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Thinking About Open: Heriot Watt University (30 April 2015)

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Slides for the OEPS Thinking About Open workshop held at Heriot-Watt University on 30 April 2015.

Facilitators: Bea de los Arcos and Beck Pitt

You can also watch Martin's keynote here: https://youtu.be/AYQ1Y-2KXZs

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Thinking About Open: Heriot Watt University (30 April 2015)

  1. 1. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Thinking About Open Introduction What does openness mean to you?
  2. 2. Who are we? Picturecredits:(L)BeckPitt(OER15)CC-BY4.0International NatalieEggleston;(R)BeadelosArcos(OER15)CC-BY4.0 InternationalBeckPitt
  3. 3. Workshop Overview #OEPS @OEPScotland
  4. 4. What does openness mean to you? “Open,Open,Open.”CC-B&4.0InternationalBeckPitt
  5. 5. 5 Opening Educational Practices in Scotland I use free online resources I adapt free online resources I create resources & share them freely online I support others in using/sharing resources Adapted from Catherine Cronin: https://catherinecronin.wordpress.com/2014/10/13/gmitworkshop/ CC-BY-SA
  6. 6. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Thinking About Open What is open?
  7. 7. Which example resonates best with you? CC-B&4.0InternationalBeckPitt
  8. 8. Coffee Break! ByRogerPricefromHongKong,HongKong(CoffeetimeUploadedbyFæ)[CCBY2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)],viaWikimediaCommons
  9. 9. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Thinking About Open Keynote: Martin Weller The Battle for Open
  10. 10. Lunchtime! ByTimLucasfromSydney,Australia(Lunch)[CCBY2.0(http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], viaWikimediaCommons
  11. 11. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Thinking About Open Why and how can open make a difference?
  12. 12. • On average total textbook costs are around $1200 each year in the United States • In the United States “…Textbook wholesale prices have risen more than four times the rate of inflation over the last two decades (1990-2009)” (Student PIRGs research) • “…the textbooks actually cost more than the tuition for most students.” (Barbara Illowsky, author of Collaborative Statistics) • 63% of respondents to the 2012 Florida Student Textbook Survey “…reported not having purchased the required textbook because of the high cost…” Picture credit: Huffington Post (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/04/college-textbook-prices- increase_n_2409153.html) Open Textbook Overview Slide: OER Research Hub e.g. http://www.slideshare.net/OER_Hub/oerrh- open-textbooksoaweekoct14final
  13. 13. http://openstaxcollege.org/faculty Saved students over $30 million since June 2012 From 40 adoptions in 2012 to 1061 by 2014 1 million downloads of OpenStax materials http://openstaxcollege.org Image and information from OpenStax College’s 2014 Progress Report: http://openstaxcollege.org/news/our- textbooks-have-saved-students-30-million CC-BY First textbook published June 2012 12 open textbooks published to date iBooks available in 32 countries OpenStax College Overview Slide: OER Research Hub e.g. http://www.slideshare.net/OER_Hub/oerrh- open-textbooksoaweekoct14final
  14. 14. What is the biggest challenge of using OER? OER Research Hub findings • Finding suitable resources in my subject area 58% • Finding resources of sufficient high quality 56% • Knowing where to find resources 53%
  15. 15. What about Quality? Further Reading: Textbook Writing Sprint with K12 Teachers in South Africa: http://kefletcher.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/textbook-writing-sprint-with-k12.html Clint Lalonde (BCcampus): Reflections on an Open Textbook Sprint: http://oerresearchhub.org/2014/07/02/clint-lalonde-bccampus-reflections-on-an-open- textbook-sprint/ “Because I've got a high-quality primary source of information, I've got more time to find supplements, labs, to do activities, and to have discussions with my students. My instructional practice has definitely improved since I'm not having to seek out high-quality sources of information and have a trusted source.” (Educator using OpenStax College textbooks, 2014-5 Survey) Picturecredit:PublicDomain
  16. 16. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Thinking About Open Making Change Happen
  17. 17. collaboration
  18. 18. OER Guidance for Schools, DigiLit Project Leicester http://schools.leicester.gov.uk/ls/open-education/
  19. 19. Guidance on creating/using OER, GCU http://www.gcu.ac.uk/library/usingthelibrary/copyright/creatingcontent/
  20. 20. OER Impact Map: http://oermap.org #oermap
  21. 21. Tea Time! "Mt.Lavinia-Governor'sHighTea"byPerMossebyfromSweden-Mt.Lavinia:Governor'sHighTea. LicensedunderCCBY-SA2.0viaWikimediaCommons- http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mt._Lavinia- _Governor%27s_High_Tea.jpg#/media/File:Mt._Lavinia-_Governor%27s_High_Tea.jpg
  22. 22. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Thinking About Open Open Licensing
  23. 23. Why use open licenses? • Enables you to share effectively and facilitate reuse; • Helps tell others how you’d like your material to be used; • You retain the copyright to the material. CC-B&4.0InternationalBeckPitt
  24. 24. Source: Creative Commons, CC-BY 4.0
  25. 25. Screenshot source: Clint Lalonde. Twitter
  26. 26. Useful Resources • Creative Commons Choose a License: https://creativecommons.org/choose/ • Watch Paul Stacey (Creative Commons) explain different licenses in this great webinar produced as part of the Bccampus P2PU Adopting Open Textbooks course: https://p2pu.org/en/courses/2675/content/5829/ • Understanding Open Licensing leaflet produced by the DigiLit OER for Schools project in Leicester: http://schools.leicester.gov.uk/ls/open-education/ • Glasgow Caledonian University: Reusing Content https://p2pu.org/en/courses/2675/content/5829/ • Best Practices for Attribution: https://wiki.creativecommons.org/Best_practices_for_attribution • Flickr CC Attribution Helper http://flickr-cc-helper.surge.sh • Got a question or issue you want advice on? P2PU have a Creative Commons, Copyright and Other such Dilemmas forum: http://community.p2pu.org/t/creative-commons-copyright-and- other-such-dilemmas/1731 • What is open access? http://opensource.com/resources/what-open-access • How open it it? SPARC produced leaflet on open access: http://sparc.arl.org/sites/default/files/hoii_guide_rev4_web.pdf • And finally… test your remix skills with a great Remix Game by David Wiley: http://opencontent.org/game/betagame.html
  27. 27. Opening Educational Practices in Scotland Thinking About Open Round-Up
  28. 28. Thank you We’d love your feedback! Any questions or comments? @celTatis B.de-los-Arcos@open.ac.uk @BeckPitt Beck.Pitt@open.ac.uk @OEPScotland oepscotland@gmail.com CC-B&4.0InternationalBeckPitt
  29. 29. Further reading Z-Degree: • Lumen Learning Success Story: Tidewater Community College: http://lumenlearning.com/success-story-tidewater/ • The Hewlett Foundation blog: Z as in Zero: Increasing College Access and Success through Zero-Textbook-Cost Degrees http://www.hewlett.org/blog/posts/z-zero- increasing-college-access-and-success-through-zero-textbook-cost-degrees • Tidewater Community College video: Cost Cutting College Education’s Future https://youtu.be/RdeS2ZUGIsE?list=UUZ8kKg7SydcT1nlBtuaskvg • CCCOER webinar: Increasing College Access and Success with Zero-Textbook Cost Degree Programs http://www.slideshare.net/UnaDaly/oew-2015-zero-textbook- cost-degree • Peer to Peer University (P2PU) School of Open: http://schoolofopen.p2pu.org

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