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CCCOER: Faculty and Librarians Selecting High Quality OER Together

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Join us for this webinar to hear from librarians and faculty who are working together to support the selection and adoption of high-quality open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning. Leveraging the key role and skill set of librarians for curating high-quality and openly licensed resources can give faculty time to focus on the pedagogical enhancements available through OER adoption in their courses.

When: Wed, Sept 27, at 11am PT/ 2pm ET
Featured Speakers:
Tina Ulrich, Library Director, Northwestern Michigan College
Elizabeth Sonnabend, Adjunct Business Instructor, Northwestern Michigan College.
Dr. Sharon Hughes, Professor of Psychology, Lansing Community College
Regina Gong, Librarian and OER Project Manager, Lansing Community College

Join us for this webinar to hear from librarians and faculty who are working together to support the selection and adoption of high-quality open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning. Leveraging the key role and skill set of librarians for curating high-quality and openly licensed resources can give faculty time to focus on the pedagogical enhancements available through OER adoption in their courses.

When: Wed, Sept 27, at 11am PT/ 2pm ET
Featured Speakers:
Tina Ulrich, Library Director, Northwestern Michigan College
Elizabeth Sonnabend, Adjunct Business Instructor, Northwestern Michigan College.
Dr. Sharon Hughes, Professor of Psychology, Lansing Community College
Regina Gong, Librarian and OER Project Manager, Lansing Community College

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CCCOER: Faculty and Librarians Selecting High Quality OER Together

  1. 1. Faculty & Librarians Selecting High Quality OER Regina Gong & Dr. Sharon Hughes, Lansing Community College Tina Ulrich & Elizabeth Sonnabend, Northwestern Michigan College Sept 27, 2017, 11:00 am PST Welcome to
  2. 2. Agenda • Introductions • CCCOER Overview • Lansing Community College • Northwestern Michigan College • Discussion • Stay in the Loop • Q & A Image Front Page Attribution: Pixabay.com
  3. 3. Presenters Moderator: Regina Gong, Librarian & OER Project Mgr Lansing Community College Tina Ulrich Library Director Northwestern Michigan College Dr. Sharon Hughes Professor Lansing Community College Elizabeth Sonnabend Adjunct Faculty Northwestern Michigan College
  4. 4. • Expand awareness & access to high- quality OER • Support faculty choice & development • Improve student success CCCOER Mission
  5. 5. Members in 25 U.S. States 8 Statewide Consortiums & British Columbia
  6. 6. CCCOER Members in MI • Michigan Colleges Online (MCO) • Bay College • Lansing Community College • Northwestern Michigan College
  7. 7. MCO OER Initiative Goals: • Improving student success • Lowering costs for students • Increasing inter-institutional faculty collaboration
  8. 8. MCO OER Initiative • Statewide Steering Committee • Representation from all 28 community colleges • Meets every 6 – 8 weeks • Activities to support Initiative Goals
  9. 9. What we do for MI community colleges: • MCO repository hosted by OER Commons – https://www.oercommons.org/hubs/mco • Grants for faculty • Training and professional development • Statewide community of practice
  10. 10. OER Usage & Savings• Fall 2016 • 14 colleges reported • 120 courses • $1,523,200 savings • Winter/Spring 2017 • 14 colleges reported • 116 courses • $1,197,800 savings • Summer 2017 • 11 colleges reported • 73 courses • $382,500 savings $3,103,500
  11. 11. OER for Advertising Tina Ulrich, Library Director Elizabeth Sonnabend, Adjunct Faculty
  12. 12. Northwestern Michigan College • Traverse City, Michigan • Community college • Serves a large rural area • 3262 FTE
  13. 13. How Librarians Can Help Tina Ulrich Library Director Northwestern Michigan College tulrich@nmc.edu
  14. 14. So what’s this got to do with librarians? "I Love Your Glasses" by Musgo Dumio_Momio is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
  15. 15. Why is OER part of the library’s mission? • We are committed to access. • We know how to share. • We are familiar with the publishing industry. • We understand copyright and know its pitfalls.
  16. 16. Why is OER part of the library’s mission? • We have experience with the content of college coursework. • We work closely with both faculty and students. • We know how to find things. • We know how to make sure others can find things.
  17. 17. What librarians can do • Help identify existing OER textbooks • Collect and do initial vetting of supplementary materials • Use advanced search skills and experience to find exactly what you need • Give options for access and curation • Advise on issues of copyright and fair use • Advise on use of the Creative Commons licenses • Articulate the guiding principles of the open movement
  18. 18. What librarians cannot do • Be completely knowledgeable in your subject area • Make the final call on the quality of a resource • Choose your textbook • Choose your pedagogical approach • Interfere with your academic freedom
  19. 19. • Specific examples of NMC’s librarians helping faculty adopt OER
  20. 20. Abnormal Psychology http://nmc.libguides.com/psy250mccord/welcome
  21. 21. World Cultures http://nmc.libguides.com/worldcultures/readings Japanese traditional furry art1.jpg - Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA
  22. 22. Technical Writing Fontrix software user manual | Published 1984 by Data Transf… | Flickr http://nmc.libguides.com/oer/englishoer
  23. 23. United States History Alfred Jacob Miller [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
  24. 24. Introduction to College Reading & Writing • Spreadsheet listing topics covered Desk, Books, Writing, Table - Free Image on Pixabay - 2158142
  25. 25. Principles of Advertising http://nmc.libguides.com/advertising/madmen Title : The Women of Mad Men 048 | MyLifeInPlastic.com | Flickr Attribution 2.0 Generic
  26. 26. Thank you! By Tina Ulrich. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international license. Tina Ulrich, Library Director Northwestern Michigan College Traverse City, MI 49686 231.995.1063 tulrich@nmc.edu
  27. 27. An Instructor’s Perspective Elizabeth Sonnabend Business/Marketing Adjunct Northwestern Michigan College esonnabend@nmc.edu
  28. 28. Why did I choose to use OER? •I have a college student too •Teaches students how to learn •My field changes rapidly--textbooks are out of date almost immediately •Allows my online class to be fully online--it can be taken from anywhere student can connect
  29. 29. How did I switch? •Pilot program with librarian and EMT support •Researched free textbooks and resources • Library provided a lot of resources •Used school’s access to trade publications •Used video resources--both web, PBS, and library •Found sites where instructors share lessons
  30. 30. Lib Guide Offers me a way to offer resources a textbook traditionally would The lib guide links to award winning ads--both print and TV. It also provides students with resources for researching the topic of advertising
  31. 31. Professional Resources from Professional Organizations
  32. 32. Pros of Using OER •Online text provides basic concepts while I can pull in non- traditional resources
  33. 33. Pros of Using OER •Saves students money
  34. 34. Pros of Using OER •Forced me out of the box •Allowed me to adapt more to different learning styles
  35. 35. Cons of Using OER •Not a lot to be honest--most can be easily overcome •Have to keep resources/links up to date •Some students are more comfortable with a textbook •Free textbooks often lack assignments and case studies
  36. 36. What would I do differently? •Assignments are still writing heavy •I’d write more myself •Use more industry articles
  37. 37. Regina Gong, Librarian & OER Project Manager Dr. Sharon Hughes, Professor of Psychology OER for Psychology
  38. 38. LCC AT A GLANCE • Located in downtown Lansing • Founded in 1957 • 26,000 students enrolled/year • 230+ degree & certificate programs • 1st in MI to offer online degrees • Teaching faculty 90% adjuncts
  39. 39. Psychology Program at LCC • One of largest programs on campus • 12 different courses • 27 faculty members • PSYC200: Introduction to Psychology • 35 sections ;1,028 students enrolled (fall 2017 semester) • Prior textbook costs $200+
  40. 40. Photo by Autumn Mott on Unsplash Time for change
  41. 41. https://flic.kr/p/dBfmng Switching to OER
  42. 42. What did we do to make it happen? •OER Librarian helped in finding materials
  43. 43. OER Reviewed by Faculty 1. Psychology (OpenStax) - https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology 2. Introduction to Psychology - http://www.saylor.org/books/#PtoZ 3. Introduction to Psychology (BC Campus OpenEd) - http://open.bccampus.ca/find-open-textbooks/?subject=Psychology 4. NOBA Project - http://nobaproject.com/ 5. Introduction to Psychology (University of Minnesota Open Textbook Library) - http://open.lib.umn.edu/intropsyc/
  44. 44. What did we do to make it happen? •OER Librarian helped in finding materials •Faculty buy-in and involvement in the process •Rubric development
  45. 45. What did we do to make it happen? •OER Librarian helped in finding materials •Faculty buy-in and involvement in the process •Rubric development and process •Narrowing our choice & faculty agreement
  46. 46. https://openstax.org/
  47. 47. • Process of changing textbooks (in general) • Some faculty were not that enthusiastic with the switch • Obtaining hard copies for faculty
  48. 48. Evaluation and Feedback
  49. 49. Evaluation and Feedback
  50. 50. Evaluation and Feedback
  51. 51. Evaluation and Feedback
  52. 52. Evaluation and Feedback
  53. 53. Evaluation and Feedback
  54. 54. Evaluation and Feedback
  55. 55. Evaluation and Feedback
  56. 56. Evaluation and Feedback
  57. 57. “I think this is a really great option for the poor starving student. Everybody should have access to education and this really helps level that playing field.” Here’s what our students say about OER:
  58. 58. “I've always been bitter about buying a textbook that I only need to use maybe 700 words (total) throughout the semester. This is so much better.” Here’s what our students say about OER:
  59. 59. “College is expensive enough as it is. Lots of kids don't bother or can't afford purchasing new $150 books for every class and it ends up hurting their grade. Free textbooks are good for everyone.” Here’s what our students say about OER:
  60. 60. Photo by Aidan Bartos on Unsplash $ 1,081,700
  61. 61. Photo by Tiago Aguiar on Unsplash • Faculty OER award application opens October 2nd , 2017 -- $500K total • Z-Degrees in Psychology, Certificate in Foreign Language by 2018 • Assessment & Efficacy Studies – COUP Framework ; Disseminate research studies from Regina’s Open Education Group Research Fellowship 2017-2018 Award • OER Course Designation in Student Registration System Our Road Ahead
  62. 62. Stay in the Loop • Upcoming Conferences – Open Ed 2017: October 11-13 – OE Global 2018: TU Delft, Netherlands •Proposals due Oct 23 – See our website under “Get-Involved” • Stay in touch thru Community Email Image: pixabay.com http://cccoer.org
  63. 63. Oct 25 Webinar “Open in Order to Share … “ How Open Access Repositories Support Institutional OER Adoption Oct 23-27
  64. 64. Contact Info: Regina Gong: gongr1@lcc.edu; @drgong Tina Ulrich: tulrich@nmc.edu; @tjulrich Una Daly: unatdaly@oeconsortium.org; @unatdaly Thank you!

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