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  1. 1. BCcampus Open Textbook Project Amanda Coolidge, Manager Open Education BCcampus CCCOER Presentation September 10, 2014
  2. 2. 2 So where is “BCcampus”?
  3. 3. “Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework” 3 1 23 Curriculum Services & Applied Research Collaborative Programs & Shared Services Student Services & Data Exchange
  4. 4. “Connect the expertise, programs, and resources of all BC post-secondary institutions under a collaborative service delivery framework” Support & promote the development & use of Open Educational Resources Support instructors who want to use technology in their teaching practice 4 1 Curriculum Services & Applied Research OER Global Logo by Jonathas Mello is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Unported 3.0 License
  5. 5. 5 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 via OPDF 355 courses, 12 workshops, 19 web sites/tools and 396 course components (learning objects, labs, textbooks, manuals, videos) 100% open license for free & open sharing & reuse by all BC post-secondary
  6. 6. solr.bccampus.ca
  7. 7. We have a problem… Images from http://www.openeducation.net/2009/09/17/beyond-textbooks-andy-chlup-discusses-digital-learning-models/ CC-BY and http://markmcguire.net/2011/01/01/r-i-p-department-of-design-studies/ CC-BY-NC 7
  8. 8. What students think of textbooks •“The price of textbooks has influenced my decision to take classes. When the same class is offered by three different instructors, I check which book is the cheapest, and even though the professor might not be good, I’m forced to take that class because the textbook is the cheapest.” •“For my ‘Intro to Stats’ class, the usual cost of the textbook is like $120. But then I got a copy from India for like $29. And it’s the exact same copy.” •“I was in lab one day and the guy sitting next to me had the PDF version of the book opened on his computer. And I was like, Oh, can I have a copy? And he sent it over to me.” •“I have a friend who actually didn’t spend any money last year for books because he went to the library at the beginning of the quarter, borrowed books, scanned everything, and had the PDF file.” •“My most expensive class was clinical psych, because she writes the textbook herself, and it has a new edition every semester or something ridiculous. So it was like almost $200. And the thing is that you can’t use the previous edition, because she changes it herself because she knows the textbooks sell well. It’s like so manipulative.” Students Get Savvier about Textbook Buying, The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 2013 http://chronicle.com/article/Students-Get-Savvier-About/136827
  9. 9. There is a direct relationship between textbook costs and student success       60%+ do not purchase textbooks at some point due to cost 35% take fewer courses due to textbook cost 31% choose not to register for a course due to textbook cost 23% regularly go without textbooks due to cost 14% have dropped a course due to textbook cost 10% have withdrawn from a course due to textbook cost Source: 2012 student survey by Florida Virtual Campus
  10. 10. What is an Open Textbook? • An instructional resource • An ebook • A printed book • Usually uses a Creative Commons license to enable others to further share and modify Images from Bccampus.ca and CreativeCommons.org. CC-BY 10
  11. 11. The BC Open Textbook Project 11 Image from Bccampus.ca 60 Texts + ancillaries First province in Canada
  12. 12. The 5 Rs of Opennessdoes open enable? Thank You • The right to make, own and control copies of the Retain content Reuse • The right to use the content in a wide range of ways • The right to adapt, adjust, or modify the content Revise itself • The right to combine the original or revised content Remix with other open content to create something new • The right to share copies of the original content, Redistribute your revisions, or your remixes with others Source: David Wiley, http://opencontent.org/blog/archives/3221March 5, 2014, CC-BY
  13. 13. 13 Why are we doing this?Yhy are we doing this project? • To increase access to higher education by reducing student costs • To enable faculty more control over their instructional resources • To move the open agenda forward in a meaningful, measurable way Images from Oxfam.org CC-BY and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Daniel_Mietchen/Talks/World_Open_Educational_Resources_Congress_2012 /How_Open_Access_and_Open_Science_can_mutually_fertilize_with_Open_Educational_Resources CC-BY
  14. 14. The project: • 40 Texts, aligned with the 40 most highly enrolled 1st and 2nd year subjects in BC, plus 20 more for skills based programs • Not just for online delivery • Ebook (multiple formats) or print on demand Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lecture_hall CC-BY 14
  15. 15. Project Phases Phase One – Harvest and Review Phase Two – Adapt Phase Three - Create
  16. 16. Phase One: Harvest and Review Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvest CC-BY
  17. 17. Early Adopter and Adapter: Dr. Takashi Sato Physics KPU Students: 60 Previous Textbook: $187 OpenStax Textbook: $0 Student savings: $11,200 1 class 1 institution 1 term
  18. 18. Phase Two: Adapt • Make use of what exists • Improve what exists No, not that kind of proposal… No, it really, really isn’t easy • Provide funding • Provide support Image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jaxed/285108485/ CC-BY Image source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1815-regency-proposal-woodcut.gif CC-BY
  19. 19. Phase Three: Create What are some ways of doing this? Faculty collaboratively authoring Buy the rights from publishers Book sprint
  20. 20. What about quality? • Reviews – we’re relying on faculty • Faculty Fellows Program • Collaborations – peer support, idea generation, subject matter expertise • Supporting players: Instructional Designers, Professional Editors 20 Images from http://fundermental.blogspot.ca/2011_09_01_archive.html http://thevarguy.com/blog/visual-collaboration-next-var-opportunity-arrives http://quotesweliveby.blogspot.ca/2010/08/quality-begins-on-inside-quality-quotes.html
  21. 21. Results # of reviews = 50 reviews of 30 texts # of books in collection = 62 # of Adaptations = 8 • Sociology • Psychology • Social psych • Research methods in psych • Database design • Project management • Strategic management • Chemistry # of Creations = 4 • Canadian History • Canadian Geography • Criminology • English Lit # of Institutions adopting: 8 • Camosun College • Langara College • JIBC • Kwantlen Polytechnic University • Douglas College • Capilano University • NWCC • Thompson Rivers University $ $ Known student savings =$305K +
  22. 22. open.bccampus.ca
  23. 23. Thanks! acoolidge@bccampus.ca @acoolidge open.bccampus.ca

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