CCCOER OER Research Hub Fellowship

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Presentation of the goals and plans for ongoing collaboration between OpenCoursesWare's Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) and the Open University's OER Research Hub Project

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CCCOER OER Research Hub Fellowship

  1. 1. Fellowship in-process at OER Research Hub Una Daly, OpenCourseWare Consortium Rob Farrow, OER Research Hub, Open University August 13, 2013 1
  2. 2. Today’s Agenda • Where it started … • OCW and CCCOER • Community College History • CCCOER Priorities • Previous research (COT, ITC, etc) • OER Hub Hypotheses • Fellowship Goals • Fellowship Plans 2
  3. 3. Where collaboration started 3 • Patrina Law attended – CCCOER Panel featuring OCL, Bridge- 2-Success, College of the Canyons, & Kaleidoscope Projects • Open University and OCWC
  4. 4. OpenCourseWare(OCW) Mission “Advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high- quality education materials organized as courses.” Almost 300 institutions in 46 Countries 4
  5. 5. OCW Consortium Courses Original and Translated- Oct 2012 5
  6. 6. Dr. Martha Kanter U.S. Undersecretary of Education CCCOER History • Founded 2007 • Joined OCW Consortium 2011 • Enhance teaching and learning thru adoption of open education at colleges Funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation 6
  7. 7. History of Community Colleges • Grew out of vocational and technical schools of early 20th century • Tracked growth of middle class following WWII • Expand educational access – Open enrollment – Low cost – Transfer curriculum to university Image: Larry Miller CC-BY-NC
  8. 8. Community Colleges in US 1948-2013 0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200 1400 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2013
  9. 9. U.S. Community Colleges Open access to high-quality affordable academic programs (1166 nationwide): – Transfer to 4-year colleges and universities – Enter careers in high-demand occupations – Prepare for college-level work Community College Consortium for OER
  10. 10. 200+ Community & Technical Colleges 10
  11. 11. Community of Practice 2012-13 • 10 Professional development webinars – Avg: 108 attendees – Median: 65 attendees • 10 OER workshops • OER Research: ITC and Open University • Many conference presentations, panels 11
  12. 12. Spring 2013 Webinars • 1/29 Using OER for Workforce Training • 2/26 Librarians Critical Role in OER • 3/26 OER Authoring Tools • 4/30 Open Ed, MOOCs, & Student Access • 6/4 OER & Competency-based Learning Attendees Average: 108, Median: 65 Archives http://bit.ly/14x9EsK
  13. 13. • Document impact of OER on teaching and learning • Promote integrations of OER into college curricula • Share best practices for adoption of OER through professional development opportunities. CCCOER Priorities 2012-13
  14. 14. CCCOER Member Survey July 2013 • More OER impact research needed – Grant applications – Promote faculty adoptions – Persuade administrators to support • How to incentivize faculty to adopt – Finding resources – Accessibility issues • How to make OER Sustainable
  15. 15. ITC Distance Learning Survey • Survey of distance education since 2004 • 80% community college members • 2012 survey added questions about OER and MOOCs
  16. 16. ITC 2012 OER Results • Anticipated Impact of OER to your Institutions in next 5 years • 36 % significant impact • 64 % little or no impact
  17. 17. ITC 2012 OER Results Contd. • Roadblocks to OER Adoption – 66% Faculty time to find and evaluate – 67% Faculty awareness – 45% Credibility of sources – 21% Ancillary materials – 14% Resistance by administrators
  18. 18. ITC 2012 MOOC Result • 42% have no plans to incorporate MOOC content into online courses • 44% are exploring options to include MOOC content into all courses • Less than 1% exploring credit options
  19. 19. Open Textbook Research 2010 • Enhances students interactions with peers and materials • Increased faculty collaboration leading to improved practices Open Learning Journal, 2011 http://bit.ly/14aGKiP 19
  20. 20. CCCOER Collaboration • H1: Use of OER leads to critical reflection by educators, with evidence of improvement in their practice. • H2: Participation in OER pilots and programs leads to policy change at institutional level. • Methodology: Teacher interviews and survey, accompanied by analysis of variations in policy. Identification of pilot activities across CCCOER member to select sources of performance data.
  21. 21. Additional Hypotheses • H3: Open education models lead to more equitable access to education, serving a broader base of learners than traditional education • H4: OER adoption at an institutional level leads to financial benefits for students and/or institutions
  22. 22. Colleges Participating Name IRB Rqd Survey Interviews Foothill College Y, Y Yes Fall De Anza College Y, Y Yes Fall Houston Community Y, Y Yes Virtual South Florida N, N Yes Virtual Roane State Y, Y Yes Virtual College of the Cyns Y, N Yes Fall Broward College Y, N No Winter Cerritos ?,? Yes Fall Pasadena College Y, N Yes Fall Northern Virginia N, N Yes Summer Maricopa Colleges Y, N No Fall Washington Colleges Y, N No Fall 22
  23. 23. Fellowship Big Questions • OER Policy – Bottoms-up vs top-down – Longterm sustainability • Accessibility – Faculty awareness – Lower barriers cost and disability – Universal design process 23
  24. 24. Policy: Case Study • Largest college district (Arizona) – 250,000 students, 10 colleges • Pilots at 3 colleges started 2010 – OER-based Math Curriculum • Five Year Information & Instructional Technology Plan support OER (2011) • Established district committee to expand OER (spring 2013) 24
  25. 25. Sustainability • Open Educational Resources – Quality is not free – Maintenance • Business models – OpenLearn – No Credit MOOCs at Colleges • Bridge-2-Success, • Broward College’s Foundational MOOC 25
  26. 26. Accessibility • Faculty awareness • Tutorials • Emerging standards and guidelines for online education. 26
  27. 27. DIGITAL + ACCESSIBLE OPEN LICENSE Expanding Access or Not? 27
  28. 28. Diverse Learner Challenges • Cognitive learning disabilities • Sensory & motor impairments • English language deficits (translations) • Lack of engagement Kersti Nebelsiek CC-BY Source: WebAIM
  29. 29. Why Accessibility? • Improve learning – 707,000 students with disabilities enrolled in U.S. colleges 2008-09 • It’s the law! – American with Disabilities Act (ADA) – Web Content Access Guidelines (WCAG) – Universal Design for Learning Morguefile.com Source: National Center for Education Statistics 2011 29
  30. 30. Plans for Fall/Winter • Conference Papers/Presentations – Educause Anaheim, CA (attendance only) – OER UnConference, San Jose State Univ. – Open Ed, Utah – eLearning 2014, Florida • Interview Visits – 4-5 California Colleges – 4-5 Washington State College – 2 Florida Colleges 30
  31. 31. Thank you for attending! Contact Information Una Daly unatdaly@ocwconsortium.org Rob Farrow Rob.Farrow@open.ac.uk
  32. 32. Share http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/4424154829/in/photostream/ IMG_4591 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bionicteaching/4700979984/ cc-by-sa La belle tzigane http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyoflife/21063837 cc-by-sa Asian Library Interior 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ubclibrary/453351638/ cc-by-nc-sa Petru http://www.flickr.com/photos/joyoflife/23724427/ cc-by-nc-sa Opensourceways http://www.flickr.com/photos/opensourceway/4371000710/ cc-by-sa Photo credits: 32

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