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Kaleidoscope Pittsburg State University

  1. 1. www.lumenlearning.com Kaleidoscope Open Course Initiative Pittsburg State University Workshop ~ 12 July 2013 Ronda Neugebauer Lumen Learning Student Success Lead Kaleidoscope Founding Member
  2. 2. Agenda Overview of Open Education Landscape PSU Plans & Opportunities Utilizing OER Participating in OER Community Discussion
  3. 3. Education is Sharing teachers with students students with teachers Shared by David Wiley under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
  4. 4. Successful Educators share most completely with the most students
  5. 5. If There Is No Sharing then there is no education
  6. 6. knowledge What can be given without being given away?
  7. 7. can be given without being given away Ideas are Non-rivalrous
  8. 8. Physical Expressions Are Not to give a book, you must give it away
  9. 9. When Expressions Are Digital they also become non-rivalrous
  10. 10. CC licensed photo http://www.flickr.com/photos/62693815@N03/6277209256/
  11. 11. Unprecedented Capacity to share and educate as never before
  12. 12. Except We Can’t © regulates copying, adapting, distributing © cancels the possibilities of digital media and the Internet
  13. 13. Internet Enables what to do? Copyright Forbids
  14. 14. use copyright to enforce sharing
  15. 15. Makes It Easy to Share: 4Rs • Use the content in its unaltered formReuse • Adapt, adjust, modify, improve, or alter the contentRevise • Combine the original or revised content with other OER to create something newRemix • Share copies of the original content, revisions or remixes with othersRedistribute
  16. 16. http://creativecommons.org Creative Commons licenses provide a simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions to creative work. Attribute? Commercial use? Share alike?Permission:
  17. 17. What are Open Educational Resources (OER)? (1)Any kind of teaching materials – textbooks, syllabi, lesson plans, videos, readings, exams (2) Are free for anyone to access, and (3) Include free permission to engage in the 4R activities: reuse, revise, remix, redistribute What are Open Educational Resources (OER)?
  18. 18. Internet Enables sharing and educating at unprecedented scale OER Allows
  19. 19. Why Open? no broken links or surprise content changes freedom from the textbook teacher and learner customization reduces costs of higher education Shared by David Lippman & Ronda Neugebauer under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
  20. 20. Why Open? make changes for continuous improvement access to course materials on Day 1 “deconstructing the silos” for collaboration Shared by David Lippman & Ronda Neugebauer under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
  21. 21. Open ≠ Digital Open ≠ Free OPEN DIGITAL FREE
  22. 22. Open Source Software Free as in “free scotch” Free like “free speech” Collaboration Release Early, Release Often Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow The Promise of Open
  23. 23. For most authors the greatest risk is not piracy but obscurity. Why ? - Tim O’Reilly
  24. 24. What do OER look like?
  25. 25. Mining OER Click the Logo
  26. 26. OER Common Concerns It’s too time-consuming to switch to OER. If anyone can create OER, then the quality must not be as good. Publisher materials are better. I want a cohesive set of materials – from PPTs, to practice sets, to textbooks – OER doesn’t offer this.
  27. 27. OER require online delivery. That’s not my teaching style. If I’m creating materials, then I should reap the financial reward, not give it away for free. If students can’t afford textbooks, then they shouldn’t be in college. OER Common Concerns
  28. 28. How can OER benefit students?
  29. 29. Kaleidoscope Project Goals 1. Eliminate textbook cost as a barrier 2. Drive assessment-driven enhancement of course designs and materials 3. Connect to a global collaborative community to share learning and investment Use Open Educational Resources to Improve Student Success
  30. 30. Textbook costs are a significant obstacle to student success.
  31. 31. There is a direct relationship between Textbook Costs and Student Success       60%+ do not purchase textbooks at some point due to cost 35% take fewer courses due to textbook cost 31% choose not to register for a course due to textbook cost 23% regularly go without textbooks due to cost 14% have dropped a course due to textbook cost 10% have withdrawn from a course due to textbook cost Source: 2012 student survey by Florida Virtual Campus
  32. 32. OER better support success in high enrollment courses.
  33. 33. Student Success C or Better 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 Historical Success Kaleidoscope
  34. 34. Improving student success happens with significant investment innovative new technologies leadership.
  35. 35. The Vision  100% of students have free, digital access to all materials on Day 1 Improve student success using OER- based courses that increase affordability, broaden access, and apply continuous quality improvement to course design
  36. 36. Student Ratings of Quality of Open Texts 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 Better quality Same quality Worse quality Number of Students “It was very concise and aligned with exactly what we were working on in the class.” “Having the textbook catered to us by our teacher was perfect.” 3% 56% 41% Source: Bliss, Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012)
  37. 37. Student Preference for Kaleidoscope Courses 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Prefer Kscope Prefer traditional No preference Number of Students “I enjoy having online texts provided for me because I'm poor. I spend the money I have left after rent on school, so having free online texts provided for me benefits me very much.” “GREAT WAY TO DO ONLINE CLASSES!!!!” 13% 13% 73% Source: Bliss, Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012)
  38. 38. Students Use OER and Assessments Improve OER + Assessment Design Assessment and Behavioral Student Data Determine OER Effectiveness Predict and Intervene with At-Risk Students ImprovOER Continuous Improvement
  39. 39. Kaleidoscope Approach  Gateway to OER  Room for all on OER spectrum  Collaborative community of developers, teachers, advocates  Ease of transition  Freedom from Textbook  Students have access from Day One
  40. 40. Kaleidoscope Phase II 1. Support new institutions in pilots of open course frameworks – Micro-pilots – Realistic evaluation of approach 2. Develop 20+ additional course frameworks 3. Grow and mature the project – Project governance – Faculty leadership
  41. 41. www.lumenlearning.com Kaleidoscope Phase II: Teach Reading (dev) Writing (dev) Composition Beg. Algebra (dev) Int. Algebra (dev) Biology Chemistry Physical Geography Psychology Fundamentals of Business
  42. 42. www.lumenlearning.com Kaleidoscope Phase II: Develop Financial Accounting Managerial Accounting Marketing Intro to Information Systems Intro to Teaching US History to 1865 US History from 1865 Art Concepts/Art Appreciation Music Appreciation English Composition II Speech Communication Chemistry for majors Intro to Earth Science Intro to Political Science Intro to Sociology Principles of Macro- economics Principles of Micro-economics US Government and Politics Intro to Online Learning
  43. 43. www.lumenlearning.com Kaleidoscope Phase II: Process  Begins with outcomes  Organize module layout for course in Lumen’s instance of Canvas  Identify assessments w/ simple rubric  Identify OER content and check attribution  Map outcomes, assessments, and OER content  Tailor course to preferences  Teach
  44. 44. www.lumenlearning.com Opportunities • Participate in micro-pilots of Open Course Frameworks – set of open materials mapped outcomes & assessments • Engage in creating new open course frameworks • Seek opportunities to use OER • Support open licensing of educational materials with Creative Commons licensing
  45. 45. It’s About Learning Increasing learning by: lowering costs enabling and supporting faculty

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