Revolution in Learning: Open Education at Community Colleges


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Presentation to California Community College Chancellor's Office Distance Education Coordinators on December 14, 2012. Presenters: Una Daly, OpenCourseware Community College Outreach Director and James Glapa-Grossklag, Dean at College of the Canyons.

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  • The Open Course Library is a collection of expertly developed educational materials – including textbooks, syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments – for 81 high-enrollment college courses. 42 courses have been completed so far, providing faculty with a high-quality option that will cost students no more than $30 per course.
  • Revolution in Learning: Open Education at Community Colleges

    1. 1. Revolution in Learning:Open Education at Community Colleges Una Daly, OpenCourseware ConsortiumJames Glapa-Grossklag, College of the Canyons Dec 14, 2012
    2. 2. Welcome– Una Daly, Community College Outreach Director at Open Courseware Consortium– James Glapa-Grossklag, President of CCCOER Advisory Board; Dean, College of CanyonsMike Kirby licensed this image for reuse with Creative Commons.
    3. 3. Agenda• Open Education 101• True or False ?• What is OER?• Why Share?• Who’s Doing OER?• Case Studies• Q&A
    4. 4. OpenCourseWare Mission“Advance formal and informal learning through the worldwide sharing and use of free, open, high- quality education materials organized as courses.” Nearly 300 institutions in 46 Countries
    5. 5. 109+ Community & Technical College at OCW Consortium
    6. 6. CCCOER Mission• Promote adoption of OER to enhance teaching and learning – Expand access to education – Support professional development – Advance community college mission Funded by the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation
    7. 7. Educational Outreach Webinars• 9/11 Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes with Open Textbooks• 9/25 OER Adopter Communities• 10/9 OER Faculty Development• 10/29 OER & Accessibility• 11/13 MOOCs & Community Colleges• 12/4 OER & Research SPRING 2013 WEBINARS TBD
    8. 8. CCCOER Goals• #1 OER Impact Research• #2 OER Integration into Curriculum• #3 OER Outreach and Promotion
    9. 9. Many Flavors of Open• Open Educational Resources aka OER• Open Textbooks• OpenCourseWare aka OCW• Massive Open Online Course aka MOOC• Open Access Journals• Open Source (Code)
    10. 10. True or False?• All OER is free• All OER is in the public domain• Publisher produced material is better than OER• Open textbooks hurt bookstores• eBooks are open textbooks
    11. 11. What are 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 their free use or repurposing by others. cc-by donkyhotey/flickr adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 11
    12. 12. What is an Open License?• Free: Free to access online, free to print• Open: Shared, usable and re-usable: licensing that is less restrictive than standard copyright adapted from Judy Baker cc-by license 12
    13. 13. Creative Commons licensing• Works with existing copyright law• Promotes sharing• Internationally recognized• Author/creator can specify re-uses 13
    14. 14. Why Practice Openness?Institutional Mission“The mission of MIT is to advanceknowledge and …. The Institute iscommitted togenerating, disseminating, andpreserving knowledge ….”
    15. 15. The Community College Mission
    16. 16. Leverage taxpayer funding English Composition I • 55,000+ enrollments / year • x $100 textbook • = $5.5+ Million every year Source: Cable Green, The Obviousness of Open Policy (2011)
    17. 17. Who is funding OER?
    18. 18. Who is engaged in OER?
    19. 19. Case Studies• Washington’s Open Course Library• Kaleidoscope Project• California’s Open Textbook Initiative
    20. 20. Washington’s Open Course LibraryA collection of openly licensed (CC-BY) educational materials for 81 high-enrollment college courses 1.Lower textbook costs for students 2.Improve course completion rates 3.Provide new resources for faculty Credit: Timothy Valentine & Leo Reynolds CC-BY- NC-SA
    21. 21. • Art Appreciation • Introduction To Oceanography• Calculus I • Introduction To Philosophy• Calculus II • Introduction to Physical Geology• Calculus III • Introduction to Statistics• Cultural Anthropology • Lifespan Psychology• Elementary Algebra • Macroeconomics• Engineering Physics I • Microeconomics• English Composition I • Music Appreciation• English Composition II • Physical Anthropology• General Biology with Lab • Pre-College English• General Chemistry with Lab I • Precalculus I• General Chemistry with Lab II • Precalculus II• General Chemistry with Lab III • Principles of Accounting I• General Psychology • Principles of Accounting II• Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 • Public Speaking• Human Anatomy and Physiology 2 • Research for the 21st Century• Intermediate Algebra • Technical Writing• Introduction To Business • Try College / College Success Course• Introduction to Chemistry (Inorganic) • US History I• Introduction To Literature I • US History II• Introduction To Logic • US History III 21
    22. 22. Kaleidoscope Colleges
    23. 23. Student Learning Outcomes.77 improvement in Intermediate Algebra (4.0 scale)
    24. 24. California Open Textbook Initiative • Develop 50 open textbooks for highest enrolled courses • Establish OER repository for storing and accessing open materials
    25. 25. DE OER Experts Share
    26. 26. Thank you for coming!!• Questions?• Contact Info: – Una Daly, – James Glapa-Grossklag, james.glapa-
    27. 27. Photo credits: 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