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No Money? No Problem! Free Open Educational Resources

Workshop presented to foreign language teachers in Michigan during the MI World Languages Association Annual Conference on November 11, 2016.

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No Money? No Problem! Free Open Educational Resources

  1. 1. No Money? No Problem! Free Open Educational Resources-Join the Movement MI World Languages Association Annual Conference November 11, 2016 Regina Gong, Librarian and OER Project Manager Lansing Community College
  2. 2. There’s a problem that OER are trying to solve.
  3. 3. Community college students
  4. 4. Market Failure 5 major publishers hold nearly 90% of the market Source: Turning the Page by James Koch
  5. 5. • Student PIRGS released a groundbreaking report revealing the new face of the textbook monopoly: access codes. • Across institutions and majors, 32% of courses included access codes as required materials. • At campus bookstores, the average cost of an access code alone was $100.24. • In bookstores, only 28% of access codes were offered in unbundled form. Even when acquired directly from the publisher, only 56% of all required access codes were offered without additional materials bundled in, despite federal law requiring materials to be sold separately. Full report at: http://www.studentpirgs.org/reports/sp/access-denied
  6. 6. Textbook Cost vs. Student Success Source: 2016 student survey by Florida Virtual Campus
  7. 7. We can do better.
  8. 8. Open Educational Resources (OER) Digitized materials, offered freely and openly for educators and students to use and re-use for teaching, learning, and research.
  9. 9. Source: The Open Ecosystem by Clobridge Consulting is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 License. Open Education is part of an Open Ecosystem
  10. 10. OER come in many forms
  11. 11. open > free
  12. 12. open = free + permissions
  13. 13. Source: http://lumenlearning.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/5Rs-Graphic.jpg
  14. 14. open licensing system www.creativecommons.org
  15. 15. puts the “open” in OER
  16. 16. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeblogs/3020966268/sizes/o/in/photostream/
  17. 17. Open Content / Open Licenses Source: Tyler.stefanich_Creative_Commons_Swag_Contest_2007_2_(by).jpg found at http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki / BY-SA (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)
  18. 18. licenses most open least open (OER) (Not OER) CC license image from Copyright in Education & Internet in South African Law used under CC-BY 2.5 South Africa license
  19. 19. • Faculty benefits • Increased flexibility of how you use content and ancillaries • Easy access in many formats • Possibilities of customization, can modify/edit as needed • Student feedback is positive (students are grateful) • Supporting our students (social justice) • Student benefits • Low cost or free • Increased availability • Opportunity to retain the textbook & resources • No heavy, bulky text to tote • Easy to find and access, even before course begins
  20. 20. Faculty have: Right to customize The textbook Students have: Day 1 access to that customized textbook and CHOICE +
  21. 21. LCC AT A GLANCE • Located in downtown Lansing • 26,000 students enrolled/year • 3rd largest cc in MI • 262 degree & certificate programs • 1,200+ courses • 500 full-time staff & faculty • 1,800 part-time staff & faculty
  22. 22. • Started by a librarian + some faculty champions • Administration support was crucial at the start • Focused on OER awareness first • No grants for faculty were given • Pilot started in fall 2015 semester OER Initiative at LCC
  23. 23. Courses Using OER •BIOL 127 – All sections •BIOL 128 – All sections •BIOL 270 – 1 section •ECON 201 – All sections •ECON 202 – All sections •GRMN 121 – All sections (50/50) •GRMN 122 – All sections (50/50) HIST 211 – 5 sections HIST 212 – 4 sections MUSC 168 – 1 section PHIL 151 - 3 sections PHIL 153 - 2 sections PSYC 200 – All sections PSYC 202 - (3 sections) SOCL 120 – 10 sections WRIT 121 - 4 sections
  24. 24. OER Adoptions at LCC
  25. 25. Students Impacted by OER
  26. 26. Textbook Costs Savings
  27. 27. Source: http://bit.ly/2f7ZMaN
  28. 28. • Encourage more OER adoptions • Work on offering Z-degree starting Fall 2018 • Work with faculty to have their own content openly licensed • Support faculty with OER creation through grants • More faculty engagement with open education and pedagogy Source: http://mazeway.com/wp- content/uploads/2012/08/MovingForwardTogether.jpg Moving forward
  29. 29. Source: https://smart-strutters.wikispaces.com/World+Languages http://www.mpsaz.org/worldlanguages
  30. 30. Sources for Language Learning OER Repositories, Collections & Communities
  31. 31. Evaluation Criteria Match with learner needs Alignment with curriculum standards Ease of use and accessibility (open formats, ability to download source files) License restrictions (degree of openness) Reputation of author / peer review Community support
  32. 32. Sources: OER Repositories
  33. 33. MERLOT http://www.merlot.org Large collection of language materials Ability to Browse by language Curation, peer review, and comments help best resources rise to the top Materials are not necessarily OER
  34. 34. https://www.merlot.org/merlot/WorldLanguages.htm
  35. 35. OER Commons http://www.oercommons.org/ Languages is under Arts and Humanities Includes all types of OER Can’t browse by languages.
  36. 36. https://www.oercommons.org/hubs/mco OER Hub for all 28 community colleges in MI One stop shop for OER searching Collection is growing and curating is ongoing Languages is under Arts & Humanities subject collection
  37. 37. http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/
  38. 38. http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/
  39. 39. http://www.collegeopentextbooks.org/
  40. 40. Sources for Language Learning OER Language Centers and Institutional Archives
  41. 41. http://www.nflrc.org/
  42. 42. http://www.nflrc.org/lrcs.php
  43. 43. http://coerll.utexas.edu/coerll//
  44. 44. http://lmp.ucla.edu/
  45. 45. Language Open Resources Online (LORO) http://loro.open.ac.uk/
  46. 46. http://capl.washjeff.edu/
  47. 47. http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons
  48. 48. http://libguides.lcc.edu/oer
  49. 49. Option to find OER materials by discipline
  50. 50. Source: Social Media & Individual Curation
  51. 51. #langchat on Twitter
  52. 52. Français interactif Facebook Community
  53. 53. Q&A Period What questions do you have about finding OER for language learning or any of the sites shown?
  54. 54. If you have any questions please contact Regina Gong,, gongr1@lcc.edu Follow me on Twitter @drgong

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