OTC Community College OER Panel


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Presentation by the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources Advisory Members on various aspects of OER Usage. Presenters: Andrea Henne, Barbara Illowsky, Lisa Storm, James GlapaGrookag, and

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OTC Community College OER Panel

  1. 1. advancing formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high-quality education materials organized as courses. Open, Open Everywhere:Open Education in California Community Colleges Online Teaching Conference, June 14, 2012 Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, CA
  2. 2. Welcome• Introductions – Una Daly, moderator Community College Outreach Manager at the Open Courseware Consortium
  3. 3. Agenda• Community College Consortium Overview• Authoring Open Textbooks and Adopter Communities• Authoring Open Textbooks with Flat World Knowledge• Developing OER Playlists• Integrating OER into Professional Development• Questions ?
  4. 4. Overview
  5. 5. Open Educational ResourcesDigitized materials offered freely and openlyfor educators, students and self-learners touse and re-use for teaching, learning, andresearch Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2007
  6. 6. ExamplesIncludes – • Course materials • Modules or lessons • Open CourseWare (OCW) • Open textbooks • Videos • Images • Tests • Software • Any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support ready access to knowledge Creative Commons CC-BY license, Dr. Judy Baker 6
  7. 7. Consortium History • Founded 2007 • Growth to 200+ colleges Dr. Martha KanterU.S. Undersecretary of • Joined OCW Consortium Education (2009-12) Funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
  8. 8. Mission• Promote adoption of OER to enhance teaching and learning. – Expand access to education – Support faculty development to find, create, and reuse OER. – Advance community college mission Community College Consortium for OER
  9. 9. Priorities 2012-13• Document impact of OER on teaching and learning• Promote integration of OER into curricula• Continue Educational Outreach Community College Consortium for OER
  10. 10. Education Webinars 2012Month TopicJanuary 31 Open Math Home Assessment SystemsFebruary 28 Writing Commons: Open Textbook CommunityMarch 27 Fostering OER-friendly policies at your collegeMay 1st Finding and Selecting High Quality OERMay 2nd Revolution in Learning: Community College Consortium for OERMay 22 Open Course Library : Public SpeakingJune 26 Faculty Perceptions of OER& Transform Your Teaching Community College Consortium for OER
  11. 11. Help Us GrowCommunity College Consortium for OER
  12. 12. Why Join?• Information: Stay in the loop on issues in open education.• Collaboration: Participate in community, attend webinars, join the advisory board.• Collective Visibility: Gain global exposure through OCWC’s website and shared media exposure.• Direction: Provide direct input to OCWC’s focus on community colleges. Community College Consortium for OER
  13. 13. Dr. Barbara IllowskyMath Professor, Dept. ChairCollaborative Statistics Co-AuthorAdopter Community BuilderFounding Director of CCCOERCCCOER Advisory Member
  14. 14. Collaborative Statistics formats• Connexions: free (Web 1.0)• PDF: free always! (download and/or print)• QOOP: hard copy of pdf – purchase• iTunesU: free chapter videos• WebAssign: $26 with hw system• Kno/20 Million Minds: enhanced with interactive multimedia (Web 2.0)• OpenStax College
  15. 15. Involvement• FHDA CCD• Hewlett Foundation• CCCOER/OCW Consortium• Maxfield Foundation• 20 Million Minds Foundation• Connexions• StudentPIRGS• Kno Corporation• FACCTS & AMATYC - articles
  16. 16. Lisa Storm, J.D.Professor, Administration of JusticeOpen Textbook AuthorCriminal Justice, Flatworld KnowledgeCCCOER Advisory Member
  17. 17. Publishing an Open Textbook With Flat World Knowledge
  18. 18. About FWK• URL: http://www.flatworldknowledge.com• New to publishing (2007)• Started by a group of publishing professionals• Supported by Random House, Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments and others• Publishes textbooks that are free online, low-cost in print• Also provides student and instructor supplements such as PPT slides, flash cards, instructor’s manual, test banks
  19. 19. How it Works at FWK• Browse the catalog• Select a textbook• Customize a textbook• Adopt a textbook
  20. 20. Why I chose to publish with FWK• FWK provides openandaffordable print options• FWK is amenable to new authors• FWK provides royalties just like traditional publishers• My open textbook
  21. 21. What it is like to publish with FWK• The process begins with a textbook proposal• The next step is to submit a tentative TOC, chapter, and the textbook proposal to 20-30 reviewers for comments and evaluation• If FWK decides to proceed with your textbook, the contract will then be negotiated and signed• Textbook submitted in batches and reviewed by 5-10 reviewers
  22. 22. James Glapa-GrossklagDean of Educational Technology,Learning Resources, andDistance LearningPresident, CCCOER Advisory
  23. 23. OER Playlists atCollege of the Canyons We gratefully acknowledge the support of a U.S. Department of Education FIPSE (Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education) Special Focus grant
  24. 24. Why consider playlists?• Open content is already out there• Could playlist development be an easier process to sustain than textbook development? – A fusion of both playlist and open textbook approaches?• Fundamentals of the technique are familiar – Faculty are accustomed to assembling existing content already (think learning units in a course management system) – We aim to make it a more formal process
  25. 25. What is a playlist? Introductory Website text, learning Transition text withoutcomes, unit text/articlesobjectives, etc. Another website Transition text article/text Media
  26. 26. Dr. Andrea HenneDean of Online & DistributedLearningCCCOER Advisory MemberOCW Consortium Membership Committee
  27. 27. SDCCD Online Faculty Training and Certification Program 310 Online Faculty - 10 Self-Paced Online Modules Required Training includes OER Module 5: Interacting with StudentsFaculty Contribute to a Wiki and describe OER that they use in their instruction and why students find it useful Module 6: Adding Content to your Course Faculty Research OER and Share Discipline-Specific OER in Discussion Forum
  28. 28. Module 5: Interacting with Students Instructors contribute to the course Wiki with 3 links and descriptions of OER in their subject area:Examples:MusicCan you hear the difference between oboe and clarinet? Listen to orchestralinstruments from http://www.dsokids.com/listen/instrumentlist.aspxArt HistoryMaya Masterpiece Revealed - Goes into depth on the symbolism and mythologyof the San Bartolo paintings in a Guatemala Cave.Biologywww.biointeractive.org/lectures - Provides on-demand webcast of some of thelatest development in biological science to the classroom. There are couple ofgood lectures about origin of modern human that could be a good addition toevolution class. Students get really excited to learn about new findings.
  29. 29. Module 5: Interacting with Students Faculty Have Contributed links to over 300 resources in these subject areas: Arts and Languages Business Studies Computers and Technology English and CommunicationsHealth Sciences and Physical Education Math and Natural Sciences Social, Behavioral, Cultural Studies Student College Success
  30. 30. Module 6: Adding Content to your Course Faculty Research OER and Share Discipline-Specific OER in Discussion Forum
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  32. 32. OER Content is Improving InstructionWe’ve Just Added a New Section to Module 6 -“Advice From Your Colleagues”:“I recently incorporated an OER resource into my Business Law class . I useda video, the first episode of Harvard Professor Michael Sandels Justice course, tokick off a Blackboard discussion. The video prompted increased activity in thatforum. I surveyed my students about the video at the end of the course, and hereare some of the responses I received”:"I think video lecture from the Harvard professor was an excellent idea. This isinteresting and not boring, this is an active learning when you are not just readingthe book and learn special terms, but your brain is actually working, it help us todevelop our critical thinking skills.“
  33. 33. Questions, comments?Join our CCCOER Advisory Google Group http://oerconsortium.org
  34. 34. Thank you for attending! Contact Information Una Daly unatdaly@ocwconsortium.org Barbara Illowsky illowskybarbara@deanza.edu Lisa Storm lstorm@hartnell.edu Andrea Henne ahenne@sdccd.eduJames Glapa-Grossklag James.Glapa-Grossklag@canyons.edu
  35. 35. Suggested Questions• Tell us about the impact that OER is having on student learning and other institutional goals?• How do students perceive OER and how can this help promote and sustain open educational practices?• How can OER support collaboration between 2-year colleges and 4-year colleges and universities?• How do you get institutional buy-in from administrators and faculty?• Can you talk about the sustainability plans for making OER a core part of your institution’s mission?• What are the next steps for your project that will make its impact even greater?