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2011Creating Collaborative Connections

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2011Creating Collaborative Connections

  1. 1. Creating Collaborative Connections Russ Adkins (Moderator) Broward College Susie Henderson EDUCAUSE Phil Moss MERLOT Enid Wohlstein Kentucky Virtual Library WCET Annual Conference Denver, Colorado October 28, 2011
  2. 2. Sharing OER – Enabling Factors <ul><ul><li>Modular, flexible, affordable, accessible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical requirements, standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IP/Copyright </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services supporting effective use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>www.merlot.org </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>MERLOT: </li></ul><ul><li>A free digital collection of online teaching and learning materials that is open for all to use… 30,000+ materials across disciplines contributed by members </li></ul><ul><li>A free & open community for all who use, share, advise & evaluate online teaching & learning materials since 1997… 98,000 members growing at 1,000+ per month </li></ul><ul><li>A consortium of higher education institutions, professional societies, digital libraries, corporations, and other organizations supporting educational improvement through technology </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Agriculture and Environmental Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>Biology </li></ul><ul><li>Business </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Sciences and Disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Criminal Justice </li></ul><ul><li>Engineering </li></ul><ul><li>English </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Development </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Safety </li></ul><ul><li>Health Sciences </li></ul><ul><li>History </li></ul><ul><li>Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Library and Information Services </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul><ul><li>Physics </li></ul><ul><li>Psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Sociology </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Education </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Allied Health </li></ul><ul><li>World Languages </li></ul>
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  13. 14. Copyright MERLOT
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  15. 16. Type in key word and choose other digital libraries to search Federated Search
  16. 17. http://als.csuprojects.org/
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  18. 19. Type in ISBN of your chosen textbook and find related OER
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  20. 21. Leverage means moving from here… Mass = 1
  21. 22. To here…. Mass = MERLOT Community Mass = Educational Practices
  22. 23. Creating Collaborative Connections Susan (Susie) Henderson Director, Online Strategies and Programs, EDUCAUSE Former Director, The Orange Grove, Florida’s Digital Repository Principal Investigator, FIPSE Open Access Textbook Grant www.openaccesstextbooks.org [email_address]
  23. 24. www.theorangegrove.org
  24. 28. Harvesting Metadata
  25. 29. www.theorangegrove.org Launched September, 2009
  26. 30. Open textbooks are : <ul><li>SPIRG (Student Public Interest Research Group) Definition : </li></ul><ul><li>Freely accessible digital textbooks that can be read online, self-printed, or downloaded via any computer with internet access at no or low cost . </li></ul><ul><li>In addition, students may often be able to order a commercial print-on-demand copy at a modest cost . </li></ul>What’s missing from this definition?
  27. 31. Open textbooks are : … freely available through an open license (often Creative Commons creativecommons.org ) that permits users to : read, download, copy, distribute, self-print, search or link to the full texts without financial, legal or technical barriers. Copyright Permissions are selected and set by the author or whomever is paying the textbook development costs
  28. 32. <ul><li>Basic Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Optional Conditions </li></ul><ul><li>Copy and distribute the textbook without giving credit to the author/s </li></ul><ul><li>Add, remove or alter content (derivative works) </li></ul><ul><li>Derivative works must offer the same license (share alike) </li></ul><ul><li>Use the textbook commercially </li></ul><ul><li>Provide attribution to author/s </li></ul><ul><li>Non-commercial purposes </li></ul>
  29. 33. Open Textbook Priorities <ul><li>Afford able </li></ul><ul><li>Adapt able </li></ul><ul><li>Access ible </li></ul>
  30. 34. WebAssign Press University Press of Florida Authors Books Partners OG Repository
  31. 35. <ul><li>Provides: </li></ul><ul><li>File Storage and URLs for content </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata = Discoverability </li></ul><ul><li>Access </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Download </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Purchase commercial print copy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Link to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-print </li></ul></ul>Solution to Identified Need : faculty have difficulty finding open textbooks
  32. 36. The University Press of Florida <ul><li>Highly recognized and regarded scholarship dissemination for state </li></ul><ul><li>Acquisitions : select and guide textbook projects </li></ul><ul><li>Development : editing, design, index, ISBN #, proof, print, marketing, sales </li></ul><ul><li>Distribution : bookstores (malls and campus) </li></ul>Solution to Identified Need : Quality is #1 priority for both faculty and student leaders when selecting or using textbook
  33. 37. Print-On-Demand Publisher (POD) <ul><li>Low cost print copy </li></ul><ul><li>On-line commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Quality commercial book </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum order = 1 and no maximum order limits </li></ul><ul><li>0-48 hour turn around </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple print locations around the world </li></ul>Solution to Identified Need : 70% of students want to be able to purchase a commercial print edition at low cost. (Yes, but what do they really do?)
  34. 38. Authors like Dr. Sergei Shabanov <ul><li>Co-Author of Concepts in Calculus I and II </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Affiliate Professor of Physics </li></ul><ul><li>University of Florida </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher of the Year </li></ul>
  35. 39. Online Homework Service @ Fair Cost: WebAssign Solution to Identified Need : 89% of student survey respondents indicate that practice problems improve their grades
  36. 40. <ul><li>A supply of high quality </li></ul>
  37. 41. Or…A Team
  38. 42. NEW DIRECTIONS
  39. 43. Partnerships to develop the 25 General Education Open Textbooks <ul><li>Commitments </li></ul><ul><li>Alabama </li></ul><ul><li>Akron </li></ul><ul><li>Athabasca </li></ul><ul><li>Calgary </li></ul><ul><li>Fordham </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan </li></ul><ul><li>Michigan State </li></ul><ul><li>New Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Nevada </li></ul><ul><li>North Georgia </li></ul><ul><li>Purdue </li></ul><ul><li>Rutgers </li></ul><ul><li>Temple </li></ul><ul><li>Tennessee </li></ul><ul><li>Wayne State </li></ul><ul><li>Yale </li></ul>Looking for additional partners! Join us!
  40. 45. Contact Information <ul><li>Susie Henderson [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>850-591-4309 </li></ul>
  41. 46. Collaborating Across P-20, Across Borders with Standards Alignment Kentucky’s P20 Repository for Quality Digital Learning Content
  42. 47. <ul><li>Mandate enacted 2009 for -- </li></ul><ul><li>the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), </li></ul><ul><li>the Kentucky Board of Education (KBE), and </li></ul><ul><li>the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) -- </li></ul><ul><li>To create a Unified Strategy for College and Career Readiness to reduce college remediation and to increase the college completion rates by 2014 </li></ul>Kentucky’s Senate Bill 1
  43. 48. <ul><li>To align revised K-12 academic standards with college readiness requirements and expectations  and promote degree completion: </li></ul><ul><li>Accelerated Learning Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Secondary Intervention Programs </li></ul><ul><li>College and Career Readiness Advising </li></ul><ul><li>Postsecondary College Persistence and Degree Completion </li></ul>Four Key Strategies
  44. 49. <ul><li>Kentucky was the first state to adopt the Common Core Standards (Feb. 2010): </li></ul><ul><li>To be known as the Kentucky Core Academic Standards for English/Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Provides grade by grade level content standards linked to college and career readiness standards </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate final standards into agency work and processes to ensure that all Kentucky students experience a successful and productive future </li></ul>K-12 Common Core Standards
  45. 50. <ul><li>KY Council on Postsecondary Education’s Objectives </li></ul><ul><li>College Readiness – increase a number of Kentuckians college-ready and entering postsecondary education and college-ready GED graduates, and increase effectiveness of K-12 teachers and school leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Student Success – increase high-quality degree production at all levels, close achievement gaps, decrease financial barriers to college access & completion </li></ul><ul><li>Research, Economic & Community Development </li></ul><ul><li>Efficiency & Innovation </li></ul>Higher Ed Strategic Agenda 2011-15
  46. 51. <ul><li>P-20 consortium for digital newspapers, magazines and journals covering wide range of subjects and interests, since 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>400 dues-paying members with 1,500 locations at schools, universities, community colleges and public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Savings of almost $19 million a year in digital subscriptions and services </li></ul><ul><li>Shared library catalog for nearly 20 agencies & universities </li></ul><ul><li>Kentuckiana Digital Library sponsor – putting KY’s history and primary sources online </li></ul><ul><li>Interlibrary loans, distance learning course materials and lab kits </li></ul><ul><li>Training and professional development </li></ul>Kentucky Virtual Library
  47. 52. <ul><li>Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Quality educational resources from Kentucky educators along with the best free courses, videos, lesson plans and open access textbooks on the web </li></ul><ul><li>Search for, select and add new content from inside an online course </li></ul><ul><li>Integrates seamlessly with Blackboard, Moodle and ANGEL course management systems </li></ul><ul><li>Package once/reuse many times in the classroom </li></ul>Mix & Match
  48. 53. <ul><li>Publication </li></ul><ul><li>Add original resources to the Depot under Creative Commons copyright licensing </li></ul><ul><li>Usage tracking of original resources with Depot reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Receive feedback from the Depot community in the form of comments and starred reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Find OER textbooks and other digital content from colleagues across the U.S. </li></ul>Share & Rate
  49. 54. <ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Learning community of members contributing, commenting, evaluating or suggesting resources for the Depot’s collection </li></ul><ul><li>Depot Scholars provide peer review for quality control and improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Work with colleagues to create original content using the Depot’s built-in collaboration tools </li></ul><ul><li>Act as volunteer reviewer, have about 90 Scholars </li></ul>Co-Create or Review
  50. 55. <ul><li>Common Core Standards </li></ul><ul><li>PD resources on the new Common Core standards , whether postsecondary or K-12, posted in the Kentucky Learning Depot </li></ul><ul><li>Access and share Common Core standards materials across borders and collaborate with educators in other states </li></ul><ul><li>Shared taxonomies provide metadata, tagging and connective “language” </li></ul>Standards & Taxonomies
  51. 56. Connecting 1 st Screen for a Depot Member with Task & Admin Roles
  52. 57. Advanced Search – Checkbox OR Choose a Taxonomy
  53. 58. Depot to Other Repositories 1 2 3
  54. 60. Connecting
  55. 61. The Depot Inside Blackboard
  56. 62. Using open source materials
  57. 65. <ul><li>http://www.kylearningdepot.org/contact/ </li></ul><ul><li>Enid Wohlstein, Director </li></ul><ul><li>Kentucky Learning Depot </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
  58. 66. Questions & Discussion Contact Info: Susan Henderson [email_address] Phil Moss [email_address] Enid Wohlstein [email_address]

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