WCET 2010 ThinkGlobally:Act Openly <br />Three Open Education Projects <br />Una Daly, Community College Open Textbooks<br...
Community College ConsortiumOpen Education Resources (CCOER)<br />Reduce Barriers to Education<br />Martha Kanter, Chancel...
CCCOER Member Colleges<br />200+ Colleges: AZ, CA, KY, IA, FL, MD, NE, NV, NY, OH, TX, VA, WA, MN, Canada<br />
Who is the COT collaborative?<br />
Benefits<br />Benefits of OER<br />Lowers the costs of educational materialsfor students<br />
Develop Content<br />Share Content<br />Feedback<br />Benefits of OER<br /><ul><li>Share and remix learning materials for ...
Fast feedback loop on quality and relevance of learning materials => continual improvement and rapid development </li></li...
“Collaboration is powerful.Enormous collaborative efforts on clearly-defined, useful projects can be world-changing.<br />...
Greater Funding Opportunities<br />
COT Collaboration Model<br />Online Community of Practice<br />Quarterly meetings, online webinars, etc.<br />Train-the-tr...
Online Community of Practice<br />600 Members Signed up in 09-10<br />Special Interest Groups<br />Adopters<br />Research<...
College Open Textbook Blog<br />
Adopting Open Textbooks“train-the-trainer” workshops<br />300 College faculty, staff trained<br />16 workshops, 8 states<b...
Peer Reviews<br />100 Open Textbooks Reviewed<br />By Subject Matter Experts<br />Review textbooks for<br />Reading level<...
Accessibility Reviews<br />100 Open Textbooks Reviewed<br />For learners with disabilities<br />Review textbooks for<br />...
Open Education Research<br />Research open textbook adoption<br />Interviews with over 50 faculty, <br />   administrators...
Author-Adopter Community Connexions<br />Collaborative Statistics by Illowsky & Dean<br />Adopted at 18 Colleges<br />in 1...
Author-Adopter CommunityCOT-sponsored Pilot<br />Introduction to Sociology by Ron Hammond<br />Adopter & Content Expert<br...
Open Textbook Publishing Partnerships<br />Who’s Next …?<br />
OER on Your Campus<br />Form Taskforce on campus to address adoption of open textbooks<br />Curriculum approval<br />Pedag...
More Information<br />Visit College Open Textbooks<br />http://collegeopentextbooks.org<br />Visit the OER College Consort...
College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CACreating Open Educational Resource (OER)Content Playlists<br />as Alternatives to T...
Our Support<br />Our work is supported by a U.S. DOE FIPSE (Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education) Special Focu...
Today’s Take-out Menu<br />As this presentation moves along, you should:<br />Be introduced to the motivation for new alte...
So, Is the Textbook Forever?Well……….<br />
Today’s Textbook<br />Is<br />Made<br />Of <br />Paper…Lot’s ofPaper.<br />Flickr, borman818<br />
How Much?<br />Consider this example:<br />Student spends $180 on a textbook for a course and $30 on a textbook supplement...
So, clearly we have a motivation!Now what?<br />
Our Goals<br /><ul><li>Given: Textbook provides structureand content</li></ul>Focus on creation of supplemental materials ...
Our Goals<br /><ul><li>Given: Textbook provides structure and content</li></ul>Focus on creation of supplemental materials...
Why playlists?<br />
Remember this?<br />Flickr, AdamL212<br />
So, what is a playlist?<br />Website with text/articles<br />Introduction text, learning objectives and outcomes, etc.<br ...
Reasons to Consider Playlists<br /><ul><li>The content is already out there.
Could playlist development be an easier process to sustain than textbook development?
Perhaps a fusion of both playlist and open textbook approaches represents the future of content delivery?
Fundamentals of the technique are familiar
Faculty are accustomed to assembling existing content already (think learning units in a course management system).
We just desire to make it a more formal process.</li></li></ul><li>Where are we now?  Content development.<br />Focus on b...
Challenges thus far<br />Faculty incentives<br />Faculty workload<br />Collaboration with campus bookstore and printing fa...
What’s next?<br />Continue developing learning objects, mostly around common themes or subject areas.<br />We’re in the pl...
Building on existing and new resources<br />The Orange Grove (www.theorangegrove.org)  is the repository/home for over 180...
What does “OPEN” mean?<br />39<br />Changed by the creators from: <br />Copyright -ALL Rights Reservedto<br />Copyright -S...
Open Texts and eBooks: What’s the difference?<br />Open Textbooks<br />eBooks (Publisher)<br />Restrictive licenses (e.g. ...
And, a new term…<br />Dynamic Textbooks are open access textbooks for which there are a large number of embedded links to ...
www.theorangegrove.org<br />
The Orange Grove Repository is the storage container…<br />Stable, persistent archiving of any content <br />Access for ed...
The Orange Grove provides at no cost: <br />Repository software license – perpetual<br />Annual maintenance fee<br />Devel...
Copyright<br />The Orange Grove owns NOTHING!<br />Supports Creative Commons License<br />You keep your copyright but allo...
Partner 2:<br />The University Press of Florida<br /> Discover the World with Florida Books<br />
UPF – By the numbers….<br /><ul><li>Mission is to produce scholarly works
 65 year old publisher
 Publish 90+ new titles/year
 1632 titles in print
 Authors from 37 nations
 10% of authors are Florida faculty or graduates
 Authors and press are recipients of multiple awards
 Non-profit organization
 Sales average $3.4 million/year</li></li></ul><li>UPF Mission: Produce scholarly books <br />
The University Press of Florida (UPF)<br />…can work with faculty to develop or review resources.<br />Ensuring <br />qual...
UPF Skills<br />
UPF  Open Textbook Publishing Services:<br />Choose level of copy edit:  <br />proofread only<br />light edit<br />heavy e...
UPF Sales and Marketing Services<br /><ul><li>Identify markets to determine price, publicity outlets, and direct mail
If a textbook, send out title information to Florida Faculty
If trade, direct sale to B&N, BAM, Ingram, and Amazon
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    1. 1. WCET 2010 ThinkGlobally:Act Openly <br />Three Open Education Projects <br />Una Daly, Community College Open Textbooks<br />James Glapa-Grossklag and John Makevich <br />College of the Canyons<br />Susie Henderson, Florida Distance Learning Consortium<br />
    2. 2. Community College ConsortiumOpen Education Resources (CCOER)<br />Reduce Barriers to Education<br />Martha Kanter, Chancellor College District<br />Dr. Judy Baker, Foothill College Dean<br />Hal Plotkin, College District Trustee<br />Dr. Barbara Illowsky, Author & Teacher<br />funded by William & Flora Hewlett Foundation<br />2007<br />1<br />2<br />3<br />4<br />
    3. 3. CCCOER Member Colleges<br />200+ Colleges: AZ, CA, KY, IA, FL, MD, NE, NV, NY, OH, TX, VA, WA, MN, Canada<br />
    4. 4. Who is the COT collaborative?<br />
    5. 5. Benefits<br />Benefits of OER<br />Lowers the costs of educational materialsfor students<br />
    6. 6. Develop Content<br />Share Content<br />Feedback<br />Benefits of OER<br /><ul><li>Share and remix learning materials for customized and localized use
    7. 7. Fast feedback loop on quality and relevance of learning materials => continual improvement and rapid development </li></li></ul><li>Modifiable by the instructor<br />Digital, Modular<br />Open license: Creative Commons, GNU, Public Domain<br />Low cost to the students<br />Usually free for those with computers and internet access<br />Printable for free or low cost paper bound copies ($10-$60)<br />Labeled for reuse by MrKCoolsPhotostream<br />An open textbook is…<br />
    8. 8. “Collaboration is powerful.Enormous collaborative efforts on clearly-defined, useful projects can be world-changing.<br />What would happen if massive numbers of experts of the world were to unite and, with the help of the general public, do what they do best – impart knowledge to the world for free?”<br />~ Larry Sanger, Co-Founder of Wikipedia<br />
    9. 9. Greater Funding Opportunities<br />
    10. 10. COT Collaboration Model<br />Online Community of Practice<br />Quarterly meetings, online webinars, etc.<br />Train-the-trainer Program<br />Peer Reviews<br />Accessibility Reviews<br />Research<br />Author/Adopter communities<br />Partnering with Repositories, Publishers, Students, Bookstore Managers, Statewide Organizations.<br />
    11. 11. Online Community of Practice<br />600 Members Signed up in 09-10<br />Special Interest Groups<br />Adopters<br />Research<br />Authors<br />Accessibility<br />Reviewers<br />Librarians<br />Events Posted<br />Blogging<br />Broadcast Email<br />
    12. 12. College Open Textbook Blog<br />
    13. 13. Adopting Open Textbooks“train-the-trainer” workshops<br />300 College faculty, staff trained<br />16 workshops, 8 states<br />Online Moodle, Peer2PeerU<br />40 Advocate-trainer led<br /> workshops.<br />• Advocacy efforts at<br /> college and state level<br />• Training resources <br /> created and shared<br />FL, TX, CA, KY, WA, MI, MD, GA<br />
    14. 14. Peer Reviews<br />100 Open Textbooks Reviewed<br />By Subject Matter Experts<br />Review textbooks for<br />Reading level<br />Depth and scope <br />Quality and accuracy<br />Cultural relevance<br />Currency<br />Authority of source<br />Clarity<br />Posted to COT website<br />
    15. 15. Accessibility Reviews<br />100 Open Textbooks Reviewed<br />For learners with disabilities<br />Review textbooks for<br />Section 508 <br />Web Content Access Guidelines <br />Best Practices Cognitive Learning<br />Letters sent to authors<br />Photo by:John_C_Abell_CC-NCSA<br />Reviews posted to COT website<br />Analysis of common accessibility issues found<br />
    16. 16. Open Education Research<br />Research open textbook adoption<br />Interviews with over 50 faculty, <br /> administrators, and students<br />Faculty-driven research (Brian Evans, Econ.)<br />129 students (open textbooks) to 124 students (traditional textbooks)<br /> COST: $3194 vs. $10,867<br />
    17. 17. Author-Adopter Community Connexions<br />Collaborative Statistics by Illowsky & Dean<br />Adopted at 18 Colleges<br />in 11 States<br />10 Custom versions<br />Moodle course with videos<br />RESULT<br />Better open textbook: ancillaries, videos, homework management systems.<br />
    18. 18. Author-Adopter CommunityCOT-sponsored Pilot<br />Introduction to Sociology by Ron Hammond<br />Adopter & Content Expert<br />Dr. Lisa McDonnell, <br /> St. Petersburg College, Florida<br />Adopted at 4 Colleges<br />in 3 States<br />Potential authoring software:<br />Ning, Nixty, Playlists<br />RESULT<br />Better open textbook with faculty adopter customizations<br />
    19. 19. Open Textbook Publishing Partnerships<br />Who’s Next …?<br />
    20. 20. OER on Your Campus<br />Form Taskforce on campus to address adoption of open textbooks<br />Curriculum approval<br />Pedagogical standards<br />Articulation<br />Tech support<br />Bookstore and print shop<br />Library<br />Faculty, department involvement <br />Faculty training to develop OER<br />Marketing …<br />
    21. 21. More Information<br />Visit College Open Textbooks<br />http://collegeopentextbooks.org<br />Visit the OER College Consortium website<br />http://oerconsortium.org<br />Visit the OER Center for California <br />http://grou.ps/oercenter<br />Visit Open Access Textbooks<br />www.openaccesstextbooks.org<br />
    22. 22. College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CACreating Open Educational Resource (OER)Content Playlists<br />as Alternatives to Traditional Textbook Materials<br />
    23. 23. Our Support<br />Our work is supported by a U.S. DOE FIPSE (Fund for Improvement of Post Secondary Education) Special Focus grant<br />
    24. 24. Today’s Take-out Menu<br />As this presentation moves along, you should:<br />Be introduced to the motivation for new alternatives for textbooks<br />Become familiar with our Open Educational Resource (OER) grant and its goals<br />Learn about some of the basic steps that would be involved in creating a content playlist<br />
    25. 25. So, Is the Textbook Forever?Well……….<br />
    26. 26. Today’s Textbook<br />Is<br />Made<br />Of <br />Paper…Lot’s ofPaper.<br />Flickr, borman818<br />
    27. 27. How Much?<br />Consider this example:<br />Student spends $180 on a textbook for a course and $30 on a textbook supplement<br />SUBTOTAL = $210<br />Course<br />3 units<br />Current cost per unit = $26<br />Cost of course itself = $78<br />In this scenario, the textbook and supplement represent 73% of the overall cost of the course!<br />
    28. 28. So, clearly we have a motivation!Now what?<br />
    29. 29. Our Goals<br /><ul><li>Given: Textbook provides structureand content</li></ul>Focus on creation of supplemental materials and rental of existing texts<br />Develop playlists of academic content to either supplement or replace textbooks<br />Prepare some potential models of content delivery to be prepared for the post-textbook era, if it arises<br />
    30. 30. Our Goals<br /><ul><li>Given: Textbook provides structure and content</li></ul>Focus on creation of supplemental materials and rental of existing texts<br />Develop playlists of academic content to either supplement or replace textbooks<br />Prepare some potential models of content delivery to be prepared for the post-textbook era, if it arises<br />
    31. 31. Why playlists?<br />
    32. 32. Remember this?<br />Flickr, AdamL212<br />
    33. 33. So, what is a playlist?<br />Website with text/articles<br />Introduction text, learning objectives and outcomes, etc.<br />Transition text<br />Media(captioned)<br />Another website article/text<br />Transition text<br />
    34. 34. Reasons to Consider Playlists<br /><ul><li>The content is already out there.
    35. 35. Could playlist development be an easier process to sustain than textbook development?
    36. 36. Perhaps a fusion of both playlist and open textbook approaches represents the future of content delivery?
    37. 37. Fundamentals of the technique are familiar
    38. 38. Faculty are accustomed to assembling existing content already (think learning units in a course management system).
    39. 39. We just desire to make it a more formal process.</li></li></ul><li>Where are we now? Content development.<br />Focus on both individual content objects and larger projects<br />Building the Scientist<br />Basic Skills Guided Learning Activities<br />By getting objects developed around themes, the hope is to facilitate easier playlist development<br />
    40. 40. Challenges thus far<br />Faculty incentives<br />Faculty workload<br />Collaboration with campus bookstore and printing facilities<br />Long term goal of having kiosk printing capabilities for students on campus<br />Communication between production staff and faculty<br />
    41. 41. What’s next?<br />Continue developing learning objects, mostly around common themes or subject areas.<br />We’re in the planning stages now for two content playlists.<br />We will begin development in the next couple months.<br />
    42. 42. Building on existing and new resources<br />The Orange Grove (www.theorangegrove.org) is the repository/home for over 180 open and online texts, in addition to many other types of resources<br />UPF is the official publisher of Florida’s postsecondary system<br />Integrated Book Technology: on-demand printer<br />WebAssign: online homework and grading, secure online testing with targeted feedback<br />..is a partnership between The Orange Grove Repository and the University Press of Florida (UPF) to make open textbooks available for postsecondary education<br />Launched September, 2009<br />
    43. 43. What does “OPEN” mean?<br />39<br />Changed by the creators from: <br />Copyright -ALL Rights Reservedto<br />Copyright -SOME Rights Reserved under an open licensewww.creativecommons.org<br />From the Creative Commons store<br />
    44. 44. Open Texts and eBooks: What’s the difference?<br />Open Textbooks<br />eBooks (Publisher)<br />Restrictive licenses (e.g. no modifications) <br />Accessible for a limited time period<br />Usually have restrictions on the amount of material students can print out<br />Open License i.e. Creative Commons<br />Can usually be modified or customized<br />Viewed/read for no cost online<br />permanently available in a repository or as a free download<br />No limits on student self printing<br />Low cost POD version<br />
    45. 45. And, a new term…<br />Dynamic Textbooks are open access textbooks for which there are a large number of embedded links to digital resources such as original source documents, maps, simulations, videos, games, podcasts, flash animations, and relevant websites. <br />In many cases, a low cost, print-on-demand version is also available for a Dynamic Textbook. <br />
    46. 46. www.theorangegrove.org<br />
    47. 47.
    48. 48.
    49. 49.
    50. 50.
    51. 51.
    52. 52. The Orange Grove Repository is the storage container…<br />Stable, persistent archiving of any content <br />Access for educators to a variety of high quality resources <br />Distribution vehicle for grant products and state-owned or state-licensed content<br />Avoid duplication of development effort<br />Federate with and harvest other repositories<br />Integrates into learning management systems for single sign-on<br />Open textbook distribution<br />
    53. 53. The Orange Grove provides at no cost: <br />Repository software license – perpetual<br />Annual maintenance fee<br />Development of tailored interfaces and metadata schemas<br />OG staff support<br />Upgrades to software<br />24 X 7 network support<br />Bandwidth<br />Hardware: server cluster<br />Nightly file backup<br />
    54. 54. Copyright<br />The Orange Grove owns NOTHING!<br />Supports Creative Commons License<br />You keep your copyright but allow people to copy and distribute your work provided they give you credit — and only on the conditions you specify. <br />See handout provided.<br />
    55. 55. Partner 2:<br />The University Press of Florida<br /> Discover the World with Florida Books<br />
    56. 56. UPF – By the numbers….<br /><ul><li>Mission is to produce scholarly works
    57. 57. 65 year old publisher
    58. 58. Publish 90+ new titles/year
    59. 59. 1632 titles in print
    60. 60. Authors from 37 nations
    61. 61. 10% of authors are Florida faculty or graduates
    62. 62. Authors and press are recipients of multiple awards
    63. 63. Non-profit organization
    64. 64. Sales average $3.4 million/year</li></li></ul><li>UPF Mission: Produce scholarly books <br />
    65. 65. The University Press of Florida (UPF)<br />…can work with faculty to develop or review resources.<br />Ensuring <br />quality of open textbooks #1 faculty concern<br />
    66. 66. UPF Skills<br />
    67. 67. UPF Open Textbook Publishing Services:<br />Choose level of copy edit: <br />proofread only<br />light edit<br />heavy edit<br />Upload material to be created: can be original word doc, PDF, XML format<br />Determine if © permissions need to be cleared – affects per unit price<br />Submit word doc of table of contents, title page and cover image.<br />Choose binding (case or paper) and chose CC license<br />Students download for free or purchase books directly from OGT+ site at cost + overhead recovery<br />
    68. 68. UPF Sales and Marketing Services<br /><ul><li>Identify markets to determine price, publicity outlets, and direct mail
    69. 69. If a textbook, send out title information to Florida Faculty
    70. 70. If trade, direct sale to B&N, BAM, Ingram, and Amazon
    71. 71. Produce seasonal catalog, discipline catalogs, specialty flyers
    72. 72. Attend 26 regional and national book fairs and academic conferences
    73. 73. Arrange for author appearances and book signings</li></li></ul><li>Example: OpenLab Manual<br />185 students in sophomore level course in animal biology. Professor creates his own lab manual consisting of exercises he has written with reference papers from journals.<br />
    74. 74. The Bottom Line<br />
    75. 75. Partner 3: WebAssign <br /><ul><li> Independent Company based in Raleigh, NC - www.webassign.net
    76. 76. Dynamic online homework system for math, physics, chemistry, and statistics – automatically graded, tracked assignments
    77. 77. Supports a variety of question types and tools for entering mathematical and chemical notation
    78. 78. Can support e-books and links to additional resources from within the WebAssign course – videos, tutorials etc.
    79. 79. Offer instructors the ability to put in their own content (questions, notes, videos) and deliver truly customized courses</li></ul>08/09/2010<br /><2><br />
    80. 80. Partner 3: WebAssign <br /><ul><li> Independent Company based in Raleigh, NC - www.webassign.net
    81. 81. Dynamic online homework system for math, physics, chemistry, and statistics – automatically graded, tracked assignments
    82. 82. Supports a variety of question types and tools for entering mathematical and chemical notation
    83. 83. Can support e-books and links to additional resources from within the WebAssign course – videos, tutorials etc.
    84. 84. Offer instructors the ability to put in their own content (questions, notes, videos) and deliver truly customized courses</li></ul>08/09/2010<br /><2><br />
    85. 85. Open Source Initiative<br /><ul><li> Partnering with University Press of Florida and OGT+ to offer online homework option for key open source e-books
    86. 86. Currently offer College Algebra and Introduction to Statistics (Calculus is in production from University of Florida)
    87. 87. Features coded homework problems (randomized), with links to the e-books and video content for help or remediation
    88. 88. Online access to both e-book and homework is $25 per semester
    89. 89. Here’s the link to Statistics: </li></ul>http://www.webassign.net/collaborativestatistics<br /><ul><li>Here’s the link to College Algebra:</li></ul>http://www.webassign.net/stitz<br />08/09/2010<br /><3><br />
    90. 90. Collaborative Statistics<br />With over 1500 coded homework exercises, Collaborative Statistics is a well-tested text for use in the Introduction to Statistics course. There are also pre-loaded instructional videos for students available for use that were developed by the author team.<br />08/09/2010<br /><2><br />
    91. 91. College Algebra<br />Over 1400 coded online homework questions<br /> as well as links to instructional videos and the<br />College Algebra e-book. Full symbols palette available<br />that allows students to write in the appropriate math<br />notation in their answers.<br />08/09/2010<br /><2><br />
    92. 92. LMS Integration<br /><ul><li>WebAssign does support a Blackboard building block that allows for single sign-on for students directly into WebAssign through their existing Blackboard course</li></ul>08/09/2010<br /><2><br />
    93. 93. Benefits to Students<br />Electronic versions of all OGT+ textbooks are free, saving cash-strapped students a significant amount of money.<br />Portability: once downloaded, textbooks can be accessed on any type of computer, e-reader, or PDA.<br />Flexibility: students can choose free e-book, print out select portions, or purchase paper back for a fraction of cost of traditional textbooks.<br />No time limits or restrictions on usage.<br />
    94. 94. Collaborations<br /> Classroom test of Statistics and College Algebra this summer at 5 schools.<br /> UF Math Department developed open texts for Calculus<br />Beta testing with Honors classes this fall<br />1000 students in Spring Semester using open text<br />1500 students in Fall Semester using open text<br />WebAssign – online homework, testing, and tutorials for math, science and behavioral sciences. WebAssign works directly with OGT+ on Algebra, Statistics, and Calculus.<br />
    95. 95. Join us on –<br /> Facebook and our websites!<br />www.theorangegrove.org<br />www.openaccesstextbooks.org<br />http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Orange-Grove/140241062660322<br />
    96. 96. How to get involved<br />Adopt an existing OGT+ text in your class<br />Create and share supplemental materials to accompany an OGT+ text<br />Serve as peer reviewer for OGT+ GenEd<br />Review and tag open textbooks<br />Advocate for open textbooks on your campus and institutional involvement<br />Submit an open textbook and peer review to Kara Schwartz at Kara@upf.com<br />
    97. 97. Questions and Answers<br />For more information, go to: www.theorangegrove.org and www.openaccesstextbooks.org<br />Susie Henderson, Director, The Orange Grove Repository<br />shenderson@distancelearn.org, (850) 922-3359<br />Meredith Babb, Executive Director, University Press of Florida<br />mb@upf.com, (352) 392-1351<br />Joel Hollenbeck, Vice-President of Sales and Customer Service, WebAssign<br />hollenbeck@webassign.net, (704) 728-6531<br />

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