OEW 2015: Zero Textbook Cost Degree

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Please join the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources (CCCOER) for this free, open webinar:

Date: Wednesday, March 11
Time: 10 am PST; 1:00 pm EST
With increasing costs of textbooks and instructional materials, colleges have been promoting adoption of open educational resources to make sure all students have equal access to their required textbooks. However, at many colleges, only a few departments have adopted OER so most students still have expensive textbooks to buy for other courses. With the Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree program, students can be assured that all courses in their degree program will use OER-based materials that do not have additional costs associated with them. Recent data suggests that reducing textbook costs through an OER-degree approach improves student completion rates, decreases withdrawal rates, and positively impacts student persistence and success.

A Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree initiative will be featured in this webinar along with programs at two colleges which are already implementing whole degree programs that feature courses using exclusively OER-based materials.

Featured speakers:
TJ Bliss, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation
Linda William, Business Faculty, Tidewater College, VA
Kimberly Burkle, Couselor and Instructor at Northern Virginia Community College.

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  • Open Education Week is a celebration of the global Open Education Movement. Its purpose is to raise awareness about the movement and its impact on teaching and learning worldwide. Participation in all events and use of all resources are free and open to everyone.
  • The Community College Consortium for OER is a community of practice dedicated to promoting the adoption and development of open educational resources to enhance teaching and learning. We were founded to support the community college mission of open access through creating awareness and development of openly licensed, low-cost education materials to make college more affordable and accessible for students. We provide regularly scheduled online and face-2-face workshops for faculty and staff who are engaged in OER projects.
  • NOVA is the largest institution in VA and one of 23 colleges making up the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). We launched our OER program in 2013 and continue to grow and improve on our OER course offerings.

    Dr. Preston Davis created and leads the OER initiative at NOVA. The program is a real team effort, with librarians, instructional designers, and faculty leaders all working together to create high quality and sustainable OER courses for NOVA students. These courses increase student access, are more affordable without fees for textbooks, and have led to increased student success and retention.

    This is the A.S. in Social Science.
  • Why should faculty use OER?
    Allows the instructor more academic freedom.

    Provides a richer experience for the student.

    Engages students with the variety of resources.

    Gives students immediate access to the course materials.
  • Many of the resources I used are those gathered by our librarian. I also located several myself. I contacted the sites for permission to use their resources. They all said sure but as long as I don’t plagiarize.

    Two resources, the college pays for but are free to students.

    Many more resources for other subjects.

    This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License and includes links to a variety of resources published under a variety of open licenses with attribution given:

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  • ebook, youtube video, assessments via nova’s career services website, vark, and refers to the assessment in SM, assignment, and blog post.
  • I took the lead and designed most of the course; but had assistance from two SDV instructors on a couple of topics (tm and career).

    *SDV100 is a gateway course. Students take it in their first 15 credits. They are getting exposed to online and OER. Feedback has been positive from both students and faculty.

    I provided training via Blackboard Collaborate. It was recorded. There is an instructor toolbox; which houses ADA notes, instructions for the two group activities as they function differently, and the recorded training.
  • When we piloted the course, we surveyed the students:

    93 out of 245 students in the fall 2013 pilot responded.

    The course aligns with the objectives. The readings and videos are relevant to the topics. The assignments are relevant to the readings and videos.

    ELI is now using Quality Matters standards in their course review process.
  • 26 out of 46 students in the hybrid pilot in spring 2014 responded.

    I would think hybrid students would be more likely to print the e-book; but only 27% printed it.
  • Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, nationally recognized, peer review process that focuses on continuous quality improvement of online and hybrid course design. ELI has strived to use this standard of measurement to meet QM standards in our course design and revision process.

    The online SDV100 course was submitted for review in fall 2014. A course needs a score of at least 84 out of 99 points to meet the standards. SDV100 received 97 points.

    *Focus on quality course design focusing on 8 essential standards.
  • If you have questions for me or for Preston, please feel free to contact either of us. Thank you.
  • Based on $100 per student per course figure from SPARC and US PIRGS.
  • Z course students are completing with a grade of C or better at a slightly higher rate than their non-z counterparts. (almost a 1% differential)
  • OEW 2015: Zero Textbook Cost Degree

    1. 1. Increasing College Access and Success with Zero-Textbook- Cost Degree Programs TJ Bliss, W & F Hewlett Foundation Kimberly Burkle, NOVA Community College Linda Williams, Tidewater Community College March 11, 2015, 10:00 am PST Unless otherwise indicated, this presentation is licensed CC-BY 4.0
    2. 2. Collaborate Window Overview Audio & Video Participants Chat Tech Support available at: 1-760-744-1150 ext. 1537, 1554
    3. 3. A global celebration to raise awareness about free and open educational opportunities that exist for everyone, everywhere, right now. • Develop skills for work • Support formal studies • Learn something new • Expand teaching resources
    4. 4. Welcome Please introduce yourself in the chat window TJ Bliss, PhD Education Officer W & F Hewlett Foundation Kimberly Burkle Counselor and Instructor NOVA Community College Moderator: Una Daly Director of Curriculum Design & College Outreach Open Education Consortium Linda Williams, MBA, MSA Business Faculty Tidewater Community College
    5. 5. Agenda • OEC-CCCOER Overview • Intro to OER and Zero-Textbook-Cost • NOVA’s OER-based Associates’ Degree • Tidewater’s Business Administration Z- Degree • Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree Partnership and Expansion • Q & A
    6. 6. Open Education Consortium
    7. 7. • Expand access to high- quality materials • Support faculty choice and development • Improve student success Community College Consortium for OER (CCCOER) http://oerconsortium.org Come In, We're Open gary simmons cc-by-nc-sa flickr
    8. 8. 250+ Colleges in 19 States & Provinces
    9. 9. Open Educational Resources Open Educational Resources are teaching, learning or research materials that are in the public domain or released with an intellectual property license that allows for free use, adaptation, and distribution. UNESCO, Hewlett Foundation http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and- information/access-to-knowledge/open-educational- resources/
    10. 10. Open vs. Free Lumen Learning, 5Rs, http://lumenlearning.com Creative Commons, http://creativecommons.org
    11. 11. Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree • OER replaces expensive textbooks • Observed results: – Student savings – Faculty choices – Impact on retention and learning • Case studies and research Image: CC-BY-SA Open Source Way
    12. 12. OER Associate Degree Kimberly Burkle Counselor and Instructor Extended Learning Institute
    13. 13. ELI OER Associate Degree Program We selected 24 high-impact courses for a broad student population to launch our OER AS Degree project in 2013: • English – ENG 111, ENG 112, ENG 123, ENG 125 • College Math – MTH 151, MTH 152, MTH 157 • Science – PHY 201, PHY 202 • History – HIS 121, HIS 122 • Communications – CST 110 • Physical Education – PED 116 • Economics – ECO 201, ECO 202 • Student Development – SDV 100 • Information Technology – ITE 115 • Humanities/Fine Arts – ART 101, ART 102, REL 100, MUS 121 • Social/Behavioral Sciences – HIS 262, PSY 200, SOC 200 We have a total of 40 courses using free digital/open material with no textbook costs! Over 5000 NOVA students have saved over $800,000 in textbook costs since Fall 2013!
    14. 14. Free & Open Educational Resources at NOVA
    15. 15. Resources used in SDV100 College Success Skills  Online text: Saylor.org - College Resources by Bruce Beiderwell, Linda F. Tse, Tom Lochhaas and Nicholas B. deKanter  Websites: StudentLingo.com, YouTube.com, Ted.com, Films on Demand, NOVA website for college resources and career exploration, studygs.net  Assessment websites: SmarterMeasure, Virginia Education Wizard, VARK-learn.com, Humametrics.com, wikidot.com, mindtools.com, Everfi.com  In-house webinars: Exploring Career Options and Getting Ready for Your Next Semester
    16. 16. Examples of OER in the SDV100 Course:
    17. 17. Redesigning SDV100 College Success Skills • Summer 2013 - Online SDV100 was redesigned as OER. • Fall 2013 - The new course was piloted in 7 sections by 5 instructors. • The remaining instructors were trained in December for the spring 2014 transition. • Spring 2014 - All online SDV100 courses are taught in the OER format (12 instructors/22 sections). • Two redesign team members assisted with revising the hybrid course as OER and piloted a section each. • Summer 2014 - Hybrid OER SDV100 is being taught in the high school. • Online OER SDV100 underwent an ADA review. • Fall 2014 - OER piloted in 16 hybrid sections by 8 instructors. • New SDV instructors will be trained on the OER hybrid version from this point on. • Online OER SDV100 meets Quality Matters (QM) standards. • Fall 2015 - All SDV100, online and hybrid, are OER courses.
    18. 18. Feedback from Online OER Students 38% of the students in the fall 2013 online SDV100 pilot sections responded to the OER student survey: • 90% liked not having to purchase a textbook. • 93% felt the College Success e-book was informative and addressed the topics in this course well. • 100% felt the videos were informative and addressed the topics in this course well. • 97% thought the assignments and activities in this course related to the assigned readings and videos.
    19. 19. Feedback from Hybrid OER Students 57% of the students in the spring 2014 hybrid SDV100 pilot sections responded to the OER student survey: • 89% liked not having to purchase a textbook. • 27% printed the e-book. • 96% felt the College Success e-book was informative and addressed the topics in this course well. • 100% felt the videos were informative and addressed the topics in this course well. • 100% thought the assignments and activities in this course related to the assigned readings and videos. • 96% thought the direction were clear and easy to follow. • 93% would take more OER courses.
    20. 20. Quotes from Students on OER “Since my experience with OER courses has been great so far, I have been enrolled in four classes during Summer in this modality.” “What I like about OER course is that they are always available when I need them. I have lost books in the past. In addition to that, I love to learn watching videos.” “I really liked the fact that this class was an open educational resource class. It really saved me a lot of money and I liked that about this class.” “The open educational resources provided was a great way of saving time and money. Everything was accessible and handy in use which benefited me in many ways regarding my education in college.” “I enjoyed the course because I didn’t have to purchase a book and the videos and reading assignments really helped me understand the material.” “Not purchasing a book was a very big help. I like the way it is. I have always access to the book and I don’t have to pick up the book and bring it to the class every class and or pick it to study. “
    21. 21. OER SDV100 is a Quality Course Quality Matters (QM) is a faculty-centered, nationally recognized, peer review process that focuses on continuous quality improvement of online and hybrid course design. ELI has strived to use this standard of measurement to meet QM standards in our course design and revision process. There are three pieces to the QM Program: the QM Rubric, Peer Review Process, and QM Professional Development which looks at 8 essential standards: • Course Overview and Introduction • Learning Objectives (Competencies) • Assessment and Measurement • Instructional Materials • Course Activities and Learner Interaction • Course Technology • Learner Support • Accessibility and Usability A course needs a score of at least 84 out of 99 points to meet the standards. SDV100 received 97 points.
    22. 22. For More Information Kim Burkle Counselor/Instructor (SDV100) kburkle@nvcc.edu Wm. Preston Davis, Ed.D. Director, Instruction wdavis@nvcc.edu
    23. 23. Business Administration Z-Degree Linda Williams, MBA, MSA Professor Business Management & Administration
    24. 24. Desirable Disruption: Replicate the Z-Degree Linda Williams, Professor of Business Management and Administration
    25. 25. Motivation
    26. 26. Student Savings Pilot Semester Sections Completers Savings Fall 2013 17 386 $38,600.00 Spring 2014 25 579 $57,900.00 Summer 2014 7 96 $9,600.00 Fall 2014 26 572 $57,200.00 Spring 2015 39 892* $89,200.00 115 2,525 $252,500 * Current enrollment spring semester 2015
    27. 27. Introduce students to statistical terms, branches of statistics, sampling techniques and computer/calculator applications. Identify data as nominal, ordinal, interval or ratio level OpenStax Introductory Statistics: Section 1-4 Course Rebuild
    28. 28. 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% ALL SECTIONS Z COURSES Enrollment
    29. 29. 0.0% 10.0% 20.0% 30.0% 40.0% 50.0% 60.0% 70.0% 80.0% 90.0% 100.0% MTH163 BUS100 ACC211 Student Success All Sections Z Courses
    30. 30. For More Info: • Linda Williams • Tidewater Community College • lswilliams@tcc.edu
    31. 31. Zero-Textbook-Cost Degree TJ Bliss, PhD Education Officer William & Flora Hewlett Foundaton
    32. 32. April 8, 10:00 am PST Publishing Tools for OER See you at our next webinar! Image: Quill and Modern Pen" by Digital Paradox is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
    33. 33. OEC Global 2015 The theme for Open Education Global 2015 is Entrepreneurship and Innovation, emphasizing the exciting directions and developments in open education around the world. Organized by OEC and Athabascus University. Where: Alberta, Canada When: 22-24 April, 2015 http://conference.oeconsortium.org/2015/
    34. 34. Thank you for coming! Contact Info: TJ Bliss: tjbliss@hewlett.org Kimberly Burkle: kburkle@nvcc.edu Linda Williams: lswilliams@tcc.edu Una Daly: unatdaly@oeconsortium.org Questions?

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