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Maryland Online OER Day Keynote at UMUC


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Una Daly and James Glapa-Grossklag from the Community College Consortium for OER at the Open Education Consortium were keynote speakers for the Maryland Online OER Day held at University of Maryland University College in Largo. Over 150 faculty, staff, and administrators registered for the daylong event held on June 2, 2014.

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Maryland Online OER Day Keynote at UMUC

  1. 1. Finding and Adopting High Quality Open Educational Resources Una Daly & James Glapa-Grossklag University of Maryland University College, Largo June 2, 2014 1Except where otherwise noted these materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY)
  2. 2. Welcome Una Daly Community College Director Open Ed Consortium OER Library Manager, CSU James Glapa-Grossklag Dean, College of the Canyons Vice-President, Open Ed Consortium
  3. 3. Open Education Maryland
  4. 4. Open Education Consortium • Worldwide community of higher educational institutions committed to promoting open education • Expanding access to education through a shared body of knowledge • Driving change through our global network of experts and position as leading voice of open education worldwide
  5. 5. Community College Consortium 250+ colleges in 17 states/provinces
  6. 6. Agenda • True or False • Barriers to Education • How Openness Enables Sharing … • Case Studies • Student and Faculty Impact • Finding and Adopting Open Textbooks • Sustainability of OER • Challenges on Your Campus
  7. 7. Education as Human Right “ Education is both a human right and a vital means of promoting peace and respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms … to realize this potential, education must be made universally available and equally accessible to all “ World Education Report 2000, “The right to education: Towards education for all throughout life”.
  8. 8. Education is about Sharing • Teachers share knowledge freely • Students share their understanding • Teachers share with each other. Source: David Wiley, Why be Open, slideshare 2012 Image: Engineering Expo 10, licensed by Westpoing CC-BY-NC-ND
  9. 9. Tuition and Fees • Undergraduate costs rose 42 percent at public institutions 2001-2011 Source: National Center for Education Statistics id=76
  10. 10. Student Debt • Federal Student Loan Debt – 1-Trillion Dollars • Avg. loan upon graduation – $25,000+ Source: Chronicle of Higher Ed, Forbes Magazine, Aug 2013 parents-and-the-economy/ Image: Welcome Back to CAL licensed CC-BY-NC by Black Hour on Flickr
  11. 11. • 65% choose to not buy textbook • 94% report concern that grades affected • 48% take fewer classes or different classes Student Impact CC BY Center of Public Interest Research
  12. 12. Solution: Open Educational Resources • Online access to textbook on first day of class. • Free online, low- cost print option • Faculty can adapt for students Licensed for re-use by OpenSourceWay
  13. 13. Open Educational Resources U.S. Dept. of Education – Teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits free use or repurposing by others. Image license: cc-by donkyhotey/flickr
  14. 14. 17CC BY NC redjar flickr But how to set the content free?
  15. 15. Use an Open License • Free: Free to access online, free to print • Open: Shared, usable and re-usable • Creative Commons: less restrictions than standard copyright but author retains full rights.
  16. 16. Creative Commons Licenses Simple, standardized way to grant copyright permissions Adapted from Ronda Neugebauer Slidesshare Permission: Attribute Commercial? Share alike?
  17. 17. 20
  18. 18. CC licenses are unique because they are expressed in three ways. Slide adapted from Paul Stacey slideshare
  19. 19. Make it easy to find! Slide adapted from Cable Green slideshare
  20. 20. Modify for special needs! Slide adapted from Cable Green slideshare
  21. 21. Publisher: Wiley & Sons Publisher : OpenStax College Amazon $167. 19 Digital Access - $0 Softbound: $34.31 Make it affordable!
  22. 22. Who creates open educational resources? • Private Foundations • Grant funded projects • Educational institutions • Faculty and other experts Source: lumen learning slideshare $100 million from private foundations in the last decade.
  23. 23. Large scale OER Projects • U.S. Department of Labor • OpenStax College • BCcampus Open Textbooks • California Open Textbooks • Kaleidoscope/Lumen Learning CC-BY-NC-SA by Cascade Hiker
  24. 24. $2 billion over four years Materials licensed with CC-BY TAACCCCT Grants Source: Cable Green, Creative Commons, 2013
  25. 25. Maryland TAACCCT Grants IT Education & Career Pathways (INsTEP)
  26. 26. OpenStax College Adapted from David Harrison CCCOER webinar cc-by Foundation funded open textbooks for top 20+ courses.
  27. 27. British Columbia • Find & develop 40 open textbooks for highest-enrolled college courses. – Launch October 2012 – BC faculty peer reviews – Saved students $234,770. • Funded by Ministry of Education
  28. 28. California Open Online Library • 50 open textbooks for highest impact courses • Peer reviewed by faculty from: – Community colleges – State Universities – University of California • State and private foundation funding Image: Licensed cc-by 2.0 Photologue_np on flickr
  29. 29. South Africa’s Siyavula “we are opening” • Free High School Science Textbooks • Department of education adopted for all 10, 11, 12th grades in 2010
  30. 30. Lumen Learning • Create and adopt course designs for high- enrollment courses collaboratively across multiple institutions – Use best of existing OER • First round: – 6 two-year and 2 four-year colleges. • Second round: – Extended to 20 more colleges – 30+ open courses developed
  31. 31. Student ratings of open texts 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Better quality Same quality Worse quality Number of Students • “It was very concise and aligned with exactly what we were working on in the class.” • “Having the textbook catered to us by our teacher was perfect.” 3% 56% 41% Source: Bliss, Hilton, Wiley, Thanos (2012)
  32. 32. Teaching Impact 6% 13% 14% 14% 16% 18% 19% 21% 22% 23% 3% 5% 1% 3% 4% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% I make use of a wider range of multimedia I reflect more on the way that I teach I have broadened my coverage of the curriculum I now use OER study to develop my teaching I have improved ICT skills I more frequently compare my own teaching with others I have a more up-to-date knowledge of my subject area I use a broader range of teaching and learning methods I collaborate more with colleagues I make more use of culturally diverse resources strongly agree– agree– neither agree nor disagree– disagree– strongly disagree–
  33. 33. Open Textbook Adoption 1. Find and Select Open Textbooks Peer Review 2. Adoption Process Support for customization 3. Feedback and Research Students, faculty, and staff 4. Revisions Sustainability & Support San Miguel stairs creative commons licensed by larry&flo 2007
  34. 34. Establishing Selection Criteria • Quality of content, pedagogy • Alignment with course objectives • Reading & writing level • Cultural relevancy • Author’s credentials • Clarity of material • Ancillaries • Format of materials How to Adopt an Open Textbook
  35. 35. Repositories and Ratings How to Adopt an Open Textbook
  36. 36. Adoption Process • Involve all campus stakeholders – Academic Senate – Department Dean – Students – Librarians – Instructional Designers – Bookstore – Researchers – Professional Organizations Image cc-by Sujin Jetkasettakorn/
  37. 37. • Promote open practices and policies • Help faculty adopt OER • Get student input • Ensure OER is accessible • Openly license your work • Join the open education community Open Education Sustainability
  38. 38. • Find & adopt open textbook workshops • Understanding open licenses • Online accessibility • Faculty and student surveys • Access to community of OER practitioners & experts • Monthly webinars Need Help Getting Started?
  39. 39. What are the challenges on your campus? OER Adoption
  40. 40. Thank you! Contact Information Una Daly James Glapa-Grossklag, james.glapa-
  41. 41. Share IMG_4591 cc-by-sa La belle tzigane cc-by-sa Asian Library Interior 5 cc-by-nc-sa Petru cc-by-nc-sa Opensourceways cc-by-sa Photo credits: Source: University of Maryland University College at Great Degree cc-by-sa 848.html