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  • Introduce myself, Brian, and Larry. Emphasize how happy we are to be at Merlot.
  • CCCOER Membership
  • Difference between Referral Lists and Repositories of Open Textbooks
  • If students will not be referring to the textbook in a face-to-face classroom they will not have to have it in a medium they can bring with them to class. Think about how you may use graphs, pictures or text from the book in class. Open source digital media is very flexible but requires us to prepare a little differently. You may want to include more elements from the text into your lecture presentations instead of asking the students to “open to page 376.” Or, you might drop some or all of the text into a learning management system. Unless you are very skilled, these actions need to be taken before, not during class. Murphy’s Law is especially active with electronic media! Some instructors use textbooks primarily to provide remediation for students with weak backgrounds or to take the subject matter further than you have time for in class. Because they are so much less expensive, open textbooks are ideal for these uses.
  • Learning styles, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder, etc.
  • Ask for audience volunteer to explain the nature of the accommodation.
  • Discover open textbooks laccd

    1. 1. Discover Open Textbooks: Make Education More Affordable Una Daly, Associate Director. College Open Textbooks Feb 25, 12:30-3:00pm
    2. 2. Special thanks to <ul><li>Deborah Harrington </li></ul><ul><li>Akiko Cybulski </li></ul>
    3. 3. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Discover & Select </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt & Use </li></ul><ul><li>Web Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Share & Advocate </li></ul><ul><li>Author Adopter Communities </li></ul>Labeled for reuse by Crystal
    4. 4. Community College Consortium Open Education Resources <ul><li>Martha Kanter, Chancellor College District </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Judy Baker, Foothill College Dean </li></ul><ul><li>Hal Plotkin, College District Trustee </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Barbara Illowsky, Author & Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation </li></ul>2007 1 3 2 4
    5. 5. 200+ Colleges: AZ, CA, KY, IA, FL, MD, NE, NV, NY, OH, TX, VA, WA, MN, Canada Member Colleges
    6. 6. <ul><li>Please introduce yourself. Any concerns ??? </li></ul>Open source textbooks, a solution …
    7. 7. <ul><li>A typical student spends $700 to $1100 per year on textbooks. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/19/AR2008081903230.html </li></ul>Increasing costs for students
    8. 8. <ul><li>Acquire additional debt </li></ul><ul><li>Choose not to purchase </li></ul><ul><li>Take fewer classes </li></ul><ul><li>Select classes based on textbook cost </li></ul>Impact on the students
    9. 9. Source: GAO prices are rising 3x inflation
    10. 10. <ul><li>New editions issued frequently, often with only minor changes </li></ul><ul><li>Students cannot sell back the textbooks. </li></ul>Frequent new editions
    11. 11. <ul><li>Have to use supplemental materials for topics not adequately covered in the textbook </li></ul>Not inclusive of everything you want to teach …
    12. 12. An open textbook is… <ul><li>Modifiable by the instructor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Digital, Modular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open Licensed </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Low cost to the students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Free online </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printable for free or low cost paper bound copies ($10-$60) </li></ul></ul>Labeled for reuse by MrKCoolsPhotostream
    13. 13. An open textbook was … <ul><li>Copyright All Rights Reserved to </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Commons License Some Rights Reserved </li></ul>From the Creative Commons store
    14. 14. All Rights Reserved Some Rights Reserved Publisher: Wiley Open: Connexions & QOOP Downloadable version: $77.50 Downloadable & online versions: FREE Printed bound version: $141.95 new $110.25 used Printed bound version: $31.95 new
    15. 15.
    16. 16. Erik Christensen, Professor and Adopter
    17. 17. Steps to open textbook adoption <ul><li>Discover & Select </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt & Use </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>San Miguel stairs creative commons licensed by larry&flo 2007
    18. 18. Step 1: Discover & select <ul><li>Create course outline </li></ul><ul><li>Discover open textbooks and resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read peer-reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Talk to colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan student access/usage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Decide if supplementary resources needed. </li></ul>Labeled for reuse bywockerjabby's photostream
    19. 19. Many sites to search … ITunes U
    20. 20. Discover the open textbook catalogue here … Photo by: John_C_Abell_CC-NCSA Accessibility reviews Peer reviews Community of practice Advocate-trainer Research 550+ open textbooks Top 20 Enrolled Classes
    21. 21. Demonstration <ul><li>What subjects are you interested in? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>English </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Math </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Search Open Textbook </li></ul>
    22. 22. Quality is #1 Faculty Concern <ul><li>100 Open Textbooks Peer-Reviewed </li></ul><ul><li>Review textbooks for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Depth and scope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality and accuracy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cultural relevance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Authority of source </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clarity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>By content expert instructors </li></ul>
    23. 23. Connexions Rice University <ul><li>Open Licensed Repository </li></ul><ul><li>Search by module </li></ul><ul><li>Print on Demand </li></ul><ul><li>Create & publish materials </li></ul><ul><li>Link from Learning Management System </li></ul>
    24. 24. Orange Grove Text Plus Florida State Initiative <ul><li>• Open License Repository </li></ul><ul><li>• Searchable </li></ul><ul><li>Print-on-demand </li></ul><ul><li>University Press </li></ul><ul><li>Link from Learning Management System </li></ul>
    25. 25. Folksemantic <ul><li>Search web for open educational resources </li></ul><ul><li>Recommend </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborate and remix </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox widget </li></ul>
    26. 26. Flat World Knowledge <ul><li>For-profit open textbook publisher </li></ul><ul><li>Growing collection of open textbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Free to use online </li></ul><ul><li>Download or softbound for small fee </li></ul><ul><li>Adoptions growth 2009-2010 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>465 to 1600 faculty </li></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Teamwork <ul><li>Work with a partner and visit one or more … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collegeopentextbooks.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://cnx.org </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://taste.merlot.org/opentextbooks.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://theorangegrove.org/OGTtest.htm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://folkesemantic.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://flatworldknowledge.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share Findings … </li></ul>
    28. 28. Steps to open textbook adoption <ul><li>Discover & Select </li></ul><ul><li>2. Adopt & Use </li></ul><ul><li>3. Advocacy </li></ul>San Miguel stairs cc licensed by larry&flo 2007
    29. 29. Step 2: Adopt and use <ul><li>When to announce adoption to stakeholders? </li></ul><ul><li>Using or modifying open materials </li></ul><ul><li>How will students access? </li></ul>
    30. 30. Who are stakeholders? <ul><li>Curriculum Committee, Department, Dean </li></ul><ul><li>Adaptive Services </li></ul><ul><li>Bookstore </li></ul><ul><li>Library </li></ul><ul><li>Media center </li></ul><ul><li>Print Shop </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/Internet Services </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul>
    31. 31. Announcing to stakeholders <ul><li>How far in advance? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookstore Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>• Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable Textbooks July 2010 </li></ul>brewbooks flickr CC-BYNCSA
    32. 32. Work with Bookstore manager <ul><li>• Rent vs. Buy </li></ul><ul><li>• Different media formats </li></ul><ul><li>• Print shop onsite? </li></ul><ul><li>• Foot traffic in store </li></ul>Lower Columbia College Flickr CC-BYNCND
    33. 33. Use & Modification of OER <ul><li>The web & digital materials are transforming learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Educational materials are widely available. </li></ul><ul><li>Legal framework for successful long-term use and modification. </li></ul>
    34. 34. Creative Commons licensing <ul><li>Works with existing copyright law </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Internationally recognized </li></ul><ul><li>Author/creator can specify re-uses </li></ul>
    35. 35. CC License Conditions
    36. 36. How will textbook be used? <ul><li>Homework vs. Classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do students need/want hardcopy? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Link from within LMS </li></ul><ul><li>Remediation </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul>
    37. 37. Accessibility for diverse learners <ul><li>Learning disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory & motor impairments </li></ul><ul><li>English language learners </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of engagement </li></ul>
    38. 38. Question? <ul><li>Anyone have a student who needed accommodations in the classroom? </li></ul>
    39. 39. Why Accessibility? <ul><li>Improve the lives of all learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Universal Design curb cuts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Extend the reach of your teaching </li></ul><ul><li>It’s the law! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ADA Section 508 (1998, 2008) </li></ul></ul>ohn_C_Abell_CC_NCSA_Flickr
    40. 40. Resources for Accessibility <ul><li>Check our accessibility Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Check our accessibility Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Join our accessibility SIG </li></ul>
    41. 41. Steps to open textbook adoptions <ul><li>Discover & Select </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt & Use </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy </li></ul>San Miguel stairs creative commons licensed by larry&flo 2007
    42. 42. Step 3: Advocacy <ul><li>Promote open educational practices </li></ul><ul><li>Help other faculty find resources </li></ul><ul><li>Understand student needs </li></ul><ul><li>Work with other campus stakeholders </li></ul>
    43. 43. Sign-up at our learning community
    44. 44. Share your expertise: Join a Special Interest group <ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Authors & Creators </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian Advocates </li></ul><ul><li>Open Textbook Adopters </li></ul><ul><li>Researchers </li></ul><ul><li>Reviewers </li></ul>
    45. 45. Open Education Research <ul><li>Research open textbook adoption </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interviews with over 50 faculty, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>administrators, and students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty-driven research (Brian Evans, Econ.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>129 students (open textbooks) to 124 students (traditional textbooks) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>COST: $3194 vs. $10,867 </li></ul></ul>
    46. 46. Let us help you promote OER on your campus <ul><li>Invite All Stakeholders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Curriculum Committees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Senate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Articulation Officer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bookstore Manager </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faculty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students </li></ul></ul><ul><li>No Hostages Taken </li></ul>
    47. 47. Join Us <ul><li>Join our Community of Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://collegeopentextbooks.ning.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>• Google Doc: Open Textbook Findings </li></ul><ul><li>http://tiny.cc/wDMsq </li></ul><ul><li>Questions: Una Daly, Associate Director </li></ul><ul><li> [email_address] </li></ul>

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