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BC Open Textbook Project

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BC Open Textbook Project

  1. 1. Creating and Adapting Open Textbooks: the Story of the B.C. OpenTextbook Project June 29, 2016 Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus
  2. 2. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  3. 3. BCcampus
  4. 4. Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework • Publicly funded organization • Teaching, learning, educational technology & open education • Collaborative leadership with projects, programs, and innovative solutions • Assist in evaluating and developing good practice in the use of technology for learning
  5. 5. Here are some projects we’re working on that demonstrate our focus: • Manage the B.C. Open Textbook Project on behalf of the Government of British Columbia • Coordinate the Applied Business Technology Collaborative program, which includes Information and Communication Technology and Applied Business Technology • Develop and deliver professional learning opportunities for faculty in the areas of teaching and learning through regular, targeted workshops and events, such as Facilitating Learning Online, Facilitator Development Online, and the annual Symposium for Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching & Learning Practice • Foster inter-institutional collaboration and resource sharing through the active communities we support, including the Educational Technology Users Group (ETUG), the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Council, and the British Columbia Teaching and Learning Network
  6. 6. BC Open Textbook Project
  7. 7. Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework • Promote & support the development & use of Open Educational Resources • System wide initiatives to facilitate the enhancement of a high quality teaching & learning culture. Open Education & Professional Learning
  8. 8. Online Program Development Fund (OPDF) 2003-2012 $9 million invested 153 grants awarded 100% participation across system 83% partnerships 47 credentials developed in whole or part 355 courses, 12 workshops, 19 web sites/tools and 396 course components (learning objects, labs, textbooks, manuals, videos)
  9. 9. The Problem
  10. 10. higher ed is important Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  11. 11. higher ed is expensive Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  12. 12. Cost Factors: Tuition and Fees Room and Board Transportation Books and Supplies Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  13. 13. Cost Factors: Tuition and Fees Room and Board Transportation Books and Supplies Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  14. 14. 39% 29% 19% 8% 5% How much students in Canada say they spend on textbooks per term $200 or less $200-$400 $400-$600 $600-$800 $800+ Data on Textbook Costs, Higher Education Strategy Association, published February 2015 Data gathered Fall 2012 n=1350
  15. 15. Average student debt difficult to pay off, CBC, March 11, 2014 Student Debt in Canada, Canadian Federation of Students, Fall 2013 After three years of post-secondary schooling in Nova Scotia, Verge graduated in 2008 with about $25,000 of debt — just about the national average. More than five years later, she has only managed to pay back about $2,000. For people like Verge, high debt loads are not only a financial stress but can delay the time it takes individuals or couples to reach certain milestones, such as having children, getting married or owning property…
  16. 16. There are pedagogical implications to high textbook costs
  17. 17. Market Failure 5 major publishers hold nearly 90% of the market Source: Turning the Page by James Koch Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  18. 18. “less than one third of students believed that using e-textbooks significantly improved their learning or engagement in a course” Market Failure Source: EDUCAUSE Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  19. 19. students are captives, not consumers Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  20. 20. 2 in 3 Students say they decided against buying a textbook because the cost is too high Source: Student PIRGs Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  21. 21. 1 in 2 Students say they have at some point taken fewer courses due to the cost of textbooks Source: Florida Virtual Campus Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  22. 22. Students don’t learn from materials they can’t afford Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  23. 23. Textbook Costs vs Student Success Source: 2012 student survey by Florida Virtual Campus Slide: CC-BY Cable Green, Creative Commons via http://www.project-kaleidoscope.org/       60%+ do not purchase books at some point due to book cost 35% take fewer courses due to book cost 31% choose not to register for a course due to book cost 23% regularly go without textbooks due to book cost 14% have dropped a course due to book cost 10% have withdrawn from a course due to book cost
  24. 24. We can do better. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  25. 25. OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  26. 26. Hewlett Foundation Definition: “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or are released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and repurposing by others” Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  27. 27. A textbook licensed under an open copyright license, and made available for free as online and electronic versions, or as low-cost printed versions, to be freely used by students, teachers and members of the public.
  28. 28. 11 Peer Reviewed Studies http://openedgroup.org/
  29. 29. 48,623 Students http://openedgroup.org/
  30. 30. 93% Same or Better Outcomes http://openedgroup.org/
  31. 31. 9 Peer Reviewed Studies of Perceptions of OER Quality http://openedgroup.org/
  32. 32. 4,510 Professors and Students http://openedgroup.org/
  33. 33. 50% Same35% Better 15% Worse http://openedgroup.org/
  34. 34. Benefits Faculty benefits • Increased flexibility of how you use content and ancillaries supports • Easy access in many formats • No book orders or publishers to deal with • No heavy, bulky text to tote • Possibilities of customization, can modify/edit as needed • Student feedback is positive (students are grateful) • Supporting our students (social justice) Student benefits • Low cost or free • Increased availability • Opportunity to retain the textbook & resources • No heavy, bulky text to tote • Easy to find and access, even before course begins Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  35. 35. Faculty have: Right to customize The textbook Students have: Day 1 access to that customized textbook and CHOICE + Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  36. 36. Creative Commons logo by Creative Commons used under a CC-BY 3.0 License CC license image from Copyright in Education & Internet in South African Law used under CC-BY 2.5 South Africa license The Licenses Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  37. 37. Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution. • Make and own a copy • Use in a wide range of ways • Adapt, modify, and improve • Combine two or more • Share with others Because of the licenses, you can…
  38. 38. Simple and Obvious by Emma Westby under CC BY 2.0
  39. 39. BC Open Textbook Project 40 open textbooks for highest enrolled 1st & 2nd year post- secondary subjects in BC 20 for skills & training $2 million AB & SASK MOU Manitoba Review Project AB OER eCampus AB Canada OER Visual notes of John Yap announcement, Giulia Forsythe Used under CC-SA license
  40. 40. Why are we doing this project? To increase access to higher education by reducing student costs To give faculty more control over their instructional resources To improve learning outcomes for students Annie Lennox campaigns with Oxfam at the AIDS Conference by Oxfam used under CC-BY-NC-ND license Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  41. 41. The Project Don’t reinvent it by Andrea Hernandez released under CC-BY-NC-SA and based on Wheel by Pauline Mak released under CC-BY license Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  42. 42. Faculty Reviews 291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  43. 43. Reviews > Adaptations My Adventures Adapting a Chemistry Textbook291/365 by thebarrowboy used under a CC-BY Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  44. 44. New Creations Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  45. 45. The Library: open.bccampus.ca Unless otherwise noted, this work is licensed under CC-BY. 4.0 International. Feel free to use, modify or distribute any or all of this presentation with attribution.
  46. 46. Results
  47. 47. Creating a community: Opportunities for collegial collaboration to create stronger resources
  48. 48. BCOER Librarians
  49. 49. Sprints
  50. 50. Sprints 2 Days 17 Psych Faculty 6 Institutions 850 Questions
  51. 51. Faculty Fellows 2016-2017 2015-2016
  52. 52. Accessibility Toolkit http://opentextbc.ca/accessibi litytoolkit/
  53. 53. What’s Next? Canada OER Ancillary Resources OER Grant Projects (Open Course Design, Open Innovation, and Open Textbook Creation/Adaptation) Universal Design Community of Practice BC Instructional Design Group
  54. 54. Thank You open.bccampus.ca

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