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BCcampus: Finding, Selecting, and Adopting Open Textbooks and OER


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Una Daly, OCW Consortium & Terrie McAloney, BCcampus present a pre-webinar on Finding, Selecting, and Adopting OER and Open Textbooks for BCcampus workshops.

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BCcampus: Finding, Selecting, and Adopting Open Textbooks and OER

  1. 1. Finding, Selecting, andAdopting Open Textbooks and OERUna Daly, OpenCourseWare ConsortiumUna Daly, OpenCourseWare Consortium Terrie McAloney, BCcampus Terrie McAloney, BCcampus Nov 21, 2012 Nov 21, 2012
  2. 2. Collaborate Window Overview Audio & Video Participants Chat
  3. 3. Welcome Please introduce yourself in the chat window. Tell us what you want to learn today … • Una Daly, Community College Outreach OpenCourseWare Consortium • Terrie McAloney, BCcampusSpecial thanks to Sylvia Currie and BCcampus!!
  4. 4. Agenda• Myths of OER & Open Textbooks• Origins of OER• Motivation for using it• Open Licensing• Finding OER• Open Textbook Repositories• Adopting OER
  5. 5. Myth or Fact?• All open textbooks are peer-reviewed• OER is free• OER is in the public domain• Publisher produced material is better than OER• Open textbooks hurt bookstores• eBooks are open textbooks 5
  6. 6. Origin of OER circa 2002• Open Educational Resources (OER) – free access globally “The open provision of educational resources, enabled by information and communication technologies, for consultation, use and adaptation by a community of users for non-commercial purposes” “Digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and reuse for teaching, learning and research” adapted from Judy Baker’s ELI 2011 OER Workshop cc-by license 6
  7. 7. “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domainor have been released under an intellectualproperty license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others …” cc-by-nc-ndDefinition of OER by Texas T’s/flickrWilliam and Flora Hewlett Foundation adapted from Judy Baker’s ELI 2011 OER Workshop cc-by license 7
  8. 8. ExamplesIncludes – • Course materials • Lesson Plans • Modules or lessons • OpenCourseWare (OCW) • Open textbooks • Videos • Images • Tests • Software • Any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support ready access to knowledge adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 8
  9. 9. Motivations to use OER • Save students $$$ • Empower faculty – Promote scholarship and collaboration – Eliminate unneeded updates • Avoid copyright violationsalcatraz Origamidon cc-by-nc-nd
  10. 10. Characteristics of OER• Digital – Easily modified – free distribution• Open License – Reuse, Revise, Remix, Redistribute• Low cost – Lowers barriers to education Photo labeled for reuse by MrKCoolsPhotostream
  11. 11. What is an Open License?• Free: Free to access online, free to print• Open: Shared, usable and re-usable: licensing that is less restrictive than standard copyright adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 11
  12. 12. Creative Commons Licenses• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses 12
  13. 13. Finding Images, Videos, Music
  14. 14. Open Textbook MotivationsTraditional Textbook Open Textbook by Open Adrienne Watt, Textbook by BCIT Instructor Adrienne Watt, Instructor New From $171.90 Free: online, pdf, ePub Hardback Print out yourself 14 14
  15. 15. Discover Open Textbooks Repositories & Listing Sites 15 15
  16. 16. College Open Textbooks• Open textbook list by subject (750+)• Peer reviews (150)• Accessibility reviews (100)• Online community of college faculty (1000+) 16
  17. 17. OpenStax CollegeFoundational Support Spring 2012 Spring 2012 Spring 2013 Spring 2013 Spring 2013Ultimate Goal – High-quality books for top 20+ courses.All books in CNX, all CC-BY CCCOER webinar cc-by Adapted from David Harrison
  18. 18. Adopting OER & Open Textbooks• Selection and Evaluation• Adding other materials FRE PU PPIES WIREDSTEVE CC-BY-NC-SA• Curriculum Approvals• Student Access/Bookstore Role Adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
  19. 19. Evaluating OER• MERLOT Peer Reviews• Achieve OER Rubric• College Open Textbooks Ratings Collegeopentextbooks.
  20. 20. Best Uses of OER• Enhance existing materials with OER• Enhance existing Open Textbook – E.g. Translations, Images, etc.• Replace existing materials with an Open Textbook• Invite students to generate OER cc-by-nc-nd eslenkphoto adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 20
  21. 21. Student Access to Textbooks• Classroom/Lab usage – Print, PDF, online, mobile• Repository access – Learning Management System – Internet-only access 21
  22. 22. Making Open Sustainable•Support open policies•Promote use of open resources•Openly license your work•Build an open education community adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license
  23. 23. Thank you for attending!Please type your question in the chat window or raise your hand to speak Contact Information Una Daly Terrie McAloney
  24. 24. Photo credits: Share IMG_4591 cc-by-sa La belle tzigane cc-by-saAsian Library Interior 5 cc-by-nc-saPetru cc-by-nc-saOpensourceways cc-by-sa