day access
  11. 11. COST TO STUDENT = $0.00 Savings = $80.00 UMUC increased our subscription to Books24x7, which offers eBooks at no cost to the student in the technical, financial, economic, and business disciplines.
  12. 12. Current Progress 300 284 425 eResourcesCourse Status 1013 UndergraduateCourses Worldwide Complete In Progress Pending
  13. 13. Estimated Student Savings  From Spring/Summer eResource implementation of $3 Million  Calculations based on previous textbook costs  These savings will be repeated as these courses are offered throughout the year!  Working on public facing website for documentation
  14. 14. Concerns • As UMUC moves to Competency Based Education, will we still find the OER needed • As UMUC moves comes courses/competencies to adaptive learning tools, we will have enough resources • Curation of resources is very time consuming 15
  15. 15. Opportunities • Engage all (including adjuncts) faculty in identification and modification • Crowdsourcing with students and alumni to engage them • Create an open learning community 16
  16. 16. Community Solutions • Customized search (LRMI) • Call for OER • Systematized updating 17
  17. 17. Questions 18 karen.vignare@umuc.edu

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